Australia New Zealand Metabolomics Network
The Australia New Zealand Metabolomics Network (www.anzmn.org) has been formed in 2012 to build a stronger association basis for interested researchers in the metabolomics and lipidomics fields in the greater Australasian region who are interested in the tools, and trends of metabolomics and its wide variety of uses in the life sciences. Through this network we are aiming to stay tuned on news in the field, to come together through conferences, symposia and workshops as well as to share the excitement and challenges the field brings to us in research and development. The network has a registration system set up for interested researchers to sign up for a weekly newsletter and any news posted through a Twitter account. The group is represented by Dr. Oliver Jones and Dr. Darren Creek, who act as president and Vice-President. On our organizing committee we also have help from many junior research fellows with different skill sets to bring together a spectrum of interests, experience and knowledge. Currently membership in our group is for free and we anticipate being a free of fee interest group.
French speaking Metabolomics and Fluxomics Network
The RFMF ("Réseau Francophone de Métabolomique et Fluxomique") was founded in July 2005 (http://www.rfmf.fr/). It aims at bringing together all those scientists in France and in French speaking countries who contribute to the development of metabolomics and fluxomics, and more broadly to the study of metabolism. RFMF is a French registered independent, not-for-profit association. It has been governed by an elected Board of Directors since 2007, consisting of a president, vice-president, scientific communications officer, secretary, treasurer, and six other board members. The Board usually meets every two months by videoconferencing. The RFMF aims are:
- to make an inventory and promote French skills in the fields of metabolomics and fluxomics
- to assess the strengths, weaknesses and identify opportunities within the French community in this field
- to promote the growth and development of metabolomics in France
- to provide a broad range of opportunities for collaboration between laboratories or facilities in metabolomics and beyond
- to provide and support scientific meetings or workshops in metabolomics and fluxomics and to create environments that will catalyse peer interactions and collaborations among researchers within this field and beyond
- to facilitate knowledge transfer to students and newcomers in the field and help students to promote their work
- to promote the recognition, nationwide and worldwide, of French activities in metabolomics and fluxomics.
Since 2005, scientific symposia have been organized yearly by the RFMF in France. These RFMF meetings currently bring together more than 250 scientists across all levels of education and from several fields in chemistry, biology, mathematics or physics. Members come from 81 academic or governmental laboratories (e.g. from INRA, CNRS, INSERM or CEA) mainly from France but also from several European and Mediterranean countries and industrial companies. RFMF provides a limited number of travel grants each year to cover the costs for highly-motivated students or post-docs to attend scientific meetings such as the annual international conference of the Metabolomics Society. RFMF organizes summer school on practical aspects of metabolomics, fluxomics and metabolic network modelling.
Korea Metabolomics Society
The Korea Metabolomics Society, KoMetS (www.komets.or.kr), was founded in July 2012 following two earlier national metabolomics conferences in April 2010 and 2011. With metabolomics research growing rapidly in Korea and because of the success of these earlier conferences, these meetings are now run annually as the flagship event of the national KoMetS. The Society is dedicated to leading the development of world-class metabolomics within Korea.
Netherlands Metabolomics Centre
The Netherlands Metabolomics Centre is an independent foundation, open to international partners. NMC unites universities, university medical centres, research institutes and private partners ranging from multinationals to SMEs in their endeavors to develop metabolomics technologies and to apply these in the broad field of life sciences. Our partners are active in all life sciences application areas, ranging from pharmaceuticals to nutrition, plants and industrial biotechnology. NMC is a founding partner of the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences, home of the Dutch node ELIXIR, the European Life Sciences data research infrastructure. Furthermore, NMC collaborates with BBMRI, the European biobank research infrastructure.
NMC stimulates public-private agenda setting, development of (inter)national research projects, standardization efforts and the upkeep and further development of metabolomics research facilities. Furthermore the foundation fosters activities in the field of education & professional training, lobbying at (inter)national granting organisations, communication and knowledge dissemination of Metabolomics Technologies including the associated data analysis, (multi-omics) data fusion and modelling of research data in the context of Integrated Life Sciences.
Scottish Metabolomics Network
The Scottish Metabolomics Network aims to represent and support the views and aims of the diverse small molecule metabolite labs in Scotland. Founded in 2014 it spans research areas from cancer to synthetic biology. Through this network, we aim to provide a forum for exchange of ideas; enable students and early career researchers to present their work and receive feedback; build links with allied international metabolomics societies and industry and to promote the use of metabolomics in Scotland.