in partnership between
TMIC and the Metabolomics Society
Issue 66 - February 2017
Metabolomics Society News
Roger W. Giese, PhD is a Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Science, in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston.
Dr. Giese is interested in measuring the human exposome by mass spectrometry, and in increasing analytical specificity and sensitivity in metabolomics.
|9 Jan 2017
Diagnosing, detecting, and predicting diseases just got six million times easier
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) just gave a $6 million vote of confidence to medical research in the burgeoning field of metabolomics with this morning’s announcement of funding for Canada’s national metabolomics laboratory, the Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC), hosted at the University of Alberta.
Metabolomics provides scientists with a powerfully precise route to study drug metabolism, gene-environment interactions, and biochemical processes. “Metabolomics uses some of the latest techniques in analytical chemistry and computational biology to measure the chemicals that living organisms need—such as amino acids and vitamins—as well as the chemicals that living organisms are exposed to, such as drugs, pesticides, and pollutants,” says David Wishart, professor in the University of Alberta Faculty of Science and lead of TMIC. “It is shining a new light on how chemicals affect human, animal, and plant health and leading to some really innovative approaches for diagnosing and predicting disease.”
Source: University of Alberta Faculty of Science
|8-9 Feb 2017
Computational Environmental Metabolomics Course
Venue: Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
This 2-day NERC funded Advanced Training Short Course will provide a theoretical overview and hands-on training in the processing and analysis of metabolomics data. You will study specific case studies from the environmental sciences, learning the step-by-step processes that are applied in the data analysis pipeline. The course will be delivered using a combination of lectures and computer workshops, and time will be dedicated to answering questions and discussing your projects.
|10-14 Feb 2017
Venue: Hilton El Conquistador Resort, Tucson, Arizona, USA
The Phenome 2017 conference is an important step in the development of a path toward training and collaboration among disciplines that are poised to address critical social issues and to generate greater understanding about plants and climate change. This first conference will bring together a multidisciplinary community comprising plant biologists, ecologists, engineers, agronomists, and computer scientists.
Please share this flyer with your members of your department and encourage your students to register to attend the meeting. Highly relevant abstracts submitted by November 1 may be considered to give a talk during one of the sessions.
Please visit www.phenome2017.org to register and learn more about the meeting.
|13-17 Feb 2017
EMBO Practical Course on Metabolomics Bioinformatics for Life Scientists
Venue: European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Training Room 2 - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, UK
Application opens: Monday August 08 2016
Application deadline: Friday November 11 2016
Participation: Open application with selection
Contact: Maria Bacadare Goitia
Registration fee: £350
This course will provide an overview of key issues that affect metabolomics studies, handling datasets and procedures for the analysis of metabolomics data using bioinformatics tools. It will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, computer-based practical sessions and interactive discussions. The course will provide a platform for discussion of the key questions and challenges in the field of metabolomics, from study design to metabolite identification.
This course is aimed at PhD students, post-docs and researchers with at least one year’s experience in the field of metabolomics who are seeking to improve their skills in metabolomics data analysis. Participants ideally must have working experience using R (including a basic understanding of the syntax and ability to manipulate objects).
For more information, please visit https://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/events/2017/embo-practical-course-metabolomics-bioinformatics-life-scientists-3.
|20 Feb to
17 Mar 2017
Metabolomics Data Processing and Data Analysis Online Course
An online course by the Birmingham Metabolomics Training Center, University of Birmingham, UK hosted by Futurelearn
Venue: Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
This four-week online course will explore the tools and approaches that are used to process and analyse metabolomics data, we will investigate the challenges that are typically encountered in the analysis of metabolomics data and provide solutions to overcome these problems. The course will be delivered using a combination of short videos, articles, discussions, and online workshops with step-by-step instructions and test data sets. We will provide quizzes, polls and peer review exercises each week, so that you can review your learning throughout the course. The material will be delivered over a four week period, with an estimated learning time of four hours per week. If you do not have time to complete the course during the 4-week period you will retain access to the course material to revisit, as you are able.
Registration fee: Early-bird £200, Standard £220
For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/Metabolomics-Data-Processing-and-Data-Analysis.aspx or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|13-15 Mar 2017
CPSA Metabolomics 2017
Venue: The University of Florida Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA
3rd Annual Metabolomics Symposium on Clinical and Pharmaceutical Solutions through Analysis (CPSA Metabolomics 2017)
"… differential nutrient utilization patterns can identify subsets of cancers with distinct tendencies for potential pharmacological intervention." - Allen, EL; Ulanet, DB; Pirman, D; et al. Cell Rep. 2016, Oct 11; 17; 876-890.
Technologies and Methodologies for Drug Discovery
Our Discussion Leader, John Janiszewski of Pfizer, has organized a provocative session to help delineate the role of novel technologies and methods for drug discovery that range from biomarker validation to fluxomics to computational approaches. Please make plans for engaging discussions and visit the recently updated program agenda to review our line-up of sessions and exciting events at this year's annual meeting.
Call for Papers
Abstracts are being accepted for the 3rd Annual Metabolomics Symposium on Clinical and Pharmaceutical Solutions through Analysis (CPSA Metabolomics 2017)! Click on Call for Papers for author instructions. Submit your abstract by February 28, 2018.
Registration is open! Click on the CPSA Metabolomics 2017 registration link and register today!
Travel & Accommodations
Prepare now for your Travel & Accommodations for CPSA Metabolomics 2017. Make your hotel reservations at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. Reserve your room on-line or call the hotel directly (352-371-3600).
For more information, visit http://www.cpsa-metabolomics.com.
|13-17 Mar 2017
Hands-on LC-MS for Metabolic Phenotyping
Venue: Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK
This week long course aims to cover how to perform a metabolic profiling experiment, from start to finish. It covers study design, sample preparation, the use of mass spectrometry for global profiling and targeted methodologies and data analysis.
It combines lectures and tutorial sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications. Topics covered include:
or contact Dr Liz Want (email@example.com) for further information.
|11-13 May 2017
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
Stay up to date! Add this event
easily to your calendar by
For more information, visit http://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2017/EES17-01/index.html
|17-18 May 2017
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.
|29 May to
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).
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/.
|11-13 Dec 2017
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/.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Job postings will be carried for a maximum
of four issues (eight weeks) unless the
position is filled prior to that date.
|Researcher Focusing on Metabolomics
||Uppsala University||Uppsala, Sweden||31-Jan-2017|| 20-Feb-2017
|Research Associate in
||Imperial College London||London, UK||24-Jan-2017|| 23-Feb-2017
||Imperial College London|
|Research Fellow in Mass
||University of Birmingham||Birmingham, UK||23-Jan-2017||23-Feb-2017||University of Birmingham|
|Analytical Scientist for
Mass Spectrometry Based
||Biocrates Life Sciences AG||Innsbruck, Austria||18-Jan-2017||
Biocrates Life Sciences AG
||Lund University Diabetes Centre||Malmö, Sweden||21-Dec-2016||
||Lund University Diabetes Centre|
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.