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1–30 November 2018 4th International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry


The aim of the Conference is to gather researchers from all over the world and encourage discussions on any scientific field related to drug discovery and development. By posting presentations, videos, or posters disclosing your recent outstanding results, take advantage of the Conference to promote your work among thousands of your peers. Participation, as an author or a visitor, is ABSOLUTELY FREE; simply register on the home page.

15–30 November 2018 The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics

Electronic conference (Online)

The conference will be held online from 15–30 November 2018, enabling you to present your latest research to the scientific community and to have the opportunity to participate in fruitful exchanges of information with academic and industrial groups from all over the world. It is absolutely free of charge to participate as an author or a visitor; all you need to do is create an account on the home page. After the conference, the authors are also welcome to submit an extended version of the proceeding papers to the Special Issue of Journal Metabolites with 20% discount of the APC charges.

28–30 November 2018 The 4th Australian Lipid Meeting

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

The 4th Australian Lipid Meeting aims to bring together lipid researchers from different fields to discuss their work, current technology, and facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Offering a broad scope of topics, we hope to attract biochemists, nutritionists and dieticians, clinicians, analytical chemists, physiologists and cell biologists; help to encourage cross-disciplinary research; and continue to build on the current momentum of lipid research in Australia.

16–17 January 2019 Advances at the interface between metabolism and epigenetics

Cambridge, UK

This meeting will focus on how metabolism can directly affect epigenetic regulation, and vice versa. It will bring together leading experts and newcomers to the field, to provide an important forum for fostering new ideas and collaborations. The landscape of epigenetic modifications in any cell type is a snapshot of its metabolic status, since all modifications use metabolic intermediates as substrates or co-factors for chromatin-modifying enzymes. Interconnected questions at the frontiers of the fields of metabolism and epigenetics will be addressed: what are the molecular connections between metabolism and chromatin modifications, and how does dysfunction of these processes result in various diseases? What are the metabolic signals for relaying the cytoplasmic signalling to chromatin remodelling? How do cells sense and respond to environmental cues (e.g. nutrition) through epigenetic modifications, and what are the consequences for cellular metabolism? How does the differential use of epigenetic modifications regulate gene expression as a response to metabolic changes and differentiation programmes?

15–17 May 2019 2nd Molecules Medicinal Chemistry Symposium – Facing Novel Challenges in Drug Discovery

Barcelona, Spain

It is with great pleasure that I announce the 2nd Molecules Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (MMCS): Facing Novel Challenges in Drug Discovery to be held in Barcelona, Spain, 15–17 May 2019.
Encouraged by the great success of the initial small-format monographic MMCS2017, the three-day MMCS2019 will grow naturally by addressing a larger audience and essentially all topics of medicinal chemistry. The MMCS2019 will be organized into a number of thematic sessions on medicinal chemistry of particularly challenging diseases, novel and revisited drug discovery approaches, and medicinal chemistry stories about recently implemented projects in any area not covered in the other sessions, from target and hit identification to hit-to-lead optimization, tuning of physicochemical and pharmacokinetic properties, preclinical and clinical development, etc.

24–28 June 2018 Metabolomics 2018

Seattle, Washington, USA

We are delighted to invite you to the 14th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, which will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA June 24-28, 2018, at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. The Convention Center boasts award winning catering, nearby accommodations and dining options within easy walking distance, direct air connections to major cities worldwide and excellent local transportation. Seattle, in addition to being situated in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, is a major hub for science and technology, and is home to more than 25 research institutions and many major companies with global reach.

The conference has an overall goal of Making Connections, with major scientific themes of systems biology, big data, technology advances, precision medicine and translational science, plant metabolomics, the microbiome, and the exposome, including environmental and nutritional metabolomics. In addition, the conference will provide a number of networking opportunities to help establish connections for early career scientists, metabolomics scientists across the Pacific Rim as well as globally.

Metabolomics Association of North America (MANA) travel grants

The first MANA event is planned in conjunction with the Metabolomics Society conference, Seattle, Washington, USA, June 2018. The West Coast Metabolomics Center (UC Davis) and a MANA board member sponsor six MANA travel grants to the Metabolomics Society conference at $500 each for MANA members.  Please, apply by email to latest by March 15, 2018, attaching a single PDF file with your academic biosketch, reasons why you will need travel support, and the abstract of the presentation you would like to give at the Metabolomics Society conference. No restrictions, any MANA member can apply. Winners will be selected by the MANA board by April 15, 2018.

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29 July–2 August 2018 HPLC 2018

Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC USA

Leading the Way to Ensure the Separation Sciences Remain a Powerful Analytical Tool
Are you interested in mass spectrometry, chromatography, or electrophoresis? Are you solving complex analytical problems? Are you looking for a conference with strong scientific content, a robust program, presentations by world renowned experts, lectures by young scientists, courses offering great training opportunities, tutorials, panel discussions, vendor technical workshops, best poster competition, and a major exposition showcasing new product launches and innovative products? Mark your calendar to attend HPLC 2018 Washington, DC, the largest, most recognized international conference in the world devoted to advances in separation technologies!

12–15 February 2012 4th International Conference on Drug Discovery and Therapy

Dubai, UAE

This unique international conference provides a platform for all pharmaceutical scientists, internists and primary care physicians to discuss and learn about all the important international breakthrough developments in drug discovery and on new therapeutics.

This conference organized by Eureka Science with the support of the Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, focuses on the interdisciplinary fields of drug discovery, drug therapy and translational medicine.

After the overwhelming success of the previous conferences held in Dubai in February 2008, 2010 and 2011 (where many Nobel Laureates attended), the fourth conference promises to be a much larger event with over 500 talks delivered and 36 thematic sessions with poster presentations and an associated commercial exhibition.

Throughout the course of the four day conference, you will have the opportunity to both network and hear leaders from the international pharmaceutical, academic and clinical communities.

10–12 May 2017 2017 Annual CSPS/CC-CRS Symposium

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Montreal, Quebec

The Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences will host its 20th Annual Symposium, in a joint conference with Canadian Chapter of Controlled Release Society, opening with Industry Day: Innovation and Development of Modern Pharmaceuticals, at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May, 10, and showcasing innovative biotech companies within the Montreal area, along with a panel discussion. Two days of scientific sessions follow, along with poster presentations, exhibitors, welcome reception, gala & awards dinner.

The meeting will be of interest to pharmaceutical scientists and researchers, educators, members of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, policy-makers, biomedical, chemical and materials engineers, graduate students and postdocs.

For further information and to register, visit the CSPS Symposium page at:

17–18 May 2017 Conference on Food and Nutritional Metabolomics for Health

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

The Ohio State University’s Foods for Health Discovery Theme will host its inaugural Conference on Food and Nutritional Metabolomics in conjunction with the 14th Annual Ohio Mass Spectrometry Symposium on 17–18 May, 2017.

Academic and industrial researchers will present findings, share information, and spark new collaborations in the rapidly advancing fields of metabolomics and mass spectrometry. The conference agenda includes keynote speakers (Dr. Gary Patti of Washington University in St. Louis and Dr. Robert Gerszten of Harvard University), invited speakers (including Ohio State's Dr. Rafael Bruschweiler, Dr. Devin Peterson, and Dr. Ewy Mathé), and oral and poster presentations in the following topic areas:

  • Metabolomics technology as a tool to determine dietary impact on metabolic phenotypes as related to health
  • Food chemistry
  • Food quality and flavor
  • Proteomics
  • Nucleic acids
  • Bioinformatics
  • Recent advances in mass spectrometric instrumentation and analyses

An evening reception and opportunities for industry-academic discussions will foster networking.

