SMN Newsletter

 
 
 

30th August 2019

In this issue:

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Symposium 2019 Update

  • News from Edinburgh CRF/Mass-Spec Core

  • ENOR Registration Open

  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Metabolomics Course, June 2019

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Papers

  • Metabolomics (and other) Conferences and workshops

  • Webinars and Industry News

  • Acknowledgement

Twitter updates: #ScotMetNet


Scottish Metabolomics Network Symposium 2019 Update

When:

Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th November

Where:

Technology and Innovation Centre University of Strathclyde

Glasgow

“CATCH THE EARLY BIRD!” – register before 30th September and save £25

Right now

After September

It’s like if you sign up now, you get the workshop for free and £5 cashback (and places are limited, so if you wait you might get nothing)

Symposium only

£45

£70

Symposium and Pre-meeting workshop

£65

£90

so don’t wait…Book Now: https://tinyurl.com/smn19

SMN2019 Sponsors

SMN2019 Sponsors

A brief overview of this year’s exciting programme:


    Day one | Wednesday 13th November 2019

Workshop on modelling of metabolomics data: Gavin Blackburn, Nik Rattray, Tim Ebbels

Plenary Lecture - Tim Ebbels

Computational metabolomics: the key to the future?

    Day two | Thursday 14th November 2019

1 - Metabolomics and Biomarker discovery

2 – Cell Based Metabolomics

3 - Lipidomics and steroids

Keynote Lecture - Julian Griffin

Fatty liver disease: from MALDI imaging to population studies using lipidomics

Posters Drinks Reception, Conference meal, Ceilidh.

    Day three | Friday 15th November 2019

4 - Metabolomics technologies I

5 - Metabolomics, food nutrition, natural products and health

6 - Metabolomics technologies II

Plenary Lecture - Roy Goodacre:

Metabolomics by numbers: lessons from large-scale phenotyping.


For more information, please see the Provisional Programme (attached)

Call for poster abstracts: Please complete the attached poster abstract submission form and return to education@edinburghcrf.ed.ac.uk by Monday 30th September 2019 for consideration.

Download the form here.


News from Edinburgh CRF/Mass-Spec Core

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For her stellar contribution to the Technician’s Commitment, Natalie homer was presented a certificate. She tweeted:

“I was really pleased to get a certificate of Recongnition for peer reviewing @TechsCommit Action Plan from @TechsCommit @MrsHGordon. @Jag_Experience. The #TechnicianCommitment is such a positive move and a great opportunity for change. Thank you @kellyvere @Science_Council”

Follow Natalie: @zinghomer

Ruth Andrew won SULSA awards with Nik Rattray for carnitine and ageing and Denise Hough to look at neurosteroids and brain development.

Ruth’s lab also got a paper covered by the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/well/live/prostate-drugs-may-raise-diabetes-risk.html


ENOR Registration Open

The European Network for Oxysterol Research is holding its 9th Symposium in Edinburgh’s Queen’s Medical Research Institute, September 19th and 20th.  Among the presentations are keynotes "The Oxysterol Story: still going strong four decades on" by Andrew Brown and "Analytical Strategies in Lipidomics"  by Silke Matysik.

https://www.oxysterols.net/edinburgh-2019


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Metabolomics Course, June 2019

This June for the fourth year, the metabolomics facility at Beatson Institute continued to support the Cold Spring Harbor laboratory (CSHL) metabolomics course. David Sumpton from the facility, joined a team of five tasked with the organisation and delivery of the course. The international group included the course founding instructors, Amy Caudy (Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto, Canada), Justin Cross (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and Adam Rosebrock (Stony Brook School of Medicine, State University of New York). Ifat Abramovich from Eyal Gottlieb’s lab (Technion Institute of Technology, Israel) completed the team, joining David as a co-instructor.

The two-week course combines both theoretical and practical training and aims to cover a wide range of experimental approaches, made possible through a close collaboration with Agilent Technologies and Thermo Fisher Scientific. The number of students is kept intentionally small to allow each one to have the best learning experience possible. The students learn from hands-on experience of a range of MS instrumentation from low resolution LC and GC triple quads to high resolution LC- time of flight (ToF) and LC-Orbitrap mass spectrometers. Complementary non-MS based methodologies are also covered including the Seahorse analyser and enzyme-based assays. 

As part of the wider programme, students also hear from more than a dozen invited speakers working in the metabolism field. Each speaker gives two presentations, an informal talk underlining the main experimental approaches they employ in their own research and a scientific talk summarising their recent work. Speakers this year included Matthew Vander Heiden (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Annie Evans (Metabolon), Eyal Gottlieb (Technion Institute of Technology, Israel) and Tobias Kind (UC Davis Genome Center, California). 

