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Issue 44 - April 2015


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Welcome to the forty-fourth issue of MetaboNews, a monthly newsletter published in partnership between The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC, and the international Metabolomics Society (, to keep metabolomics researchers and other professionals informed about new technologies, software, databases, events, job postings, conferences, training opportunities, interviews, publications, awards, and other newsworthy items concerning metabolomics. MetaboNews represents the one-stop-shop for the very latest and most critical news about the science of metabolomics. In this issue, we feature a Metabolomics Spotlight article on the Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics, and a metabolomics interview with Oscar Yanes of the Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Disorders.

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2015 Honorary Fellows of the Metabolomics Society Announced
An Honorary Fellowship is a significant lifetime award granted by the Board of Directors of the Metabolomics Society to recognize exceptional members of the community who have either made outstanding contributions to the Metabolomics Society over a sustained period of time, and/or made a pioneering and sustained contribution to the science of metabolomics at an international level. With up to two lifetime Fellowships awarded each year, the Board is pleased to recognize the following individuals as the lifetime Honorary Fellows of the Metabolomics Society for 2015:

Prof. Robert Hall in recognition of his role as a founding pioneer and continuous champion for the use of Metabolomics as a powerful tool to better understand plant biochemistry, and as an acclaimed leader and servant to the Metabolomics community.

Prof. Mark Viant in recognition of his pioneering work in driving forward metabolomics developments in environmental studies and for his role in sustained efforts over many years of service to the Metabolomics Society. His vision and initiative revolutionized the Society’s operations, interactions and reputation, and expanded the influence of the Society in all corners of the world.

We congratulate both of these esteemed scientists and look forward to their continued contributions in the years to come.


11th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society
Location: San Francisco, USA
Date: June 29 - July 2, 2015

The 2015 conference features invited speakers at the cutting-edge of metabolomics, three parallel streams of workshops and oral sessions, and more posters than ever before!
Remember to register by 15th April to receive the early-bird discount for the biggest metabolomics conference of 2015.

Support for non-Society conferences and workshops
The Metabolomics Society provides small grants to support events that promote metabolomics. The funding may be used to provide student prizes, travel awards or catering for small events such as symposia, workshops, seminars and short-courses. The Society may also sponsor larger conferences where there is strategic opportunity to promote metabolomics science within other scientific disciplines.

In 2015 the Metabolomics Society will support:
For more information, or to apply for funding for your event, see:


Early-career Members Network (EMN)
The EMN is dedicated to and run by early-career scientists who are members of the Metabolomics Society and are from academia, government, or industry. The network aims to provide a forum for metabolomics researchers at the start of their professional career.

EMN webinar series
Save the date on your calendar for our third session of the EMN webinar series: coming to you live on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (10:00 AM BST, 11:00 AM CEST, 2:30 PM IST, 5:00 PM SGT, 6PM JST). The 3rd EMN Webinar will feature our expert speaker Prof. Bas Teusink, who will present a 20-minute seminar entitled "Metabolomics and systems biology: models as guide and natural integrator”. The presentation will discuss the use of mathematical models in guiding targeted and (semi-) untargeted metabolomics efforts. There will be an opportunity to pose key questions to Prof. Teusink at the end of the session. Please, register using the following link:

Please note that the third webinar is freely available for everyone courtesy of the Metabolomics Society and will be uploaded to the society's website. Subsequent sessions from our series will be available for Metabolomics Society members only with the opportunity to revisit recorded sessions at your own convenience. Make sure to check the Metabolomics Society website, Twitter, Facebook for updates on the webinar.

EMN Webinar with Lloyd Sumner
The EMN held its second webinar on March 5, 2015. Dr. Lloyd Sumner provided an excellent presentation on “Large-scale, Computation and Empirical UHPLC-MS-SPE-NMR Annotation of Plant Metabolomics,” which described a novel software developed by his group called Plant Metabolite Annotation Toolbox (PlantMAT) and a sophisticated UHPLC-MS-SPE-NMR instrumental ensemble that are being used for characterizing the first plant metabolomes of the model plant systems Arabidopsis and Medicago truncatula. For those of you could not join, a recording of the webinar has been made freely available via the Metabolomics Society website.