The conference will be preceded by An Introduction to Metabolomics, a compelling workshop presented by OSU experts on the basic principles and applications of metabolomics technology.

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24–27 May 2017 New Trends in Carbonic Anhydrases' Research

Montecatini Terme, Italy

New Trends in Carbonic Anhydrases' Research will take place on May 24–27th in Montecatini Terme (Italy).
The programme of the conference includes lectures from some of the most distinguished scientists from all over the world, working on various aspects of CA research. A balance between the consolidated, well-known contributors to the field, as well as the “new entries” who produced important, break-through discoveries in the last years will be considered from the organizers when inviting the speakers. A large number of posters will be also presented, considering the fact that only a limited number of speakers could be invited, due to time and space limits. The main topics, as usually will focus on:
1) Comparative aspects of new CA families and isozymes
2) Regulation of expression of CA isoforms and their physiologic consequences
3) CAs as drug and diagnostic targets
4) Roles of CAs in diseases
5) CAs in plants, bacteria, corals and other organisms

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25–29 June 2017 ANZMET 2017

Brisbane, Australia

ANZMET 2017 will be taking place at the Metabolomics Conference 2017 in Brisbane, Australia between 25-29 June 2017. It is a peer-driven event aimed at fostering an all-inclusive, engaging and rich interpersonal process. The program features a blend of roundtable discussions and peer sessions. ANZMET is a platform designed to stimulate collaboration and innovation in metabolomics across private and government sectors by open engagement of all metabolomics researchers and institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand.

26–29 June 2017 Metabolomics 2017

Brisbane, Australia

We invite you to attend Metabolomics 2017, an exciting scientific program comprising 27 oral sessions, 5 plenaries, 4 poster sessions, sponsored luncheons, as well as several keynote lectures and workshops. We will continue the successful tradition of satellite workshops to the conference in the afternoon of Sunday 25th June and the morning of Monday 26th June. Additionally, we have planned a range of social activities, including a welcome reception, an early-career researcher mixer and a conference dinner in the iconic BCEC Plaza Ballroom to give you a true Aussie-style experience.

The conference has the theme of “Building Bridges” and under this banner extends its reach to the systems biology/genome-scale modelling community, as well as to the analytical chemistry/natural products chemistry community. In addition, the program features thematic streams for advancing the field, for food and environmental metabolomics, and for health and wellness. In addition, a deeper engagement between researchers within the Asia Pacific region is a natural focus for a conference held in Brisbane to promote metabolomics research, build and strengthen networks in the region.

Brisbane is the ideal opportunity for delegates to enjoy a microcosm of Australia’s iconic experiences. World heritage listed rainforests, amazing beaches, islands, wineries and the internationally famous Australia Zoo—home of the crocodile hunter—are all easily accessible within an hour of the city. You can even do day trips to the Barrier Reef from Brisbane.

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee and the Metabolomics Society Board we are excited to once again invite you to Metabolomics 2017—we are looking forward to welcoming you down under!

21–25 July 2017 ISMB/ECCB 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

ISMB-ECCB 2017 will enable intensified community involvement and bolster its reputation as the leading conference in the field, with the strongest scientific and technical program that showcases the best international developments in bioinformatics and computational biology.

2–3 November 2017 5th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA

San Diego, CA, USA

This two-day, interactive meeting, will provide the opportunity to
examine the latest research into microbial communities with a focus on
translation to therapeutics. Across two separate tracks, key topics such
as commercialization, venture capital, and R&D, both inside and outside
the gut, will be covered.

In addition, there will be an exhibition room, expert-led roundtable
debates and interactive panel discussions, providing numerous
opportunities to network and form partnerships.

To see the full list of topics and speakers, visit:

11–13 December 2017 MetaboMeeting 2017

University of Birmingham, UK

The Metabolic Profiling Forum is delighted to announce the 10th Metabomeeting which is to be held at the University of Birmingham in the UK on the 11-13th December 2017.

The meeting will bring together research scientists and practitioners from all areas of application and development of metabolic profiling, covering a wide range of experience from early career scientists to experts from throughout the international metabolomics field.

MetaboMeeting 2017 continues to highlight the work of its attendees through both oral platform presentation and poster sessions.

The deadline for oral presentation abstracts extended to 13th September 2017

The deadline for poster abstracts is 1st October 2017.

7–9 March 2018 7th International Singapore Lipid Symposium

National University of Singapore

Organizer: Prof. Markus R Wenk

The Singapore Lipid Symposium (biennial, since 2006) has rapidly evolved into a key event to keep up to date for novel developments in lipidomics in Asia Pacific. Based on past experience, we are expecting participation of approximately 150-200 from around the world and representation from a wide range of areas in the life sciences across academia and industry.

11–15 March 2018 European Mass Spectrometry Conference (EMSC) 2018

Saarbrücken, Germany

The French (SFSM) and German (DGMS) mass spectrometry societies have the pleasure to invite you to the European Mass Spectrometry Conference (EMSC) in Saarbrücken, Germany between 11-15 March 2018. The EMSC incorporates the 35th SFSM and the 51st DGMS annual MS conferences. The EMSC provides several short courses, 12 plenary lectures, 18 sessions of contributed talks plus poster session and vendor exhibition.

Frédéric Aubriet, Vincent Carré and Dietrich Volmer, Conference Chairs

16–17 May 2018 2nd Annual Ohio Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Symposium

The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA

The 2018 Ohio Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Symposium will be held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on May 16-17, 2018. This 2-day joint meeting of the 2nd Annual Conference on Food and Nutritional Metabolomics and 15th Annual Ohio Mass Spectrometry Symposium will again be hosted by Ohio State's Foods for Health initiative. The symposium will provide an opportunity for academic and industrial researchers to present their findings, share information, discuss research challenges with colleagues, and spark new collaborations in the rapidly advancing fields of metabolomics and mass spectrometry, with plenary sessions in Food and Nutritional Metabolomics, Multi-omics for Health, Advances in Mass Spectrometry, and NMR- and MS-based Metabolomics. Visit for more information and to register.

22–25 May 2018 2018 CSPS Symposium — A joint conference with CC-CRS and CSPT

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, ON, Canada

The Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS) will host its 21st Annual Symposium in a joint conference with Canadian Society of Pharmacology & Therapeutics (CSPT) and Canadian Chapter of Controlled Release Society (CC-CRS).

The conference opens with Industry Day: Innovation and Management of Modern Pharmaceuticals, and will showcase MaRS, JLABs, and presentations by innovative biotech companies. Two and a half days of scientific sessions follow, along with poster presentations, exhibitors, welcome reception, gala & awards dinner.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS: Immuno-Oncology, Translational Medicine, Regulatory Reforms, Knowledge Translation, Opioid Crisis, Cannabinoids, Crossing Biological Membranes, Innovative Biomaterials for Drug Delivery, Stem Cell & CRISPR-Mediated Gene Modifications, Microbiomes, Pharmacogenomic Implementation, Drug Therapy in Children.

The meeting will be of interest to pharmaceutical scientists and researchers, educators, members of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, policy-makers, biomedical, chemical and materials engineers, clinicians, graduate students.

For further information and to register, visit 'Symposium' at:

30 May–1 June 2018 IPG 2018

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

The Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) at the University of Missouri will hold its 35th Annual Symposium from May 30 – June 1, 2018. The theme of this year's meeting is "Advances in Plant Metabolism," a nod to the original theme and goals of the IPG Symposium as established by Doug Randall. As in past years, we are bringing together an outstanding, international group of researchers to discuss many current aspects of plant metabolism and regulation. The symposium will be held in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri.

