The Research Center Borstel - Leibniz Lung Center is looking for a

Research Group Leader Bacterial Structures and Metabolites

Your duties:

Your research will be located at the interface of analytical chemistry and microbiology, centered around the identification of microbial metabolites that aggravate disease or act protective thereof and which are involved in chronic lung diseases, specifically in asthma. This involves not only the description of such metabolites, but also their identification and isolation for potential transfer into clinical phase-I studies. Therefor, the application of innovative analytical methods for detection and discovery of novel bioactive compounds and their characterization is of crucial importance. The latter will be conducted in close collaboration with other working groups at FZB,  specifically with the experimental microbiome research and bioanalytical chemistry groups. Your duties also include teaching and training in the sketched subject area. Additional interdisciplinary cooperations should be established with national and international partners, specifically with the German Centers for Lung Research (DZL) and Infection Research (DZIF).

Your qualifications:

  • PhD in the life sciences
  • Achievements equivalent to a qualification
    to teach at professorial level ("Habilitationsäquivalente Leistungen")
  • Practical & Working expertise in microbiology and analytical chemistry
  • Mangement experience (own research group)

Please find the complete announcement here (click on Forschungsgruppenleiter*in (w/m/d), in German).


The deadline for applications is November 21st, 2020.

The Medizinisches Proteom-Center (MPC) and Medical Proteome Analysis, Center of
Proteindiagnostics (ProDi)
at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany is looking for a

PhD position (E13, 50%), Proteomics, lipidomics,
medical research

to start as soon as possible.

Initially, the position is limited to 3 years with an optional
extension. Scientists in the group enjoy excellent working conditions in a highly
interdisciplinary and friendly research environment.

The MPC has an excellent infrastructure with all current, state-of-the-art technologies and
methods (nano & UHPLC, mass spectrometry, FAIMS, Triversa NanoMate, laser
microdissection, protein microarrays, bioinformatics, biostatistics etc.). More details about
the MPC can be found at

Please find the complete flyer here.

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)