Metabolomics Events Calendar

The events listed here include meetings of all types — seminars, workshops, symposia, conferences, and congresses — that may be of interest to anyone interested in metabolomics.

September, 2017

CloudMET 2017: Scientific School on Cloud-based Metabolomics Data Analysis and Collaboration

September 11-15, 2017
Pula, Sardinia, Italy

Students will have the opportunity to learn about current topics in metabolomics, with a slant on the integration of cloud computing technologies where they are beneficial to the effectiveness and efficiency of research and analysis work. The School is targeted at graduate students and early-stage researchers in metabolomics and bioinformatics. Participants should have some metabolomics experience and an interest in computational data analysis. Some scripting experience will be helpful, but not strictly required.


  • Tools and techniques to solve computational metabolomics problems
  • Standard data processing tools; statistical data analysis; metabolic network analysis
  • How to assemble tools into your own workflows
  • Galaxy for metabolomics; main data formats; understanding well-known workflows
  • How to share your results and data with the research community
  • Reproducibility and sharing of analyses and results; MetaboLights; Workflow4Metabolomics
  • Using the cloud to perform these tasks
  • What is Cloud computing; low-barrier access to computing infrastructure; how to use the cloud to tackle bigger experiments; cloud-based collaboration

Mountain Village Science Series (MOVISS): Bio&Data

September 20-23, 2017
Vorau, Austria

This workshop is constructed as a small, problem-driven meeting, full of discussions and questions about how to deal with metabolomics data reasonably.

Four sessions are planned, each devoted to a separate step of the metabolomics process:

  • Design of Experiment
  • Analysis
  • Data Processing
  • Statistical Analysis

See also the R Summer School, listed below.

R Summer School

September 25-27, 2017
Vorau, Austria

The goal of this summer school is to learn more about these features of R, such as parallel computing, advanced graphics, and reporting. This R Summer School is intended for PhD students, junior researchers, and lecturers at universities. Participants are expected to have a good background in statistics and a strong interest in statistical computing.

See also the Mountain Village Science Series (MOVISS) meeting on Bio&Data, listed above.

Metabolomics Consortium 2017 Annual Program Meeting

September 27 - 28, 2017
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA, USA

This is an invitation-only meeting for the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Consortium.

American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Asilomar Conference, Impact of Metabolomics in Translational and Clinical Research

September 29 - October 3, 2017
Pacific Grove, CA, USA

This conference will highlight contributions by recognized leaders in metabolomics that are aimed at translating discoveries from the laboratory into the clinic. As a result, this meeting should be of great interest to a wide-ranging group of graduate students, post-docs, and research scientists who are engaged in and want to learn more about this field of research.

October, 2017

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolic Phenotyping

October 12-13, 2017
Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

This 2-day course will provide a comprehensive theoretical overview and hands-on experience of the application of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) in metabolomics. It will include both theoretical and practical components to provide hands-on experience of using the mass spectrometer (a maximum of 4 people working on the instrument in a session) and the analysis of data. Experts who have developed the application of QA and QC procedures within the field will lead the course. The course is aimed at PhD students and post-doctoral researchers who have been actively applying metabolomics for a minimum of 6 months.

Topics covered:

  • What are Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) and how do they differ?
  • Importance of quality assurance in metabolomics (include discussion session to reflect on pre-course task)
  • Types of QA for untargeted and targeted studies
  • Importance of quality control (QC) samples
  • Types of QC samples for untargeted and targeted studies
  • Preparation of QC samples for untargeted and targeted studies
  • Analytical studies including QC samples for untargeted and targeted studies
  • Processing of QC data for QA for untargeted and targeted studies
  • Recommended QA procedures, reporting QA/QC for untargeted and targeted studies
  • Useful tips and troubleshooting
  • Question and answer session with the experts

Mayo Clinic Metabolomics Symposium

October 12-13, 2017
Rochester, Minnesota, USA

This event will feature presentations on the practice and theory of metabolomics applications, latest research in metabolomics and networking opportunities. The symposium will feature Mayo Clinic faculty and other world-renowned experts.

