6th Annual Workshop on Metabolomics

Sunday, July 22nd - Friday July 27th, 2018

Welcome to the 6th Annual Workshop on Metabolomics. The course is jointly sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) as part of the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Initiative, and the Departments of Chemistry and Pharmacology and Toxicology at UAB.



The themes in this sixth year of the workshop are:

  1. Design of a metabolomics experiment
  2. Sample stability and extraction methods
  3. Analytical systems (nuclear magnetic resonance and gas- and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry)
    1. Targeted metabolomics
    2. Untargeted metabolomics
    3. Quantitative metabolomics
  4. Pre-processing of analytical data (Mzmine 2 and XCMSonline and Chenomx)
  5. Statistical analysis of the data (MetaboAnalyst, Simca, SAS)
  6. Metabolite databases (METLIN, HMDB, LIPIDMAPS, PubChem, ChemSpider)
  7. Identification of metabolites (MetaboSearch, MSMS analysis)
  8. Metabolite pathway analysis (Mummichog, KEGG, GeneGo, Ingenuity)
  9. Advanced elective sessions (Imaging mass spectrometry, isotope ratio outlier analysis, Ion mobility, Command line and R programs)
  10. Electives will allow attendees to fine tune their training experience

Tentative Agenda

Sunday, July 22

Time Topics & Speakers Resources
5:00-8:00 pm Social at Double Tree Hotel  

Monday, July 23

Time Topics & Speakers Resources
7:30 am Breakfast - VH 302  
8:00-8:15 am Introductions - VH 302
Stephen Barnes, PhD/Hemant Tiwari, PhD, UAB
8:15-8:25 am Welcome to UAB - VH 302
Christopher Brown, PhD, Vice-President for Research, UAB
8:25-9:05 am Why study Metabolomics - VH 302
Stephen Barnes, PhD, UAB

9:05-9:10 am Questions  
9:10-9:45 am Metabolism in the raw - the SeaHorse™, the modern version of the Warburg apparatus - VH 302
Jianhua Zhang PhD, UAB

9:45-10:00 am Questions  
10:00-10:20 am Break – VH 302  
10:20-11:05 am Metabolite Extraction and Platforms - VH 302
Stephen Barnes/Jeevan Prasain

11:05-11:15 am Questions  
11:15-11:50 am Choosing the Metabolomics Platform - VH 302
Stephen Barnes, PhD, UAB

11:50-12 noon Questions  
12 noon Lunch – VH 302  
12:15-12:55 Lunch speaker - VH 302
Matthew Skaley, SCIEX
1:15-3:00 pm Group 1 – NMR Basics/Metabolomics 101 - proceed to Chemistry Bdg for NMR
Group 2 – Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics and Lipidomics - proceed to McCallum for MS Metabolism using the SeaHorse™
3:15-5:00 pm Group 1 – Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics and Lipidomics - proceed to McCallum for MS Metabolism using the SeaHorse™
Group 2 – NMR Basics/Metabolomics 101 - proceed to Chemistry Bdg for NMR
Evening On your own – see LaShun Lanier about restaurant options – Dreamland (for the meat eaters) shouldn’t be missed. Surin up on Five Points (up the hill from the hotel) has good vegetarian options.  

Tuesday, July 24

Time Topics & Speakers Resources
7:30 am Breakfast - VH 302  
8:00-8:15 am Questions  
8:15-8:30 am Attendee Presentation: TBD - VH 302

8:30-8:35 am Questions  
8:35-9:10 am Introduction to MS data pre-processing - VH 302
Xiuxia Du, PhD, UNC-Charlotte

9:10-9:15 am Questions
9:15-9:45 am Introduction to NMR data pre-processing - VH 302
Delisha Stewart, PhD, UNC-CH

9:45-9:50 am Questions  
9:50-10:10 am Break - VH 302  
10:30-11:30 am Plenary Lecture - Finley Conference Center in Kaul Building
The role of the microbiome in pancreatic adenocarcinoma
George Miller, PhD, Indiana University

11:30-11:45 am Questions
12 noon-1:00 pm Lunch - Finley Conference Center and workshop photo - George Miller Q&A
1:15-1:30 pm Proceed to Learning Resource Center (LRC) for Workshop Group Photo
1:30-2:30 pm
Group 1 - Inspecting NMR data - hands-on *Download ACD/NMR, TopSpin and Chenomix(trial) software prior to class - LRC 210A
Delisha Stewart, PhD, UNC-CH
Group 2 - Hands-on data analysis with MZmine 2 – LRC 235
Xiuxia Du, PhD, UNC-Charlotte/Stephen Barnes, PhD, UAB

