This interest group is chaired & founded by Arpana Vaniya, Ph.D. First established in Nov 2019, WomiX had their first social mixer with ECM during the 1st annual MANA conference.

The WomiX committee includes Stephanie Bishop, Ph.D., Candice Z. Ulmer, Ph.D., Maryam Goudarzi, Ph.D., Alice Dalo, Christina Jones, Ph.D., Isin Tuna Sakallioglu, Ivana Blazenovic, Ph.D., and Susan Murch, Ph.D.

Mission Statement:

WomiX was established to promote the professional development and engagement of womxn in Metabolomics by creating a sense of community and providing opportunities for networking and mentorship. WomiX is committed to the advancement of womxn in Metabolomics.

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Upcoming Events:

  • Our last next IOS of 2021 titled "Ask anything from A to Z: How to improve your network" will be on Dec 13, 2021, from 12-1 pm CT for a virtual event with Ph.D. students who are either early, mid-level, or seniors as well as a postdoc to share their experiences in improving their network.
  • Our panelists include Eryn Matich (Uni. of Arkansas), Khyati Mehta (Uni. of Cincinnati), MaKayla Foster (NC State Uni.), and Suji Park (Organ State Uni.). Register here.


  • The deadline for nomination submission for the 2021 WomiX Mentorship Award is Dec 10, 2021. Submit nominations here!
  • Contribute to the WomiX RoundUP a monthly email shared between WomiX members to promote helpful tips, external events, job postings, etc.
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  • WomiX Mentorship Program 2022 is looking for mentors and mentees to participate. If you'd like to participate in your program 

Currently ongoing: None

Past Events:

  • WomiX Mentorship Program (Feb-December 2021)
  • WomiX Women's Week to Celebrate Women's History Month (March 8th-12th)
    • Networking Event (March 12, 2021)
  • Images of Success Seminar Series:
    • Feb 17, 2021 on "Academia to Industry."
    • Apr 23, 2021 on "The good, the bad, and the ugly of working in a metabolomics core"
    • Jun 25, 2021 on “Ask anything from A to Z: Ph.D. students from metabolomics labs.”
    • Aug 25, 2021 on “Tackling the Seen and Unforeseen Challenges of Publishing”
    • Oct 19, 2021 on "Best Practices for Effective Science Communication"