The course at times is very challenging but seeing the students grow in confidence as the course progresses is overall a very rewarding experience.   -- David Sumpton

https://meetings.cshl.edu/courses.aspx?course=c-metab&year=19

2019 Course photo. Courtesy of Cold Spring Harbour Labs.

2019 Course photo. Courtesy of Cold Spring Harbour Labs.


Scottish Metabolomics Network Papers

·       Denver N, Khan S, Stasinopoulos I, Church C, Homer NZM, MacLean MR, Andrew R (2019) Novel derivatization strategy for analysis of estrogens and their metabolites in human plasma by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (2019) Analytica Chimica Acta, 1054:84-94. PMID:30712596; PMC6363983

·       Denver N, Khan S, Homer NZ, MacLean MS, Andrew R (2019) Current strategies for quantification of estrogens in clinical research, J Steroid Metab Mol Biol, In Press.

·       Wei Li Macdonald T, Walker BR, Andrew R (2019) Incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in men receiving 5a-reductase inhibitors; a population-based cohort study. BMJ, 365:l1204.


Metabolomics (and other) Conferences and workshops

date order

·       9th European Network for Oxysterol Research (ENOR) Symposium

o   19-20th September 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland

o   Organisers Ruth Andrew and Natalie Homer

·       FRM-KJM9930 – NFIF - Bioanalysis - Forefront Technologies and Applications

o   A course in bioanalytical chemistry in Oslo for PhD students! A nice course to meet people and dig into cutting edge LC, MS, sample prep, etc.

o   October 14 - 18,  2019

·       SMN 2019

o   13-15 November

o   Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


Webinars and Industry News

Christophe Auberger from Crawford Scientific is keen to share some links to promote some latest information on some polymeric column technology and also some Bio information from Chromacademy…

·       https://www.crawfordscientific.com/technical/chromatography-blog/hplc-chromatography-tips/hplc-columns/polymeric-hplc-columns

·       https://www.chromacademy.com/Biochromatography-training.html

There are 2 free (sponsored by Agilent) modules on there if people sign up for Lite membership

·       https://www.chromacademy.com/lms/sco885/01-introduction.html

·       https://www.chromacademy.com/lms/sco1264/01-Mass-Spectrometry-at-the-Protein-Level.html

Also lots of Bio webcasts that are available free if you sign up as a Lite member:

·       https://www.chromacademy.com/Biochromatography-training.html?tpm=1_2


Acknowledgement

Photographs:

1.       Natalie’s certificate - twitter

2.       2019 Course photo. Courtesy of Cold Spring Harbour Labs

Thanks to everyone for your contributions. Any corrections or last-minute updates for the web version, let me know jimi.wills@ed.ac.uk.


 

Previous Newsletters

28th May 2019

  • Time is nearly up – PhD project application deadline looming!

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Symposium 2019 Update

  • Edinburgh CRF Mass-Spec Core Outreach

  • Vitamin D Animal Laboratory (VitDAL) receives DEQAS accreditation

  • Metabolomics on a microchip

  • Call for students to assist at BMSS40

  • TEAMS Symposium 2019

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Papers

  • Metabolomics (and other) Conferences and workshops

  • Webinars and Industry News

  • Acknowledgement

15th February 2019 

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Symposium 2019 Advert (Nik Rattray & David Watson)

  • The 5th Annual IBioIC Conference (from Alison Hughes, University of Strathclyde)

  • The Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium (CBNP) XII (from Laia Castano Espriu, University of Strathclyde)

  • Improving our sample preparation workflow by automation using a Biotage Extrahera Robot (by Scot Denham, Edinburgh CRF)

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Papers

  • Upcoming Metabolomics (and other) conferences

  • Acknowledgement


November 2018 Newsletter

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Symposium 2018

o   Special (Will Allwood)

o   Technical Overview (Hannah Florance)

o   Biology Overview (Gavin Blackburn)

  • Laboratory of the Quarter: Beatson Institute, Cancer Research UK (from Gillian MacKay)

  • Mass Spectrometry Applications in the Clinical Laboratory (MSACL) 2018 EU

o   Course Overview (by Nina Denver)

o   Course Summary (by Emma Hurst)

  • Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Technical Conference 2018 (from Scott Denham)

  • Peter Derrick Memorial Symposium ACS August 2018 (from Ruth Andrew)

