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Welcome to the seventy-seventh 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 Database Spotlight article titled "The Food Compound Exchange - FoodComEx - a collaborative platform for sharing standards of food compounds and related metabolites", and a metabolomics interview with Christophe Junot of CEA (France).

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Metabolomics 2018: Abstract Submission is Now Open
The 14th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, on June 24-28, 2018. The Society’s annual conference consistently features the latest and greatest advances in metabolomics science. In 2018, we converge on Seattle, a world-class metropolis set within the lush, natural surroundings of the Pacific Northwest. Abstract submission is now open Submit your abstract now until March 16, 2018. We look forward to seeing you at the exciting Metabolomics 2018 meeting in Seattle!


Board of Directors
Words from the Chair (Jules Griffin)
The final Board of Directors Telephone Conference (TC) for 2017 coincided with MetaboMeeting, a metabolomics meeting primarily based in the UK and this year hosted by a snow-covered Birmingham University. This was an excellent meeting which had a nice balance between student and post-doc presentations alongside the keynotes and plenaries, with many travelling from all over Europeat least if the snow allowed them to travel! On Monday night I had to reluctantly pull myself away from the German Christmas Fair that filled the city centre so I could host the final TC for 2017. However, the talk of future conferences more than made up for forgoing more bratwurst and glühwein. Our main topic was Seattle 2018. As you will see in this newsletter, we are ready to receive your abstracts, and we are busy planning the workshops, plenaries and keynotes (announcements to follow shortly, so watch the website!).  However, we also discussed Europe 2019, and expect a formal announcement of the host soon. This is quite a dramatic departure with the past where the Society has only announced the following conference site on the last day of the current conference during the wrap-up presentations. The reason for this change is largely thanks to the organization of the past and present conference committee chairs, Darren Creek and Sastia Putri. Ably assisted by A-S-K Associates and the Conference Committee, Darren and Sastia have planned a three-year cycle of conferences. We hope by making early announcements this will help members plan their travel budgets better and encourage you to attend the International Conference each year as well as the many excellent local meetings, too. So, watch this space for announcements for both Seattle 2018 and Europe 2019 (and possibly soon Asia 2020).

Early-career Members Network (EMN)

EMN Webinar series – 2017
The 16th EMN Webinar series was held on December 19th 2017. Dr. Andrew Lane from University of Kentucky introduced Stable Isotope Resolved Metabolomics (SIRM) and its applications to cancer metabolism research.
All the videos for the EMN webinar series can be found on the Metabolomics Society website (

Bursary program
EMN bursary program provides support to early-career scientists (including graduate students and post-docs) to attend national and international events related to the metabolomics field. Early-career scientists will be able to apply for a bursary ($500) towards the cost of travel and conference/event fees. The program will be announced shortly through the society website and EMN Facebook page (

Membership News for 2018

Early Bird discount ends on January 15th!
Membership of the Society is based on the calendar year and all 2017 members will need to renew their membership to stay in good standing. You can renew your membership for 2018 here. Remember to renew early to take advantage of our early bird discounted registration fees. Join now and save some money!

If you have not been a member of the Society before, now is an excellent opportunity to join and enjoy a reduced membership rate. All benefits of membership are available for new members, and will afford discounted registration for Metabolomics 2018.


Database Spotlight

The Food Compound Exchange - FoodComEx - a collaborative platform for sharing standards of food compounds and related metabolites

Feature article contributed by Jarlei Fiamoncini1, Christoph Weinert2, Claudine Manach1, David Wishart3

1INRA, Human Nutrition Unit, Université Clermont Auvergne, F63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
2Max Rubner Institut, Karlsruhe, Germany
3University of Alberta, Departments of Computing Science and Biological Sciences, Alberta, Canada

Keywords: chemical library, food compounds, database, food metabolome

The Food Compound Exchange – FoodComEx ( is a virtual chemical library developed as part of the Food Biomarkers Alliance – FoodBAll project ( funded by the JPI HDHL. The aim of FoodComEx is to maintain an online catalog of food compounds and derived metabolites that are not usually commercially available, but can be shared by academic laboratories.

