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.



NERC-MDIBL Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics 2018

March 4 — 9, 2018

Nicholson Building, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

NERC bursaries are available for this course, covering attendees' registration, travel and accommodations cost:

  • Sixteen (16) bursaries are available for the metabolomics track

Course information:
This 5 day course highlights a multi-omics approach (systems biology) approach to research in the environmental scientists, 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:

  1. design large-scale Next Generation Sequencing and Metabolomics experiments and
  2. address the challenges of manipulating and analysing population-level omics data

The course will provide a significant introduction, considerable hands-on experience and networking opportunities so that participants can initiate their own environmental omics studies and launch Environmental Scientists careers in academic and industry.

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

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/biosciences/conferences/mdibl-course/index.aspx

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Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

March 21 — 23, 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:

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Ohio Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Symposium

May 16 — 17, 2018

Blackwell Inn at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio

The 2nd Annual Ohio Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Symposium will be held at the Blackwell Inn at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, on May 16-17, 2018. This joint meeting of the 2nd Annual Conference on Food and Nutritional Metabolomics for Health and the 15th Annual Ohio Mass Spectrometry Symposium will build on the success of the inaugural May 2017 joint meeting, which was attended by 234 individuals representing 42 academic and industry organizations. The purpose of this two-day event is to provide an opportunity for academic and industrial researchers to present their findings, share information, discuss research challenges with colleagues, and spark new collaborations.

Registration will open in February. Please visit go.osu.edu/omsms2018 for up-to-date information about the symposium and links to registration.



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.


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



The Metabolism of Infectious Diseases

June 12 — 15, 2018

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Symposium Rationale and Objectives 
The wealth of transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics data generated for a wide range of infectious diseases reveal that small molecule metabolism is an integral part of disease progression. This includes manipulation of host metabolic processes by pathogens; pathogen metabolic adaptation to the hosts’ environments; and interspecies communication and signaling via small molecules; as well as the emergence of immunometabolism as a key aspect of host responses that lead to protection or pathogenesis.

Specific topics that will be addressed:

  • The role of immunometabolism in infectious diseases
  • Pathogen and host interactions leading to adaptation of metabolic states and processes
  • Communication and signaling via small molecule metabolites
  • Emerging technologies and translation

Abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations https://metabolism.idrtalks.colostate.edu.

Click here to download the symposium flyer.