in partnership between
TMIC and the Metabolomics Society
Issue 63 - November 2016
Metabolomics Society News
Scientist, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
(EMSL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Kerem Bingol is a staff scientist in the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland/WA, USA). EMSL is a national scientific user facility sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research (DOE-OBER). Dr. Bingol’s research focuses on the analysis of complex biological mixtures in the context of metabolomics by mass spectrometry (MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
|15-18 Nov 2016
A lecture based course detailing an overview of metabolic phenotyping including the use of NMR spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry, with insights from the experts at Imperial College and collaborators from all over the world. Lectures will cover data acquisition and analysis with some advanced statistical workshops for more hands-on participation for attendees. There will also be examples of real life applications from the research at Imperial College and their collaborators.
Day 1: Registration followed by session 1 which will cover an analytical technology (either NMR or MS) for metabolic profiling. A laboratory tour of the facilities will follow.
Day 2: Session 2 will cover the alternative analytical technique (NMR / MS) and will be followed by session 3 which will introduce the theory to statistical analysis.
Day 3: Session 4 covers more advanced chemometrics, such as OPLS and O2PLS and includes hands-on workshops. Session 5 will introduce metabolite identification in both NMR and MS and cover some tips and tricks to avoid common pitfalls.
Day 4: The final day will cover some of the real life applications of NMR and MS for metabolic phenotyping.
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/imperial-international-phenome-training-centre/courses/metabolic-phenotyping-in-disease-diagnosis-and-personalised-health-care/ or contact Dr Liz Want (email@example.com) for further information.
|22-25 Nov 2016
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.
Day 1: Introductory lectures and tutorials regarding the pre-processing of data acquired via NMR and LC-MS.
Day 2: Lectures and tutorials introducing exploratory chemometrics approaches, including PCA.
Day 3: Lectures and tutorials covering advanced chemometrics techniques including PLS and Orthogonal PLS.
Day 4: The next step - computational tools to aid metabolite identification and pathway analysis.
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/imperial-international-phenome-training-centre/courses/hands-on-data-analysis-for-metabolic-profiling/ or contact Dr Liz Want (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
|23-25 Nov 2016
This 3-day course will introduce you to
using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer
in your metabolomics investigations. The
course is aimed at students and
researchers with minimal previous
experience of applying LC-MS in
metabolomics. The course will be led by
experts in the field and include
lectures, laboratory sessions and
computer workshops to provide
For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/q-exactive.aspx or contact email@example.com.
|28 Nov to 2 Dec 2016
infrastructure to analyse metabolomics
Overview: Pre-processing, statistical analysis, and annotation of metabolomics data is a complex task. The Workflow4metabolomics online infrastructure provides a user-friendly and high-performance environment with advanced computational modules for building, running, and sharing complete workflows for LC-MS, GC-MS, and NMR analysis (Giacomoni et al., 2015).
Goals: During this one-week course, participants will learn how to use the W4M infrastructure to analyze their own dataset.Morning sessions will be dedicated to methodology and tools. Afternoon sessions will be devoted to tutoring.
Target audience: LC-MS, GC-MS and NMR experimenters (e.g., biologists, chemists)
Registration fee: 750 € (Academia) and 1400 € (Industry); Fees include accommodations but not travel expenses
For further details, visit http://workflow4metabolomics.org/training/W4Mcourse2016.
|8-10 Dec 2016
Exceptionally Extended Abstract
Submission Deadline! -- 11 November
On behalf of the steering committee,
the Institute of Cardiometabolism and
Nutrition (ICAN) is delighted to
invite you to the fourth ICAN
Conference Series on Precision
Medicine in Cardiometabolic and
Nutrition-related Diseases, which will
take place in Paris, France, from
December 8-10, 2016.
For further details, visit http://www.ican-series.com/.
|12-13 Dec 2016
Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolic Phenotyping
Venue: Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
This 2-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the application of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) in metabolic phenotyping. The course is aimed at students and researchers who are actively working in the field. Experts who have developed the application of QA and QC procedures within the field will lead the course. It will include both theoretical and practical components to
For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/quality-phenotyping.aspx or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|23-27 Jan 2017
Hands-on NMR 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 will cover study design, sample preparation, NMR spectrometer set up for global profiling, 2-dimensional NMR experiments and spectral data analysis.
It combines lectures and tutorial sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications. Topics covered include:
or contact Rebecca Smith (email@example.com) for further information.
|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, United Kingdom
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.
|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
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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.
|26-29 June 2017
Venue: Brisbane, Australia
The 13th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society will be held in Brisbane from June 26-29, 2017. Check back for updates in the coming months at http://metabolomics2017.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.
||Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA||7-Nov-2016||Until filled||Metabolomics Society|
||Mount Sinai Health System||New York City, New York, USA||4-Nov-2016||Until filled||Metabolomics Society|
Chemist, Research Fellow
||Biological Research Centre||Szeged, Hungary||4-Nov-2016||16-Dec-2016||Metabolomics Society|
||Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry||Halle,
||1-Nov-2016||30-Nov-2016||Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry|
|Post Doctoral Fellow in
Mass Spectrometry-based Metabolomics
||Clemson University||Clemson, South Carolina, USA||27-Oct-2016||27-Nov-2016||Metabolomics Society|
||Centro Cardiologico Monzino||Milan, Italy||26-Oct-2016||Until filled||Metabolomics Society|
Associate Position Available, NMR-Based
Metabolomics Core Laboratory
||Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center||Cincinnati,
||Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center|
|PhD Candidate, School of
Nutrition and Translational Research in
Metabolism (NUTRIM) - department of
||Philip Morris International (PMI)||Neuchatel, Switzerland||14-Oct-2016|| 1-Jan-2017
||University of Johannesburg||Johannesburg,
||18-Aug-2016|| Until filled
Spectrometry and Bio-Analytical
||Stemina Biomarker Discovery||Madison,
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.