In the last decades, technical progress in the field of metabolomics applied to the study of food metabolome has enabled more sensitivity and accuracy in metabolite profiling, allowing the detection of a large number of compounds. Despite the considerable progress in this area, the identification of detected metabolites remains a tedious and time-consuming task: The main limitation is the lack of standards of food compounds and their metabolites, which are ultimately needed for validating compound identification and the development of quantification methods. The large diversity of these compounds and the small demand for individual pure standards makes their production by chemical manufacturers unattractive,
considerably increasing the price of purified food compounds. Other than their applications in analytical chemistry, pure standards of food compounds are also needed for the investigation of their biological effects in in vitro models.

Despite the growing need for purified standards of food compounds and their metabolites by those scientists studying the food metabolome and food health effects, there is a general disconnect between the scientists that need isolated compounds and those groups devoted to isolation and synthesis of food compounds and metabolites. Food chemists and other scientists grow collections of precious molecules that have been isolated or synthesized. Very often, these collections remain hardly accessible.

FoodComEx makes these compounds/standards available to a wider community, in the interest of those who produce them and those looking for them. Chemists, food scientists, or others who are interested in sharing compounds synthesized, isolated, or stored in their laboratories can now directly register their compounds in the FoodComEx platform through a user-friendly interface. A video tutorial is available, explaining how to do this step-by-step. Providers will be able to update their contributions whenever they want. Anyone visiting the website will be able to browse the library and, for every compound, obtain information such as the chemical structure, method of production, purity, storage conditions, spectral data, and the contact details of the provider (Figure 1). Those interested in obtaining a given compound will be able to contact the group that is offering it in order to establish a collaboration. Table 1 describes a technical sheet of a compound in FoodComEx, indicating how easy it is to upload a compound in FoodComEx.


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Figure 1. Screenshot of FoodComEx library, displaying how the information is organized


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Table 1. Presentation of the technical sheet of FoodComEx compounds. Some fields are filled out automatically once a structure is uploaded/drawn while others are required as part of the upload process.
FoodComEx can also be used to share compounds bought from commercial suppliers. In most cases, the quantities proposed by vendors far exceed the needs of the average consumer, resulting in a large portion of the standards being wasted. At the same time, only a small amount of compound is required for use as an analytical standard. FoodComEx can also be used to share commercial standards, saving money and connecting groups with related interests. Another way FoodComEx facilitates scientific collaboration is via the "providers directory"
an open list of scientists who registered chemical compounds in the database. Optionally, they can describe their skills and research interests and be found by others seeking to collaborate (Figure 2). FoodComEx also features a virtual board where users can add wanted compounds, to facilitate their sharing or synthesis by others (Figure 3).



Figure 2. "Providers library" – an inventory of scientists that uploaded compounds to be shared in FoodComEx. This list can be queried by name, institution, and area of research, facilitating the interaction among researchers.



Figure 3. "Virtual Board" – a list of most-wanted compounds that are requested by users. The aim of this list is to encourage the production of new standards.

The use of FoodComEx is free of charge and the platform will be sustained over the years thanks to the bioinformatics capabilities of University of Alberta, which already maintains databases such as HMDB, FooDB, DrugBank, and PhenolExplorer. FoodComEx is in its initial stage of development and its success depends on the participation of scientists willing to share their compounds and establish collaborations. Everyone is invited to participate by registering their compounds in the database and forwarding the information on FoodComEx to colleagues likely to be interested in this initiative.

If you have any questions, please contact Jarlei Fiamoncini (, who is currently leading FoodComEx development, or Claudine Manach (

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If you know of any metabolomics research programs, software, databases, statistical methods, meetings, workshops, or training sessions that we should feature in future issues of this newsletter, please email Ian Forsythe at



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 Christophe Junot.

