in partnership between
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Issue 68 - April 2017
Metabolomics Society News
Metabolite Profiling, Metabolite Profiling Platform,
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge,
Clary Clish is the director of the Metabolomics Platform at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Working in collaboration with both Broad Institute scientists and members of the greater scientific community, he has led many efforts to apply metabolomics to study human cohorts and identify early metabolic derangements that precede clinical diagnosis of disease. Clish also leads numerous efforts to discover metabolic dependencies and phenotypes in model systems, with projects focused on cancer, cardiometabolic diseases, aging, inflammation, host-microbe interactions, and other areas of biology. Prior to joining the Broad, Clish held senior and executive management positions in the biotechnology industry from 2001 to 2008, including Vice President of Discovery at Gene Logic Inc. and Director of Metabolite Biochemistry at Beyond Genomics Inc. From 1997 to 2001, Clish was a postdoctoral fellow and instructor in the laboratory of Dr. Charles Serhan at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
Lifetime Exposures and Human Health: The Exposome
Venue: Yale School of Public Health, Winslow Auditorium, LEPH, 60 College Street, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Drs. Caroline H. Johnson and Vasilis Vasiliou from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Yale School of Public Health will be hosting a one-day symposium on the Exposome.
Speakers include: Dr. Gwen W. Collman (NIEHS), Dr. Dean P. Jones (Emory University), Dr. Chirag J. Patel (Harvard Medical School), Dr. Toby J. Athersuch (Imperial College London) and Dr. David F. Grant (University of Connecticut).
Sponsorship from Waters Corporation.
For more information and to reserve a seat please visit: http://publichealth.yale.edu/ehs/exposome/
Metaboflow & Cambridge Metabolomics
Venue: King's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Metaboflow is a Wellcome Trust funded initiative to develop new Galaxy workflow tools for metabolomics and lipidomics. As part of the kick-off activities for this grant we have organised an afternoon of metabolomics to showcase research in the Cambridge area and also to discuss the tools and resources we plan to bring to the community through metaboflow. In addition we will discuss standardisation of workflows for metabolomics and how labs can share data to increase the adoption of metabolomics in systems biology, functional genomics and medicine.
For more information,
Contact: Jules Griffin,
Venue: Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
The Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core (MRC2) is presenting a four-day Metabolomics Workshop, May 8-11, 2017. This workshop is intended for investigators seeking a solid foundation to expand their research using metabolomics. The 2017 program agenda will be available in February.
For more information,
Metabolism in Time and Space: Emerging Links to Cellular and Developmental Programs
Venue: EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
T. Alexandrov, A. Aulehla, P. Dorrestein, O. Leyser, S. McKnight, N. Perrimon
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Conference on Food and Nutritional Metabolomics for Health
Venue: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
The purpose of this two-day event is to disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of food and nutritional metabolomics and foster networking and collaboration among colleagues and industry partners.
For more information please visit: https://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/foods-for-health/events/conference-2017.html.
2 June 2017
W4E2017 Course: Analyze your LCMS, GCMS and NMR data with Galaxy and the Workflow4Metabolomics e-infrastructure
Venue: Paris, France
The next Workflow4Experimenters international course (W4E2017) will take place in Paris (May 29 to June 2, 2017). During this one-week course (entirely in English), you will learn how to use Galaxy and the W4M infrastructure to analyze your own LC-MS, GC-MS, or NMR data set. Morning sessions will be dedicated to methodology and tools. Afternoon sessions will be devoted to tutoring.
Invited speakers: Tim Ebbels (Imperial College), Steffen Neumann (IPB Halle), and Ralf Weber (Birmingham University).
Informatics and Statistics for Metabolomics (2017)
Venue: Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A poster announcing this workshop can be found here
Using high-throughput technologies, life science researchers can identify and characterize all the small molecules or metabolites in a given cell, tissue, or organism. The CBW course covers 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. Hands-on practical tutorials using various data sets and tools will assist participants in learning metabolomics analysis techniques.
Participants will gain practical experience and skills to be able to:
Hands-on Data Analysis for Metabolic Profiling
Venue: Imperial International Phenome Training Centre, Imperial College London, London, UK
This 4 day course provides a comprehensive overview of data analysis for metabolic profiling studies with data acquired from NMR spectroscopy and Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. It combines lectures and tutorial sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications.
For more information, visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk/imperial-international-phenome-training-centre/courses/hands-on-data-analysis-for-metabolic-profiling/
Venue: Brisbane, Australia
It is our pleasure to invite you to the 13th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society from 25-29th June, 2017 at the Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Brisbane, Australia.
