in partnership between
TMIC and the Metabolomics Society
Issue 37 - September 2014
Metabolomics Society News
 13C-TOCCATA is a free
and publicly accessible web portal. The link to the database is:
Kerem Bingol, Fengli Zhang, Lei Bruschweiler-Li, and Rafael Brüschweiler. TOCCATA: A Customized Carbon Total Correlation Spectroscopy NMR Metabolomics Database. Analytical Chemistry, 84, 9395–9401 (2012). http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ac302197e
Head of MetaboHUB, France
After a PhD in Plant Physiology from the University of Rennes (France), D. Rolin spent 4 years at the Eastern Regional Research Center in Philadelphia (USA) using in vivo NMR spectroscopy to study nitrogen fixation by Bradyrhizobium bacteria in soybean plant. Since 1994, D. Rolin has been a full professor at Bordeaux University, coordinator of the Master course in Plant Physiology and Biotechnology. He is an expert in the fields of NMR spectroscopy, biology, plant and fruit metabolism, metabolomics and fluxomics. Director of the Fruit Biology Unit at the National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA) for 8 years, D. Rolin is also widely involved in the emerging field of functional genomics especially in metabolomics. He heads the Bordeaux Functional Genomics Centre, a federation of seven technological platforms (112 permanent staff in 2014) dedicated to the study of living organisms at the tissular, cellular, and molecular levels in the Bordeaux region (Aquitaine Region). In 2002, he set up and led the Metabolome Facility of Bordeaux (BMP), and is considered a pioneer in the field of plant metabolomics in France. D. Rolin is also deeply involved in the promotion of Metabolomics & Fluxomics as co-founder, treasurer (2007-2010), and President (2010-2015) of the French Metabolomics and Fluxomics Network (RFMF, a Scientific Society created in 2005 that aims at the promotion of Metabolomics and Fluxomics in France). D. Rolin was co-organizer of eight national metabolomics congresses and two scientific workshops for metabolomics. Today, D. Rolin is in charge of the MetaboHUB project, the French infrastructure devoted to metabolomics and fluxomics.
Coordinator of the bioinformatics work packages of MetaboHUB and the Biomargin European project
After an education in mathematics and physics at the MINES ParisTech graduate school, Etienne Thévenot obtained his PhD in neurobiology from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (CNRS laboratory of molecular genetics of neurotransmission and gene therapy of neurological diseases, headed by Jacques Mallet). In 2005, he joined the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) at the Saclay Centre to work as a biostatistician and bioinformatician at the LIST institute (applied mathematics and software technologies). His research, in partnership with biological and clinical partners focuses on signal processing and statistical analysis of data from omics technologies (transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics). He is coordinator of the bioinformatics work packages of MetaboHUB and the Biomargin European project (biomarker discovery for renal transplant monitoring).
|This section of MetaboNews
is supported by:
Zhu J, Djukovic D, Deng L, Gu H, Himmati F, Chiorean EG, Raftery D. Colorectal Cancer Detection Using Targeted Serum Metabolic Profiling. J Proteome Res. 2014 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 25126899]
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most lethal cancers in the world and robust biomarkers for CRC are sorely lacking. In this paper, the investigators used a metabolomics approach to identify potential biomarkers for CRC. Using targeted liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and partial least-squares-discriminant analysis (PLS-DA), they monitored 158 metabolites and 25 metabolic pathways in serum samples from three patient groups (66 CRC patients, 76 polyp patients, and 92 healthy controls). They succeeded in differentiating between CRC patients and patients with polyps or healthy patients with high sensitivities (0.96 for CRC patients vs. healthy controls and 0.89 for CRC patients vs. patients with polyps) and good specificities (0.8 and 0.88). This research presents a promising approach to metabolic profiling of patients with CRC.
This section of MetaboNews is supported by:
The Analytical Scientist Power List 2014
Who Are The Top 40 Under 40?
Last year, we ranked the Top 100 most influential analytical scientists in our inaugural Power List.
This year, we shift the focus to the up-and-coming ladies and gentlemen who are already making waves in our dynamic field. We want to profile 40 analytical scientists under the age of 40 to shine a light on those who are likely to be the scientists, engineers, software developers and business people shaping a bright and innovation-rich future.
Once again, we invite you to nominate the men and women who you believe have what it takes to be the trailblazers of tomorrow. Your suggestions will be considered by our panel of judges who the Top 40 Under 40.
To nominate, either fill out the short questionnaire here: tas.txp.to/PowerList2014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with name, affiliation, reason for nomination, and your connection to the nominee.
For more details, visit the Analytical Scientist. Note: The deadline for nominations is Sunday, 7 September 2014.
IROA Technologies Releases Mass Spectrometry Metabolite Library of Standards (MSMLS)
IROA Technologies released MSMLS, a library of high quality small biochemical standards used to provide retention times and spectra for key metabolic compounds, help optimize mass spectrometry analytical protocols, and qualify and quantify mass spectrometry sensitivity and limit of detection.
|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.
|3-5 Dec 2014
Australian Lipid 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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||University of Alberta||Edmonton, Canada||2-Sep-2014
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in Plant Analytical Biochemistry, Faculty
of Agriculture and Environment - Camden Campus
||University of Sydney, Australia||Sydney, Australia||28-Aug-2014
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Pregnancy Research Alliance (IPRA)
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|Mass Spectrometry Technician||International Pregnancy Research Alliance (IPRA)||Chongqing, China||27-Aug-2014||31-Dec-2014||Metabolomics Society Jobs|
|Research Associate in Metabolomics / Bioanalytical Chemistry, Oxford Road||University of Manchester||Manchester, UK
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|Research Fellow in Toxico-Metabolomics-47388||University of Birmingham||Birmingham, UK||15-Aug-2014
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(Research & Development)
BIOCRATES Life Sciences AG
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Development Manager USA
||BIOCRATES Life Sciences AG||Innsbruck, Austria||1-Aug-2014||BIOCRATES Life Sciences AG|
Head of NMR Metabolomics Lab
||Beaumont Health System and the Beaumont Research Institute||Royal Oak, MI, United States||31-Jul-2014
Support Scientist (f/m) Metabolomics-Lipidomics
||Thermo Fisher Scientific||Europe||16-Jul-2014
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University of Alberta
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