Head of the Pharmacology and Immunoanalysis Unit (SPI) at CEA (Gif-sur-Yvette, France), and Deputy Coordinator of MetaboHUB (French MetaboHUB infrastructure in metabolomics and fluxomics)




Christophe Junot (Pharm.D, Ph.D) joined GlaxoSmithKline laboratories and developed experience in the field of pharmacokinetics and metabolism applied to drug discovery for two years in 2000. Since 2002, he has worked at CEA (a French Technological Research Institute), where he develops mass spectrometry-based metabolomics for biomedical applications. He is now head of the Pharmacology and Immunoanalysis unit (SPI), and also the deputy coordinator of the French MetaboHUB infrastructure for metabolomics and fluxomics. In October 2016, he was elected as a member of the board of directors of the Metabolomics Society.

Metabolomics Interview (MN, MetaboNews; CJ, Christophe Junot)

MN: How did you get involved in metabolomics?

CJ: After my PhD, I spent two years in the pharmaceutical industry (GSK laboratories) as a research scientist involved in Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics. I realized that the main issue regarding drug discovery programs was the prediction of toxicity and its translation from animal models to humans. Thinking that biomarkers could play a role to address this issue, I decided to move to CEA in order to develop methods for the discovery of toxicity biomarkers by using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC/MS). This research activity was funded by a research program on nuclear toxicology, aimed at identifying biomarkers for the toxicity of heavy metals in microorganisms (yeast, cyanobacteria), plants (A. thaliana) and rodents. We started by performing a survey of the literature with the aim to develop a multiplexed method for profiling biomarker candidates. Unfortunately, we realized that data were too sparse. We thus decided to develop untargeted metabolomics based approaches. We published our first proof of concept paper dealing with Cadmium toxicity in rats by using LC/MS in 2003 (Lafaye A et al., Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, 2003).

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

CJ: An important part of the work of my group is dedicated to the development of liquid chromatography coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry methods for metabolomics. These methods are used for metabolome annotation in order to characterize new metabolites in biological fluids such as plasma, urine, CSF (cerebrospinal fluid), and also cell extracts (red blood cells, S. aureus).


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Another important aspect of our work deals with collaboration with clinical teams for disease biomarkers discovery, especially in the fields of hepatology, neurology and rare diseases.


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

CJ: First of all, my colleagues and I are involved in MetaboHUB, the French infrastructure in metabolomics and fluxomics. One of the key projects is the development of a spectral database ("PeakForest") for annotating mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance based metabolomic data sets. We also have an exciting collaboration with MedDay Pharmaceuticals, a company that develops new drugs targeting brain metabolism to treat diseases of the nervous system and that uses metabolomics in order to discover new targets. In this context, we have established a metabolic signature of hepatic encephalopathy in human cerebrospinal fluid (Weiss N et al., J. Hepatol., 2016).

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

CJ: The French metabolomics and Fluxomics network (RFMF) was launched in 2005 ( and includes around 300 members. It has carried out numerous activities (scientific meetings, research schools, workshops, travel grants, web site, etc.) covering all fields of metabolomics in France. Since 2013, the RFMF has been affiliated with the Metabolomics Society; and in 2015, it has been reaching out to the French speaking community, with colleagues from Belgium (Dr. Pascal de Tullio) and Switzerland (Dr. Julien Boccard), who have been elected to the board of directors of RFMF.


Otherwise, the French Infrastructure in Metabolomics and Fluxomics (MetaboHUB, has been funded by the French government since 2012 and for an eight year period. MetaboHUB includes four platforms that provide tools, training sessions, and services to academic research teams and industrial partners in the field of health, nutrition, agriculture, environment, and biotechnology. User requests are now managed and centralized by a web application (MetaboHUB Analysis MAnager). MetaboHUB has developed bioinformatics tools such as "Workflow4Metabolomics" (W4M,, a free and open source metabolomic data processing software tool (in collaboration with the French Bioinformatics Institute), "NMRProcFlow", an open source software that provides a complete set of tools for processing and visualization of 1D NMR data (, and "MetExplore", a web server dedicated to the analysis of genome-scale metabolic networks (


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

CJ: Our spectral database is already used by colleagues for data set annotation, in the frame of collaborations. I hope that the mass spectrometry-based tools and metabolic signatures of pathologies developed by colleagues in my unit could be transferred to clinical chemistry laboratories and used by clinicians for diagnostic and patient follow-up.

