Fall 2021 Virtual Meeting

The fall meeting of the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Consortium will be held on September 28 through September 30 as three days of virtual sessions using Gather. The meeting brings together investigators, NIH staff, and our EPC (external program consultants) to further the goals of the consortium.

The Metabolomics Consortium Coordinating Center is organizing this meeting. Please send Inquiries to m3c-exec-l@lists.ufl.edu


Registration helps us organize attendee lists and conduct capacity planning for the Gather meeting and virtual poster session. Please register at EventBrite:

Registration ends on September 20th.

Virtual Posters and Progress Reports

On Wednesday, September 29th, there will be poster discussions. In preparation for this session, please review the posters available at: https://people.metabolomics.info/nih-fall-2021


Tuesday September 28, 2021
11:00 – 11:05 amWelcome and Program Overview (Rick Yost, M3C)
11:05 – 12:05 pmSession 1: Keynote presentation (Moderator: Mike Conlon, M3C)
Ewy Mathé (NCATS) – Next gen informatics for metabolomics & multiomics
12:05 – 12:20 pmBreak
12:20 – 1:50 pmSession 2: Panel Discussion: Precursors to comprehensive human metabolomics (Moderator: Tim Garrett, M3C) Panelists: Gary Patti, Dean Jones, Oliver Fiehn and Ewy Mathé
Possible discussion topics:
1) Localization: Gary Patti
2) Time course: Dean Jones
3) Scaling (protocols, sampling): Oliver Fiehn
4) Multiomics: Ewy Mathé
Wednesday September 29, 2021
11:00 – 12:00 pmSession 1: Keynote presentation “Next Gen Metabolomics Technologies: Broader Coverage, Single Cell, Double Bond Pinpointing, and Spatial Mapping” (Facundo Fernandez, Georgia Tech; Moderator: Rick Yost, M3C)
12:00 – 12:15 pmBreak
12:15 – 1:45 pmSession 2: Reports on Collaborative Projects (15 mins each) (Moderator: Art Castle/Krista Zanetti, NIH)
Tracking Unknowns in NMDR: Xiuxia Du
Common Datasets for Benchmarking: Corey Broeckling Unknown Lipids and Internal Standards: Charles Evans QM and Machine Learning: Art Edison Software Tools Dissemination: Shankar Subramaniam
1:45 – 2:00 pmBreak
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Gathertown Poster Salons
Session 3: Poster discussions (6 salons)
Thursday September 30, 2021
11:00 – 12:00 pmSession 1:
Two tracks –
(1) EPC with NIH Program Team (NIH provided zoom meeting room) 
(2) Workgroup discussion Islamorada Breakout 1: Unknown Lipids/Internal Standards
12:00 – 1:00 pmSession 1 (cont’d):
Two tracks –
(1) EPC with NIH Program Team (NIH provided zoom meeting room)  
(2) Workgroup discussions Key West Breakout 1: Terminology in Metabolomics & Marathon Breakout 2: Unknown Lipids/Internal Standards
1:00 – 1:15 pmBreak
1:15 – 2:15 pmSession 2: EPC meeting with NIH and PIs

How will the virtual meeting work?

The virtual annual meeting will operate on Gather and be similar to any in-person meeting. Presentations are assembled in sessions according to a theme. A moderator coordinates each session. Session presentations are presented live during the meeting in webinar style. Session presentations are held in a virtual “space” that can be navigated in a similar way to an in-person meeting.

As with in-person conferences, there will also be a dedicated period for questions and discussion after the presentations. Participants will be able to “walk” to a Q&A podium to ask questions during, and right after, the presentations.

Posters are available for review prior to the virtual meeting here https://people.metabolomics.info/nih-fall-2021. Those presenting posters should be virtually present for the poster session on September 29th in order to present their posters, answer questions, and participate in the discussion.