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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics

20/11/2017 - 27/11/2017
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Welcome from the Chairs

20–27 November 20 November –1 December 2017

Welcome from the Chair of the 2nd International Electronic Conference of Metabolomics (IECM-2)

Building in the success of the 1st International Electronic Conference of Metabolomics (IECM-1) in 2016, Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989), a peer-reviewed, scientific journal, edited by MDPI AG, is proud to be the organizer and sponsor of the second International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics. Contributions dealing with any discipline promoting metabolism and metabolomics will be welcomed.

The conference will be held online (https://sciforum.net/conference/iecm-2) from

20–27 November 20 November –1 December 2017

,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. Accepted full papers will be published in the Journal Proceedings. 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.

On behalf of our active scientific committee and dynamic editorial staff, we warmly invite you to join us at the second International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics and we look forward to posting your contribution.

Sincerely yours,

A/Prof Peter J Meikle

Chair of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics
Editor-in-Chief of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989)
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Program Head, Metabolism
Head, Metabolomics Laboratory
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
75 Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004
E-Mail: peter.meikle@bakeridi.edu.au
Website: www.bakeridi.edu.au

A/Prof. Peter J Meikle, Conference Chair

A/Prof Peter Meikle is a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Obesity and Diabetes Program Leader and Head of the Metabolomics Laboratory at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. He is Editor-in-Chief of Metabolites and holds affiliate positions at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the University of Sydney. The Metabolomics Laboratory has a focus on the dyslipidemia and altered lipid metabolism associated with obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and its relationship to the pathogenesis of these disease states. This work is leading to new approaches to early diagnosis and risk assessment as well as the development of new lipid modulating therapies for chronic disease.

Call for Papers

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics and its Applications will be held from 20–27 November 2017 in an online environment. The objective of this event is to bring researchers working in the field onto a common platform where they can present and discuss their recent research without the need to travel. All proceedings will be held online at https://sciforum.net/conference/iecm-2.

Time Schedule & Deadlines
  • Abstract Submission:30 Sep. 2017
  • Acceptance Notification:10 Oct. 2017
  • Full Paper Submission:10 Nov. 2017

The Conference will cover a wide range of topics in metabolomics. A non exhaustive list of that will be considered comprises:

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics and its Applications is free of charge for contributors and visitors. It is a good way for scholars to share ideas online without time and space barriers. Authors are invited to provide a short abstract online at http://www.sciforum.net/login from now until 30 September 2017. Acceptance of the abstract will be determined by 10 October 2017. Author(s) will be asked to present their work (in English) in the form of a slide show (or a video) using the PPT template provided by the conference (see Instructions for Authors). For accepted abstracts, the full paper needs to be submitted by 10 November. All accepted presentations will be displayed on the internet, at https://sciforum.net/conference/iecm-2, from 20–27 November 2017.

After the event, proceedings from the conference (abstracts) will be published in the online open access journal, Proceedings. Authors are also welcome to submit the extended version of their work for consideration and publication in a Special Issue of Metabolites. 20% discount is offered for all the authors participating in this conference. The scientific committee will consider all presentations and invite authors of the most outstanding work presented at the conference to publish free of charge in the Metabolites Special Issue.

The Scientific Committee looks forward to receiving contributions in response to this call, and will be glad to provide any further information to interested parties. Questions may be addressed to the chairman, A/Prof. Peter J Meikle, via e-mail at Peter.Meikle@baker.edu.au or the conference secretary at iecm@mdpi.com or metabolites@mdpi.com.

We thank you in advance for your presence at this conference and your contribution to its success.


Conference Chairs


Peter J Meikle
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Instructions for Authors

Submission
Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with www.sciforum.net, and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into system.
  1. Researchers interested in attending the conference must submit the abstract, on this website and no later than 30 September 2017.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the author fits in the scope of The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics. All authors will be notified by 10 October 2017about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. After the abstract is accepted by the Scientific Committee, the authors will be invited to prepare a full description of their work preferably under the form of a PowerPoint and/or video presentation, and to upload it before 10 November 2017 to ensure final check.
  4. The presentations will be accessible on https://sciforum.net/conference/iecm-2 during the conference time.
  5. Accepted full papers will be published in the Journal Proceedings (PPT and videos will not be published). After the conference, the authors are also welcome to submit an extended version of the proceeding papers to the Metabolites Special Issue with 20% discount of the APC charges.
Proceedings paper
Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:First page:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (max 200 words) and 3-5 Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References
Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (including figures, tables and references). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.
Presentation Slides
Authors are encouraged to prepare a power point presentation using the template provided by the Conference (see download below). Slides will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. They can be prepared in the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

Download International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics PPT template file
Video Presentations
Authors are also welcome to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference organizer (iecm@mdpi.com or cherise.he@mdpi.com) to get to know more about the procedure.

