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.

November, 2017

Top Down Proteomics

November 2-3, 2017
Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor, Boston, MA, USA

In this workshop, world-leading experts in top-down MS-based proteomics will present the most advanced technologies and approaches. The workshop will cover a wide range of topics, including sample preparation, intact protein separation, MS and MS/MS for intact proteins, bioinformatics and data analysis tools for top-down proteomics, as well as the biomedical applications. Each presentation will be a tutorial aimed at beginners/newcomers to the top-down proteomics field. The Workshop will conclude with a dynamic moderated discussion/quiz session.

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

November 6-8, 2017
Birmingham Metabolomics Training Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

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

December, 2017

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Clinical Scientist

December 01, 2017
University of Birmingham, AL

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

Multiple Biofluid and Tissue Types, From Sample Preparation to Analysis Strategies for Metabolomics

December 6-8, 2017
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

This 3-day course will provide a comprehensive theoretical overview and hands-on training for the range of methods applied for sample preparation of complex biological samples for analysis applying LC-MS analysis. The course will be led by experts in the field to illustrate the different approaches that are available to analyse a range of biological samples and apply complementary liquid chromatography approaches to maximise the coverage of the metabolome. The course will be taught by experts in metabolomics who have experience of the analysis of microbial, plant and mammalian samples.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to dealing with the complexity of biological samples using LC-MS.
  • Overview of different sample collection, sample quenching and sample extraction methods.
  • The challenges of working with cellular and tissue samples.
  • Overview of different LC methods including HILIC and reversed phase methods.
  • Hands-on sample preparation of blood, urine, cell and tissue samples. Monophasic and biphasic solvent extraction methods to target polar and non-polar metabolites.
  • SPE and liquid-liquid sample clean-up methods
  • Hands-on HILIC and reversed-phase liquid chromatography
  • Hands-on LC-MS analysis for untargeted studies (maximum of 4 people)
  • Overview of data analysis and metabolite identification
  • Problem solving and tips and tricks 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 individuals would like to take the course but do not have the recommended level of experience please contact the course administrator for advice.

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

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.

February, 2018

BPS 18: 62nd Meeting of the Biophysical Society

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

April, 2018

ASBMB Annual Meeting

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

May, 2018

11th International Conference and Exhibition on Metabolomics & Systems Biology

May 16-18, 2018
Tokyo, Japan

Theme: Metabolomics: From Fundamentals to Clinical Applications

June, 2018

Metabolomics 2018

June 24-28, 2018
Seattle, Washington

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