EMN Workshops at the 11th Annual International Conference
The EMN will host four workshop sessions tailored for the needs of the early-career members. One of the themes will be ‘BIG DATA’, inspired by the proximity of Silicon Valley. All sessions are taking shape nicely and we aim to have a full program ready by next month, so stay tuned for more information on these workshops.

Please feel free to contact us via if you have any suggestions or comments regarding our planned activities this year (i.e., online webinars and workshops). If you think you have a great idea for a new activity we should organise then please do share with us; the EMN can only be a success with your support and ideas!!


Metabolite Identification Task Group
The winners of CASMI2014 have been announced and we would like to congratulate the two winners - Lars Ridder (category 1) and Felicity Allen (category 2). For more information see


Australian & New Zealand Metabolomics Network (ANZMN)

The Workshop 'Systems Biology 2015 - From Big Data to Bioeconomy' will take place from 18 May - 5 June 2015 at AgriBio, Centre for AgriBioscience, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Melbourne Victoria. The workshop covers a systems approach from genome through transcriptome and proteome to metabolome and phenome levels; underpinning computational biology for integrative analysis and simulation and includes examples of a broad spectrum of systems biology applications. There are two plenary lectures by international guests every morning for the first two weeks with workshops in the afternoon. In the final week there is a proteomics and metabolomics workshop which runs for 5 days. Attendance at the lectures is free (but please register for catering). Attendance at each of the practical modules is strictly limited to 20 participants and attendance for one or all of the modules is $550. Registration for attendance of practical workshop modules closes on Friday 1 May 2015. A program for the workshop can be found at and a registration form can be seen at if you are interested.

Réseau Français de Métabolomique et Fluxomique (RFMF)

The 9th Meeting of the French Network of Metabolomics and Fluxomics will be held in Lille (North of France) from June 9-11, 2015.

Each year, the organizing team is composed of a national component: the board of the French Metabolomic and Fluxomic Network and a local component. For the first time, this year there are International local organizers: French and Belgian, either from Lille laboratories: Institut Charles Viollette, CUMA University of Lille, and the Nutrition Health Longevity cluster and from Belgium: CIRM University of Liège.
The main topics for the 9th Meeting of RFMF are:
- application of metabolomics and fluxomics in the field of health, nutrition
- application of metabolomics and fluxomics in the field of food (toxicology included)
- application of metabolomics and fluxomics in the field of biotechnology
- methodology development in metabolomic and fluxomic (from analytic to data mining methods)

The event will include invited plenary lectures, oral presentations, short presentations, one dedicated session for the RFMF Junior members and two poster sessions. Invited speakers include
This year, satellite workshops will be held in conjunction with the 9th Meeting on the Monday before the meeting begins, one dealing with Mass spectrometry Imaging and one with Biofluid collection, processing and storage SOPs for metabolomics.

RFMF provides a limited number of travel grants each year to cover the costs for highly-motivated students or post-docs to attend the 9th RFMF Meeting. Last year 18 travel grants were awarded.
Early-bird registration is open until April 7th.

For more information on the 9th RFMF workshop, please visit

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Metabolomics journal, Vol. 11, Issue 2, April 2015
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In addition to the many excellent research papers, this issue contains the following contributions on the Metabolomics Society pages:

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Metabolomics Spotlight

Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM)

Feature article contributed by Arthur S. Edison, Richard A. Yost, Timothy J. Garrett, Lauren M. McIntyre, Glenn Walter, Mike Conlon, Chris Beecher, Timothy J. Janicki, and Alisha Mitchell-Roberts, Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

The Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM) is one of the six NIH Common Fund Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores (RCMRCs). SECIM is located at the University of Florida and has partners at Sanford Burnham (Orlando, FL), the University of Georgia, the Ohio State University, Imperial College (London), and IROA Technologies.

