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Issue 36 - August 2014
Metabolomics Society News
Head of Research and Development at BIOCRATES Life Sciences AG, Innsbruck, Austria
Therese Koal is responsible for mass spectrometry (MS)-based kit design, product and reagent development including evaluation of future metabolomic kit products and target markets. Product-related business development, IP, and medical device know-how (CE, IVD mark) also belong to Dr. Koal's scope of activities. Before she joined BIOCRATES in 2006, she worked at the Medical School of Hannover (Prof. Volkhard Kaever, Institute of Pharmacology, Germany), where she developed one of the first MS/MS-based clinical routine platform for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) of immunosuppressive and antiretroviral drugs in Germany. Dr. Koal earned her doctorate (2000-2002) in analytical chemistry from the University of Leipzig, Germany, in the research group of Prof. Werner Engewald, where she also completed a post-graduate study in toxicology (2000-2003).
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de Seymour JV, Conlon CA, Sulek K, Villas Bôas SG, McCowan LM, Kenny LC, Baker PN. Early pregnancy metabolite profiling discovers a potential biomarker for the subsequent development of gestational diabetes mellitus. Acta Diabetol. 2014 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 25064235]
In this paper, the investigators used a metabolomics approach to identify potential biomarkers for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Using gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and statistical analysis, they analysed maternal serum at 20 weeks' gestation and identified forty-eight metabolites in serum that were differentially expressed in patients who later developed GDM compared with subjects with healthy pregnancies. From this study, one metabolite in particular, itaconic acid, was significantly more abundant in patients with GDM. With further studies, this metabolite may prove to be a promising early pregnancy diagnostic for GDM.
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Chenomx Releases NMR Suite 8.0
Chenomx Inc. released its latest version of NMR Suite, an integrated suite of tools that allows users to identify and quantify compounds in NMR spectra. This new version includes the following:
For more details on this new release, visit http://www.chenomx.com/software/software.php?pageID=72.
|27-29 Aug 2014
Omics Week @ Bio21:
Understanding Genomics, Proteomics and
Register by 8 August 2014 via link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Omics2014_Bio21
Omics is a field that is growing in importance. Its diverse applications underpin a holistic approach to Systems Biology that overall aims to accelerate our understanding of health and disease. To explore the developments and opportunities in these exciting fields, researchers at the Bio21 Institute, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Metabolomics Australia have come together to organise a diverse program that aligns with the Bio21 Institute's commitment to advancing Systems Biology.
The three days will cover:
Wednesday 27 August – Genomics – will highlight cutting edge genomics research that relates to a range of diseases and model organisms. More info on Genomics Day click here
Thursday 28 August – Proteomics/Mass Spec - will combine our popular ‘Mass spec 101 series’ with real examples of how proteomics and mass spec have been used to tackle various problems in biology. More info on Proteomics Day click here
Friday 29 August – Metabolomics – will showcase a series of research experts who will outline how metabolomics has broadened their perspective ranging from the agri- to the biomedical sector and the new tool of imaging mass spectrometry. More info on Metabolomics Day click here
For more information, please visit http://www.bio21.unimelb.edu.au/events-and-seminars/events/omics-week.
|8-10 Sep 2014
Mayo Clinic Metabolomics
Specific topics for discussion will include:
For more details, please visit http://www.mayo.edu/research/core-resources/metabolomics-resource-core/symposiums
|8-12 Sep 2014
The Imperial International
Phenome Training Centre is offering "Hands-on
LC-MS for Metabolic Profiling"
Small groups of trainees can enjoy a friendly, intimate learning experience and interact with highly experienced training centre instructors and guest lecturers.
The course covers how to perform a metabolic profiling experiment, including:
Download the full programme here: LCMS Metabolic Profiling Sept 2014
Online booking is available at:
For more details, visit http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/iiptc/courseinfo/lcms/ or contact Dr Elizabeth Want on 0207 594 30230207 594 3023 (email@example.com).
|10-12 Sep 2014
Call for Posters
You can also present your research on a poster while attending the meeting. Submit an abstract for consideration now!
Poster Submission Deadline: 27 August 2014
We are happy to announce that courtesy of the Metabolomics Society we will be providing 5 travel awards and a best talk award for students attending Metabomeeting who are members of the Metabolomics Society. There are five travel wards of £350 and one prize for the best student talk of £250. To be eligible for these awards all you need be is a student member of the Metabolomics Society. Abstracts and the talk will be judged at the meeting and awards made on the award ceremony on Friday 12th September.
For more details, please visit the conference website.
|14-18 Sep 2014
Research Meeting ICRM 2014
At this ICRM 2014 conference also time has been reserved for contributed lectures. We invite you to submit abstracts for oral contributions, as well as for the two poster sessions. Abstracts can be submitted through the conference website at www.icrm2014.org. Submission deadline is May 1st 2014. Note that only submissions from registered attendees are taken into the review process.