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

CJ: Metabolomics is an efficient way to track interactions of biological organisms with their environment. It brings a wealth of information, ranging from energy metabolism, interaction of the host with its microbiota, to chemical/biochemical exposome. It is thus a promising tool to link chronic and multifactorial diseases with the environment, in addition to other kinds of omics approaches and clinical metadata.

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

CJ: Of course, one of the greatest barriers is the issue of metabolite identification, with our limited knowledge on the origin of metabolites. I also think that the necessity of developing large-scale absolute quantification is still underestimated. This should improve data sharing and its use over a long period of time. The lack of efficacy for data visualization is also a major issue that is shared with the other omic approaches.

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

CJ: The situation is far from ideal. It is difficult to fund basic research programs, at least in France and Europe. However, in France, there is room for projects dealing with the discovery of disease biomarkers in collaboration with SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and clinicians in the field of personalized medicine.

MN: What role can metabolomics standards play?

CJ: I believe that metabolomics standards play an important role to structure the metabolomics community, by improving and facilitating data reliability and sharing. I am happy to contribute to the Metabolite Identification Task Group of the Metabolomics Society.

MN: Do you have any other comments that you wish to share about metabolomics?

CJ: I believe that many metabolic pathways remain to be discovered and that metabolomics will be essential for patient stratification in the field of personalized medicine. The future is to make metabolomics as reliable as possible in order to facilitate the acquisition of multi-omic signatures of disease.

Please note: We are open to suggestions for our MetaboInterviews section. Please send suggestions for future interview candidates to Ian Forsythe at

Metabolomics Current Contents

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Metabolomics Events 

15 Jan-9 Feb 2018

Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century

Venue: Online

Discover how metabolomics is revolutionising our understanding of metabolism with this free MOOC course, now on its 5th course run!

What topics will you cover?
  • Metabolism and the interaction of the metabolome with the genome, proteome and the environment
  • The advantages of studying the metabolome
  • The application of hypothesis generating studies versus the use of traditional hypothesis directed research
  • The use of targeted and non-targeted studies in metabolomics
  • An interdisciplinary approach with case-studies from clinical and environmental scientific areas
  • Important considerations in studying the metabolome
  • Experimental design and sample preparation
  • The application of mass spectrometry in metabolomics
  • An introduction to data processing and analysis
  • Metabolite identification
For further information and to register, please visit

30-31 Jan 2018

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist

Venue: Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Bursaries for NERC funded scientists: While this course is open to all researchers with an interest in the environmental sciences, it is a NERC-funded Advanced Training Short Course and hence priority will be given to NERC funded scientists.

This 2-day NERC-funded Advanced Training Short Course will provide environmental scientists with an overview of the metabolomics pipeline. The course is intended for environmental scientist with little or no previous experience of metabolomics and who are interested to discover how this relatively new and powerful approach could be integrated into their research. Experts working in the NERC Metabolomics facility-NBAF-Birmingham will teach the course.

