in partnership between
TMIC and the Metabolomics Society
Issue 61 - September 2016
Metabolomics Society News
Chemist, The Metabolomics Innovation Centre, and
Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University
of Alberta, Canada
Paulina de la Mata is an Analytical Chemist working for The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC), in addition to being a Primary Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Harynuk’s group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta. She works with TMIC clients in the design of studies and experiments, developing and optimizing analytical methods, running samples, maintaining instruments, and processing data using a variety of statistical tools. Her current research interests include chemometrics, multiway analysis, exploratory analysis, MATLAB programming, and developing, testing, and adapting new metabolomics methods to GC×GC-TOFMS/FID GC-MS/MS. She has been working for several years, developing chemometric tools and exploring the capabilities and limitations of multidimensional gas chromatography for metabolomic and other analyses. She has a diverse work history including working in Spain and Denmark with HPLC-CAD and FTIR data with chemometrics to obtain models to distinguish adulterations in olive oils as well as being a cosmetics and health care buyer for Comercial Mexicana (retail store) in Mexico.
Paulina de la Mata received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry in 2002 and an MBA in 2004 from Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, México. She obtained a Master's degree in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2011 from the University of Granada, Spain. Since 2011, she has worked at the University of Alberta, Canada, in the Department of Chemistry, as a Research Associate.
|12-16 Sep 2016
The Summer School will offer students theoretical sessions with lectures by experts, and hands-on data analysis aimed to deepen the theoretical and practical knowledge for using the main tools available to integrate metabolomics data.
The Summer School is targeted to researchers at an early stage in their career, from Biological Sciences, Health Sciences and other different background (Including bioinformatics and mathematics) who are interested in learning about both technical and cheminformatics tools to integrate metabolomics data.
The course is funded by the Regional Sardinian government and registration will be free of charge for all attendees. Selection will be based on CV and a letter stating the motivations for attending the course and future research plans of candidates. A letter of reference from the current supervisor must also be attached to the application. Registration includes course material, lunches and coffee breaks (not accommodation expenses). For selected participants contribution or reimbursement will be considered.
For detailed information about the Summer School in Sardinia, visit http://sites.unica.it/metabolomicaclinica/events/scientific-school-2016/.
|12-23 Sep 2016
The course will include:
|23-25 Sep 2016
In this symposium the focus will be
on the interaction of the Metabolome
and Microbiome and its connection to
different disease states and how these
approaches could be applied to kidney
Metabolomics, the comprehensive study of small molecules, provides remarkable insights into the underlying biochemistry of disease pathways for basic science and clinical applications.
San Diego has been a bed of much of this fundamental knowledge and houses several institutions, which have led the way to many breakthroughs in our understanding of metabolites. We are very pleased to be able to host the meeting in San Diego and welcome many of the leading scientists and investigators throughout the world for this exciting meeting. See more here: www.isnforefronts.org/sandiego
About ISN Forefronts Symposia:
They focus on emerging and groundbreaking research. They gather nephrologists and active investigators from surrounding medical areas to explore new scientific domains and review the latest developments in kidney disease.
|10-12 Oct 2016
We are pleased to announce the second
international Max Rubner Conference on
Food Metabolomics to be held from
October 10th -12th, 2016, at the Max
Rubner-Institut, the German Federal
Research Institute of Nutrition and
Food, in Karlsruhe, Germany.
For further information and registration details, please visit https://www.mri.bund.de/de/ueber-das-mri/veranstaltungen/max-rubner-conference/2016/.
|12-14 Oct 2016
This 3-day course will provide a
comprehensive overview of dealing with
complex biological samples for LC-MS
analysis. The course is targeted towards
students and researchers who are
actively applying metabolomics in their
research. The course will be led by
experts in the field and include
|15-16 Oct 2016
Mayo Clinic will host a Metabolomics
Symposium from October 15 to October 16
on the Rochester, Minn., campus. The
event will feature presentations on the
practice and theory of metabolomics
applications, the latest research in
metabolomics and networking
opportunities. The workshop is open to
beginning and established researchers,
students and postdoctoral fellows.
New this year: A focused workshop is available to a limited group of individuals based on availability.
Scholarships for scholars and junior faculty are available.
For further information and registration details, please visit https://matrix.secureserverdot.com/metabolomics_2016/home_live1.htm.
|31 Oct-4 Nov 2016
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:
|3-4 Nov 2016
This 2-day course will provide a
hands-on approach to teach the latest
techniques and tools available to
perform metabolite identification. We
will apply these tools on the Q Exactive
and LTQ Orbitrap mass spectrometry
family. The course is targeted towards
students and researchers who are
actively applying metabolomics.
The course will be led by experts in the field and include significant hands-on experience using both the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap instruments to perform,
For further information and registration details, please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/metabolite-identification.aspx or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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
Pre-registration: Monday 30 May 2016 to Friday 15th July 2016 at Workflow4Experimenters course 2016
For further details, visit http://workflow4metabolomics.org/training/W4Mcourse2016.
|8-10 Dec 2016
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.
|13-17 February 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.
|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.
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Job postings will be carried for a maximum of
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(Postdoc) as Coordinator for
||German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)||Jena,
||University of Cambridge||Cambridge, United Kingdom||24-Aug-2016|| 21-Sep-2016
Professor of Plant Metabolic
||Cornell University||Ithaca, New York, USA||19-Aug-2016|| 18-Sep-2016
||University of Johannesburg||Johannesburg,
||18-Aug-2016|| Until filled
Spectrometry and Bio-Analytical
||Stemina Biomarker Discovery||Madison,
Fellow in Marine Metabolomics
||Weizmann Institute of Science||Rehovot,
||Weizmann Institute of Science|
||Centro Cardiologico Monzino||Milan,
||Centro Cardiologico Monzino|
|Postdoctoral Fellow in
||University of Missouri Metabolomics Center||Columbia,
||University of Missouri|
||St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital||Memphis, Tennessee, USA||29-Jul-2016|| Until filled
||Metabolomics Society Jobs|
||St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital||Memphis, Tennessee, USA||29-Jul-2016||Until filled||Metabolomics Society Jobs|
Profiling Core Facility
||Whitehead Institute||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA||27-Jul-2016||31-Oct-2016||Metabolomics Society Jobs|
|Postdoctoral Fellow in
||14-Jul-2016|| 31-Oct-2016 or until
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.