18–22 June 2018 MU Metabolomics Workshop

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

Learn how to collect metabolite profiles of your samples using gas and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GCMS & LCMS) in this 5-day workshop. Hands-on training focused on sample preparation, sample derivatization, data acquisition, and data processing will take place Mon through Thurs. Friday will be a symposium highlighting current metabolomics research.

24–28 June 2018 Metabolic Engineering 12

The Westin Grand Munich, Munich, Germany

The Metabolic Engineering Conference is the world-leading conference to share premium developments and achievements in the field. The theme of this year's conference is systems metabolic engineering for superior bio-production.

27–30 June 2018 The 11th International Conference on Carbonic Anhydrases

Bucharest, Romania

The 11th International Conference on Carbonic Anhydrases, will be held in Bucharest, Romania, in June 27-30 this year. The event which takes place each three years brings together scientists from all over the world working on this fascinating enzyme, from chemists to molecular biologists and medical doctors, from specialist in X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry to those involved in drug design, pharmacology and clinical trials. Clinicians working with carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and activators also attend this meeting. Thus, if you need an update on the many aspects of carbonic anhydrase research this is the right place to be.

8–11 July 2018 4th Congress on Steroid Research

Seoul, Korea

We are pleased to invite you to the congress on steroid research (CSR 2018), which will be held in Seoul/Korea. The CSR is a dedicated meeting for the information exchange among basic and clinical scientists over the world, and the scientific program covers all aspects of fundamental and biomedical topics.

We will once again address state-of-the-art approaches in the molecular basis of steroid-related common human diseases, this time with sessions on cancer, signal transduction, steroid metabolism, endocrine disruptors, vitamin D, drug development, and steroid profiling in disease. The meeting will reflect the interdisciplinary nature of steroid research, involving aspects of analytics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and bioinformatics.

23 July–3 August 2018 2018 5th Annual RCSIRM Metabolomics Symposium and Workshop

University of Kentucky

Organizers: Prof. Teresa W-M. Fan, Richard M. Higashi, Andrew N. Lane & Hunter N.B, Moseley.

As a U24-funded Regional Metabolomics Center, we hold an annual U24 Symposium and hands-on Workshop at UKY. The one-day Symposium presents cutting edge metabolism-based research, preferably translational, by leaders in the field to showcase metabolomics approaches for understanding the metabolic underpinnings of disease. Based on past experience, we are expecting participation of approximately 15 researchers at the Workshop 100-150 participants at the Symposium from around the world with representation from a wide range of areas in the life sciences.

The Hand-On Workshop will be from July 23 – August 3, 2018

The One Day Symposium will be on Monday July 30, 2018

26–31 August 2018 The 22nd International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC) 2018

Florence, Italy

IMSC 2018 will be held in Florence (Italy), one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The conference is organized with short courses, oral and poster sessions, workshops, awards, commercial exhibition, social program. It covers all aspects of mass spectrometry, from fundamentals to instrumentation, methods and applications in life sciences, food and beverage, organic and inorganic MS.

Novelties for this edition: five sessions devoted to the characterization of food and beverage, a child day care facility, a number of fellowships and travel grants for young investigators, and a wide number of rooms in the University residences at a very convenient price.

IMSC 2018 will be an useful occasion to enjoy science, network and meet old friends or new colleagues, to get new ideas for your job, for establishing new collaborations, starting new projects,... in the unique charm, amazing history and culture of Florence!

All you are kindly invited to IMSC2018, a memorable scientific and cultural experience!

26–28 August 2018 1st Nordic Metabolomics Conference

Örebro, Sweden

Welcome to the 1st Nordic Metabolomics Conference, which is the inaugural annual meeting of the newly established Nordic Metabolomics Society. The conference aims to highlight and discuss the latest metabolomics research in the Nordic countries and abroad. The meeting will start with a welcome reception in the evening of Sunday, August 26th and end in the afternoon of August 28th. Over 15 travel awards will be available for young scientists.

30 August–1 September 2018 ANZMET Conference

University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

The ANZMET conference is designed from conception as a community-owned event and provides a facilitated networking experience where (1) attendees learn on the first day of each others interests, experience, scientific background, collaboration opportunities and other avenues for outreach (The Round-table Discussion); (2) an open-forum format for rich discourse on spontaneous peer-selected topics (The Peer Session); (3) the delivery of critical updates in the field (Traditional Presentations) and (4) the tailored and vital exposure of young scientists to the wider research community (Rapid-fire Postgraduate Presentation Sessions).

The essence of any conference lies in community-building. A meaningful conference is a safe, supportive and open environment aimed at fostering growth, awareness and learning – and should be attendee-driven. These are the key ingredients for ‘re-engineering the traditional conference’ and are the basis and inspiration behind developing ANZMET as the first peer-driven scientific conference in Australia and New Zealand.

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9–12 September 2018 MOVISS Bio & Data

Vorau, Austria

MOVISS – the "Mountain Village Science Series" takes place in Vorau, Austria (Sep 9-12, 2018). MOVISS is different to the usual conferences. It is designed as a small, problem-driven meeting, full of discussions and questions about how to deal with metabolomics data reasonably. In this way, we hope to constructively engage some of the greatest minds collaboratively on solving some of the challenges of the metabolomics and bioinformatics community. Together with hiking tours and social program, MOVISS is planned to be friendly and relaxing meeting for scientists interested in the fields of metabolomics and statistics.

16–19 September 2018 SMASH 2018

Sheraton Downton, Philadelphia, USA

SMASH is THE scientific meeting to meet the world's leading academics and industrialists in small molecule NMR research and applications. If you want to learn the latest NMR methods, find new applications for the technology or meet the movers and shakers in the field, SMASH is the place to do it. This year’s conference will be held at the Sheraton Downtown, Philadelphia, USA from Sunday 16th through Wednesday 19th, September 2018.

19–20 September 2018 Benelux Metabolomics Days 2018

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

On September 19 & 20, 2018 the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre will organise the Benelux Metabolomics Days 2018 to bring together the Metabolomics community in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The meeting will be held in the Engels Conference Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The 2-day meeting will feature lectures by invited speakers, presentations selected via abstract submission, networking breaks, a conference dinner and poster sessions. The conference will focus on the latest developments in metabolomics technologies and the applications thereof in biomedical, nutrition, agri and food, industrial biotech.

21–26 September 2018 First International Conference on Precision Nutrition and Metabolism in Public Health and Medicine

Chania, Crete, Greece

This 4-day meeting brings together experts in nutrition, metabolomics, systems biology, and computer science who otherwise would not interact to advance our fundamental understanding of biological networks, their dynamics, changes with age and interactions with nutrients. Importantly, this meeting will also encourage future research to identify next generation biomarkers for assessment of nutrient needs in health and disease.

18–20 October 2018 The 7th International Conference on Natural Products

Gyeongju, Korea

On 18-20 October 2018, the Asian Society of Nature Products (ASNP) will host the NATPRO7 conference in Gyeongju, Korea. The first NATPRO conference organized by Professor Maitree Suttajit at Mahasarakham University Thailand in 2005. After NATPRO6, a group of scientists decided to continue this international conference at the global level and organized by an international society, ASNP. This biennial natural products conference will be a platform to enhance networking with natural products experts form the industry, governmental sections, and the universities from all around the globe.

10–11 November 2010 smi conferences - Emerging Therapeutic Strategies for Metabolic Disorders

Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, United Kingdom.

As levels of obesity in the developed world continue to rise, more effective treatments for diabetes and cardiovascular disease are in high demand. SMi's conference on Emerging Therapeutic Strategies for Metabolic Disorders will present the pharmaceutical industry with a review of recent developments along with insights into new avenues of research.