Tips for authors: If you would like to prepare a video (15-20 minutes) based on your PPT presentation, you may use the "record slide" function in the PowerPoint. After recording, you can save the file as type: MPEG-4 Viedo (*.mp4).
Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.sciforum.net/login by registering and logging in to this website. Please use below Microsoft Word template to prepare your manuscript.

Download International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics Microsoft Word Template

Note: Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.
Manuscripts Preparation
  • Formatting / Style: The paper style of the Journal Metabolites should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript. See the Reference List and Citations Guide for more detailed information.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors, a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: 1) All Figures, Schemes and Tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number of appearance (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, Table 1, etc.). 2) All Figures, Schemes and Tables should have a short explanatory title and caption. 3) All table columns should have an explanatory heading.
  • Supplementary Materials: Describe any supplementary material published online alongside the manuscript (figure, tables, video, spreadsheets, etc.). Please indicate the name and title of each element as follows Figure S1: title, Table S1: title, etc.
Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI AG, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their research works. Hence, by submitting a contribution to this conference, the authors retain the copyright of their contribution, but they grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this contribution online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means the authors can easily submit their contribution to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (22)

Title Authors Poster Abstract
Mitochondrial metabolomics reveals compartment-specific metabolic responses in yeast cells Daqiang Pan Caroline Lindau Simon Lagies Stefan Günther Nils Wiedemann Bernd Kammerer Poster PDF Show
Identification of Dietary Modulators of Cognitive Function in Ageing Using Metabolomics Discovery

Dorrain Low

Submitted: 01 Sep 2017

Abstract: Show
Dorrain Low Poster PDF Show
ATP Metabolism in RBC as Potential Biomarker for Post-Exercise Hypotension and a Therapeutic Target for Cardiovascular Drugs Pollen K.F. Yeung Fatemeh Akhoundi Sheyda Mohammadizadeh Brett Linderfield Poster PDF Show
Metabolic shifts associated with postharvest storage of Kinnow (Citrus reticulata). Manpreet Saini Neena Capalash Charanjit Kaur Sukhvinder Pal Singh Poster PDF Show
Metabolomic analysis revealed dose-dependent effects of algae feeding on redox balance, lipid, and microbial metabolism in mouse

Yiwei Ma Chi Chen

Submitted: 12 Sep 2017

Abstract: Show
Yiwei Ma Chi Chen Poster PDF Show

Conference Schedule

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: 30 September 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: 10 October 2017
  • PowerPoint Presentation Submission: 10 November 2017

The conference will be held online (https://sciforum.net/conference/iecm-2) from 20–27 November 20 November –1 December 2017. Scientists have been accustomed to attend conferences, as they are an integral part of the scientific communication cycle. However, conferences require scientists for costly and time-consuming travels across the globe. E-Conferences are here to reduce the additional burden of attending physical conferences: one can attend an e-conference from any place with Internet access and presentations from e-conferences can be attended online at any time. All participants can share ideas online without time and space barriers.

The conference will cover a wide range of topics in metabolomics. A non exhaustive list of that will be considered comprises:

Section A: Neurological Metabolomics

  • Metabolomic platform technologies for neuronal tissue
  • Neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric illness
  • Biomarkers and clinical applications for brain disorders
  • Metabolomics of the synapse

Section B: Nutrimetabolomics and Pharmaceutical Research

  • Metabolic phenotyping related to health sciences
  • Advanced NMR and MS in food science
  • Food chemistry and characterisation
  • Metabolomics in nutrition science
  • Metabolomics technology as a tool to determine dietary impact on metabolic phenotypes as related to health

Section C: Plant and Microbial Metabolomics

  • Plant lipid metabolism
  • Molecular biology of biotin and biotin-containing enzymes
  • Microbial metabolomics
  • Central carbon metabolism
  • Microbial physiology
  • Secondary metabolites
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Gas chromatography
  • Sample preparation for metabolome analysis

Section D: Clinical Applications of Metabolomics

  • Clinical studies and side effects reports
  • Metabolomics
  • Lipidomics
  • Biomarkers
  • Systems biology
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Patient stratification
  • Translational medicine

Section E: Technological Advances in Metabolomics (including Bioinformatics)

  • Metabolomics
  • Metabolomics-driven biotechnology
  • Marker discovery
  • Single cell analysis
  • Metabolic flux analysis
  • Metabolite identification
  • Gene identification
  • Metabolic modeling
  • Metabolomics data quality

