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.