This event will approach the subject of metabolic disorders and metabolic syndrome from many different angles. The therapeutic application of metabolic inhibitors, pharmacotherapy for obesity, immune therapy in type I diabetes and receptor agonists are just some of the topics being covered. Speakers will include industry leaders and academic experts from prominent organisations and renowned universities throughout Europe.

22–27 November 2010 8th International Workshop on Sulfur Metabolism in Higher Plants

The University of Melbourne - Creswick Campus, Water Street, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia

The 8th International Workshop on Sulfur Metabolism in Higher Plants entitled "Sulfur Metabolism in Plants: Mechanisms and Application to Food Security and Responses to Climate Change" will jointly be organized by the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne, Creswick, Australia and the Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, The Netherlands and will be held at The University of Melbourne - Creswick Campus, Water Street, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia, November 22 - 27, 2010.

The aim of the International Plant Sulfur Workshop series is to bring together scientists from various disciplines in Plant Sulfur Research in order to discuss, to integrate and to further strengthening research on "Managing Sulfur Metabolism in Plants", "Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems" and "Food Security, Quality and Safety". The workshops are focused on post genomic technologies and plant sulfur nutrition, engineering quality, cross-talk of metabolic pathways interacting with sulfur, managing sulfur nutrition, diagnosing sulfur deficiency, sulfur in plants and stress responses, push-pull regulation of sulfur assimilation pathways, (global) regulators of sulfur metabolism, interaction between sulfur and nitrogen metabolism.

6–13 March 2011 Primary Care Update: Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity - 7-Night Caribbean Cruise Conference from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

7-Night Caribbean Cruise Conference from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

The purpose of this CME activity is to equip healthcare practitioners with evidence based strategies to use in clinical practice for managing obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome.

Objectives: “At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
• List the health benefits of modest weight loss.
• Discuss the genetic influence on obesity.
• Recognize the role of adipose tissue in energy storage and expenditure.
• Discuss the role of pharmacotherapy in the management of obesity.
• Develop individualized weight-management plans for patients.
• Describe strategies for staying involved in the long-term management and follow-up of obese patients.
• Identify therapeutic and lifestyle interventions to avoid onset of metabolic syndrome in children and adults.
• Discuss medical/legal considerations in the management of the obese patient.
• Describe the assessment, diagnosis, and management of depression and sleep apnea.
• Discuss strategies for weight management in:
• The obese postmenopausal patient.
• The obese diabetic patient.

Conference Sessions generally take place during the days at sea (as cruise itinerary allows) to avoid conflicts with Ports of Call or evening entertainment.

1–5 April 2011 Keystone Symposia - Metabolic Responses to Extreme Conditions

Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana

Animals face a number of extreme stressors to which they must respond. Generally researchers have focused on responses to particular stressful situations, and hence research communities have grown up around these specialized areas. The aim of this meeting is to draw together several of these research communities in a unique interdisciplinary meeting. The aim of bringing such communities together is to allow researchers to explore parallel responses of animals to rather different ‘extremes’. We hope this will allow the emergence of common themes and provide an opportunity for researchers to interact with others outside their main areas of interest.

26–30 June 2011 Metabolomics 2011 - 7th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society

Cairns, Australia


- Biomarkers & Medicine
- Plants & Crops
- Health & nutrition
- Microbes & Environment
- Metabolic flux & Metabolic Engineering
- Novel Technologies & Informatics
- Future Directions

26–27 July 2011 Drug Discovery Global Summit

London, UK

Join your peers and colleagues at the Drug Discovery Conference London UK.

The objective of this conference is to provide communication, education and networking opportunities for scientists engaged in drug discovery whether in academia, biotech or industry.

Attendees will hear world-class speakers discussing the challenges and opportunities within the drug discovery field.

4–7 September 2011 HUPO 2011 - 10th Annual World Congress


On behalf of the Organizing committee, we are delighted to welcome you to Geneva,
Switzerland, for the combined HUPO 10th Annual World Congress, 5th EuPA Annual Scientific
Meeting and the 8th SPS scientific meeting.

The Scientific Program will focus on Translational Proteomics. We are confident that you will
enjoy the Scientific Program of this upcoming International World Congress. We look forward
to seeing you in this small, yet international and sophisticated place in September 2011.

25–28 September 2011 metabomeeting 2011

Helsinki, Finland

The Metabolic Profiling Forum (MPF) is pleased to announce Metabomeeting 2011, to be held in collaboration with the VTT Research Centre of Finland at the Helsinki Congress Paasitorni. The conference centre is located in Siltasaari, in the heart of Helsinki, on the shore-front and next to the Hakaniemi market

The MPF is also pleased to be organising Metabomeeting 2011 in conjunction with the inaugural Nordic Metabolomics meeting, which for this first meeting will be focusing on the latest developments/enhancements in data analysis and modelling.

4–5 November 2011 APCMS 2011

Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Vision of APCMS

To establish a community of Asia Pacific clinicians to guide and improve understanding, prevention, treatment and outcomes of the metabolic syndrome.


  • To bring together experts to address current issues on the metabolic syndrome from Australasia and Asia on a yearly basis at alternating regional locations.
  • To provide both scientific and clinical developments, showcasing research finding and best practice approaches for the Asian community.
  • To provide latest updates in state-of-the-art techniques in etiology, prevention and multidisciplinary care (diabetology, cardiology, general practice nursing care).
  • To provide a platform for continuous exchange among the medical community in Asia.
  • To provide a networking opportunity for clinical researchers, clinicians and the pharmaceutical companies.
  • Bring together the plethora of information on this multi-factorial condition to provide the latest views on best practice management based on the latest research.
  • Practical approaches and open and interactive environment between colleagues and experts.

20–22 February 2012 International Conference on Metabolomics & Systems Biology

San Francisco, USA

OMICS Group continuously seek partnerships with scientific and research organizations, development agencies, universities, private sector, non-government organizations, private foundation and other entities interested in joining us to further our scientific efforts, promote development-oriented research, extend our reach and foster synergy.

OMICS Group has an enhanced and highlighted feature of Scientific Partnerships. It provides an electronic communication between the scientists/researchers, academicians and OMICS Group Journal’s Editorial Board Members.

In order to ensure, we seek to establish partnerships with keen Organizations to explore solutions to the world's Clinical Research challenges.

21–23 February 2012 International Scientific Conference on Bacteriocins and Antimicrobial Peptides – BAMP2012

Kosice, Slovakia

The scientific programme will focus on current advances in the science and research of bacteriocins and antimicrobial peptides.

At BAMP2012 leading scientists from industry and academia will present and discuss current advances in the research of bacteriocins and antimicrobial peptides. Key themes will be isolation, characterization, mechanism-of-action, food, clinical and veterinary applications of novel or already characterized bacteriocins produced by lactic or non-lactic acid bacteria.

Further to its scientific content, BAMP2012 is a networking event, a unique opportunity to meet those who are worldwide involved with basic research or application development of bacteriocins and antimicrobial peptides. Initiation of cross-border co-operations between scientists and institutions will be also facilitated.

The language of the conference is English.


National University of Singapore

Once viewed simply as a reservoir for carbon storage, lipids are no longer cast as bystanders in the drama of biological systems. The emerging field of lipidomics is driven by technology, most notably mass spectrometry, but also by complementary approaches for the detection and characterization of lipids and their biosynthetic enzymes in living cells. The development of these integrated tools promises to greatly advance our understanding of the diverse biological roles of lipids.
The aim of the symposium is to spur this process by bringing together investigators with diverse backgrounds in lipid research.
Leading scientists from around the world will present their latest research advances in a workshop-style forum.

