2014 UF Metabolomics Workshop & Symposium a great success

Published: June 4th, 2014

Category: Education, Event, News

Speakers and attendees of the 2014 UF Workshop & Symposium stand outside the University of Florida's Clinical & Translational Research Building on Wednesday, May 21, during the event's BBQ Dinner and Welcome Reception.

Speakers and attendees of the 2014 UF Workshop & Symposium stand outside the University of Florida’s Clinical & Translational Research Building on Wednesday, May 21, during the event’s BBQ Dinner and Welcome Reception.

SECIM completed its first annual UF Metabolomics Workshop & Symposium on Friday, May 23, 2014.  Over 100 guests, including clinical doctors, researchers, commercial industry experts, postdoctoral assistants, graduate students, and undergraduate students were among those in attendance over the four-day event.

The 2014 UF Metabolomics Workshop & Symposium at the Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM) highlighted the basics of metabolomics, including introductions to analytical instrumentation, study design, and statistical analysis, as well as specific cutting edge research being conducted by the world’s leaders in the field of metabolomics.

The two-day workshop, May 20-21, featured information and demonstrations presented by SECIM Operations members and SECIM collaborators across the UF campus and the globe, including:

  • Art Edison, Ph.D., University of Florida, SECIM
  • Tim Garrett, Ph.D., University of Florida, SECIM
  • Matt Gitzendanner, Ph.D., University of Florida, Research Computing
  • Joanna Long, Ph.D., University of Florida, Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Facility (AMRIS)
  • Lauren McIntyre, Ph.D., University of Florida, SECIM
  • Alisha Mitchell-Roberts, Ph.D., University of Florida, SECIM
  • Jim Prestegard, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
  • Peihua Qiu, Ph.D., University of Florida, Department of Biostatistics
  • Sergio Tafur, Ph.D., University of Florida, SECIM
  • Glenn Walter, Ph.D., University of Florida, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
  • Jean-Luc Wolfender, Ph.D., University of Geneva, Department of Phytochemistry and Bioactive Natural Products
  • Rick Yost, Ph.D., University of Florida, SECIM

The two-day symposium, May 22-23, featured presentations of recent research by metabolomics experts from across the country and around the globe, including:

  • Sarah Assmann, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • Kari Basso, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Art Edison, Ph.D., University of Florida, SECIM
  • Oliver Fiehn, Ph.D., West Coast Metabolomics Center, UC Davis Genome Center
  • Xianlin Han, Ph.D., Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
  • Yetrib Hathout, Ph.D., Center for Genetic Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center
  • Masami Hirai, Ph.D., RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan
  • Biswapriya Misra, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Tom Niehaus, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Gary Patti, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
  • Jim Prestegard, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
  • Yuji Sawada, Ph.D., RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan
  • Eric Schmelz, Ph.D., United States Department of Agriculture
  • Steven Smith, M.D., Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
  • Lloyd Sumner, Ph.D., The Noble Foundation
  • Rick Yost, Ph.D., University of Florida, SECIM

Eight students also presented their research material in a poster session during the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, May 21.  Those students and their respective research projects were:

  • Daniel Downes, University of Florida, “Development of a Dissolution DNP System for in vivo Spectroscopy”
  • Sisi Geng, University of Florida, “High CO2 response of Brassica napus guard cells – a metabolomics view”
  • Madan Godar, Claflin University, “Directed Evolution of β-glucosidase”
  • Brittany Lee-McMullen, University of Florida, “Metabolomic Analysis for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy”
  • Biswapriya Misra, University of Florida, “Comparative Metabolomics of Bacterial Flagellin in 22 Responses in Plant Single Cell-Types”
  • Joana Sousa, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald, Germany, “Unravelling the impact of glycolytic mutants in metabolome of Bacillus subtilis
  • Nithyakalyani Srirangan, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald, Germany, “Investigation of bioactive metabolites present in marine fungi”
  • Jacquelyn Walejko, University of Florida, “Global Metabolomics of Complications in Pregnancy”

Thank you to all those who attended, and helped make the 2014 UF Metabolomics Workshop & Symposium a great success.  For those who were unable to attend this year’s event, we will be holding another workshop and symposium next year, so stay tuned.

Any questions, please contact workshop@secim.ufl.edu.

The event was a great success and could not have been pulled off without contributions from the following sponsors.  Thank you to the sponsors of the 2014 UF Metabolomics Workshop & Symposium:

PepsiCo
Thermo_LogoLeco Corporation
Norell Inc.2c_CorporateSig-noHL
Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc.Bruker Logo