Metabolomics Events Calendar

The events listed here include meetings of all types — seminars, workshops, symposia, conferences, and congresses — that may be of interest to anyone interested in metabolomics.

January, 2018

Hands-on LC-MS Data processing and Statistics 2018

January 15-19, 2018
UC Davis, CA Alumni Center
Davis, California, USA

This course will feature hands-on training with real-world metabolomics data covering LC/MS compound identification, data processing, statistical analysis, network mapping and data interpretation. Instruction will be done using a variety of software, workflows, and algorithms but also give theoretical background information and overviews. There will be a focus on utilizing open source software and refering to commercial or vendor software only when necessary. All participants will be trained on laptops that were specifically purchased for course training, with all software already installed and data available to use.

The course will include:

  • exercises on identification of unknowns by cheminformatics software workflows (incl CFM-ID, MassFrontier, and various databases and small software routines)
  • untargeted data processing and exercises on MS-DIAL software
  • data normalization and transformation with and without internal standards and quality controls
  • multivariate and univariate statistics (incl MetaboAnalyst and other software)
  • pathway mapping (incl MetaboAnalyst and MetaMapR)

Please note that the courses are usually sold out 2 months in advance!

5th International Workshop on Lung Health

January 18-20, 2018
Berlin, Germany

Programme will start with a lecture on the state of the art in personalised medicine applied to Lung Health, then it will span from personalized medicine and immunotherapy in Asthma to phenotyping in COPD management, from COPD year review to Asthma updates, from Bronchiectasis to stable COPD management. A session will be dedicated to the new markers, drugs and management tools in Allergy, Asthma, IPF and Lung Cancer. Imaging and diagnostics tools will also stage the most important novelties in real life practical cases debates embracing rare diseases, NTM, emphysema and pulmonary embolism.

Bioinformatics 2018: 9th International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods, and Algorithms

January 19-21, 2018
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

The purpose of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of computational systems, algorithmic concepts and information technologies to address challenging problems in Biomedical research with a particular focus on the emerging problems in Bioinformatics and computational biology.

Hands-on NMR Spectroscopy for Metabolic Profiling

January 22-26, 2018
Imperial International Phenome Training Centre, London, UK

Day 1

  • Introduction to Course
  • The Role of NMR Spectroscopy in Biomedical Research
  • Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy
  • Study Design and Management

Days 2 - 4

  • Practical Session I (Sample preparation)
  • Practical Session II (1-Dimensional 1H NMR Spectroscopy)
  • Instrument set-up
  • Automation set-up
  • Sample analysis
  • Spectral process
  • Practical Session III (Statistical Analysis of NMR Spectral Data)
  • Data pre-process
  • Multivariate Statistical Analysis Methods
  • Multivariate statistical analysis using SIMCA-13
  • Practical Session IV (Metabolite Identification & Confirmation)
  • Sample preparation for spiking in standard compounds
  • Instrument set-up for 2-dimensional NMR spectroscopy
  • 2-D Spectral Process & Interpretation

Day 5

  • Typical Application of NMR-based Metabolic Profiling
  • Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting
  • Panel Discussion

This course has been approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This event has been awarded 30 CPD credits by the Royal Society of Medicine in accordance with its current guidelines.

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, the use of mass spectrometry for global profiling and targeted methodologies and data analysis.

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist

Jan 30-31, 2018 and Sept 27-28, 2018
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

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

The course also includes short practical demonstrations and a tour of the NBAF-Birmingham facilities. Importantly, there is time dedicated to discussing proposed metabolomics studies of the attendees and how to apply to NBAF-Birmingham for assistance in performing your metabolomics studies.

Level: The course is aimed at individuals with no previous experience of metabolomics.

February, 2018

BPS 18: 62nd Meeting of the Biophysical Society

February 17-21, 2018
San Francisco, CA, USA

As science becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting continues its long-held reputation for bringing together leading scientists from the all over the world who work at the interface of the life, physical, and computational sciences.

The dynamic five-day Meeting provides attendees with opportunities to share their latest unpublished findings and learn the newest emerging techniques and applications.

Despite its nearly 6,500 attendees, the Meeting is noted for maintaining its “small meeting” feel beginning with the Saturday subgroup symposia, which allow attendees to meet within their scientific communities. It is also known for its vitality, demonstrated by the over 900 highly interactive daily poster presentations, the more than 500 speakers selected from submitted abstracts, the many career development programs for those working in academia, industry, and agencies throughout the world, and its advocacy and education programs.