21 March 2012 Carbohydrate Analysis and Glycomics: Where Next?

London, UK

This workshop is the fourth of a series entitled "Analytical Tools for the Life Sciences", a collaborative project between the Biochemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. The workshop aims to bring together life sciences researchers that work at the interface between biology and chemistry to discuss problems and facilitate collaborations.

The programme will feature speakers using a range of techniques and there will be plenty of networking opportunities. The workshop will be suitable for researchers in biology and the wider life sciences and will also be of interest to chemists studying this topic

11–13 April 2012 ICDM 2012 : International Conference on Diabetes and Metabolism

Venice, Italy

The VIII. International Conference on Diabetes and Metabolism aims to bring together academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Diabetes and Metabolism, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

16–20 May 2012 MSDA 2012: 8th Metabolic Syndrome, Type II Diabetes and Atheroclerosis Congress 2012

Marrakech, Morocco

The MSDA (Metabolic Syndrome, Type II Diabetes and Atherosclerosis) Congress is an international scientific event which is organized every year. This meeting covers every item from evolution to definition, from basic research to the latest therapeutic managements and prevention.

17–22 June 2012 Lipoprotein Metabolism

Waterville Valley, NH, USA

The Gordon Research Conference on Lipoprotein Metabolism is one of the longest standing conferences in the 80 year history of the GRC.

The program for the 2012 Conference on Lipoprotein Metabolism will communicate new and exciting advances in the field and will bring together a range of established investigators, new investigators, and trainees from around the world to present and discuss a spectrum of topics related to new developments in lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, particularly in those areas that impact upon human disease.

25–28 June 2012 2012 International Conference of the Metabolomics Society

Washington, DC, USA

The annual meeting of the Metabolomics Society brings together metabolomics researchers from around the world to discuss their most recent achievements as they work to harness the power of metabolomics. Gathering together in a hospitable venue is key to developing the collegial interactions that can build a successful community that advances together.

The 2012 meeting promises a program full of practical workshops and parallel sessions covering the broad range of biological and technological metabolomics topics as well as providing rich opportunities for networking.

26–30 June 2012 16th International Congress on Renal Nutrition and Metabolism (ICRNM)

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

The Congress is dedicated to disseminating the latest scientific advances in the field of renal nutrition and metabolism as they relate to patients with kidney diseases including chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney injury (AKI).

Sessions will cover a wide range of contemporary topics that are relevant to nephrologists, dietitians, internists, nutritionists, dialysis nurses and technicians, pharmacists and pharmacologists, researchers, clinicians allied health care professionals and industry affiliates.

28 June–2 July 2012 Banff Conference on Plant Metabolism

Banff, Alberta, Canada

The Banff Conference on Plant Metabolism will bring together an international group of scientists working in diverse areas of general and specialized plant metabolism. Major topics covered at the conference will include: plant lipids, metabolite transport, systems biology, terpenoid diversity, carbohydrates & cell walls, metabolic evolution and plant hormones.

29 July–3 August 2012 2012 FASEB Summer Research Conference on Liver Growth, Injury and Metabolism: Basic and Applied Biology

Snowmass Village, CO, USA

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) was originally created by three independent scientific organizations to provide a forum in which to hold educational meetings, develop publications, and disseminate biological research results. What started as a small group of dedicated scientists has grown to be the nation’s largest coalition of biomedical researchers, representing 24 scientific societies and over 100,000 researchers from around the world. FASEB is now recognized as the policy voice of biological and biomedical researchers.

5–10 August 2012 Molecular Basis of Microbial One-Carbon Metabolism

Lewiston, ME, USA

One-carbon (C1) compounds play a central role in microbial metabolism. C1 compounds include methane, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and methanol as well as coenzyme-bound one-carbon compounds. They are of broad global importance because several of these (e.g., methane) are important energy sources, some (e.g., carbon dioxide and methane) are potent greenhouse gases, and others (e.g., dichloromethane) are xenobiotics. C1 compounds are central in pathways of energy metabolism and carbon fixation by microorganisms and many are of industrial interest. The 2012 Gordon Conference will present and discuss cutting-edge research in the field of microbial metabolism of C1 compounds. The conference will feature the roles and application of C1 metabolism in natural and synthetic systems at scales from molecules to ecosystems. The conference will stress molecular aspects of the unique metabolism exhibited by autotrophic bacteria, methanogens, methylotrophs, aerobic and anaerobic methanotrophs, and acetogens. Complementary perspectives will be provided by leading scientists in biochemistry, general microbiology, molecular biology, ecology, systems- and synthetic biology.

The Conference will bring together investigators who are at the forefront of their field, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. In addition, some poster presenters will be selected to give short talks in the different sessions. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with extensive discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an ideal setting for scientists from different disciplines to exchange ideas, brainstorm and discuss cross-disciplinary collaborations.

12–17 August 2012 Brain Energy Metabolism & Blood Flow

Waterville, ME, USA

Brain blood flow and metabolism are vital to the normal mammalian nervous system and provides the basis for functional imaging. Over the last decade, dramatic progress has been made in molecular biology, biophysics and genetics that impact our understanding of brain energy metabolism, neural organization, cell signaling and vascular regulation. In addition, new technologies have emerged to measure blood flow and metabolism with high spatial and temporal resolution. The stage is set to use the methodological progress to address fundamental issues related to the organization of brain function, blood flow and metabolic activity. We anticipate that progress in this field will drive new discoveries in the experimental and clinical neurosciences and impact diagnosis and treatment of stroke and other neurodegenerative disorder. The biannual Gordon Research Conference is devoted to presentations of frontline research of brain metabolism, cell signaling, cell-cell interactions and vascular regulation in the normal and injured brain. The conference is a unique opportunity for experts and newcomers alike to exchange state-of-the-art advances in methodology and concepts, as well as outline promising avenues for collaborative research. For the 5th GRC on Brain Energy Metabolism and Blood Flow, the overall general theme turns around oxygen, blood flow and mitochondria in normal and pathological brain function.

23–29 August 2012 FEBS Workshop Lipids: From Lipidomics to Disease and Green Energy

Spetses Island, Greece

This workshop is a succession of a series successful workshops, which is intended to provide an international venue to train young lipid researchers and bring them together with frontier lipid scientists from all over the world.

23–25 August 2012 Regulation of Protein Trafficking and Function by Palmitoylation

Oxford, UK

The post-translational modification of proteins by palmitoylation has emerged as a highly versatile mechanism for regulating the trafficking, membrane micro-localisation and function of diverse protein families. This meeting will focus on the most recent breakthroughs in palmitoylation research.

4–9 September 2012 53rd International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids

Banff, Canada

Main Topics:

  • Triacylglycerol metabolism
  • Obesity
  • Lipid transport
  • Lipid support of protein insertion, transport and translocation
  • Lipid associated diseases
  • Lipid involvement in vesicular transport
  • Cholesterol/lipoprotein metabolism
  • Phospholipid/sphingolipid metabolism

24–26 September 2012 3rd World Congress on Diabetes & Metabolism

Hyderabad, India

The 2nd World Congress on Diabetes and Metabolism was held at Philadelphia in December-2011. The main theme of the conference was “Advances in treatment of Diabetes”. This witnessed a multitude of researchers, Diabetic experts, Endocrinologists, nutritionists converging at a common platform sharing new concepts and proposing new approaches in treating diabetes. The conference highlighted on the severity of Diabetes in different ethnic backgrounds, effect of usage of cell phones in diabetes and antibiotic activity of camel milk in diabetes. Resolutions to curb and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle was given a stress.

