Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

 

Metabolomics Data Processing and Data Analysis

February 01 – February 26, 2021

Online, Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview:

This online course explores the tools and approaches that are used to process and analyse metabolomics data. You will investigate the challenges that are typically encountered in the analysis of metabolomics data, and provide solutions to overcome these problems. The materials in this course are delivered via the FutureLearn platform over a four week period, with an estimated learning time of four hours per week. Each week you will work through a number of steps to complete the learning material. A step may include a short video, an article, an exercise with step-by-step instructions, a test or a discussion to interact with your peer or the educators. All of the course material is uploaded to the FutureLearn platform so that you can complete the steps at a convenient time for you. Delegates can sign up from now until the end of the course (Feb 26).

Topics Covered

  • An introduction to metabolomics
  • An overview of the untargeted metabolomics workflow
  • The influence of experimental design and data acquisition on data analysis and data quality
  • An overview of processing NMR data
  • Processing direct infusion mass spectrometry data with a hands-on exercise
  • Processing liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry data with hands-on exercises
  • Reporting standards and data repositories
  • Data analysis, detecting outliers and drift, and pre-treatment methods
  • Univariate data analysis with a hands-on exercise
  • Multivariate data analysis (including unsupervised and supervised approaches) with hands-on exercises
  • The importance of statistical validation of results
  • Computational approaches for metabolite identification and translation of results into biological knowledge with hands-on exercises
  • What are the future challenges for data processing and analysis in metabolomics

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/2021/metabolomics-data-processing-and-data-analysis-february-2021.aspx

 

 

9th International Singapore Lipid Symposium (iSLS9)

March 1-5, 2021

Online


A regular event in the field of lipid research, iSLS was founded as an exchange forum for investigators with a common interest in lipids.

This year’s event will be held from 1st to 5th March, with the main thematic focus being translation of lipidomic technologies. New formats will be introduced using a state-of-the-art virtual exhibition platform. The symposium will feature both onsite and online elements, sessions scheduled to suit all global time zones, and offer new opportunities for companies, societies and publishers to advertise and engage a growing number of participants from around the world.

Find out more and register at https://sling.sg/news-events/isls/ or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolomics

March 08 – March 26, 2021

Online, Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Overview

The application of quality assurance and quality control in the metabolomics field is vital to ensure the collection of high quality data. In this course you will explore the importance of quality assurance and quality control in both untargeted and targeted metabolomics studies. We will explain the difference between quality control and quality assurance and how to apply in your studies and laboratories. You will evaluate the types of quality control samples that can be applied in metabolomics, what is the most appropriate quality control sample to use in your research, and how to apply the data in your quality assurance procedure to produce robust and reproducible data. The materials in this course are delivered via the FutureLearn platform over a three week period, with an estimated learning time of four hours per week. Each week you will work through a number of steps to complete the learning material. A step may include a short video, an article, an exercise with step-by-step instructions, a discussion to interact with your peer and a selection of quizzes, tests and polls to self-assess your own learning. All of the course material is uploaded to the FutureLearn platform so that you can complete the steps at a convenient time for you.

Topics Covered

  • What are quality assurance and quality control and how do they differ
  • What is the importance of quality assurance in metabolomics
  • The types of quality assurance and quality control in untargeted and targeted metabolomics
  • The importance of quality control samples
  • The types of quality control samples applied in untargeted and targeted metabolomics
  • Preparation of quality control samples in untargeted and targeted metabolomics
  • Analytical studies including untargeted and targeted metabolomics
  • Processing data in untargeted and targeted metabolomics
  • Recommended quality assurance procedures in untargeted and targeted metabolomics
  • Reporting quality assurance procedures in untargeted and targeted metabolomics

Course link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/metabolomics-training-centre/courses/2021/quality-control-and-quality-assurance-in-metabolomics.aspx

 

 

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.

 

 

CliMetabolomics

June 14-18, 2021 & September 27 to 30, 2021

Versailles and Bordeaux, France (June)
Leipzig and Halle / Saale, Germany (September)


CliMetabolomics aims to better understand the plasticity of plants and to develop sustainable plants adapted to climate change. The event consists of seminars, discussions and many practical courses. The workshop is aimed at doctoral students, post-docs and young researchers working in France or Germany. It is funded by INRAE, Science Campus and the Franco-German University (see https://www2.sciencecampus-halle.de/further-education.html for more details).