Conference Organizers

Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics

Dr. Peter Meikle
Metabolomics Laboratory, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute,
Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia

Editor-in-Chief of Metabolites

Scientific Advisory Committee

Assoc. Prof. Maria Fuller
Genetics and Molecular Pathology, SA Pathology (at Women's and Children's Hospital), Adelaide, Australia
Interests: Cell Biology, Genetics

Dr. Clare Daykin
Chemucation Science and Maths Tuition, Heanor, DE75 7UY, UK
Website: http://www.chemucation.co.uk/?page_id=243
Interests: metabolomics; metabonomics; metabolite-protein interactions; biological sample handling; NMR spectroscopy; chromatography

Dr. Basil Nikolau
The Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA
Website: https://www.bbmb.iastate.edu/nikolau-lab/
Interests: biochemistry; molecular biology; regulation of plant lipid metabolism

Prof. Dr. Georgios Theodoridis
Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Website: http://users.auth.gr/gtheodor/
Interests: mass spectrometry; metabolomics; biomarker discovery; biomedical applications; nutritional metabolomics; standardising metabolomics; analytical method development

Dr. Madhu Basetti
Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, Robinson way, Cambridge CB2 ORE, UK
Website: http://www.cambridgecancercentre.org.uk/users/madhu
Interests: NMR, cancer; metabolomics, bioinformatics, system biology, tumour metabolism

Dr. G. A. Nagana Gowda
Northwest Metabolomics Research Center and Mitochondria and Metabolism Center, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain
Medicine, UW Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Website: https://depts.washington.edu/mmcslu/faculty/g-a-nagana-gowda/
Interests: Metabolomics, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, biomarker discovery

Dr. Per Bruheim
Department of Biotechnology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7034 Trondheim, Norway
Website: http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/per.bruheim
Interests: mass spectrometry; metabolomics; metabolic engineering; secondary metabolites; biomakers


Organizing Committee

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Franck Vazquez, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Ms. Jely He, MDPI Branch Office, Wuhan
Ms. Cherise He, MDPI Branch Office, Wuhan

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Peter Karp

Topic: The Omics Dashboard for Metabolomics Data
Related Video: The Omics Dashboard for Metabolomics Data


Dr. Peter D. Karp
Director, Bioinformatics Research Group
SRI International, CA 94025, USA

Dr. Peter D. Karp is the director of the Bioinformatics Research Group within the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI International. Dr. Karp has authored more than 160 publications in bioinformatics and computer science in areas including metabolic pathway bioinformatics, computational genomics, scientific visualization, and scientific databases. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the International Society for Computational Biology. He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1989, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the NIH National Center for Biotechnology Information.



Dr. G. A. Nagana Gowda

Topic: Profiling Redox and Energy Coenzymes in Tissue and Blood Using NMR Spectroscopy
Related Video: Profiling Redox and Energy Coenzymes in Tissue and Blood using NMR Spectroscopy

Dr. G. A. Nagana Gowda
Northwest Metabolomics Research Center and Mitochondria and Metabolism Center
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, UW Medicine, University of Washington
Seattle, USA

Dr. Christian Frezza



Topic: Metabolic Alterations in Fumarate Hydratase Deficient Cells

Dr. Christian Frezza
MRC Cancer Unit
University of Cambridge, UKChristian Frezza is an MRC Programme Leader at the MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge. He studied Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Padova, Italy, and gained his MSc in 2002, after a period of research on mitochondrial toxicity induced by photoactivable anticancer drugs. Christian then joined the laboratory of Luca Scorrano in Padova to start a PhD on mitochondrial dynamics and apoptosis. In 2008, he moved to the Beatson Institute of Cancer Research in Glasgow as recipient of an EMBO Long Term Fellowship, where he investigated the role of mitochondrial defects in tumorigenesis. He moved to the MRC Cancer Unit in 2012, to take up his current position.

Christian’s research is focussed on understanding the role of altered metabolism in cancer, particularly investigating how small molecule metabolites affect the process of tumorigenesis. The major goal of his team is to exploit this knowledge to pioneer novel tools for cancer diagnosis and therapy.