27 January–1 February 2013 Plant Lipids: Structure, Metabolism & Function

Galveston, TX, USA

The third Gordon Research Conference on "Plant Lipids: Structure, Metabolism, and Function" promises to be an exciting event where the latest research on plant lipids is presented and discussed. For the first time, the conference will be preceded by aGordon Research Seminar on Plant Lipids, providing excellent opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to share research, to develop research and social networks in a supportive environment, and to discuss careers and mentoring. We encourage young scientists to participate in the Gordon Research Seminar, and we encourage broad participation in the Gordon Research Conference. Presenters will discuss the latest advances in plant and algal lipid metabolism, oil synthesis, lipid signaling, lipid visualization, lipid biotechnology and its applications, the physiological and developmental roles of lipids, and plant lipids in health. The conference will be a great chance for old and new members of the international plant lipid research community to interact. Applications to attend this conference are open to all researchers interested in plant lipids.

30–31 January 2013 ICDM 2013 : International Conference on Diabetes and Metabolism

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The XXXIV. International Conference on Diabetes and Metabolism aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Diabetes and Metabolism, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

3–8 February 2013 Mitochondria, Metabolism and Myocardial Function – Basic Advances to Translational Studies

Keystone, CO, USA

The most common causes of heart failure are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Mitochondrial perturbations have been associated with heart failure itself and with most of the other preceding risk factors. In some cases mitochondrial dysfunction may play a causal role while in others mitochondria are a central target responsible for organ dysfunction. Understanding mitochondrial pathophysiology and identifying ways to ameliorate mitochondrial dysfunction are critical to therapy for cardiovascular disease. The continuous contractile function of the heart is required to sustain blood oxygenation, systemic circulation and nutrient supply to the body. This activity results in an unrelenting demand for energy production that is predominantly supported by mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. It is therefore not surprising that the mitochondria comprise about one third of cardiomyocyte volume, exhibit a promiscuous capacity to use energy substrates and possess biologic plasticity to maintain bioenergetic homeostasis. The centrality of mitochondria to sustain cardiac bioenergetics is additionally reflected in the development of cardiac pathology when mitochondria are dysfunctional. To counter this, a myriad of innate adaptive mitochondrial homeostatic programs are being identified. In the last two decades the investigations into mitochondrial biology with ever-increasing discovery technologies have enabled the scientific community to identify many novel programs controlling mitochondrial and metabolic function. The objectives of this conference are to: 1) Highlight the emerging adaptive programs identified in the heart orchestrating optimal mitochondrial homeostasis; 2) Review how the emerging risk factors of obesity and diabetes disrupt mitochondrial and cardiac function; and 3) Explore emerging metabolic targets for therapeutic interventions to modulate mitochondrial and metabolic perturbations associated with cardiac pathology.

19–22 March 2013 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism/Cardiovascular Disease, Epidemiology and Prevention - 2013 Scientif Sessions

New Orleans, LA, USA

The primary goal of the EPI/NPAM Spring 2013 Scientific Sessions is to promote the development and application of translational and population science related to the prevention of heart disease and stroke and promotion of cardiovascular health. The Councils on Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) and Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism (NPAM) jointly plan the EPI/NPAM Spring 2013 Scientific Sessions. The sessions focus on obesity, nutrition, physical activity, genetics, metabolism, biomarkers, risk factors, subclinical disease, clinical disease, healthy populations, and global health and prevention clinical trials. The program also highlights strategies to translate advances in basic and clinical science into efforts to promote cardiometabolic health in both the clinical and population setting.

The program includes presentations of new high-quality, high-impact research; and, it is organized around oral, moderated poster, and poster abstract presentations, with special translational science lectures and debates on current issues relevant to cardiometabolic health and preventive cardiology.

8–10 April 2013 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Metabolomics & Systems Biology

Chicago/Northbrook, USA

2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Metabolomics & Systems Biology will serve as a catalyst for the advances in the study of Metabolomics & Systems Biology by connecting scientists within and across disciplines at sessions and exhibition held at the venue, creates an environment conducive to information exchange, generation of new ideas, and acceleration of applications that benefit research in Metabolomics & Systems Biology.

3–6 June 2013 Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress 2013

Boston, MA, USA

This unique international conference will provide a platform for all pharmaceutical scientists, internists and primary care physicians to discuss and learn about important international breakthrough developments in drug discovery and on new therapeutics. The focus of the conference will be on the interdisciplinary fields of drug discovery, drug therapy and translational medicine. A similar series of conferences have been held by the organizers in the UAE over the last several years. These events have been highly successful and many top international scientists, including over 22 Nobel Laureates, have presented their work.

7–12 July 2013 Plant Metabolic Engineering - The Interface of Plant Metabolism and Humanity

Waterville Valley, NH, USA

Plant metabolism is the foundation of our global food. Plants are the primary source of calories and essential nutrients for billions of individuals globally and provide a dizzying array of non-essential compounds that also have profound impacts on human physiology. Plant metabolism is unparalleled in its chemical complexity and has been a rich source of medicinal compounds for millennia, many of which are still used directly, or as derivatives, to treatment of a wide range of diseases and degenerative conditions in humans. In the past decade plants have also been proposed carbon sources for renewable liquid fuels and industrial feedstocks. As society continues to ask more and more of plants it becomes increasingly clear a better fundamental understanding of plant metabolism is required to enable rational and predictable metabolic engineering to meet the myriad of proposed plant uses. The 2013 Plant Metabolic Engineering GRC will highlight new advancements in (i) genome and transcriptome sequencing to access previously recalcitrant, taxonomically restricted areas of specialized plant metabolism, (ii) approaches integrating metabolomics, quantitative genetics and deep sequencing/genotyping of natural and structured populations to understand the basis of natural variation in plant metabolism, and (iii) topical areas of plant metabolism being targeted to positively impact the human condition. Some short talks will also be selected from poster abstracts submitted as part of the registration process. Junior scientists, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students will present their work in poster sessions and interact with global leaders in the field of plant metabolic engineering. The collegial atmosphere of this conference, extended discussion sessions and informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides a unique forum for interactions across disciplines.

2–4 September 2013 1st International Symposium on Profiling

Caparica, Portugal

Symposium Subjects:

  • Profiling in Proteomics, Metabolomics, Biomedicine and Clinics.
  • Profiling in Genomics
  • Profiling in Environmental Analysis
  • Profiling in Food Science
  • Statistics and Informatics for Profiling
  • Technological Advances in Profiling
  • Sample treatment for Profiling
  • Monitoring

9–12 September 2013 4th International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition (ISEP)

Sacramento, CA, USA

Improved understanding of animal energetics and protein metabolism will be required for sustainable animal production. For the 4th International Symposium on Energy and Protein we anticipate over 300 attendees from all over the globe (see program details, coming soon on The ISEP meeting will highlight significant new research, with invited speakers and oral and poster communications by participants. The 4th Symposium will focus on the effort of combining fundamental research with applied research and practical applications. Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition cannot be addressed separately and a better and deeper understanding of nutrient metabolism and nutrition can be achieved only by integrating the outcomes of scientists making research on different aspects. We will also showcase California science and hospitality; accompanying person tours are planned.

16–21 March 2014 Tumor Metabolism

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

The recent discovery of mutations affecting metabolic enzymes such as succinate dehydrogenase, fumarate hydratase, and isocitrate dehydrogenase provides genetic evidence that altered cellular metabolism can cause cancer. Moreover, it has become apparent that a number of proteins that regulate processes pertinent to cellular transformation, such as enzymes that affect chromatin structure, respond to specific cellular metabolites. Finally, technologies for monitoring cellular metabolism are improving rapidly including technologies that lend themselves to non-invasive imaging.

The goals of this meeting are to bring together a diverse group of scientists from academia and industry with basic and translational interests surrounding cancer metabolism. A particular focus will be on metabolic enzymes as potential targets for treating and/or imaging cancer cells.