Optional workshop:
October 13, 2017 (Friday Afternoon) - A focused workshop is available to a limited group of individuals based on availability. This workshop is open to non-Mayo Clinic guests only. Participants will spend time with leading experts in informatics and protocol and sample collection.

10th International Conference and Exhibition on Metabolomics (10 Plenary Forums - 1 Event)

October 19-20, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Theme: Metabolomics, a promising approach to Cancer, Cardiovascular disease and immunology

November, 2017

Top Down Proteomics

November 2-3, 2017
Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor, Boston, MA, USA

In this workshop, world-leading experts in top-down MS-based proteomics will present the most advanced technologies and approaches. The workshop will cover a wide range of topics, including sample preparation, intact protein separation, MS and MS/MS for intact proteins, bioinformatics and data analysis tools for top-down proteomics, as well as the biomedical applications. Each presentation will be a tutorial aimed at beginners/newcomers to the top-down proteomics field. The Workshop will conclude with a dynamic moderated discussion/quiz session.

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

June 12-14, 2017 and November 6-8, 2017
Birmingham Metabolomics Training Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

This 3-day course will introduce you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations. The course will be led by experts in the field of metabolomics and include 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; 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 to include polar and non-polar preparation methods on urine and serum samples and the preparation of samples for profiling and targeted analyses on the Q Exactive.
  • Hands-on sample analysis for profiling and targeted studies, setting up the Vanquish UHPLC coupled to the Q Exactive MS.
  • Data processing workshop (includes instruction on combining profiling and targeted analysis)
  • Data analysis workshop (univariate and multivariate analysis)
  • Introduction to metabolite identification applying Data Dependent Analaysis and Data Independent Analysis
  • Question and answer session with a panel of experts
  • Tips and tricks
  • Problem solving

January, 2018

Hands-on LC-MS Data processing and Statistics 2018

January 15-19, 2018
UC Davis, CA Alumni Center
Davis, California, USA

This course will feature hands-on training with real-world metabolomics data covering LC/MS compound identification, data processing, statistical analysis, network mapping and data interpretation. Instruction will be done using a variety of software, workflows, and algorithms but also give theoretical background information and overviews. There will be a focus on utilizing open source software and refering to commercial or vendor software only when necessary. All participants will be trained on laptops that were specifically purchased for course training, with all software already installed and data available to use.

The course will include:

  • exercises on identification of unknowns by cheminformatics software workflows (incl CFM-ID, MassFrontier, and various databases and small software routines)
  • untargeted data processing and exercises on MS-DIAL software
  • data normalization and transformation with and without internal standards and quality controls
  • multivariate and univariate statistics (incl MetaboAnalyst and other software)
  • pathway mapping (incl MetaboAnalyst and MetaMapR)

Please note that the courses are usually sold out 2 months in advance!

5th International Workshop on Lung Health

January 18-20, 2018
Berlin, Germany

Programme will start with a lecture on the state of the art in personalised medicine applied to Lung Health, then it will span from personalized medicine and immunotherapy in Asthma to phenotyping in COPD management, from COPD year review to Asthma updates, from Bronchiectasis to stable COPD management. A session will be dedicated to the new markers, drugs and management tools in Allergy, Asthma, IPF and Lung Cancer. Imaging and diagnostics tools will also stage the most important novelties in real life practical cases debates embracing rare diseases, NTM, emphysema and pulmonary embolism.

Bioinformatics 2018: 9th International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods, and Algorithms

January 19-21, 2018
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

The purpose of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of computational systems, algorithmic concepts and information technologies to address challenging problems in Biomedical research with a particular focus on the emerging problems in Bioinformatics and computational biology.

February, 2018

BPS 18: 62nd Meeting of the Biophysical Society

February 17-21, 2018
San Francisco, CA, USA

April, 2018

ASBMB Annual Meeting

April 21-25, 2018
San Diego, CA, USA

May, 2018

11th International Conference and Exhibition on Metabolomics & Systems Biology

May 16-18, 2018
Tokyo, Japan

Theme: Metabolomics: From Fundamentals to Clinical Applications

April, 2019

ASBMB Annual Meeting

April 6-10, 2019
Orlando, FL, USA

April, 2020

ASBMB Annual Meeting

April 4-8, 2020
San Diego, CA, USA