Check out the latest issue of MetaboNews, with highlights of a couple recent metabolomics conferences and a SpOtlight article featuring the Metabolomics Quality Assurance & Quality Control Consortium (mQACC). See http://www.metabonews.ca/Oct2022/MetaboNews_Oct2022.pdf
Another group member, Scott MacKay, was interviewed by TMIC for his MANA 2022 talk on the innovative technology that Tricca Technologies is developing. Can it be that metabolomics can be done in the palm of your hand? Check out https://www.tricca.ca/ and the interview at https://metabolomicscentre.ca/tmic-young-scientists/.
Want an excuse to eat chocolate? We did a scientific review and data analysis of human studies on the bioavailability and ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) of flavanols and their metabolites, the first ever done on a class of polyphenols. See our new Molecular Aspects of Medicine paper at https://bit.ly/3epWBee.
One of our group members, ABBY K., was interviewed by TMIC for winning the ECM Best Poster Award (Undergraduate) at MANA 2022. The multitalented ABBY K. also sang for conference attendees as part of the entertainment. Check out http://www.abbykmusicofficial.com/ and the interview at https://metabolomicscentre.ca/interview-with-tmic-young-scientists/.
We had a number of our spinoffs at MANA 2022, like MetabolomiX Inc., MetaSci Inc., Q Boost Inc., and Tricca Technologies Inc., to showcase their innovative products and services. Check out these and others listed at https://tmicwishartnode.ca/spin-offs/.
Tomorrow is Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Let’s reflect on the Indigenous children who never came home and how we can do better as a nation. This includes making STEM careers more accessible to the Indigenous and that starts with STEM education for their children.
Wanna know the impact of metabolomics in a box? Find out more about how the affordable point-of-care colorimeter we are developing with Dr. Susan Markus at Lakeland College can help sheep and eventually other livestock farmers save money. See https://bit.ly/3UKdgcF
Additional keywords: ranchers, biosensor
Our group had a great showing at the MANA 2022 conference, held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton this past weekend. Thanks to all the presenters, organizers, and volunteers from our group and to everyone else who contributed to making this a great event! Additional keywords: TMIC, Metabolomics Association of North America
On September 22, Dr. David Wishart will be presenting a webinar on fermentation for the Saskatchewan Food Centre. Register soon for this hybrid event! Go to bit.ly/3UuMmFt or scan the QR code below.
MANA 2022 is underway. Participants started arriving yesterday. Our lab is excited to make several presentations. We hope everyone has a great time sharing their scientific discoveries, connecting/reconnecting with each other, and enjoying Edmonton. Additional keywords: TMIC, Metabolomics Association of North America
Ever wonder if your pet, or you, might have parasites? Global toxocariasis incidence is raising alarm bells. Our Biomolecules study of the Toxocara canis excretory/secretory metabolome sheds some light on this infection. Our tools and databases (like MetaboAnalyst and HMDB) were used. Check it out: https://www.mdpi.com/2218-273X/10/8/1157.
Obesity is a growing global public health problem, starting even in childhood. What if we could find clues early on? Our study in the International Journal of Obesity shows connections during infancy between breastfeeding, gut microbiome, and body mass index (BMI).
Check it out here.
We were at the Lakeland College Livestock Research Day. We’re working with Dr. Susan Markus to develop a portable, affordable, point-of-care biosensor to predict sheep pregnancy and litter size based on metabolites in sheep serum. No need to send to a lab!
Check it out here.
We are counting down the days for when MANA 2022 begins.
Register at mana2022.net if you haven’t already done so. We have a great program ready for you.
Get your bags and your mind ready. Only 17 more sleeps!
Check out the August issue of MetaboNews, with news, events, publications, job postings, and featuring The Metabolomist podcast.
We were at the AgSmart event at Olds College, where we demonstrated our ArmChair Rancher app that is in development. The app combines deep data and machine learning to help ranchers make better-informed decisions. Thanks to Beefbooster Inc. and Livestock Gentec for your partnership and support!
Two days ago, we told you about our ulcerative colitis study. Guess what, we use our own metabolomics assays and equipment to do our studies, and we can do the same for you. For example, LC-MS targeted metabolomic analysis is useful for plasma, serum, urine, tissue, milk, CSF, meat, cell media, cell lysate, and cells.
We’d love to contribute to your research success. Check out our services.
Could an anti-inflammatory diet (e.g., Mediterranean diet) help with ulcerative colitis? Our research has shown simple changes can make a difference and prevent inflammation for UC patients in remission.
See our new paper in Nutrients.
Did you know that TMIC offers a free Research Hotel program? Since 2011, experts at TMIC, including the Wishart Node, have trained nearly 70 students, PDFs, professors, and industry professionals from >20 countries in metabolomics and bioinformatics. Check it out.
See our new paper in Nutrients.
One of our funding partners, Genome Canada, has just released their annual report: “Future of Genomics”.
Check out their future direction based on a challenge-driven approach.
The deadline for poster abstract submissions for the MANA 2022 conference has been extended until August 5 at 11:59 pm MT.
For more info and to submit your poster abstract, go here.
Registered for the MANA 2022 conference in Edmonton on September 16-18 yet?
We have a lineup of excellent speakers and we’re even presenting an interactive forum “Wine and Beer Tasting for Metabolomics”.
Learn more & register here.
Our new paper in Gates Open Research is about multiomics study methods used in a multi-site collab to understand and therefore be able to reduce childhood mortality in low- and middle-income countries.
Check it out here.
Ever wonder how various instruments can be used in the field of metabolomics?
Hover over each instrument on the Equipment page of our website for a brief explanation of how each instrument is useful for sample analysis.
Metabolomics data is subjected to many methodological steps that can affect performance of resulting metabolomic classifiers. Check out our analysis of various approaches for predicting renal transplant rejection in Statistics In Medicine.
The July issue of MetaboNews will be published tomorrow and it includes an important note from the President of The Metabolomics Society. Watch for it!
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Dr. Wishart is going to give a talk at the Frontiers in Metabolomics Workshop hosted by the Telluride Science Research Centre. The workshop takes place July 25-29, 2022. Check out the workshop details here.
Congratulations to the founders of MetabolomiX Inc.: Galina Durant, David Wishart, Jiamin Zheng, Lun Zhang, Rupasri Mandal for being awarded an Innovation Award from the University of Alberta. The company is focused on the production and sale of kits that enable rapid sample testing for the chemical fingerprints resulting from metabolism. Check out their website here.
The CFM-ID 4.0 web server (https://cfmid.wishartlab.com) is an online tool for predicting, annotating, and interpreting tandem mass spectra (MS/MS) of small molecules. It is specifically designed to assist researchers pursuing studies in metabolomics, exposomics, and analytical chemistry. Read the article here.
Telus World of Science – Edmonton is unveiling a new exhibit in the Allard Family Gallery entitled Health Zone. The exhibit explores factors that affect each person’s health. Visit the gallery and look for Dr. Wishart’s contribution to the exhibit.
The drug scene is constantly changing and law enforcement struggles to keep up with the newest designer drugs. Read about our work in the area to identify these drugs using a deep machine learning approach in Nature Machine Intelligence and that can also be applied to other small molecules in metabolomics.
The Wishart Lab (University of Alberta), Western University, and the Lawson Health Research Institute conducted a study that identified biomarkers that could be used in a quick, inexpensive COVID-19 blood screening tool. Read the article published in Critical Care Explorations and listen to the Q&A podcast featuring Dr. Wishart.