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Issue 35 - July 2014
Metabolomics Society News
Managing Director of Metanomics Health GmbH, a BASF group company headquartered in Berlin, Germany
Tim Bölke (MD) graduated as a medical doctor from the Free University of Berlin. In parallel to finishing his thesis in endocrinology he joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1988, where he held various functions in clinical development, global marketing, regional commercial management, corporate licensing, and local/regional general management at Boehringer Mannheim/Roche, Knoll/Abbott and Boots. In 2003 he joined BASF and became head of Global Marketing Pharma Solutions within the Care Chemicals Division. Since 2009 Dr. Bölke has served as Managing Director of Metanomics Health GmbH, a BASF group company headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The company has access to the globally largest technical platform for mass spectrometry-based metabolomics. Company mission is to identify and validate biomarkers for its pharma and nutrition customers, thereby enabling the development of new, personalized medicines and targeted nutrition products. Furthermore, Metanomics Health is conducting its proprietary prospective diagnostic biomarker program with leading clinics and academic groups worldwide.
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It is difficult to distinguish autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) from other liver diseases such as primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), PBC/AIH overlap syndrome (OS), and drug-induced liver injury (DILI). The researchers sought to identify plasma biomarkers that would allow them to differentiate AIH patients from the following patient cohorts: PBC, OS, DILI, and healthy controls. In this study, the researchers analyzed plasma samples from the above patient groups using proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-NMR) and partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA). They identified five metabolites (pyruvate, lactate, acetate, acetoacetate, and glucose) that they found at higher concentrations in the AIH patients compared to healthy controls and the other liver disease patients. The NMR-based plasma metabolite profiling platform described in this paper may prove to be an effective approach to the diagnosis of AIH.
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|10-15 Aug 2014
FASEB: Nutrient Sensing
and Metabolic Signaling
Event flyer: http://www.metabonews.ca/Jul2014/events/NSMS2014_FASEBSRC.pdf
Event agenda: https://secure.faseb.org/FASEB/meetings/summrconf/Programs/11609.pdf
For more information, please visit http://www.faseb.org/src
|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
|10-12 Sep 2014
Call for Papers
If you would like to be considered for an oral presentation at this meeting, Submit an abstract for review now!
Oral Presentation Submission Deadline: 31 January 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
Drug Discovery and Pharma
Human Health and Nutrition
Microbial, Invertebrate and Environmental Applications
Data Analysis and Integration with Systems Biology
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/
|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:
|28 Jun to 2 Jul 2015
Metabolomics 2015: 11th
Annual International Conference of the
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