2:30-2:45 pm
Group 1 - Questions - LRC 210A
Group 2 - Questions – LRC 235

2:45-3:00 pm Break - LRC 235  
3:00-4:30 pm Group 1 - Hands-on data analysis with MZmine – LRC 235
Xiuxia Du, PhD, UNC-Charlotte/Stephen Barnes, PhD, UAB

Group 2 - Inspecting NMR data - hands-on *Download ACD/NMR, TopSpin and Chenomix(trial) software prior to class - LRC 210A
Delisha Stewart, PhD, UNC-CH
4:30-4:45 pm
Group 1 - Questions - LRC 235
Group 2 - Questions – LRC 210A

4:45-6:15 pm Break
6:30-8:30 pm Workshop dinner – Edge of Chaos, Lister Hill Library – 4th Floor
Plotting career paths in science
Speaker: Victor Darley-Usmar, PhD, UAB

Wednesday, July 25

Time Topics & Speakers Resources
7:30 am Breakfast - LRC 235  
8:00-8:15 am Questions  
8:15-8:30 am Attendee Presentation: TBD - LRC 235

8:30-8:35 am Questions  
8:35-9:10 am Introduction to XCMS in R - LRC 235
Xiuxia Du, PhD, UNC-Charlotte

9:10-9:15 am Questions
9:15-9:50 am Capabilities of XCMS Online - LRC 235
H. Paul Benton, PhD, Scripps

9:55-10:00 am Questions
10:00-10:20 am Break - LRC 235  
10:20-10:55 am Preparing Metabolomics Data - LRC 235
Stephen Barnes, PhD, UAB

10:55-11:00 am Questions  
11:00-11:40 am Isotope Ratio Outlier Analysis and QA/QC - LRC 235
Chris Beecher, PhD, IROA Technologies

11:40-11:45 am Questions  
11:45-1:00 pm Lunch - LRC 235  
12:15-12:50 pm Fluxomics - By GoToMeeting - LRC 235
Teresa W.-M. Fan, PhD, University of Kentucky

1:00-2:15 pm
Group 1: Hands-on NMR data processing to Metaboanalyst - LRC 215
Delisha Stewart, PhD, UNC-CH

Group 2: Hands-on LC-MS data processing to Metaboanalyst - LRC 219
H. Paul Benton, PhD, Scripps/Stephen Barnes, PhD, UAB

2:30-3:45 pm
Group 1: Hands-on LC-MS data processing to Metaboanalyst - LRC 219
H. Paul Benton, PhD, Scripps/Stephen Barnes, PhD, UAB

Group 2: Hands-on NMR data processing to Metaboanalyst - LRC 215
Delisha Stewart, PhD, UNC-CH

3:50-4:00 pm Break/Questions  
4:00-4:25 pm Mapping to Pathways in Metaboanalyst - LRC 215/219
Stephen Barnes, PhD, UAB

4:25-4:30 pm Questions  
4:30-4:55 pm Capabilities of the Metabolomics Workbench - LRC 215/219
Eoin Fahy, PhD, DRCC, UCSD

Evening On your own – visit restaurants or Birmingham Barons at Regions Field (7:05 pm) versus the Tennessee Smokies  

Thursday, July 26

Time Topics & Speakers Resources
7:30 am Breakfast - LRC 235  
8:00-8:15 am Questions  
8:15-8:30 am Attendee Presentation: TBD - LRC 235

8:30-8:35 am Questions
8:35-9:10 am Pathway and Network Analysis for Metabolomics – Mummichog - LRC 235
Shuzhao Li, PhD, Emory U

9:10-9:15 am Questions
9:15-9:55 am Group 1 - Metabolite databases - LRC 235
Xiuxia Du, PhD, UNC-Charlotte

Group 2 - Searching METLIN – hands-on - LRC 210A
Jeevan Prasain, PhD, UAB

9:55-10:00 am Questions
10:00-10:20 am Break - LRC 235
10:20-11:05 am Group 1 - Searching METLIN – hands-on - LRC 210A
Jeevan Prasain, PhD, UAB

Group 2 - Metabolite databases - LRC 235
Xiuxia Du, PhD, UNC-Charlotte

11:05-11:10 am Questions
11:10-11:50 am Imaging metabolomics - LRC 235
Janusz Kabarowski, PhD, UAB

