July 2021
Issue 01
In This Issue
  • Message from MANA President, Tom Metz
  • 3rd Annual MANA Conference
  • News & Updates from MANA Interest Groups
  • Awards for 3rd Annual MANA 2021 Conference
  • MANA Virtual Journal Club
  • Key Dates & Resources
Message from MANA President, Tom Metz
I am excited to bring to you the first issue of the MANA newsletter – The Brief – a quarterly chronicle of MANA’s activities throughout the year. Each issue will highlight MANA’s growth in membership with nearly 1,000 members, in impact with seven active Interest Groups, and in corporate sponsorship with 11 corporate members to date. The Brief is organized by WomiX and will be led by Dr. Arpana Vaniya and Dr. Maryam Goudarzi. If you are interested in learning more about the newsletter or in volunteering to contribute content, then please reach out to Arpana (avaniya@ucdavis.eduand Maryam (goudarm@ccf.org).
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3rd Annual MANA Conference
October 18-21, 2021 (Online)
The 3rd Annual MANA Conference will be virtual this year. The conference is hosted by Ohio State University and is chaired by: Jessica Cooperstone, Ph.D. (Ohio State University) and Rachel Kopec, Ph.D. (Ohio State University)
Plenary speakers include:

Instructional workshops | Monday, October 18, 2021:
  • COLMAR (Complex Mixture Analysis by NMR)
  • Presented by: Rafael Brüschweiler & Abigail Leggett, The Ohio State University
  • Global Natural Products Social Molecular Networking (GNPS)
  • Presented by: Ming Wang & Pieter Dorrestein, University of California San Diego
  • Skyline
  • Presented by: Will Thompson, Duke University
  • Microbiome Metabolomics
  • Presented by: Ken Liu, Emory University
  • Wine Tasting by NMR
  • Presented by: Lloyd Sumner, University of Missouri
Scroll down to get more information on conference awards.
WomiX: Womxn in Metabolomics
Womxn in Metabolomics (WomiX) was established to promote the professional development & engagement of womxn in Metabolomics through creating a sense of community and providing opportunities for networking and mentorship. WomiX is committed to the advancement of Womxn in Metabolomics. Using “womxn” with an “x” in order to explicitly welcome trans women, transfeminine, genderfluid, and nonbinary participants. All MANA members and allies are welcome to our community!
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The Early Career Members Council has been busy this year serving the MANA ECM community! In February, we hosted a mixer to connect with our members and gauge the pulse of what our members missed in 2020. We also kicked off a couple of Twitter campaigns: “Career Tip Tuesdays” aims to provide useful tips from peers and senior scientists and our Monthly “ECM Spotlight” serves as a platform to promote the visibility of our ECMs and their research!

As we move into the Summer, we’ve been very busy planning for upcoming events behind the scenes! The ECM Council is organizing MANA 2021 ECM Awards, a career development workshop, and hopefully other events to facilitate our ECM professional development and networking. We are also excited to announce elections to join the ECM Council for 2022! Please be on the lookout for updates and announcements on all of our activities and developments!
If you’re not already part of the email list, please send us an email with your name, the year of the last degree, and what email address you would like to use. We can be reached at earlycareer@metabolomicsna.org.

We hope to see you all at MANA 2021!!
The MANA Software and Data Exchange (SODA) is ramping up activities! Our goal is to facilitate the sharing of experiences and best practices with existing software, as well as the collection and distribution of benchmark datasets for broader application in the computational community in metabolomics. Current activities include virtual meetings where researchers present their favorite tools, as well as a collection of links to and analysis of software, workflows, and benchmark datasets. Interested? Email us at soda@metabolomicsna.org or visit our website.
Cores Interest Group focuses on metabolomics cores in NA and their roles in advancing science and community education by featuring a core that contributes significantly to MANA’s growth via MANA-sponsored events. This issue’s core is the Metabolism & Metabolomics Core at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
An opportunity for awards for Service Cores Members will be available at MANA 2021, October 18-21, 2021. More information is coming soon. Please follow us on Twitter @MetabolomicsANA.
Microbiome Interest Group aims at promoting metabolomics in microbiome research and fostering communication among microbiome scientists in NA. Planning of a microbiome-focused instructional workshop at MANA2021 is underway. We invite all MANA members to participate in new microbiome initiatives on multi-omics data integration, standardization of QA/QC measures, and informatics and database creation. Please follow us on Twitter @MetabolomicsANA.
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Virtual MANA Journal Club
Awards for 3rd Annual MANA 2021 Conference
MANA Childcare Grant
Requirements: You must attend the conference and present your work to receive the grant.
MANA Young Investigator Award
Requirements: You must attend the conference and present your work to receive the award.
ECM Awards
  • Best Poster Awards
  • ECM Lighting Talk Awards
Requirements: You must attend the conference and present your work to receive the award.
Mark P. Styczynski Early Career Award in Computational Metabolomics [NEW]
  • Need to be an ECM member in good standing.
  • Submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation for #MANA2021.
  • Demonstrate significant accomplishment in computational metabolomics.
Cores Interest Group Awards [NEW]
  • Emerging Leaders in Service Cores: Awards will go towards a course in leadership/project management.
  • Best Presentation Award: Two awards available.
Requirements: You must attend the conference and present your work to receive the award.
Corporate Member Highlights
If you are interested in being our next corporate member to be highlighted submit your content to our email mana@metabolomicsna.org! For corporate members, our rule of thumb is that content must be scientific. It should not be just an advertisement from the company. Any text should be kept to 75 words or less.
Thank you to all of our corporate members!
Key Dates & Resources
3rd Annual MANA Conference
October 18 - 21, 2021 | Virtual | More information
3rd MANA Summer Symposium
September 10, 2021 | 9am - 2:15pm PST | Virtual | Register Here
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