March, 2018

NERC-MDIBL Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics 2018

March 4-9, 2018
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

This 5 day course highlights a multi-omics approach (systems biology) approach to research in the environmental sciences, 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 (a) design large-scale Next Generation Sequencing and Metabolomics experiments and (b) address the challenges of manipulating and analysing population-level omics data

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

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

March 21-23, 2018
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

This three-day course will introduce the attendees in how untargeted metabolomics can be applied to study microbial systems in academic and industrial research. The course will provide an overview of the metabolomics pipeline from experimental design to sample preparation and data acquisition to data analysis/interpretation. The course will be led by experts in the field of metabolomics and will include lectures, hands-on laboratory sessions in sample preparation and data acquisition and computer workshops focused on data processing and data analysis.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to metabolomics, both targeted and untargeted approaches
  • Experimental design and the importance of quality control samples in untargeted metabolomics
  • Analytical strategies applied in metabolomics with a focus on mass spectrometry
  • Hands-on laboratory sessions focused on sample preparation and to include metabolic quenching and extraction procedures, intracellular and exometabolome samples and polar and non-polar extraction methods
  • Hands-on laboratory sessions focused on sample analysis for untargeted metabolomics studies using an Acquity UPLC coupled to a Xevo QToF mass spectrometer
  • Hands-on workshop focused on data processing and data analysis
  • Hands-on workshop focused on an introduction to metabolite identification
  • Question and answer session with the experts

Level: The course is aimed at individuals with minimal experience of applying metabolomics in their research and no or limited experience of using a liquid chromatography – mass spectrometer. The attendees will leave the course understanding and being able to apply the metabolomics pipeline in their research.

April, 2018

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

April 16-17, 2018
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

This 2-day course will provide a hands-on approach to teach the attendees about the latest techniques and tools available to perform metabolite identification in non-targeted metabolomics studies. The course will be led by experts working within the fields of metabolomics and chemical analysis and will include a significant proportion of hands-on experience of using mass spectrometers, software tools and databases. A maximum of four people will be working on each mass spectrometer in a session. We will apply these tools on the Q Exactive and LTQ-Orbitrap family of mass spectrometers.

Topics covered:

  • Importance of mass spectral interpretation
  • Types of data which can be collected on the QE and LTQ-Orbitrap (m/z, retention time, MS/MS, MSn)
  • Conversion of raw data to molecular formula and putative metabolite annotations
  • MS/MS experiments in metabolic phenotyping for on-line data acquisition using the QE (DDA, DIA, all-ion)
  • MS/MS and MSn experiments for sample fractions using the LTQ-Orbitrap
  • Mass spectral libraries (using mzCloud)
  • Searching mass spectral libraries
  • Tools for mass spectral interpretation
  • Reporting standards for metabolite identification
  • Question and answer session with the experts

Level: The course is aimed at PhD students and post-doctoral researchers who have been actively applying metabolomics for a minimum of 6 months. If students or researchers would like to take the course but do not have the recommended level of experience please contact the course administrator for advice.

Experimental Biology — AAA; APS; ASBMB; ASIP; ASPET — Annual Meeting 2018

April 21 - 25, 2018
San Diego, CA, USA

May, 2018

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Clinical Scientist

May 7, 2018 and Oct 22, 2018
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

The 1-day course in partnership with the Phenome Centre Birmingham will provide clinicians with an overview of the metabolomics pipeline highlighting the benefits of this technique to the medical field and an introduction to the Phenome Centre Birmingham and the MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to the Phenome Centre Birmingham and the Imperial MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre showcasing facilities and expertise available.
  • Introduction to metabolomics
  • Importance of experimental design and sample collection
  • Overview of technologies available for data acquisition highlighting discovery phase profiling technologies and targeted platforms for the validation of biomarkers
  • Overview of technologies available for data analysis
  • Case studies – large-scale metabolic phenotyping, translation to targeted assays, clinical practice
  • Question and answer session with the experts

Level: The course is suitable for individuals with no previous experience of metabolomics.

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

May 15-17, 2018 and Nov 19-21, 2018
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

This 3-day course will introduce you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations. The course will be led by experts in the field of metabolomics and include lectures, laboratory sessions and computer workshops to provide a detailed overview of the metabolomics pipeline applying the Q Exactive mass spectrometer.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Metabolomics on the Q Exactive; metabolomics workflow, and case studies using the Q Exactive
  • Using the Q Exactive family of instruments in your metabolomics investigations
  • Experimental design and the importance of quality control samples
  • Sample preparation to include polar and non-polar preparation methods on urine and serum samples and the preparation of samples for profiling and targeted analyses on the Q Exactive.
  • Hands-on sample analysis for profiling and targeted studies, setting up the Vanquish UHPLC coupled to the Q Exactive MS.
  • Data processing workshop (includes instruction on combining profiling and targeted analysis)
  • Data analysis workshop (univariate and multivariate analysis)
  • Introduction to metabolite identification applying Data Dependent Analaysis and Data Independent Analysis
  • Question and answer session with a panel of experts
  • Tips and tricks
  • Problem solving

Level: The course is aimed at individuals with minimal previous experience of applying LC-MS in metabolomics studies. A working knowledge of LC-MS would be advantageous.

September, 2018

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist

Jan 30-31, 2018 and Sept 27-28, 2018
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

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

The course also includes short practical demonstrations and a tour of the NBAF-Birmingham facilities. Importantly, there is time dedicated to discussing proposed metabolomics studies of the attendees and how to apply to NBAF-Birmingham for assistance in performing your metabolomics studies.

Level: The course is aimed at individuals with no previous experience of metabolomics.

April, 2019

ASBMB Annual Meeting

April 6-10, 2019
Orlando, FL, USA

April, 2020

ASBMB Annual Meeting

April 4-8, 2020
San Diego, CA, USA

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