Metabolomics Association of North America

2nd annual Canadian metabolomics conference

May 01-02, 2019

Canmore, AB

Program      Speakers         Venue

MANA endorses meetings of regional activities. The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC, Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian hub for metabolomics research and services, organizing an annual event to discuss trends and results in metabolomics.
The conference highlighted work by leading researchers, including new technologies and approaches for metabolomics research, and applications in various fields. The conference featured networking opportunities and a poster session designed for trainees to present their work. The Alberta Epigenetics Network offered trainee travel awards. The conference goal wa to highlight the exceptional metabolomics science that is being done in Canada and abroad, and foster Canada’s leadership role in the global research community.

 

Data processing software bootcamp

April 30-May 01, 2019

DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA

Metabolomics must become more standardized and harmonized so that we can compare results across studies. This bootcamp used XCMS, MZmine, MS-DIAL and CompoundDiscoverer on a accurate mass LC-MS/MS data set of 50 mouse samples to explore, under which sets of parameters all the software programs would yield the same metabolites as differentially regulated between groups of samples, and how many true positive mz-rt features were correctly found.

Results will be submitted for publication in Fall 2019, to be published in early 2020.

Early career members forum

June 2018

Metabolomics Society conference, Seattle, WA

MANA defines early career members as scientists in industry, government or academia with less than 10 years past their highest degree. Over 30 MANA early career members met to detail priorities and focus areas for the upcoming initiatives that MANA provides. In a separate reception, five early career members received MANA travel awards for their scientific excellence shown at this metabolomics conference.

Congratulations to the first group of MANA awardees: Jeremey Winders (Mississipi State U, USA),  Sandi Azab (McMaster U, Canada), Jacquelyn Walejko (U Florida, USA) , Mai Yamamoto (McMaster U, Canada), and Jun Zhou (U Georgia, USA)!

Forum of metabolomics cores

June 2018

Metabolomics Society Conference, Seattle, WA

MANA organized the first-ever meeting of staff and managers of metabolomics cores at the international Metabolomics Society conference. Currently, there are over 100 academic cores in North America providing advice, services and data to investigators who use metabolomics to understand biological mechanisms and processes. Needs and perspectives of these cores were discussed with respect to turnaround times, pricing, quality, standardization and harmonization of data, interpreting biological results, and use of untargeted versus targeted methods. Over 75 core staff members met at this forum and engaged in discussions with five panelists.

Quantum Chemistry and Computational Methods for Compound Identification

September 04, 2019            
University of California, Davis, CA

Non-targeted metabolomics and exposome research detects thousands of unidentified chemicals in biological samples. Speakers focus on different methods to annotate and characterize chemical structures.

First annual MANA metabolomics conference

November 15-17, 2019         
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

MANA's first all-topics, all-continent meeting.  The continent's best metabolomics, spread over 60+ oral presentations in two parallel tracks, hundreds of posters, early-career "lightning round" talks, and a special presentation by the MANA Young Investigator Award winner.

Abstract submission still accepted based on ad-hoc review for oral presentations
Abstract submission closes on November 01, 2019 for poster presentations

Registration is open !

Over two and a half days, we will have approximately 65 oral presentations of some of the most exciting and innovative work in the field, with sessions embracing all of the major subdisciplines... from computation to experiment, and from biomedical applications to plant studies to technology development. We have also allocated sessions in the main schedule for interest groups to gather to help shape the future of their own sub-disciplines and to make metabolomics a more vibrant, collaborative, and innovative discipline.

We have also put great emphasis on making this conference accessible for trainees and early-career scientists. Beyond the regular speaker slots occupied by early-career scientists, we will also have a session of “lightning round” oral presentations for the most innovative and exciting work from early-career scientists from the poster sessions.  There will also be multiple social and networking opportunities for early-career scientists.  On the more practical side, the low registration fee and cost of travel to Atlanta make it a perfect venue for a lab to send all of its trainees to delve deeper into the field.