11:50-12:00 noon Questions
12 noon Lunch - LRC 235  
12:15-12:55 pm Research Integrity - LRC 235
Pam Bounelis, PhD, Asst. Vice President for Research, UAB
1:15-3:00 pm 2D-NMR methods and metabolomics – LRC 215
Delisha Stewart, PhD, UNC-CH

3:15-5:00 pm Processing data on the Metabolomics Workbench – LRC 215
Eoin Fahy, PhD, DRCC, UCSD

1:15 - 3:00 pm Using Mummichog – hands-on – LRC 219
Shuzhao Li, PhD, Emory

3:15-5:00 pm Using XCMS in R - LRC 219
Xiuxia Du, PhD, UNC-Charlotte

1:15-3:00 pm Interpretation of MSMS data and advanced nanoLC-MS – MCLM 427/459
Landon Wilson, BS, UAB and Jeevan Prasain, PhD, UAB

3:15-5:00 pm ClusterFinder Software – Hands-On – 7th Floor Kaul Building
Chris Beecher, PhD, IROA Technologies

Evening On your own – list of restaurants available  

Friday, July 27

Time Topics & Speakers Resources
7:30-8:00 am Breakfast - VH 302  
8:00-8:15 am Questions  
8:15-8:55 am Transitioning from transcriptomics to metabolomics - VH 302
Jason Tennessen, PhD, Indiana

8:55-9:00 am Questions
9:00-9:40 am Hyperpolarized NMR – VH 302
Matt Merritt, PHD, Univeristy of Florida

9:40-9:45 am Questions
9:45-10:00 am Break - VH 302
10:00-10:40 am Movie and Presentation: Ion mobility mass spectrometry - VH 302
Erin Baker, PhD, PNNL

10:40-10:45 am Questions
10:45-11:55 am Integration of –omics data – hands-on session VH 302
Stephen Barnes, PhD, UAB

11:55-12 noon Questions  
12 noon Lunch - VH 302
12:30-1:00 pm General Q&A
1:00-1:30 pm Evaluations
1:30-3:00 pm Consultations with UAB metabolomics faculty

Workshop Faculty

Stephen Barnes, PhD

Dr. Barnes, Director of the Metabolomics Workshop, is Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and has secondary appointments in five other departments.  He started his research career in the laboratory of A. T. (Tony) James, co-inventor of gas-liquid chromatography, studying fatty metabolism in green algae and did his PhD on the carbohydrate metabolism of the acellular slime mold Physarum polycephalum at Imperial College, University of London under the tutelage of Sir Ernst Boris Chain, 1945 Nobel Laureate for the discovery of penicillin. He began his long-standing interest in bile acid metabolism at the Royal Free Hospital with Dame Sheila Sherlock and Barbara Billing. After the winter of 1975 in Alan Hofmann’s lab at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, he took up an offer to come to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 1977 where he has remained ever since. In the early 1980s he applied high field NMR using superconducting magnets to unravel the proton NMR spectrum of bile acids as well as to use pulse sequences to greatly simplify the process. In 1992 he took over the development of LC-mass spectrometry in biomedical research at UAB and was the Director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Mass Spectrometry Shared Facility from 1992 to 2009. In 2009 he was appointed as the Director of the Targeted Metabolomics and Proteomics Laboratory (TMPL).  He also was the Associate Director of the Purdue-UAB Botanicals Center for Age-related Disease from 2000-2011 and the Director of the UAB Center for Nutrient-Gene Interaction from 2002-2010. These latter roles provided critical experience in experimental design, statistical analysis of –Omics data and the important role of the diet in determining the outcome of experimental models of chronic diseases.

More details about TMPL can be obtained at http://tmpl.uab.edu

Erin Baker, PhD

Dr. Erin Baker is a bioanalytical chemist with more than 16 years' experience utilizing ion mobility spectrometry in conjunction with mass spectrometry (IMS-MS) to study environmental and biological systems. In the last 10 years, she has worked primarily on IMS-MS applications in the field of proteomics and more recently she has worked to optimize IMS-MS metabolomic, glycomic and lipidomic separations. Her research involves the development and evaluation of high-throughput IMS-MS, SPE-IMS-MS and LC-IMS-MS analyses to quickly study numerous samples in a short time period without losing valuable biological information, as well as assessing the number and quality of features detected with IMS-MS for comparison with existing MS platforms. Dr. Baker is also presently working with the PNNL Informatics team to design and implement software tools that automatically analyze the complex multidimensional SPE-IMS-MS and LC-IMS-MS data.