SECIM offers a broad range of metabolomics services and is developing many new techniques. We have four technical cores:
  1. The LC-MS Core provides both global and targeted mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, as well as global lipidomics. The global services are conducted on Thermo Scientific's high resolution, accurate mass Q-Exactive instruments​, which allow for the identification of thousands of features in a single analysis. We also currently offer targeted services for the following compound classes:

    • Acylcarnitines
    • Amino acids
    • Organic acids
    • Malonyl CoA and Acetyl CoA
    • Tryptophan metabolites
    • 1-Carbon metabolites

  2. The NMR Core provides global metabolomics using both standard 1H measurements in tissues and biofluids as well as specialized 13C measurements on a custom designed and built 1.5-mm 13C high temperature superconducting probe. This probe was developed in partnership with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and allows 13C measurements that would be impossible with conventional technology. We partner with Prof. Rafael Brüschweiler’s laboratory at Ohio State University for the development of new methods for compound identification using COLMAR (Complex Mixture Analysis by NMR, We also have a partnership with Prof. Jim Prestegard at the University of Georgia to develop DNP (Dynamic Nuclear Polarization) strategies and implement these in cell-based studies.

  3. The Advanced MS Core provides MALDI (matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization) imaging for detailed investigation of metabolite heterogeneity and distribution. The core is working on new approaches in the analysis and visualization of the data. We also have partnered with Dr. Chris Beecher of IROA Technologies and SECIM is offering IROA measurements to its clients. IROA is based upon specific patterns of isotopic labeling using 13C and allows for the relative quantification of hundreds to thousands of metabolites. This SECIM core is working with IROA Technologies to develop new approaches and applications of IROA for SECIM clients. IROA is also being integrated into some of the specialized 13C NMR capabilities for biomarker identification.

  4. The Bioinformatics Core is developing robust QA/QC protocols for all the SECIM analytical cores as well as a Galaxy web platform for analysis of SECIM data. Galaxy is an open source web-based platform for big data. Extensive tools are currently available for genomics and transcriptomics and the SECIM Bioinformatics core is partnering with several labs around the world to develop new tools specific for metabolomics analysis. This integrated data platform lends itself extremely well to complete systems biology studies that incorporate multiple types of data. The Bioinformatics core also partners with Prof. Tim Ebbels at Imperial College on quantitative analysis of NMR data using BATMAN, which we hope to integrate into our data pipeline.

SECIM also has a Promotion and Outreach Core, which has made a number of instructional videos, offers annual metabolomics workshops, and provides annual pilot and feasibility grants. SECIM is currently reviewing applications for the 2015 Pilot and Feasibility program, and will announce awards soon. The next SECIM Metabolomics Workshop is May 11-14, 2015.

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Overview of
          SECIM showing the various cores, partners, services, &
          overall workflow

Figure 1.
Overview of SECIM showing the various cores, partners, services, and overall workflow.

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This section features interviews with prominent researchers in the field of metabolomics. The aim of these interviews is to shed light on metabolomics researchers around the world and give them an opportunity to share their metabolomics story. In this issue, we feature an interview with Oscar Yanes.

Scientific Coordinator, Metabolomics Platform of the Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Disorders (CIBERDEM) and Assistant Professor at Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain)

Oscar Yanes

Oscar Yanes received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). In 2007, he joined The Scripps Center for Metabolomics and Mass Spectrometry (La Jolla, California) headed by Dr. Gary Siuzdak. Since January 2011, he has served as the scientific coordinator of the Metabolomics Platform of the Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Disorders (CIBERDEM) and Assistant Professor at Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain), where he also leads the Yanes Lab group (

He has extensive experience in developing new technologies, methods, and applications in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics. His lab now focuses on understanding metabolic dysregulations in disease by integrating MS and NMR-based metabolomics with other omic platforms.

Metabolomics Interview (MN, MetaboNews; OY, Oscar Yanes)

MN: How did you get involved in metabolomics?

OY: My thesis work rotated around three axes: basics of mass spectrometry, proteomics, and protein interactions. The logical and safest step for me would have been to continue my career in proteomics, but the very few metabolomics papers published by 2006 attracted my attention. So I decided to move to that unexplored new omic field and applied for a postdoctoral position at The Scripps Center for Mass Spectrometry headed by Dr. Gary Siuzdak. In hindsight, I arrived at the right location at the right time and with the right people. I can only define the four years at Siuzdak’s lab as exciting, fulfilling, scientifically enriching, and formative for me as a person.

MN: What are some of the most exciting aspects of your work in metabolomics?

