Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

 

Metabolomics 2020

July 6 — 10, 2020

Shanghai, China


The 16th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society will be held in Shanghai, China from July 6-10, 2020. Check back for updates in the coming months at http://metabolomics2020.org.

 

 

Workflow4Experimenters International Course

February 3 - 7, 2020

Brussels, Belgium


The French Institute of Bioinformatics (IFB, Elixir-FR) and the Infrastructure for Metabolomics and Fluxomics (MetaboHUB) organize in collaboration with the Université libre de Bruxelles the next Workflow4Experimenters International Course (W4E2020).

Venue: Brussels, Belgium

Analyze your own data with Galaxy and the Workflow4metabolomics e-infrastructure! The next Workflow4Experimenters international course (W4E2020) will take place in Brussels (February 3 to February 7, 2020). During this one-week course (entirely in English), you will learn how to use Galaxy and the W4M infrastructure to analyze your own LC-MS, GC-MS, or NMR data set. Morning sessions will be dedicated to methodology and tools. Afternoon sessions will be devoted to tutoring.

Invited speakers: Dr S. Marr (Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Germany), Dr R. Weber (Phenome Centre Birmingham, United Kingdom), Dr N. Poupin (Unité Toxalim, INRA Toulouse, France)

Registrations: https://workflow4metabolomics.org/w4e2020

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for pre-registration has been postponed to November 03rd.

 

 

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

February 10 - 12, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview
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-February-2020.aspx

 

 

Human Brain Project & Dutch Neuroscience: Shaping Collaborations

February 14, 2020

Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam


The world’s first integrated ICT infrastructure for brain research and development: What could you do with EBRAINS? View details here.

 

 

CTD / Mastering the preparation of the CTD quality module for a chemical drug

March 23-24, 2020

Paris, France


This training is intended for people, managers and technicians, who participate in the quality development (CMC) of chemical drugs.

For more information, view the PDF or click on the link https://white-tillet.com/fr/formations-aux-produits-de-sante-inter

 

 

Human Brain Project Education Programme: Measuring and Modelling Brain States

March 28 - 29, 2020

Das Central Solden, Austria


The final workshop of the 3rd HBP Curriculum Workshop Series invites researchers interested in measuring and modelling brain states at multiple scales. At the cellular level, the appearance of different brain states (such as wake, sleep, anesthesia) is reviewed at the scale of neurons, from extracellular recordings in both human and animal models. From a modelling perspective, workshop participants will learn how cellular data can be used to build model networks of spiking neurons and how mean-field techniques are used to derive population models of different brain states from these network models.

For more information, view the PDF.

 

 

Continuing education: Research, development and production of monoclonal antibodies and other drugs

March 30 – April 1, 2020

Villejuif, France


Like every year the IFSBM at Gustave Roussy organizes its course on monoclonal antibodies (R&D and bioproduction) - and immunotherapy, open to continuing education under the aegis of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris Sud- Paris Saclay.

The next session (brochure attached) will be held in Villejuif from March 30 to April 1, 2020 This training is intended for executives or technicians engaged in the research and development programs of biomedicines: project managers, personnel involved in production, analytical controls, preclinical studies, regulatory affairs.

Those interested can register with Ms. Heurtaut This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, view the PDF.

 

 

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

March 30 - April 1, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview
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-April-2020.aspx

 

 

Introduction to Metabolomics Analysis

March 30 - April 2, 2020

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom


Date: Monday 30 March - Thursday 2 April 2020
Venue: European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
Application opens: Monday 23 September 2019
Application deadline: Friday 29 November 2019
Participation: Open application with selection
Contact: Meredith Willmott
Registration fee: £650 - Including meals and accommodation

Learn more at https://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/events/2020/introduction-metabolomics-analysis-1 

 

 

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

April 2 - 3, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview
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-April-2020.aspx

 

 

Hands-On Date Analysis for Metabolic Profiling

April 21-24, 2020

Imperial College London


This 4 day course provides a comprehensive overview of data analysis for metabolic profiling studies with data acquired from NMR spectroscopy and Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. It combines lectures and tutorial sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications.

For more information, click on the link Hands On Data Analysis for Metabolic Profiling, 21-24 April 2020

 

 

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

April 27 - 29, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview
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-April-2020.aspx

 

 

Hands-On LC-MS for Metabolic Profiling

April 27-May 1, 2020

Imperial College London


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.

For more information, click on the link Hands On LC-MS for Metabolic Profiling, 27 April – 1 May 2020

 

 

Cancer and Immuno-Metabolism Symposium

July 24, 2020

University of Kentucky’s Center for Environmental & Systems Biochemistry


Hear and meet researchers who use stable isotope labeling and other approaches to investigate metabolism in many physiological systems – such as immune cells, cancers and brain metabolism. Poster sessions and exhibitors will offer additional learning and networking opportunities.

For more information, contact Alicia Colliver at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

View details here.

 

 

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


Overview
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

 

 

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

October 7 - 9, 2020

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview
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


Overview
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


Overview
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