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details, please visit http://www.icrm2014.org/
|15-20 Sep 2014
1st International Summer
School “Data Acquisition and Analysis in
Metabolomics” in Sardinia
The Summer School will offer students theoretical sessions with lectures by experts, and hands-on in the laboratory aimed to deepen the theoretical and practical knowledge for using the main tools (NMR, MS) techniques and computer analysis in the metabolomic and statistical fields. Particular attention will be given on how to manage a laboratory using a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) as well as data standardization and publication.
This course is intended for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows and investigators who are interested in learning about both technical and cheminformatic tools to analyze and interpret metabolomics data.
The school fee is 300 Euros and includes accommodation, coffee breaks, lunches, and the dinners.
Event flyer: http://www.metabonews.ca/Jul2014/events/Metabolomics Sardinian Summer School.pdf
For detailed information about the Summer School in Sardinia visit: http://sites.unica.it/metabolomicaclinica/events/summer-school-2014/
|18-20 Sep 2014||
MET-GR III workshop:
Metabolic and Protein Network analysis in
MET-GR III is the third in a metabolomics workshop series in Greece started in Thessaloniki by G. Theodorids & Ian Wilson (2008) and continued in Athens by E. Mikros & G. Theodoridis (2012). The series aims at providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers already active or interested in the high-throughput analysis of metabolic network activity in the context of systems biology and medicine, to present their research, get trained in recent analytical and computational advances and applications, and creatively interact for the establishment of scientific networks and collaborations. This year the workshop will also expand towards the analysis of protein interaction & regulatory networks discussing current challenges and opportunities from the combined analysis of both molecular levels of cellular function for the comprehensive elucidation of biological systems.
MET-GR III includes presentations from several renowned scientists. Participation from graduate students and junior post-docs is strongly encouraged. Poster presentations will constitute a major element of MET-GR III and those by junior scientists will be considered for best presentation awards. A small number of submitted abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.
Maria I. Klapa, FORTH/ICE-HT
Nicholas K. Moschonas, School of Medicine, U. Patras
Georgios Theodoridis, Dept. of Chemistry, Aristotle U. of Thessaloniki
Kristel Bernaerts, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, KU Leuven
Dimitris Kafetzopoulos, FORTH/IMBB
For more details, please visit http://metgr3.iceht.forth.gr/.
|29-30 Oct 2014||
Clinical Applications of
As the analytical power of mass spec is realised, the range of applications using this technology continues to expand. Focus at this meeting will be given to both traditional & emerging uses of MS in the clinic. Hot topics to be covered include developments of MS in applications ranging from vitamin D detection to newborn blood spot analysis. Attending this event will provide you with excellent opportunities for networking with like minded peers, helping you to build new relationships and optimise your workflow.
Running alongside the conference will be an exhibition covering the latest technological advances and associated services from leading solution providers within this field. Registered delegates will also have access to the co-located Food Analysis Congress, ensuring a cost effective trip.
For more details, please visit http://selectbiosciences.com/conferences/index.aspx?conf=CAMS2014
|29-30 Oct 2014
Food Analysis Congress
Focus will be given to advances in both the analysis of natural food allergens and toxins, as well as contaminants introduced through processing and packaging. Points for discussion will also include the ongoing issue of food traceability and efforts to reduce food fraud. Attending this event will provide you with excellent opportunities for networking with like minded peers, helping you to find solutions and build collaborations.
Running alongside the conference will be an exhibition covering the latest technological advances and associated services from leading solution providers within this field. Registered delegates will also have access to the co-located Clinical Applications of Mass Spectrometry track, ensuring a cost effective trip.
For more details, please visit http://selectbiosciences.com/conferences/index.aspx?conf=FAC2014
|19-21 Nov 2014
Workshop Singapore 2014
This 3-day workshop features three important areas of metabolomics research, namely, Environment, Food Science and Technology, and Human Health. Eight tracks, including two sessions for young researchers to share their research findings, will facilitate knowledge sharing and discussions over 2.5 days during the workshop. A half day technical site visit to research and/or manufacturing facilities will be arranged for a selected group of participants. Prominent scientists in metabolomics from Asia-Pacific region will also be invited to the workshop.
For further details, please visit the workshop website.
|3-4 Dec 2014
Australian Lipids Meeting
While the first meeting focused on lipidomics we have expanded the scope for the second meeting to cover all aspects of lipid research. Planned topics include:
|11-13 Dec 2014
2nd ICAN (Institute of
Cardiometabolism and Nutrition) Conference
Further Information: http://ican-series.com/
For further details, visit the conference
|28 Jun to 2 Jul 2015
Metabolomics 2015: 11th
Annual International Conference of the
For further details, visit http://metabolomics2015.org.
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