Brisbane is a vibrant, friendly, lifestyle city—home to leading medical research and a thriving industry hub, located in the heart of Australia’s premier tourist region. The BCEC is rated among the top three convention centres in the world, and was the venue of the 2014 G20 Leaders Summit. It is ideally located in the unique riverside cultural and lifestyle precinct at South Bank, which is an inner city oasis with riverfront parkland, rainforest pockets and Australia’s only city-based sand and swimming beach as well as Australia’s newest and largest Gallery of Modern Art, cafes, restaurants and stylish shops.
The conference has the theme of Building Bridges and under this banner extends its reach to the systems biology / genome-scale modelling community, as well as to the analytical chemistry / natural products chemistry community. In addition, the program features thematic streams for advancing the field, for food and environmental metabolomics, and for health and wellness. In addition, a deeper engagement between researchers within the Asia Pacific region is a natural focus for a conference held in Brisbane to promote metabolomics research, build and strengthen networks in the region.
We invite you to attend an exciting scientific program comprising 27 oral sessions, 5 plenaries, 4 poster sessions, sponsored luncheons, as well as several keynote lectures and workshops. We will continue the successful tradition of satellite workshops to the conference in the afternoon of Sunday 25th June and the morning of Monday 26th June. Additionally, we have planned a range of social activities, including a welcome reception, an early-career researcher mixer and a conference dinner in the iconic BCEC Plaza Ballroom to give you a true Aussie-style experience.
Brisbane is the ideal opportunity for delegates to enjoy a microcosm of Australia’s iconic experiences. World heritage listed rainforests, amazing beaches, islands, wineries and the internationally famous Australia Zoo—home of the crocodile hunter—are all easily accessible within an hour of the city. You can even do day trips to the Barrier Reef from Brisbane.
On behalf of the Local Organising Committee and the Metabolomics Society Board we are excited to once again invite you to Metabolomics 2017—we are looking forward to welcoming you down under!
Prof. Melissa Fitzgerald, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences & Dr. Horst Joachim Schirra, Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
For more information, visit http://metabolomics2017.org/.
28th Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis Conference (PBA 2017)
Venue: San Pablo CEU University, Madrid, Spain
It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 28th Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis Conference (PBA 2017) that will take place in MADRID at San Pablo CEU University on 2-5 July 2017.
The conference will cover all aspects of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, with particular emphasis on bringing Pharma industry to meet Academia.
Key representatives in all areas of PHARMA INDUSTRY: R&D and quality control, both for small molecules and biopharmaceuticals will be invited to present their developments and pending challenges. In addition, as would be expected, “omics” methodologies, especially METABOLOMICS, will occupy a special place.
The purpose of PBA 2017 is to bring together people from Industry, Universities, Control Laboratories and Hospitals to discuss the current status of analytical techniques including instrumental applications and theoretical developments. Plenary and Keynote Lectures will be given by internationally recognized invited speakers. An attractive program of social events will also be arranged during the symposium.
For further information, visit https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1890431.
2017 UAB Metabolomics Workshop
Venue: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
The 2017 UAB Metabolomics Workshop will be held July 16-21 in Birmingham, Alabama. There will be slots for 40 attendees. We particularly encourage graduate students and postdoctoral and clinical fellows. Those at US universities and institutes may qualify for support from NIH funding. We also encourage applications from all levels of faculty and other research personnel as well as all genders and ethnicities.
The themes in this 5th year of the workshop are:
MOVISS: Bio and Data
Venue: Vorau, Austria
A problem driven meeting aimed at bioinformaticians, biochemists, statisticians and those who handle and interpret metabolomics data
When: Sept 25-27 2017
Where: Vorau, Austria
To register and for more information, go to www.MOVISS.eu, and follow us on Twitter @MOVISSmeet
Not just an ordinary conference, where people present work they have already done, MOVISS is centered on identifying and problem solving current challenges relating to metabolomics data handling by getting everyone in the room discussing it. Want to be at the forefront of solving some of the major bottlenecks in the Metabolomics Revolution – see you at MOVISS!
Venue: University of Birmingham, UK
Make plans to attend the 10th successful MetaboMeeting conference. The meeting will bring together research scientists and practitioners from all areas of application and development of metabolic profiling, covering a wide range of experience from early career scientists to experts from throughout the international metabolomics field. MetaboMeeting 2017 continues to highlight the work of its attendees through both oral platform presentation and poster sessions.
The deadline for oral presentation abstracts is 15th July 2017.
The deadline for poster abstracts is 1st October 2017.
For further information, visit http://metabomeeting2017.thempf.org/.
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Ian J. Forsythe Double AB, MSc
Department of Computing Science
University of Alberta
221 Athabasca Hall
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E8, Canada
This newsletter is published in partnership between The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC, http://www.metabolomicscentre.ca/) and the Metabolomics Society (http://www.metabolomicssociety.org) for the benefit of the worldwide metabolomics community.