Toward this end this meeting hopes to attract a diverse group of scientists including biologists, chemists, and engineers.

This meeting should provide participants with a greater understanding of the language and logic of cellular metabolism and provide a sense of the translational opportunities emerging from our growing knowledge of the role that altered metabolism plays in cancer.

19–21 March 2014 Biomarkers Summit 2014

San Diego, CA, USA

The Summit provides a unique opportunity to gain the latest biomarker developments in three major therapeutic areas, formally organized in the following tracks and sessions:

- 7th Oncology Biomarkers

- 3rd Neurological Biomarkers

- 3rd Inflammatory / Immunological Biomarkers

23–28 March 2014 Innate Immunity, Metabolism and Vascular Injury

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

A chronic low-grade inflammatory response is a defining feature of various metabolic diseases, including atherosclerosis, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. This smoldering inflammation in tissues, whether it is in the vascular bed, white adipose tissue or perivascular fat, is primarily mediated by the innate immune system.

Consequently, this Keystone Symposium on Innate Immunity, Metabolism and Vascular Injury will bring together leading investigators in areas of macrophage biology, vascular inflammation, atherosclerosis, and obesity-induced metabolic disease.

Sessions will encompass a broad range of topics highlighting the importance of and mechanisms by which innate immunity contributes to progression of metabolic diseases, including monocyte development and trafficking, macrophage activation in vascular bed and adipose tissues, and systems biology of myeloid cells. Exciting new developments in sensing of metabolic stress by inflammasomes, clearance of apoptotic cells by macrophages, and initiation of necrotic cell death programs will also be discussed.

These basic studies will be complemented by talks discussing new strategies for promoting plaque regression, and targeting innate inflammation to treat insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and coronary artery disease.

6–11 July 2014 Drug Metabolism: Integrating Drug Metabolism Sciences: From Enzymology to Systems Biology

Holderness, NH, USA

The Drug Metabolism Gordon Research Conference (GRC) provides an intimate forum for the discussion of the diverse topics of this field. This year’s meeting is focused on integrating diverse scientific principles to predict human drug disposition.

10–15 August 2014 Molecular Basis of Microbial One-Carbon Metabolism Probing the Biology: Molecular Basis of Microbial One-Carbon Metabolism Interface from Molecules to Ecosystems

South Hadley, MA, USA

The conference spans natural and synthetic systems under oxic and anoxic conditions at scales from molecules to ecosystems. There is an emphasis on the molecular aspects of autotrophic microbes, methanogens, methylotrophs, methanotrophs, and acetogens.

1–3 October 2014 Systems Approach to Metabolic Disease

Chicago, IL, USA

This meeting will provide a unique opportunity to bring together experts in systems biology and metabolism to discuss how ‘Omics’ approaches can be exploited in an effort to understand the perturbations that take place in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases.

19–21 November 2014 Merlion Metabolomics Workshop Singapore 2014

University Town, National University of Singapore

This Merlion Metabolomics Workshop will leverage on the strong infrastructure towards applying metabolomics technology in environment, food science and technology, and human health at National University of Singapore (NUS) (acting through NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI)) and the well-established expertise in the area of nutrition, toxicology at the National Research Institute of Agronomy (acting through MetaboHUB), to encourage technical exchanges and catalyze the development of research collaboration in the field of metabolomics between Singapore and France.

25–28 November 2014 Hands On Data Analysis for Metabolic Profiling

Imperial College London, London, UK

This 4 day course provides a comprehensive overview of data analysis for metabolic profiling studies, using data acquired from both liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy. The course is taught by expert practitioners who have developed many of the approaches used, and takes place at one of the world's leading research centres for metabolic profiling.

3–5 December 2014 Australian Lipid Meeting

Wollongong, NSW, Australia

While the first meeting focused on lipidomics, we have expanded the scope for the second meeting to cover all aspects of lipid research. Planned topics include: Imaging, Botany, Nutrition, Health and Disease, Technical Developments and Methodology.

9–12 February 2015 3rd Annual Practical Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC)

San Diego Marriott La Jolla, La Jolla CA, USA

Topics Covered:

Practical NMR, NMR Instrumentation, NMR Quantitation, NMR Structure Elucidation, Analytical NMR, NMR Relaxometry, NMR Chemometrics, MRI, Magnetic Resonance, NMR Imaging

28 March–1 April 2015 Plant Metabolism

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, USA

This theme is made up of four symposia, one scheduled each day of the meeting, Sun – Wed. For more information please refer to the website.

28 March–1 April 2015 2015 Annual Meeting

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, USA

Recurring themes include overturning paradigms (such as the fluid mosaic model for membranes and the assumption that protein structure is necessary for function) and expanding dogmas (such as DNA codes for RNA, which codes for protein) to show the beautifully orchestrated complexity of biological processes.

29 June–2 July 2015 Metabolomics 2015

San Francisco, USA

This stunning world-class venue will host the most exciting metabolomics conference of 2015. Your host institution, the University of California, Davis, will gladly welcome scientists from all around the world to feel at home and relax while hearing of the latest innovations and breakthroughs in metabolomics.

7–9 December 2015 Metabomeeting 2015

Cambridge, UK

An international scientific conference sponsored by The Metabolic Profiling Forum (MPF) and SELECTBIO

30 March–1 April 2016 Metabolomics

Melbourne, Vitoria, Australia

Metabolomics is the systematic study of the small‐molecule metabolic products of cells, tissues, organs and biological fluids over discrete time scales and under specified conditions. As one of the ‘omics’ platforms of systems biology (complementing genomics and proteomics), metabolomics provides important insights to the genetic, developmental and environmental modulators influencing cellular behaviour, signalling and phenotypic diversity.

Metabolomics technologies have proven invaluable in essential research areas spanning drug discovery and personalised medicine, early diagnosis of diseases, nutrigenomics, biomarker discovery and agriculture. Driven by growth in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, metabolomics is receiving significant investment internationally and is now an established and unique cross-disciplinary platform engaging the fields of biochemistry, biology, computer science and mathematics.

17–19 April 2016 4th Metabolomics Workshop

Thessaloniki, Greece

The meeting is the continuation of successful meetings that started in Thessaloniki in 2008 and then moved to Athens and Patras.

Past meetings featured renown invited speakers from academia, industry and the regulators advocating and debating on the application of holistic analytical approaches in biomarker discovery in life, plant and food sciences. We intend to bring the same high level of lectures to further promote knowledge on this upcoming field.

The potential and the benefits of applying metabolomics in life and plant/food/nutrition sciences will be the focus of the workshop. Selected examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Human Growth, Healthy Ageing biomarker discovery
  • Disease biomarkers: diagnostic/prognostic, patient stratification
  • Food authenticity/geographical origin verification
  • Investigation of gut microbiota host-guest interactions

Developments on analytical methods, data treatment strategies and tools will also be illustrated Selected software could be shown in live action. The scope is to generate discussion and interaction among the participants. Presentation options are as either oral or poster mode. Afternoon sessions are organised in tutorial mode, showing protocols and tips & tricks.

25–26 May 2016 3rd Metabolomics - Advances & Applications in Human Disease Conference

Boston, MA

Dear Colleague,

GTCbio is proud to present the 3rd Metabolomics - Advances & Applications in Human Disease Conference, which will be part of The Genomics & Big Data Summit and takes place May 25-26, 2016 in Boston, MA.