PNNL Website

Chris Beecher

IROA Technologies

Professor Chris Beecher is the Associate Director of the South-East Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM) at the University of Florida, one of six NIH-funded Metabolomics Centers in the United States, and the Chief Science Officer for IROA Technologies (IROA).  The IROA protocols are a core technology within SECIM.  Professor Beecher had previously established the unbiased Metabolomics platforms at the University of Michigan (2007) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and, prior to that, had developed the metabolomics platforms for Metabolon, a metabolomics-based company (2004), and Paradigm Genetics (1999) both in RTP, North Carolina.

Since 1999 Professor Beecher’s research focus has been on the continued development of the science of Metabolomics.  As the newest of the “Omics” sciences, establishing methods for higher sensitivity, resolution and reproducibility, and algorithms for data handling, and data generation are areas of ongoing exploration.  The Lab actively collaborates with diverse researchers to find experimental systems that benefit from a metabolomic analytical approach, and provide new avenues for metabolomic exploration.

The Beecher metabolomic platform is 1) a MS-based analytical component that is 2) well integrated into a 3) fully automated sample prep operation.  Integration requires that sample flow is directed by a LIMS system, and an automated informatics system for processing information generated within the platform.  Due to the high level of integration and automation one can put in place a relentless program for error reduction and improvement.

Dr. Beecher holds a B.A. in Anthropology (New York University), M.S. Biology (New York University), and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences / Natural products Chemistry (University of Connecticut).  He began his research into the high-throughput chemical characterization of complex mixtures while on the faculty of the University of Illinois, College of Pharmacy (1985) where he held the position of Associate Professor.  He was the editor of the NAPRALERT database from 1990 to 1998, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Pharmacognosy, and served as a founding member of the Functional Foods Program of the University of Illinois.

In 1997 he was invited to continue this research in the laboratories of Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Ancile Pharmaceuticals.  His focus shifted from secondary metabolism to primary metabolism with the establishment of the first Metabolomics platform in America at Paradigm Genetics from 1999 to 2002, and in 2003 founded of two Metabolomics-based companies; Metabolon, Inc. (focused on human healthcare.) and Metabolic Analyses, Inc. (focused on the informatics issues associated with Metabolomics.)  Dr. Beecher compiled the first human metabolome in 2002 at Metabolic Analyses, and has been working toward the integration of metabolomic, proteomic, transcriptomic and genomic data.


Paul Benton, PhD

Dr. Benton started working with metabolomics datasets in 2006 when he joined Prof. Gary Siuzdak’s lab as a Research Tech. Working with XCMS and METLIN, he developed and published a tandem mass spectra extension to XCMS called XCMS2. He gained a valuable understanding of mass spectrometry methods and the need for computational developments in the field. Working with Dr. Timothy MD Ebbels & Prof. Jeremy Nicholson while studying for his Ph.D at Imperial College London, he developed methods to increase the reproducibility of metabolic profiling experiments and two novel methods for temporal metabolite profiling. Since receiving his Ph. D in August 2013 he has returned to Prof. Siuzdak’s lab at The Scripps Research Institute to develop Online XCMS and the labs many other metabolomics toolset.

Pam Bounelis, PhD

Pam Bounelis, PhD, serves as the Research Integrity Officer (RIO) and Assistant Vice President for Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is also the Assistant Dean for Biomedical Research in the UAB School of Medicine and associate professor in the Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology. She received her PhD in anatomy from the University of Illinois in Chicago (1985) and was recruited to UAB shortly thereafter. In her role as RIO, Dr. Bounelis has responsibility for the research misconduct process. She has more than 15 years of experience in space programming and planning. She has been the lead or substantially‐contributing author on many extramural proposals that have resulted in nearly $90 million of extramural support to UAB for capital projects and equipment acquisition. She has served on four NIH special emphasis panel/scientific review groups. She is an active member of the American Association of Medical Colleges Group on Institutional Planning and is currently service as the National Chair.

