Society history and objectives

The Metabolomics Society was incorporated in 2004 by its founding president Dr. Kaddurah-Daouk and was organized and launched as a result of the hard work and dedication of a small number of key scientists, including Rima Kaddurah-Daouk, George Harrigan, Bruce Kristal, Roy Goodacre, Lloyd Sumner, Masaru Tomita and several others. It has since grown to more than 1,000 members. The formation of the Society represents a logical progression of the accelerating interest in metabolomics in the US and internationally. The Society was structured to be both international in scope and representative of initiatives in microbial, plant, and animal studies. It was established to bring together, under one roof, scientists from study areas representing metabolomics, metabonomics, metabolite target analysis, metabolic profiling, metabolic fingerprinting or foot printing, metabolic flux analysis, biochemical modeling, and related informatics fields. The society and its members seek to interact closely with the NIH and to support the vision exemplified by their recent Road map initiatives as well as with other government bodies throughout the international arena. The society aspires to create a rich environment that will catalyze collaborations among researchers within metabolomics and also between researchers pursuing proteome and transcriptome analysis; as such, the society hopes to play a key collaborative role in shaping the field of systems biology. The society also aims to encourage and empower researchers to join the metabolomics field and further enrich this exciting discipline. The society also supports a dedicated journal "Metabolomics" to serve as a platform to communicate new scientific findings and developments in metabolomics.

Organizational efforts and the development of the society as a truly representative body of metabolism-based research will depend on the involvement of knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and committed individuals. Positions on the Boards and on Committees critical to the effective functioning of the Society have therefore been left open to allow for nominations or election of individuals by the metabolomics community. These committees include the Fundraising, Membership, Nominating, Website, Scientific Programs, Publications and Standards and Database Committees. To indicate a willingness to serve the Society or nominate candidates as Directors or Committee members and to contribute to discussions on voting procedures please contact us.