History Of The Society

History and Objectives

The Metabolomics Society was founded in 2004 by Rima Kaddurah-Daouk (President 2004-2007) with help from a small number of key scientists, including George Harrigan, Bruce Kristal, Roy Goodacre, Lloyd Sumner and Masaru Tomita. It has since flourished and now has more than 1,000 members from across the globe.

The Metabolomics Society aspires to create a rich interdisciplinary and collaborative environment that will catalyze collaborations among researchers within metabolomics and related fields. Central to this is the role the society plays in helping shape best practices in analytics, informatics as well as sample collection and analysis.

In order to achieve these goals, we have dynamic committees and task groups that evolve constantly as the field develops. This way we can address new global challenges and keep metabolomics at the leading edge of science. Please consider joining us on this exciting journey.


The term metabolome was first used in a landmark paper in 1998 and has grown and emerged into a science that studies the biochemical processes that involve metabolism. Metabolomics is used in many diverse biological areas, involving both analytical sciences and informatics. Metabolomics is a constantly evolving field and is being developed and applied by scientists in academia, industry, regulation, as well as by stakeholders.

Metabolomics is therefore a highly multidisciplinary subject and the Metabolomics Society welcomes people from all disciplines.