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to environmental metabolomics with case studies
  • Experimental design and quality control
  • Sample collection and preparation
  • Overview of analytical laboratory techniques (mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy)
  • Overview of data processing and statistics for metabolomics
  • Introduction to metabolite identification
For further information and registration details, please visit

5-9 Feb 2018

EMBO Practical Course on Metabolomics Bioinformatics for Life Scientists

Venue: European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, UK

Application opens: Friday August 04 2017
Application deadline: Friday November 03 2017
Participation: Open application with selection
Contact: Emily Rees
Registration fee: £350 including accommodation & food
Apply now

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 to two years of 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 further information, please visit

4-9 Mar 2018

NERC-MDIBL Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics 2018

Venue: Nicholson Building, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

NERC bursaries are available for this course, covering attendees' registration, travel and accommodations cost:
  • Sixteen (16) bursaries are available for the metabolomics track
Course information:
This 5 day course highlights a multi-omics approach (systems biology) approach to research in the environmental scientists, investigating how gene function and metabolism are influenced by environmental conditions while accounting for natural variation within and among natural populations. The course is built on the paradigm that this multidisciplinary research field encompassing ecology, evolution, toxicology, biostatistics and informatics will most effectively grow by training early career scientists to:
  • design large-scale Next Generation Sequencing and Metabolomics experiments and
  • address the challenges of manipulating and analysing population-level omics data
The course will provide a significant introduction, considerable hands-on experience and networking opportunities so that participants can initiate their own environmental omics studies and launch Environmental Scientists careers in academic and industry.

Level: The course is designed to train PhD students and early-career post-doctoral scientists.

For more information and to register, please visit

19-21 Mar 2018

CPSA Metabolomics 2018

Venue: The UF Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Make plans to attend the 4th Annual Metabolomics Symposium on Clinical & Pharmaceutical Solutions through Analysis (CPSA Metabolomics 2018). This unique event is highly interactive and dedicated to the needs of the clinic. The program features updated perspectives and experiences on clinical and pharmaceutical analysis. Imagination and stimulating discussion are central to each CPSA Metabolomics session and event.

The goal of CPSA Metabolomics is to provide in-depth review of innovative technology and industry practices through open discussion of industry-related issues and needs. This annual event is specifically geared to the needs of professionals attempting to keep pace with faster development times and technology marketing managers attempting to benchmark emerging trends.

For further information, please visit

19-23 Mar 2018

Hands-on LC-MS for Metabolic Profiling

Venue: Imperial International Phenome Training Centre, Imperial College London, UK
Earlybird: £1750
Standard: £1950

This week long course covers how to perform a metabolic profiling experiment from start to finish. It will cover study design, sample preparation, the use of mass spectrometry for global profiling, targeted methodologies and data analysis.

Day 1: Introductory lectures in mass spectrometry and chromatography, study design and sample preparation, followed by preparation of biological samples for analysis on subsequent days.

Days 2 and 3: Analysis of biofluids through global profiling and targeted analyses; an introductory session to liquid chromatography, followed by sessions on each of the newest QToF and TQ instrumentation. Instrument set up, method development and acquisition will be covered. We have set a maximum of 3 attendees per instrument allowing for hands-on participation by all. Day 3 finishes with introduction to data analysis.

Day 4: Data analysis workshops where attendees will process the data acquired from the previous days, mixed with further statistics lectures, allowing for development of interpretation skills.

Day 5: Application lectures, tips, tricks and troubleshooting, optional trip to the MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre.

For further information, please visit

17-20 Apr 2018

Hands-On Metabolomics Workshop

Venue: Skaggs School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, USA
The Reisdorph Lab is offering Hands-On Workshops at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.  Participants will learn introductory metabolomics or proteomics science and applicable protocols and technologies through a comprehensive, hands-on exploration of typical mass spectrometry-based workflows. Class size is limited to 10 participants to ensure excellent participant:instructor ratios.  Workshops include topics such as experimental design, sample preparation, mass spectrometry basics, data acquisition, advanced technologies, and quantitative analyses.  Over one-half of the workshop is spent in the laboratory performing sample preparation or acquiring/analyzing data on mass spectrometers.  Several lectures and laboratories focus on data analysis strategies.