Christopher S. Brown, PhD

VP Research, UAB


Victor Darley-Usmar, PhD

Endowed Professor of Mitochondrial Medicine and Pathology
Associate Dean for Research School of Medicine
Director, Mitochondrial Medicine Laboratory


Xiuxia Du, PhD

Dr. Du is an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics at the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She received her Ph.D. in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis. Subsequently, she did a postdoc at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She joined the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2008 as an assistant professor. The research of her group has been focusing on the development of computational algorithms for mass spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics research.

Website: http://www.du-lab.org

Eoin Fahy, DRCC, UCSD

Whei-Mei Teresa Fan, PhD

Dr. Teresa Fan, Professor of Toxicology and faculty member of the Markey Cancer Center and Center for Environmental Systems Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky, is one of the leaders of the Resource Center for Stable Isotope-Resolved Metabolomics. Dr. Fan uses metabolomics to study cell metabolism in lung cancer. Using special molecular tools called stable isotope tracers, she can label certain types of metabolites and watch as they move through the complicated and interconnected network of biological reactions that contribute to cell metabolism. This kind of technique is like “tracing breadcrumbs in the forest,” says Dr. Fan. She traces her metabolite “breadcrumbs” through a “forest” of cancer cells grown in the laboratory, tumors in animals, and in human patients with lung cancer. Dr. Fan and her research team systematically probe the metabolic network of cancer in these systems to identify new cell processes that could be targeted with drugs and discover diagnostic markers for early-stage lung cancer. With a research grant from the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics program, Dr. Fan and her colleagues are developing ways to treat samples before analyzing them to increase sensitivity and stability. They are making chemical agents that can modify particular parts of certain metabolites, making them easier to detect. This approach could also enhance a researcher’s ability to identify previously unknown metabolites.

Janusz Kabarowski, PhD

Janusz Kabarowski, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology. Dr. Kabarowski obtained his PhD in the field of hematopoiesis and leukemia at University College, London and did his postdoctoral training in immunology with Dr. Owen Witte at UCLA. His expertise is in the study of lipids in inflammation and immunity. He has applied this expertise to studies of lipid mediated mechanisms controlling inflammation and autoimmunity using mouse models of atherosclerosis, Lupus and tissue/organ injury. He is currently investigating approaches by which potential anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties of HDL (linked to its ability to regulate cholesterol homeostasis and remove pro-inflammatory and oxidized lipids) may be harnessed to treat autoimmune diseases like Lupus. During the course of these studies, he has developed expertise in the study of lipid and lipoprotein based mechanisms regulating inflammation and immunity, as well as the necessary preparative methods for mass spectrometry lipidomic analyses during a long-standing collaborative relationship with Dr. Steve Barnes. More recently, Dr. Kabarowski has established a method for lipid imaging in cryosections by MALDI-Imaging Mass Spectrometry using vacuum sublimation for matrix application. This technology is being applied to a number of areas, including identifying lipids with roles in modulating inflammatory processes in response to acute kidney injury, autoimmunity and kidney disease in Lupus, as well as those involved in the deterioration of ocular function with ageing.


Shuzhao Li, PhD

Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Clinical Biomarkers Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Emory University

Dr. Li was trained in bioinformatics, and he has been combining computational developments with metabolomics and systems biology. His work in human immunology applied large-scale data integration and network modeling to delineate transcriptomic programs for antibody response induced by several vaccines. These are early steps towards quantitative and systems modeling of human immunity, which is an integral part of most human diseases. His mummichog software brought genome-scale metabolic models into the field of high throughput metabolomics, and enabled pathway/network analysis for untargeted metabolomics. He strives to bring these scientific developments to personalized and precision medicine.


Matt Merritt, PhD

Univeristy of Florida


George Miller, MD

H.L. Pachter Professor
Departments of Surgery and Cell Biology
Leader, Cancer Immunology Program
New York University School of Medicine


Jeevan Prasain, PhD

Dr. Prasain is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at UAB. He received his undergraduate and master’s training (Chemistry) at Tribhuvan University, Nepal and his Ph.D. at Toyama Medical & Pharmaceutical University, Japan. His expertise is in the use of NMR and LC-MS for the discovery and identification of natural products. He will be demonstrating the use of LC-MS methods for the analysis of metabolite classes.


