Postdoc position in NMR metabolomics of stem cell differentiation:
"A Postdoc position is available at the Department of Chemistry and CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, at the University of Aveiro, in Portugal, for an estimated duration of 24 months.
The NMR metabolomics and tissue engineering groups are looking for a highly motivated doctorate researcher to be contracted to work on the development of a bioreactor based on stem cell metabolic markers for the guided production of bone tissue. This work is funded by the Operational Program Competitiveness and Internationalization, in its FEDER/FNR component, and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028835), through the BIOIMPLANT project on “A Metabolomics-guided Bioreactor for Improved Engineered Bone Implants”.
Our lab combines significant expertise in NMR metabolomics (Professor Ana M. Gil) and in the field of state-of-the-art tissue engineering strategies (Professor Joao Mano). This project pioneers the use of metabolomics to guide stem cell differentiation into osteogenic lineage, to find metabolic biomarkers of differentiation performance. The interdisciplinary nature of the project calls for a candidate ideally with a biochemical orientation and some experience, or at least a strong interest, in NMR methodology.
Potential candidates should hold a doctorate degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering (or related scientific area).
The application may be submitted in Portuguese or in English and should be sent by email to the Human Resources Department of the University of Aveiro (concursosDL57email@example.com) until the 7th of May 2019 (24:00). Please indicate “Application to CDL-CTTRI-108-ARH/2019 call” in the subject line."
Computational mass spectrometry in metabolomics to deepen the understanding of metabolisms
Computational mass spectrometry is a growing research field to process mass spectrometry data, assist the interpretation of mass fragmentations, and elucidate unknown structures with metabolome databases and repositories for the global identification of metabolomes in various living organisms. In this talk, Dr Tsugawa will introduce three metabolomics software programs which include (1) MS-DIAL for untargeted metabolomics, (2) MS-FINDER for structure elucidations of unknowns, and (3) MRMPROBS for targeted metabolomics. These programs are demonstrated to perform the comprehensive analyses of primary metabolites, lipids, and plant specialized metabolites where unknown metabolites are also untangled with various methodologies including stable isotope labeled organisms, metabolite class recommendations, and integrated metabolome network analyses. In addition, a computational workflow to link untargeted- and targeted metabolomics is also highlighted in this talk. Speaker Details Dr Hiroshi Tsugawa got his PhD at Osaka University in Japan, 2012 (in metabolomics for bioengineering) and moved to RIKEN in October 2012. He belongs now to two different laboratories within RIKEN institute: 1) the metabolome informatics research team at RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science and the laboratory for metabolomics in RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences to learn lipid chemical biology. Dr Tsugawa is developing the tools for computational mass spectrometry for metabolomics, which are distributed at RIKEN PRIMe website (http://prime.psc.riken.jp/)
The Early-career Members Network of the Metabolomics Society Travel Grant 2019: Award Scheme
The Early-career Members Network of the Metabolomics Society Travel Grant aims at providing support to Early-Career scientists* to attend and actively participate in national and international events related to the metabolomics field that will promote their professional development.
Eligible applicants must be: A member of the Metabolomics Society; and Within 5 years of obtaining their highest degree.
Up to 4 travel awards for (i) graduate students (master or PhD students) and (ii) post-doctoral researchers will cover travel and accommodation costs and conference fees up to $500. Applicants must be presenting their own metabolomics research and be willing to promote the Metabolomics Society at the event through the use of logos and acknowledgements. Applications will be reviewed by the Early-career Members Network Committee following a pre-established scoring system and the application deadline is February 28th 2019, 12 pm UTC. All entries must be received before the stated deadline in order to be considered. To apply please download the travel award application form. The application form will be accompanied by a short CV of the applicant (max. 2 pages), an abstract of the research project (max. 300 words), a letter of support from the supervisor and a letter of motivation (max. 1 page). By signing this form you agree to the terms and conditions. Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following line in your email subject: “Application: EMN TRAVEL AWARD 2019”. All documents should be submitted in one single pdf file.
Winners will be notified by e-mail by May 2019 and announced on the Metabolomics Society website and in the MetaboNews. Travel awards will be valid through 12 months from the date of announcement. Selected abstract and conference reports will be published in the MetaboNews and/or on the Metabolomics Society website.
*All members of the Metabolomics Society that are graduate students (Masters or PhD) or within 5-years post PhD while being in a training position (e.g. post-doc) are considered Early-Career scientists. In certain cases where someone if beyond the 5-year post-PhD limit, exceptions can be made if time off was taken for personal reasons (e.g. family, career break). Any persons with 5-years full-time work experience (or equivalent) after obtaining their PhD shall not be considered an Early Career scientist.
Don’t miss the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics!
The sciforum is hosting the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics, chaired by Pr Peter Meikle, Dr Thusitha W. Rupasinghe, Pr Susan Sumner and Dr Katja Dettmer-Wilde. Check out https://sciforum.net/conference/iecm-3 for interesting presentations on Metabolomics!