New edition of the DECHEMA Trends in Metabolomics conference!

Dear Colleagues,

Metabolomics is closing an important gap in the area of post genome research. Determining the information flow from genome to transcriptome, proteome and finally metabolome allows, for the first time, a comprehensive description of living systems.

The next Trends in Metabolomics meeting (27 - 29 April 2021, Frankfurt/M, Germany) will again cover current topics ranging from technical developments in analytics, the integration of metabolomics into systems biology to biomarker discovery in biomedical research. A young scientists' workshop on career perspectives will precede the conference. So far, these distinguished colleagues have accepted the invitation to give keynotes:

  • Hannelore Daniel, TUM,
  • Sarah-Maria Fendt, VIB Leuven,
  • Gavin O'Connor, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, and
  • Dominki Schwudke, Forschungszentrum Borstel.

The programme committee, consisting of board members of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Metabolomforschung (DGMet) and the DECHEMA Working Group on Systems and Synthetic Biology, invites you to submit abstracts of lectures and posters by 1 November 2020.

Companies interested in sponsoring or presenting their products and services in the exhibition should contact Kristina Böhlandt for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tel. +49 69-7564-129

On behalf of the organising committee,

best wishes,

Hanna Bednarz, University of Bielefeld
Karsten Niehaus, University of Bielefeld
Karsten Hiller, TU Braunschweig
Joachim Kopka, MPI Golm
Uwe Sauer, ETH Zurich
Wolfram Weckwerth, University of Vienna

The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Graz, Austria announces an open position for a
University Assistant without doctorate (Praedoc)
30 hours a week; employment contract for a period of 4 years

Application deadline: Oct 7th 2020

Please find the complete flyer here.

The official announcement is available here:

Welcome to the first JOINT


Online Meeting cohosted by iLS

29th September to 2nd October 2020


Dear lipidomics scientists,

we are happy to invite you to the online Joint 8th European Lipidomics Meeting (ELM) – 6th Lipidomics Forum cohosted by the International Lipidomics Society (iLS), which will take place from 29th September to 2nd October 2020. The meeting will be free of charge – please register to receive connection details.

Beside discussion about lipidomics guidelines, chaired by Lipidomics Standard Initiative (LSI), the meeting has two keynotes by Valerie O’Donnell, Cardiff University, UK and Erin Baker, Raleigh, USA as well as sessions for young scientists with talks selected from abstracts (abstract deadline is 15th September) including best talk award. Moreover, plenaries and tutorials on October 1st (LIFS Bioinformatics for Lipidomics Workshop at ELM 2020) and 2nd (bioinformatics symposium) will introduce and discuss the latest bioinformatics for lipidomics.

We are looking forward to discuss with you soon. Stay safe and well!
With kind regards

Ralph Burkhardt, Gerhard Liebisch, Silke Matysik (Regensburg)
Robert Ahrends (Wien) and Dominik Schwudke (Borstel)

The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Graz, Austria is seeking to appoint a

University Assistant with doctorate (Postdoc)

40 hours a week; employment contract for a period of 6 years;

Application deadline: Sept 9th 2020

Please find the complete flyer here.

The official announcement is available here:


In May 2019, the Department of Biosciences at Aston University was awarded the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie funded COFUND Doctoral Programme entitled MemTrain (Cell Membranes in Industrial Processes Training).

The Programme is coordinated by Dr Alan Goddard who is a member of the Aston Membrane Protein and Lipid Research Group (AMPL). More information about AMPL can be found here.

Over five years, MemTrain will train 12 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs; within 4 years of Masters qualification) undertaking a PhD in an area of research within the remit of AMPL, each of which is expected to have an intersectoral focus. Possible projects involve determining the roles of biological membranes in biotechnology or medicines discovery and the application of novel methodologies to investigate these membranes. Our 11 industrial partners will contribute to training of the researchers to generate a unique, integrated, learning environment in which graduate students benefit from industrial links, employability and entrepreneurial skills, and will leave as researchers who are highly competitive for jobs within academia and industry, as well as public policy, intellectual property law or as entrepreneurs.

The first cohort of ESRs were appointed in October 2019 and it is expected that 7 ESRs will be recruited in this call.

In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, the deadline for applications has been extended to 24th May 2020.  All interviews will now take place via Skype or other video conferencing platforms. The revised timeline is shown below.

Further information about the MemTrain project and the team can be found on our website at:

Dr Alan Goddard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further Information

Please visit the website for further information and to apply online.

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