OY: In my opinion the most exciting aspect of metabolomics is its infancy. The best is yet to come. In our case, for example, we are developing new computational tools for data processing and metabolite identification, together with novel LC-MS, GC-MS, and NMR approaches that we are immediately implementing in the study of human diseases such as cancer and diabetes. This sensation of handling almost every aspect of the metabolomics workflow and our commitment to contributing our "grain of sand" to make metabolomics more mature, is truly exciting at this moment.

MN: What key metabolomics initiatives are you pursuing at your research centre or institute?

OY: My group ( is located at the Centre for Omic Sciences (Rovira i Virgili University, Spain), in which we have access to state of the art mass spectrometry and NMR instrumentation. We have established three key ongoing initiatives or research directions in the lab at the moment: clinical-oriented studies aimed at biomarker discovery in diabetes and associated metabolic diseases; mechanistic studies on cancer cell metabolism; and the development of novel computational tools and experimental approaches using MS and NMR.

MN: What is happening in your country in terms of metabolomics?

OY: As in almost all countries, there is also in Spain a growing interest regarding metabolomics. Both basic and clinical groups are starting to think of metabolomics as an important tool for their projects. There is, however, a general problem of misunderstanding regarding the technical aspects of metabolomics. We must make an educational effort to explain the current constraints of metabolomics and ways that it differs from proteomics and transcriptomics.

Despite this strong interest from research groups around the country, unfortunately there are no signs of a clear framework and policies to promote metabolomics at a political level.

MN: How do you see your work in metabolomics being applied today or in the future?

OY: My contributions to metabolomics have been quite diverse so far. Some of the methodological studies on sample preparation have attracted considerable interest (, as well as the advancements on laser desorption ionization for tissue imaging using nanostructured surfaces (;;

Though perhaps my most important contributions are biological and mechanistic studies on stem cells (;

and chronic pain (,

which I think have helped demonstrate that metabolomics can be used to improve our understanding of cell biology, physiology, and medicine by linking cellular pathways to biological mechanism.

In the future, our work in metabolomics will remain diverse and multidisciplinary. Some of our recent developments in bioinformatics (not yet published) may be used for the structural annotation of unknown metabolites based on tandem MS data and for the unbiased tracking of isotopic labels (e.g., 13C or 15N) from LC/MS, GC/MS, and NMR data.

MN: As you see it, what are metabolomics' greatest strengths?

OY: The ability to run many samples in a very short time and obtain robust quantitative information on hundreds to thousands of metabolites. This is a key aspect to finding valid biomarkers; something that is technically very challenging in shotgun proteomics for example.

MN: What do you see as the greatest barriers for metabolomics?

OY: Unfortunately there are still many barriers for metabolomics. Perhaps the main attribute of metabolomics is its multidisciplinary, involving expertise in signal processing, electronic engineering, analytical and organic chemistry, statistics and, of course, biochemistry and metabolism. This is not necessarily a barrier yet many groups may encounter difficulties building a human team sharing all these attributes.

At the most specific level, the systematic and correct annotation of spectral peaks and the identification of unknown metabolites are great barriers at this moment.

MN: What improvements, technological or otherwise, need to take place for metabolomics to really take off?

OY: Computationally, we need reliable tools for annotating spectral peaks (i.e., isotopes, adducts, and in-source fragments) in untargeted metabolomics experiments. We also need computational tools to identify metabolites based on MS/MS data. At the moment, a very low percentage (5-10%) of the total number of metabolites in databases such as Metlin and HMDB have tandem MS data available, which implies that even the identification of known metabolites is challenging. This partly results from a lack of reference standards commercially available or otherwise.

Instrumentally, mass spectrometers (particularly those with QqTOF and Orbitrap analyzers) should improve their linear dynamic range without sacrificing mass resolution and tandem MS experiments should be faster without sacrificing sensitivity.

MN: How does the future look in terms of funding for metabolomics?