There is still significant human variability in metabolite identification for targets and pathways. These challenges affect the advancement in biomarker development, mass spectrometry-cased imaging, big data, and the application of metabolomics for drug discovery and development. Join us for an event that presents new research and offers networking opportunities with the researchers and scientists who are working on developing clinical assays, connecting the metabolome and the genome, and establishing common quality standards for experimental data

Sessions include:
  • Advances in Metabolite Markers - Discovery and Validation
  • Imaging and Computational Approaches to Assessing the Metabolome 
  • Metabolite Identification - Targets and Pathways 
  • Bioinformatics for Metabolomics: Current Status and Future Directions
  • Translating Metabolomics Discoveries in Clinical Practice
We hope to see you there!

5–9 June 2016 64th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics

San Antonio, Texas

Mexican, German and Old West cultures combine to create an “only in San Antonio” experience. At the top of the list is the most visited site in Texas—the Alamo. This enduring symbol of courage and freedom is recognized around the world, but it’s only one of five historic Spanish missions in the city. Collectively, these incredible landmarks have been honored as the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas. Click Here for Welcome to San Antonio! (visitor information on transportation, getting around San Antonio, dining, attractions and more.)

The ASMS Conference will be in the Henry B. González Convention Center conveniently located along the River Walk. In January 2016 the $325 million transformation of the center's east side will be complete. The conference will take maximum advantage of the "transformed" space.

27–30 June 2016 Metabolomics 2016

Dublin, Ireland

We are delighted to extend this invitation to you to join us for Metabolomics 2016, the 12th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society. University College Dublin will be your hosts for the event which will be held in Ireland's new world-class purpose-built international conference and event venue The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). The CCD is situated in the heart of Dublin city with panoramic views of the River Liffey, the city centre and the Wicklow Mountains.

17–21 July 2016 2016 IS-MPMI XVII Congress

Portland, Oregon, USA

This year’s program takes place at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232), across the river from downtown Portland and connected by light rail to downtown and the airport.

The 2016 meeting will offer a streamlined program with lots of time for networking, posters, and recreation. There will be seven plenary sessions, nine sets of three concurrent sessions, and three poster sessions.

The program will include a mix of established and young investigators working on pathogenic and symbiotic associations using diverse biological systems. More than 50 percent of the plenary speakers did not speak at the last IS-MPMI meeting in 2014, ensuring new ideas and fresh viewpoints.

The plenary and concurrent sessions will highlight the latest advances in fundamental research critical for advancements in agricultural science (e.g. RNA-mediated interactions; epigenetic variation in microbes and hosts; epigenomics; tritophic interactions and the microbiome; population genomics; mechanisms of plant immunity; cell wall and apoplastic interactions; mechanisms of symbiosis and mutualism; interkingdom signaling) as well as translational studies (e.g. novel approaches for disease control; breakthrough technologies for engineering staple food crops; and successes and needs in the developing world).

11–14 September 2016 Small Molecule NMR Conference

La Jolla, California

SMASH is a scientific meeting highlighting Small Molecule work. There is a broad focus of NMR applications, in addition to other analytical technologies, used for small molecule research. The small size of this meeting provides an excellent networking opportunity for students and professionals while attracting leading spectroscopists in this field. This Small Molecule NMR meeting brings together cutting-edge science from Academia and Industry in one international meeting.

16–20 September 2016 International Conference on Systems Biology

Barcelona, Spain

On behalf of the International Society for Systems Biology (ISSB) we will host the 17th edition of the International Conference on Systems Biology in Barcelona, Spain.

We will bring exciting speakers from around the world to interact with the global and local systems biology community – sharing ideas, discussing results and debating on the future of this exciting and fast-evolving field. A number of themes will be covered, including: fundamentals of modelling networks, circuits and pathways, spatial and multicellular systems, image-driven systems biology, evolution, noise and decision-making in single cells, systems biology of disease and immunology, and personalised medicine.

27 October 2016 3rd Symposium on Metabolomics: Diabetes & Cancer

Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany

This symposium will discuss the links between metabolism and cancer, with a focus on translational and clinical applications of metabolomics in oncology.

2 November 2016 CRC Symposium "Targeted Metabolomics for Biomarker Discovery and Presicion Medicine"

Hannover, Germany

This symposium will discuss biomarker projects from a variety of fields, as well as critical success factors for successful biomarker research.

8–10 December 2016 4th ICAN Conference Series on Precision Medicine in Cardiometabolic Diseases and Nutrition-Related Diseases

Saint James Albany Hotel, Paris France

The ICAN conference Series aims to convene a dynamic, open, peer-reviewed symposium dedicated to exciting new frontiers in life science. Whether you are a geneticist, an immunologist, or virtually any other type of life science investigator, from academia, industry, or the government/non-profit sector, we are sure that you will find the ICAN Conference Series to be a valuable and memorable experience.

1 March 2017 3rd Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress

Eaton Hotel, Hong Kong, China

This two-day, interactive meeting, will provide the opportunity to examine the latest research into microbial communities with a focus on translation to therapeutics. Speakers include Philip Hugenholz, Yuan Kun Lee, Siew Ng, G. Balakrish Nair and Wendy Wen-Luan Hsiao, who will present across two separate tracks. Key topics such as commercialisation, diet, and R&D, inside and outside the gut, will be covered. In addition, there will be a vibrant exhibition room and senior-level panel discussions, providing numerous opportunities to network and form partnerships.

3–4 April 2017 4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This two-day, interactive meeting, will provide the opportunity to examine the latest research into microbial communities with a focus on translation to therapeutics.

The line-up of speakers includes Adam Hacker, Elena Verdú, James Brown, Jenny Roper and Guus Roeselers, who will present across two separate tracks. Key topics such as pharmaceutical involvement, venture capital investment, and R&D, both inside and outside the gut, will be covered.

In addition, there will be a vibrant exhibition room, 10 expert-led roundtable debates, 3 interactive panel discussions and venture capital pitch and partner sessions, providing numerous opportunities to seek partnerships and funding.

To see the full list of topics and speakers, visit:

18–22 June 2017 HPLC 2017 Prague

Prague Congress Centre, 5. kvetna 65, 140 21 Prague 4, Czech Republic

HPLC 2017 Prague symposium will cover all aspects of fundamental and experimental approaches, novel instrumentation, column technologies and cutting-edge applications and instrumentation. Four parallel program tracks will be running: Fundamentals, Hyphenations, Applications and Young&Tutorials. The large exhibition enables to meet leading vendors presenting their latest technical innovations. The main goal is to facilitate the active participation of young researchers using the lowest possible student fee, significant discount on short courses, numerous travel grants for young scientists, awards for the best poster presenters and young speakers and the whole program track devoted solely to young speakers in combination with tutorials.

26–29 June 2017 Metabolomics 2017

Brisbane, Australia

The 13th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society will be held in Brisbane from June 26-29, 2017.

17–20 September 2017 SMASH 2017

Baveno, Italy

SMASH is a scientific meeting for academics and industrialists highlighting Small Molecule NMR research and applications. If you want to learn the latest NMR methods, find new applications for the technology or meet the movers and shakers in the field, SMASH is the place to do it. This year’s conference will be held at the Grand Hotel Dino in Baveno, Italy from Sunday 17th through Wednesday 20th, September 2017.

18–21 September 2017 GCB 2017

Tübingen, Germany

The German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) is an annual, international conference devoted to all areas of bioinformatics. Recent meetings attracted a multinational audience with 250 – 300 participants each year. The meeting is open to all fields of bioinformatics and is meant as a platform for the German and European bioinformatics community.

The upcoming GCB will take place from September 18-21, 2017, in Tübingen with several key note speakers including Jack Gilbert, Ruth Ley and Mihai Pop. Spearheading scientists will be presenting along with young researchers and industry representatives.

To see the full list of topics and speakers, visit:

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