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.

Virtual Podium

online - weekly : Fridays 12 - 1:30 pm PST

Due to covid-19, many of us have been impacted by the cancellation of conferences. We are not only losing the opportunity to present our research, but a chance to connect with our community. Social distancing is a MUST, but we don't distance from science! We are now meeting online every week to discuss 5-minute lightning talks from researchers on  the science of mass spectrometry-based biology.
Submission for abstracts for all sessions is here 

Session 8: COVID-19 Viral Research (May 15th),

Session 9: Metabolomics (May 22nd),



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.

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