OY: Funding in Spain is alarmingly precarious nowadays, and, particularly for metabolomics, is simply nonexistent. In contrast, countries such as France and The Netherlands have consolidated networks in metabolomics funded by public institutions. At the European level, I am still waiting for an initiative similar to the NIH Common Fund’s Metabolomics program. So the future in terms of funding for metabolomics looks uncertain in Europe. Solely with half of the investment designed for genomics and proteomics over the last ten years in Europe, metabolomics would make a great quality leap forward.

MN: What role can metabolomics standards play?

OY: Very important, however journals (besides that of the Metabolomics Society) should implement clear guidelines for publication of metabolomics results on the basis of these standards. For example, I am entirely in favor of public repositories (such as MetaboLights) for metabolomic datasets. Making raw MS and NMR data available in public databases should be a prerequisite for publication in peer-reviewed journals. This is something that is absolutely normal and standard practice in proteomics. Why is it not in metabolomics yet?

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Metabolomics Events

11-14 May 2015

2015 SECIM Workshop
Venue: Gainesville, Florida, USA

The 2nd Annual SECIM Metabolomics Workshop will be held Monday, May 11 through Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Gainesville, Florida.

This year’s workshop focuses on metabolomics data processing, data analysis, and metabolite identification, including hands-on training sessions. Attendees are required to bring their own laptops in order to conduct hands-on data analysis. A quick overview of metabolomics, and an introduction to the analytical instrumentation will also be covered.

Due to limited space, registration for the 2015 SECIM Workshop is capped at a maximum of 40 attendees.
Register Here: 2015 SECIM Workshop Registration Form

Click here for the event flyer

For more information, visit

21-22 May 2015

2nd Metabolomics - Advances & Applications in Human Disease Conference
Venue: Boston, Massachusetts

GTCbio is proud to present the 2nd Metabolomics - Advances & Applications in Human Disease Conference, which will be part of The Pan-Omics Summit and takes place May 21-22, 2015 in Boston, MA.

There is still significant human variability in metabolite identification for targets and pathways. These challenges affect the advancement in metabolomics, the use of biomarkers, and its application towards cancer, metabolic disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases. Join us for an event that presents new research and offers networking opportunities with the researchers and scientists who are working on developing clinical assays, connecting the metabolome and the genome, and establishing common quality standards for experimental data.

     I. Advances in Metabolite Markers
     II. Metabolite Identification - Targets and Pathways
     III. Computational Approaches to Assessing the Metabolome
     IV. Technological Advances in Metabolomics

     I. Clinical Applications of Metabolomics

For more information, visit

14-18 Jun 2015

3rd Annual Workshop on Metabolomics
Location: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

The course is jointly sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) as part of the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Initiative, and the Departments of Chemistry and Pharmacology and Toxicology at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). There is fellowship support for young scientists (graduate students and postdocs) to attend the meeting. The workshop is limited to 40 attendees.

The themes in this third year of the workshop are:
  1. Experimental design of a metabolomics experiment
  2. Sample stability and extraction methods
  3. Analytical systems (nuclear magnetic resonance and gas and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry)
    • Targeted metabolomics
    • Untargeted metabolomics
    • Quantitative metabolomics
  4. Pre-processing of analytical data
  5. Statistical analysis of the data
  6. Metabolite databases – integration with MSMS data
  7. Identification of metabolites
  8. Metabolite pathway analysis
  9. Advances in metabolomics
For further details, visit

15-16 Jun 2015

Informatics and Statistics for Metabolomics (2015)
Location: Downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Course Objectives
A poster announcing this workshop can be found here.The workshop will cover many topics ranging from understanding metabolomics technologies, data collection and analysis, using pathway databases, performing pathway analysis, conducting univariate and multivariate statistics, working with metabolomic databases and exploring chemical databases. Participants will be given various data sets and short assignments to assist with the learning process.

Target Audience
This course is intended for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows and investigators who are interested in learning about both bioinformatic and cheminformatic tools to analyze and interpret metabolomics data.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with R is required. Familiarity can be gained through online activities. You should be familiar with these R concepts (chapters 1-5) or review the past Statistics tutorials provided by CBW.

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15-18 Jun 2015

Metabolomics Summer Workshop
Venue: Kellogg Eye Center (Kellogg Auditorium), 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

The Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core (MRC)2 is presenting a four-day Metabolomics Summer Workshop, June 15-18, 2015.   

