Upcoming Conferences and Workshops


Metabolomics 2020

October 27 – 29, 2020


The 16th Annual Conference for the Metabolomics Society will be held online 27th-29th October. Please go to the conference website to register and submit your abstracts.  http://metabolomics2020.org.



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

September 23 - 25, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

This 3-day course provides a theoretical overview and hands-on training to apply multiple sample preparation and UPLC-MS methods to characterise the metabolomes of complex biological samples using the mass spectrometer (Xevo QToF G2-XS - a maximum of 4 people working on the instrument in a session). The course is led by experts in the field who have experience of the analysis of microbial, plant and mammalian samples, and illustrates the different approaches that are available to analyse a range of biological samples and applying complementary liquid chromatography approaches to maximise the coverage of the metabolome.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to dealing with the complexity of biological samples using UPLC-MS
  • Overview of different sample collection, sample quenching and sample extraction methods
  • The challenges of working with cellular and tissue samples
  • Overview of different UPLC methods including HILIC and reversed phase methods
  • Hands-on sample preparation of plasma, 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 UPLC-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

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/2020/Multiple- biofluid-and-tissue-types-from-sample-preparation-to-analysis-strategies-for-metabolomics-September- 2020.aspx



Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Metabolomforschung (DGMet)

October 5, 2020


Registration is now open and free of charge!

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Oliver Fiehn (UC Davis)
Laura-Isobel McCall (Oklahoma): Insights into host-parasite-microbe interactions through 3D spatial metabolomics (“chemical cartography”)

Time will also be dedicated for Society business and for the working groups to meet.

Language: German for Society business, English for all Scientific Discussions and Presentations.

Meeting website and registration at https://www.mdc-berlin.de/dgmet-2020
To become a member of the DGMet, please see our website at: https://dgmet.de/



Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

October 7 - 9, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

This three-day course introduces how untargeted metabolomics can be applied to study microbial systems in academic and industrial research. The course provides an overview of the metabolomics pipeline, experimental design, sample preparation and data acquisition. The course is 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

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training- centre/courses/2020/Introduction-to-Metabolomics-for-the-Microbiologist-October-2020.aspx



Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

November 2 - 4, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

This 3-day course introduces you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations. The course is led by experts in the field of metabolomics and includes 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, the 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 including polar and non-polar preparation methods on biofluids (urine and plasma) and tissue samples
  • Preparation of samples for profiling and targeted analyses on the Q Exactive
  • Hands-on data acquisition for profiling and targeted studies, setting up the Vanquish UHPLC coupled to the Q Exactive MS
  • Data processing workshop
  • Data analysis workshop (univariate and multivariate analysis)
  • Introduction to metabolite identification applying Data Dependent Analysis and Data Independent Analysis
  • Question and answer session with a panel of experts
    • Tips and tricks
    • Problem solving

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training- centre/courses/2020/Metabolomics-with-the-Q-Exactive-November-2020.aspx



Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

November 5 - 6, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

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

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training- centre/courses/2020/Metabolite-identification-with-the-Q-Exactive-and-LTQ-Orbitrap-Elite-November- 2020.aspx



Biowaivers and Bioequivalence Studies

December 15 and 17, 2020

Webinar Training Session


The objective of this training is to familiarize R&D directors, responsible for galenic or clinical development, the people from regulatory affairs to the concepts of bioequivalence for a generic.

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Targeted Therapies and Companion Diagnostic Tests. From development to "market access"

January 12 and 14, 2021

Webinar Training Session


  • Understand the definitions and regulatory framework governing these products. Impact of new European DM regulations and DMDIV.
  • How to proceed with the analytical validation.
  • How to demonstrate clinical validity and prove clinical utility.
  • What development strategy to adopt?.

And much more. Click here for more details.



5th HBP Student Conference on Interdisciplinary Brain Research

February 1-4, 2021


Registration will open from September 2020 free of charge.

Call for Submissions:
We invite original high-quality submissions describing innovative research in all disciplines addressed in the HBP. These contributions can emphasize theoretical or empirical works relating to a wide spectrum of fields including but not limited to: neuroscience, computer science, robotics, medicine, psychology, cognitive science or philosophy. We particularly encourage submissions with a potential to inspire collaboration in the research community by introducing new and relevant problems, concepts, and ideas, even if the work is at an early stage of development.

Abstract submission deadline: 6 November 2020.
View announcement here.
Further information on abstract submission and https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/education/participatecollaborate/student-conference/5th-student-conference/
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Targeting CNS Tumor Metabolism Symposium

April 6-7, 2021

NIH Campus, Bethesda, Maryland

Event postponed from October 26-27, 2020 to April 6-7, 2021

This is the first conference that focuses on the tumor metabolism and it is expected to be a didactic and collegial learning environment. Metabolic investigations for these tumors have been conducted in isolation and the goal of this meeting is to bring together the clinicians with the experts in metabolism to increase the utilization of metabolic investigations in the clinical settings. This will, in turn, enhance partnerships and advance the treatment for patients.

In addition to oral and poster presentations selected from the submitted abstracts, the conference will feature invited lectures from an internationally recognized faculty, including keynote talks from Craig Thompson, MD (President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and Paul Mischel, MD (Distinguished Professor, University of California San Diego).

Abstract Submission deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 11:59pm CST.

For more information, click on the link https://www.soc-neuro-onc.org/SNO/2020METAB/Home.aspx



Data analysis for Metabolomic

April 15-16, 2021

Wageningen Campus, The Netherlands

Event postponed from June 4-5, 2020 to now April 15-16, 2021

Metabolomics experiments based on mass spectrometry (MS) or nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) produce large and complex data sets. This course will introduce approaches to process and analyze data and design high-quality experiments. Through hands-on workshops and lectures highlighting the different concepts you will get a thorough basis for tackling the challenges in metabolomics data analysis.

For information and registration click here.