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Papers

  • Awarded PhD studentship and grants

  • Upcoming Metabolomics (and other) conferences

  • Vacancies

  • Acknowledgement


AUGUST 2018 Newsletter

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Symposium 2018 Advert (from Will Allwood and Jeffery Huang)

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Lab Visit Training Grants for Early Career Researchers 2018

  • Laboratory of the Quarter: Glasgow Polyomics Facility (from Karl Burgess)

  • Core Technologies in Life Sciences (CTLS) Conference 2018 in Ghent (from Natalie Homer)

  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Metabolomics Course (from David Sumpton)

  • Notes from our Sponsors: Chromatographic Deconvolution (from John Moncur, SpectralWorks Ltd.)

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Papers

  • Awarded PhD studentships and grants

  • Upcoming Metabolomics (and other) conferences

  • Webinars

  • Further Announcements

  • Vacancies

  • Acknowledgements


May 2018 Newsletter

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Symposium 2018 Advert (from Will Allwood and Jeffery Huang)

  • Laboratory of the Quarter: The Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility Mass Spectrometry Core (from Ruth Andrew and Natalie Homer)

  • Metabolomics Workshops at the African Centre for Gene Technologies (from Karl Burgess)

  • A Novel Metabolomics Method Developed by the Dundee Team (from Jeffrey Huang)

  • Symposium on Informatics for Stratified Medicine and Biomarker Discovery (from Naomi Rankin)

  • Technical Managers in Universities Conference (from Natalie Homer)

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Papers

  • Metabolomics (and other) conferences

  • PhD Opportunities

  • Vacancies

  • Acknowledgements


February 2018 Newsletter

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Symposium 2018 Advert (from Will Allwood and Jeffery Huang)

  • Laboratory of the Quarter: Lipidomics (and Proteomics) Research Facility at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness (from Phil Whitfield)

  • Metabolomics Profiling Forum 2017 Birmingham Overview (from Karl Burgess)

  • Metabolomics Training at EMBL-EBI (Naomi Rankin)

  • Edinburgh CRF MS Core Update (from Ruth Andrew)

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Papers

  • Metabolomics (and other) conferences

  • PhD studentships

  • Vacancies

  • Acknowledgements


 

November 2017 Newsletter

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Symposium 2017 Special

    • Overview (Ruth Andrew)

    • Technical Sessions (Ruth Andrew and David Watson)

    • Biology Sessions (Ruth Andrew and Kevin Rattigan)

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Symposium 2018 Advert (Will Allwood and Jeffery Huang)

  • Laboratory of the Quarter: Hutton Environmental and Biochemical Sciences Group LC- and GC- MS metabolomics, lipidomics and volatile analysis facilities, James Hutton Institute (from Will Allwood)

  • Edinburgh Update (from Natalie Homer)

  • UK Clinical Research Facilities Network (from Natalie Homer)

  • Synthetic Biology Workshop in China (from Karl Burgess)


 

August 2017 Newsletter

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Symposium 2017 Update (Naomi Rankin and Gavin Blackburn)

  • Laboratory of the Quarter: Cell Metabolism and Homeostasis Group and Metabolomics/Lipidomics Mass Spectrometry Group at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) (from Andy Finch)

  • Edinburgh Update (from Ruth Andrew and Natalie Homer)

  • UK Clinical Research Facilities Network (from Natalie Homer)

  • EPSRC UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility 30th Anniversary Symposium (from Natalie Homer)

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Papers

  • Metabolomics (and other) conferences


May 2017 Newsletter

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Symposium 2017 Update (Naomi Rankin and Gavin Blackburn)

  • Metabolomics Training in South Africa (Karl Burgess)

  • NMR metabolomics training at EMBL-EBI (Naomi Rankin)

  • Updates from Edinburgh (Ruth Andrew)

  • Updates from the University of Glasgow (Naomi Rankin and Karl Burgess)

  • Papers from the Scottish Metabolomics Network

  • Metabolomics and other conferences


December 2016 Newsletter

Special issue on the Scottish Metabolomics Symposium 2016 in Inverness:

  • Overview (from Karl Burgess and Naomi Rankin)

  • Biology Sessions Overview (from Andrew Finch)

  • Technical Sessions Overview (from Natalie Homer)


September 2016 Newsletter

  • Scottish Metabolomics Network Updates (Karl Burgess)

  • Update on Symposium 2016 (Phil Whitfield)

  • Core expansion at Edinburgh CRF (Ruth Andrew)


 
 

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