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xxAnnouncement of Opportunity

August 02, 2017, 06:44:10 AM by stacey.reinke | Views: 2702 | Comments: 0

Apply to Join the EMN Committee

Deadline: 15th August, 2017

We are inviting 6 early-career researchers to join the Metabolomics Society's Early-career Members Network (EMN) Committee. The mission of the EMN is to recognize the value and importance of our early-career members, to ensure that their views are heard and acted upon, and to ultimately improve their experience in metabolomics science and our community. Current programs and activities offered by the EMN include: workshops and the EMN Reception at the annual Metabolomics conference, the EMN Webinar Series, and the EMN Travel Bursary Program. We are also involved in the Metabolomics Forum and have a Facebook profile to stay connected with the membership. We are looking for creative thinkers to identify challenges faced by early-career researchers in metabolomics and to develop programs to overcome these challenges.

We welcome applications from students conducting higher degrees (Masters, PhDs) in a metabolomics discipline or from those within 5 years of their PhD who are actively engaged in metabolomics science. As an international society we encourage applications from all continents. Successful applicants must be members of the Metabolomics Society (or immediately become members upon joining the task group).

Time Commitment
There is much exciting work to be done and much to achieve! Therefore we anticipate a contribution of up to two hours per week (on average). If the Early-career Members Network organises sessions at conferences or other events, time commitments will increase accordingly. Note also that the existing members of the EMN Committee span many time zones, so some conference calls may occur early or late in the day. No dedicated travel will be required for the EMN Committee discussions. The appointment to the EMN Committee is for one year initially, and may be extended up to two years. It is your responsibility to discuss this commitment with your supervisor(s) prior to applying.

Application Procedure
Please send the following, in one document (.docx or .pdf), to the EMN committee (

One-page CV with relevant experience in developing and leading networking activities (e.g., student rep for other societies) plus your research experience in metabolomics (e.g., presentations, publications, etc.). If you are currently a member, please provide your membership number to us as well.

Up to 300 words on why you fit the role and up to an additional 300 words (one page in total) on what ideas you are passionate about developing as part of the Early-career Members Network. Applications will then be reviewed by members of the existing EMN committee members, and successful candidates will be notified by the end of September 2017 to start in October 2017.

xxMetabolomics Society conference 2017

Jan Stanstrup
February 28, 2017, 03:00:47 PM by Jan Stanstrup
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Join your Metabolomics peers in 2017!

We are delighted to announce that Early bird registration is open for Metabolomics 2017 - the 13th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society. We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane! Please visit the new website for more information and take advantage of the early-bird pricing.

Metabolomics 2017

Hosted by: The Metabolomics Society
Where: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
When: June 26-29, 2017

Abstract submission information will be published within the next month. We look forward to seeing your latest findings!

The Society has obtained a group block of hotel rooms, visit the Hotel page of the website to view several different options. You are encouraged to book your hotel accommodation as soon as possible, since June is a very busy time inBrisbane.

Happy New Year!
The Metabolomics 2017 Planning Team

xxJournal partnership

August 30, 2016, 10:47:08 AM by MetSoc
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After a partnership of ten years, the Society's contract with Springer Science+Business Media has expired. After much discussion and lengthy consideration, the Society's Board of Directors now believes the time is right for a new publishing model to be adopted that better represents the interests of our membership, provides added value to members, appropriately balances benefits and risks, and allows the Society greater editorial and copyright control.

The Metabolomics Society is proud of its association with Springer's Metabolomics journal. Past and present members of the Metabolomics editorial board, and in particular the editor-in-chief, have been supporters of the Society since its inception, and we are sure they will continue to push forward the ideals of rigorous scientific endeavour to which we all aspire. We deeply appreciate their contributions.

The Society's Board of Directors is currently reviewing proposals from candidate publishing houses.  After considering opinions expressed by the membership, we hope to launch the new Society journal in the near future. We hope that all our members will enthusiastically embrace this new endeavour.

For discussion and your thoughts, visit the forum under the Publication Committee: