Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

 

Metabolomics 2018

June 24 — 28, 2018

Seattle, Washington, US


The 14th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society will be held in Seattle from June 24-28, 2018. Check back for updates in the coming months at http://metabolomics2018.org.

 

 

Multiple biofluid and tissue types, from sample preparation to analysis strategies for metabolomics

July 23 — 25, 2018

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


Limited bursaries are now available for PhD students funded by NERC, which make the registration for this course FREE to these students.

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:

  • An overview of quenching and extraction strategies for different biological samples
  • Hands-on sample preparation using different sample types
  • Hands-on HILIC and reversed phase LC-MS data acquisition
  • Solid phase extraction clean up methods
  • An overview of data analysis and metabolite identification
  • An opportunity to ask questions and seek advice to prepare samples in your own research.

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Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century

July 23 — August 17, 2018

Online


This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) provides an introduction to metabolomics, describes the tools and techniques we use to study the metabolome and explains why we want to study it. By the end of the course you will understand how metabolomics can revolutionise our understanding of metabolism.

Course Syllabus

  • Metabolism and the interaction of the metabolome with the genome, proteome and the environment
  • The advantages of studying the metabolome
  • The application of hypothesis generating studies versus the use of traditional hypothesis directed research
  • The use of targeted and non-targeted studies in metabolomics
  • An interdisciplinary approach with case-studies from clinical and environmental scientific areasImportant considerations in studying the metabolome
  • Experimental design and sample preparation
  • The application of mass spectrometry in metabolomics
  • An introduction to data processing and analysisMetabolite identification

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Resource Center for Stable Isotope-Resolved Metabolomics (RC-SIRM)

Symposium July 30/Workshop July 24 — August 3, 2018

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky


Established in 2013, the RC-SIRM is one of six NIH Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Cores supported by the NIH Common Fund. The one-day Symposium is open to the public: Registration is free. The hands-on Workshop is limited to 20 participants with relevant background: Applications for Workshop participation will be accepted until July 16, 2018. Workshop registration is $3750 and includes on-campus lodging.

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MOVISS “Mountain Village Science Series”

September 9 — 12, 2018

Voreau near Vienna, Austria


Following the success of the first MOVISS “Mountain Village Science Series” Bio&Data, we would like to invite you to be a part of making the second even better!

The workshop/meeting will take place on 9th to 12th of September 2018 in Voreau near Vienna, Austria. We want to combine hiking with a nice meeting full of discussions and interaction as well as a good location in mountains.

http://www.moviss.eu

MOVISS is different to the usual conferences. It is designed as a small, problem-driven meeting, full of discussions and questions about how to deal with metabolomics data reasonably. In this way, we hope to constructively engage some of the greatest minds collaboratively on solving some of the challenges of the metabolomics and bioinformatics community.

The scientific topics this year are:

  • Shiny design: What is important when designing experiments?
  • Misty mountains: How to find peaks hidden in mists? What is a real peak?
  • Mountain safety: awareness of strengths and weakness of statistical tools
  • Home run: Results Interpretation – Be creative, critical and think next?

Key dates for your diary:
Feb 1, Opening registration and abstracts
Apr 30, Deadline for abstracts
May 15, Acceptance of abstracts
May 30, Early registration fee payment
Jul 31, Standard registration fee payment

 

 

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

September 19 — 21, 2018

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


Limited bursaries are now available for PhD students funded by NERC, which make the registration for this course FREE to these students.

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.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/introduction-metabolomics-microbiologist.aspx

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Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist

September 27 — 28, 2018

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


Bursaries for NERC funded scientists: While this course is open to all researchers with an interest in the environmental sciences, it is a NERC-funded Advanced Training Short Course and hence priority will be given to NERC funded scientists; this includes NERC PhD students (highest priority), NERC PDRA's and Fellows (next highest priority) and principal and co-investigators who currently hold NERC funding.

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

For further information and registration details, please visit https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/introduction-metabolomics-environmental.aspx

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