This workshop is intended for investigators seeking a solid foundation to expand their research using metabolomics.

Sessions include:
  • Study design
  • Sample collection
  • Analytical methods
  • Data processing, statistical analysis, and metabolite identification
  • Exploratory analysis with bioinformatics tools
  • Case study applications
  • Hands-on training with pathway and heatmap tools    
Click here for last year's schedule (PDF).

For further details, visit

29 Jun to 2 Jul 2015

Metabolomics 2015: 11th Annual Conference of the International Metabolomics Society
The Official Annual Meeting of the International Metabolomics Society
Location: San Francisco, USA
Venue: Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, USA

You are invited to join us for Metabolomics 2015, the official annual meeting of the Metabolomics Society.

This stunning world-class venue will host the most exciting metabolomics conference of 2015. Your host institution, the University of California, Davis, will gladly welcome scientists from all around the world to feel at home and relax while hearing of the latest innovations and breakthroughs in metabolomics.

Please see the Open Call for Organization of Workshops

Stay abreast of the latest Metabolomics Society news via the Twitter feed on the front page of the website ( Also you can follow us on Twitter: Metabolomics Society @MetabolomicsSoc and Metabolomics journal @Metabolomics. And you can visit us on Facebook.

For further details, visit

7-9 Dec 2015

MetaboMeeting 2015
Venue: Robinson College, Cambridge, UK

SELECTBIO are delighted to announce that we are once again partnering with the Metabolic Profiling Forum (MPF) to host the Metabomeeting 2015. The MPF will focus on the conference program while SELECTBIO will take care of logistics, promotion and exhibition/sponsorship activities. We are expecting up to 270 attendees offering a unique opportunity to network with key researchers who are making innovative discoveries within this field.   We are also delighted to announce that this year the registration price includes a wonderful dinner reception which will be held on Tuesday 8th December in the Magnificent Kings College Dining Hall.

Agenda Topics
  • Advancing Biological Knowledge from Single Cells to Whole Organisms
  • Applying Metabolomics to Nutritional Support and Food Analysis
  • Clinical Development in Metabolomics
  • Enhancing Analytical Approaches in Metabolomics
  • Modelling and Data Analysis
  • New Developments in Plant Metabolomics
  • Next Generation Metabolomics - Where will the Revolution will Happen Next
  • Structure and Reporting of Metabolomics: Data to Knowledge
For further details, visit

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Metabolomics Jobs

This is a resource for advertising positions in metabolomics. If you have a job you would like posted in this newsletter, please email Ian Forsythe ( Job postings will be carried for a maximum of 4 issues (8 weeks) unless the position is filled prior to that date.

Jobs Offered

Job Title Employer Location Posted Closes Source
Mass Spectrometry Metabolomics Research Fellow
University of Birmingham Birmingham, UK
April 8, 2015
Metabolomics Society Jobs
Experimental Officer in NMR Metabolite Analysis
University of Birmingham Birmingham, UK
April 10, 2015
Metabolomics Society Jobs
Research Assistant I, Metabolomics Core Facility
Sanford-Burnham Medical
Research Institute
Orlando, Florida, USA 3-Mar-2015
Open until filled
Metabolomics Society Jobs
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Fernandez Laboratory,
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia, USA 19-Feb-2015
Until position is filled
Georgia Institute of Technology
Computational Metabolomics Professor
Pennsylvania State University
State College,
Pennsylvania, USA

Metabolomics Society Jobs
Postdoc – Research Animal Scientist
USDA, Agriculture Research Service,
U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
Clay Center, NE USA 6-Nov-2014
Upon identification
of suitable candidate
Metabolomics Society Jobs
1 year Master project at the Liggins Institute
University of Auckland, New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Metabolomics Society Jobs
Applications Support Scientist (f/m) Metabolomics-Lipidomics
Thermo Fisher Scientific
EU - European

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Jobs Wanted

This section is intended for very highly qualified individuals (e.g., lab managers, professors, directors, executives with extensive experience) who are seeking employment in metabolomics. We encourage these individuals to submit their position requests to Ian Forsythe ( Upon review, a limited number of job submissions will be selected for publication in the Jobs Wanted section.
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