Dr. Christian Metallo

Topic: Tracing Compartment-Specific Redox Pathways Using Stable Isotopes and Mass Spectrometry

A/Prof. Christian Metallo
Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California San Diego, CA, USA


Dr. Vladimir Tolstikov

Topic: Clinical Metabolomics: An Integral Tool Driving Patient Phenotyping in Precision Medicine


Dr. Vladimir Tolstikov

Director of Metabolomics

BERG LLCDr. Vladimir Tolstikov was awarded with PhD degree at the age of 28 years from the Institute of Chemical Means for Plant Protection, Moscow, Russia. During his career he was working in leading research academic institutions and industry including Max Plank Institute, UC Davis, Eli Lilly and Company and others. He is a pioneer in HILIC separations development applied to Metabolomics. He is the director of Metabolomics at BERG LLC. He has published more than 50 papers in reputed journals, 5 book chapters and has been serving as an editorial board member of MDPI Metabolites. He has participated and contributed in organization of various international meetings. His current research interests are in the field of AI-guided multi-omics input into the Precision Medicine development.




Dr. Thusitha Rupasinghe


Topic: Investigation of Salinity Tolerance Mechanism in Barley Roots Using Semi-Targeted Lipidomics Approach with High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry TechniquesDr. Thusitha W. Rupasinghe

Related Video: Investigation of Salinity Tolerance Mechanism in Barley Roots Using Semi-Targeted Lipidomics Approach with High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry Techniques


Metabolomics Australia, Bio21 Institute of Molecular Science and
Biotechnology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, AustraliaDr. Thusitha Rupasinghe was awarded PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry in 2004 from the La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. During her career, she was working in leading pharmaceutical industry and research institutes, such as Arrow pharmaceuticals, centre for drug candidate and optimisation at Monash University and Bio21 institute at the University of Melbourne. She is a senior research scientist at Melabolomics Australia, school of Biosciences, the University of Melbourne and a leading scientist in lipidomics field. Thusitha has published more than 40 publications in peer reviewed articles, 5 book chapters. She is actively participated in organising national and international meetings in metabolomics and lipidomics. Her research interest are plant lipidomics and metabolomics using mass spectrometric techniques.



Dr. Aalim Weljie

Topic: Metabolomics in Chronobiology: Metabolic Alterations by Sleep Loss and Circadian FunctionRelated Video: Metabolomics in Chronobiology: Metabolic Alterations by Sleep Loss and Circadian Function


Dr. Aalim Weljie
Department of Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania, 10-113
Translational Research Center, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Bldg 421,
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA

Aalim M. Weljie, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry and Certificate in Engineering from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada in 1996, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Calgary, Canada in 2003. He completed an industrial post-doctoral fellowship with Chenomx Inc where he developed expertise in quantitative NMR metabolomics, followed by a visiting scientist fellowship from EMBO to the University of Cambridge in the lab of Dr. Jules Griffin. Dr. Weljie was the co-Director of the Metabolomics Research Center at the University of Calgary from 2008 until he was recruited to Penn in 2012 in Pharmacology and the Institute of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics. Dr. Weljie’s current research interests focus is ‘Chrono-metabolomics’, including translational studies of metabolism and molecular clocks, such as sleep disruption, circadian rhythms and the influence of diseases such as cancer on the clock-metabolism connection as well as aging processes. In addition to contributions to analytical methods for metabolomics, Dr. Weljie has reported novel cross-species biomarkers of sleep restriction, and the circadian nature of numerous metabolites in vitro and in vivo.


Prof. Dr. Pollen K.F. Yeung



Topic: ATP Metabolism in RBC as Potential Biomarker for Post-Exercise Hypotension and a Therapeutic Target for Cardiovascular Drugs

Prof. Dr. Pollen K.F. Yeung, B.Sc Pharm., MSc. Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Canada B3H 4R2

Pollen Yeung completed his Ph.D from University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK, Canada) and is currently Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, Canada. He has published more than 90 peer reviewed articles in reputed journals and is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief for Cardiovascular Pharmacology Open Access, a Guest Editor on a thematic issue on “Biomarkers and Metabolomics for Drug Discovery” for Metabolites, and an editorial member for Medical Sciences Monitor, Metabolites, Natural Products Chemistry and Research Open Access, Cardiovascular and Hematologic Disorders Drug Targets and Current Drug Safety.

Research Interest: Pharmacokinetics, Drug Metabolism and Biomarker Research for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases


Prof. Dr. Teresa Fan

Topic: Mapping Metabolic Networks in 3D spheroids using Stable Isotope-Resolved
Metabolomics

Prof. Dr. Teresa Fan
Department of Toxicology, Markey Cancer Center and Center for
Environmental and Systems Biochemistry (CESB), University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40536, USA

Copyright

MDPI AG, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their research works. Hence, by submitting a contribution to this conference, the authors retain the copyright of their contribution, but they grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this contribution online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means the authors can easily submit their contribution to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

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