Matt Skaley – SciEx

Delisha Stewart, PhD

Dr. Delisha Stewart received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Delaware, UAB and UNC-Chapel Hill, she completed her training with the NIH Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core (ERCMRC) at RTI International to learn metabolomics. She uses genomics, metabolomics and high-throughput molecular bioassays to study metabolic dysfunction in cancer and immunological diseases, most interested in the interplay between the immune system and malignancy. In March 2017, she joined the Department of Nutrition at UNC-Chapel Hill as a Research Assistant Professor, relocating with the ERCMRC to the Nutrition Research Institute. She continues to lead all cancer and immunology-focused studies, with an additional focus on the influence of nutrition on cancer health disparities. Her research aims to better characterize etiological and progressive microenvironments of breast and other types of hormonally-associated cancers, identify diagnostically and therapeutically relevant biomarkers and determine the role of altered nutritional states on disparate treatment outcomes.


Jason Tennessen – Indiana


Hemant Tiwari, PhD

Dr. Tiwari is the Co-Director of the Metabolomics Workshop. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. While being a faculty at the University of Maine, he got interested in statistical genetics, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Statistical Genetics under Prof. Robert Elston in the Department of Biometry and Genetics at Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans and at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Subsequently, he worked as a faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University. In January 2002, he joined UAB as a faculty in the Department of Biostatistics (Section on Statistical Genetics). His research interests include Genetic Linkage Analysis, Disequilibrium Mapping, Population Genetics, Molecular Evolution, Bioinformatics, and Genetics of Infectious Diseases. Currently, he is involved in gene mapping studies of epilepsy, SLE, phonological disorders, and dental traits. He is the Head of the Section on Statistical Genetics, the William “Student” Sealy Gosset Professor, Director of the Biostatistics Pre-Doctoral NHLBI Training Program and Director of the Post-Doctoral NHLBI Training Program in Statistical Genetics. He also is the Director of the NIGMS-funded National Short Course in Statistical Genetics and Genomics.

Website: http://www.soph.uab.edu/ssg/people/tiwari

Landon Shay Wilson


Jianhua Zhang, PhD



Hotel options will be distributed to attendees once they have been selected to attend the workshop.

Apply (2018 Workshop)

To apply, please perform the following tasks.

  1. Complete on-line application form at https://goo.gl/forms/io74DK2rrY29D1Ad2. Only fully completed application form will be considered.
  2. Send your current curriculum vitae to metabolomicsws@uab.edu.
  3. Send letters of recommendation (minimum of two) to metabolomicsws@uab.edu.

Please apply prior to Friday, May 25, 2018. Accepted applicants will be notified by Friday, June 8th, with registration fee due by Friday, June 22nd.

Women, members of under-represented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

There will be 20 fellowships for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows attending the workshop. The fellowships will provide up to $500 of travel and hotel expenses. Selection will be based on information provided by the applicants.

Upon Acceptance, the fee for attendees is:
$300 – for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
$750 – for faculty at academic, government, and non-profit organizations
$1,500 – for-profit organizations

The fee includes course tuition and syllabus, breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks and the Workshop dinner. Hotel accommodation and travel will be the attendees’ responsibility.

The fee will be payable upon acceptance into the course.

Need more information? Contact LaShun Lanier at 205 934-4579/metabolomicsws@uab.edu

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Attendee substitutions are allowed, but notification must be made in writing by Friday, June 1st and sent to metabolomicsws@uab.edu or by fax at 205.934.8240. After this date no substitutions will be granted. UAB reserves the right to cancel this conference, in which case a full refund of your registration fee will be provided. We are unable to refund any travel costs (flight, hotel, etc.) in the case of UAB’s cancellation.

Recording and Photography Clause: UAB reserves exclusive rights to record (audio and video) and/or photograph all conference proceedings for use in marketing materials, presentations and course content sales.

The fee will be payable upon acceptance into the course.

Need more information?  Contact LaShun Lanier at 205 934-4579/metabolomicsws@uab.edu

For enquiries please contact

Stephen Barnes
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Chemistry Building - 901 14th Street South

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LRC - 1714 9th Avenue South

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Many thanks to

  1. NIH Common Fund R25 GM103798-03
  2. Mary-Ann Bjornsti, PhD (Chair, Pharmacology & Toxicology)
  3. Richard A Dluhy, PhD (Chair Department of Chemistry)
  4. UAB School of Medicine
  5. Comprehensive Cancer Center
  6. Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center (CCVC)
  7. Office of the UAB Vice-President for Research
  8. UAB-UCSD O’Brien Acute Kidney Injury Center
  9. Diabetes Research Center & Comprehensive Diabetes Center
  10. Center for Free Radical Biology
  11. Agilent
  12. Sciex
  13. Waters



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