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.



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



Virtual Podium 2020 Asia Pacific

November 5 – 27, Every Friday


Pricing: Free
Event Website: https://www.virtualpodium-asiapacific.com/


Virtual Podium 2020 Asia Pacific was established to promote scientific discussion and engagement in Metabolomics and Lipidomics in the Asia Pacific region during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Keep the omics together while distancing each other! Due to COVID-19, in Asia Pacific region we are unable to travel and impacted by the cancellation of conferences. The virtual podium will be the only way to connect with our omics community and let's get together in the region, when we all are in the same time frame.

On March 20th, 2020, as the impact of COVID-19, Virtual Podium 2020 has launched to share, present, and challenge the science of mass spectrometry-based biology. In Asia Pacific region, join via Virtual Podium Asia Pacific—a platform and opportunity for creating a sense of community and providing opportunities to present and learn about compelling scientific research in fields centered on chemistry, biology, and informatics. This second event is tailored to connect omics community within the Asia Pacific region.

Join us online every Friday to hear innovative lightning talks and expert keynote speakers discuss the latest research on Omics-related studies, including Metabolomics and Lipidomics.

Every voice is important!



Hands On Data Analysis for Metabolic Profiling

November 17-20, 2020

Online Course

This 3.5-day course provides a comprehensive overview of data analysis for metabolic profiling studies focusing on data from NMR spectroscopy and Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. It combines lectures and tutorial sessions using open source software to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications.

Click here to view more details and register:Hands On Data Analysis for Metabolic Profiling online course , 17-20 November 2020



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.

Click here here.for more details.



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.