These workshops are appropriate for individuals with little to no experience in mass spectrometry and/or high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), who desire a comprehensive overview of metabolomics or proteomics, including bioinformatics.  Individuals who are considering incorporating metabolomics or proteomics into their own research would also greatly benefit from these workshops, and include:
  • Principal investigators
  • Medical Researchers
  • Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows
  • Mass Spectrometry Core Users
  • Industry Sales Representatives
  • Bioinformaticists
  • Others who need to be familiar with typical metabolomics and proteomics workflows
For further information, please visit

25-28 June 2018

Metabolomics 2018

Venue: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
We are delighted to invite you to the 14th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, which will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA June 24-28, 2018, at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. The Convention Center boasts award winning catering, nearby accommodations and dining options within easy walking distance, direct air connections to major cities worldwide and excellent local transportation. Seattle, in addition to being situated in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, is a major hub for science and technology, and is home to more than 25 research institutions and many major companies with global reach.

The conference has an overall goal of Making Connections, with major scientific themes of systems biology, big data, technology advances, precision medicine and translational science, plant metabolomics, the microbiome, and the exposome, including environmental and nutritional metabolomics. In addition, the conference will provide a number of networking opportunities to help establish connections for early career scientists, metabolomics scientists across the Pacific Rim as well as globally.

For further information, please visit

30 Aug-1 Sep 2018

The Australian & New Zealand Metabolomics Conference

Venue: University of Auckland, New Zealand
Metabolomics research in Australia is gathering momentum. Interest in the discipline is growing rapidly with metabolomics-focused laboratories steadily increasing in number throughout Australia. Over the past five years, the metabolomics community have demonstrated significant interest in showcasing their world class research. The provision of equally world-class symposia and integrative conferences remain vital in providing critical networking opportunities and facilitating a wider scientific exposure of Metabolomics to the A&NZ communities. In 2016, a new Metabolomics conference was successfully launched in Melbourne, Australia; an annual metabolomics conference – with a unique twist!

Traditional conferences function in quite a similar manner: Conference session topics are predetermined and are structured to disseminate pre-planned material following a ‘one-to-many’ style. While many attend conferences to network, the development of meaningful connections with other attendees are not typically actively supported by conference organisers outside of hosted luncheons and social events.

The ANZMET conference ( is designed from conception as a community-owned event and provides a facilitated networking experience where (1) attendees learn on the first day of each others interests, experience, scientific background, collaboration opportunities and other avenues for outreach (The Round-table Discussion); (2) an open-forum format for rich discourse on spontaneous peer-selected topics (The Peer Session); (3) the delivery of critical updates in the field (Traditional Presentations) and (4) the tailored and vital exposure of young scientists to the wider research community (Rapid-fire Postgraduate Presentation Sessions).

For further information, please visit

Please note: If you know of any metabolomics lectures, meetings, workshops, or training sessions that we should feature in future issues of this newsletter, please email Ian Forsythe (

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 four issues (eight weeks) unless the position is filled prior to that date.

Jobs Offered

Job Title Employer Location Posted Closes Source
Postdoctoral Position in Bioinformatics The Metabolomics Innovation Centre Edmonton, Canada 4-Jan-2018 Until filled University of Alberta
Postdoctoral Position in Analytical Chemistry The Metabolomics Innovation Centre Edmonton, Canada 4-Jan-2018 Until filled University of Alberta
Research Fellow (Sleep and Circadian Biomarkers - metabolomics) Monash University Notting Hill, Australia 18-Dec-2017 24-Jan-2018 Monash University
Quantifying community metabolomes within model freshwater ecosystems and their responses to pollutants University of Birmingham Birmingham, UK 12-Dec-2017 28-Jan-2018 University of Birmingham
Postdoc Position in Cheminformatics and Computational Metabolomics Friedrich Schiller University Jena Jena, Germany 5-Dec-2017 Until filled Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
PhD Studentship: Impact of Nutritional and Environmental Factors on the Proteome and Gene Expression in Chinook Salmon University of Tasmania New Zealand and Tasmania, Australia 15-Nov-2017
University of Tasmania

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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