April 2022
Issue 04
In This Issue
  • Message from MANA President, Tom Metz
  • 4th Annual MANA Conference Announcement
  • News & Updates from MANA Interest Groups
  • Corporate Member Highlights
  • Key Dates & Resources
Message from MANA President, Tom Metz
Excitement is building at MANA as we get closer to our 4th Annual Conference, which will be held on September 16-18, 2022 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The meeting organizers are working tirelessly to put together an interactive and fun program that will showcase the diverse and innovative nature of our membership. A preliminary conference website can be found here and will be updated regularly as details are solidified. As with previous conferences, we will also have an array of awards available to our members, including childcare and travel awards. Lastly, MANA wants to hear from you. If you have any ideas or initiatives that you are willing to lead, please email us at mana@metabolomicsna.org.  
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4th Annual MANA Conference
The 4th Annual MANA Conference will occur on September 16th - 18th, 2022 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. It will be hosted by the University of Alberta and The Metabolomics Innovation Centre.

For more information, please visit the MANA2022 website
Deadlines for abstract submissions and registration will be announced shortly!
MANA Awards Available in 2022
MANA is excited to announce that there will be a range of awards available to the attendees of the MANA 2022 conference. The list of awards is listed below. MANA's award committee is chaired by Dr. Tim Garrett. Each application will be judged based on eligibility criteria and merit and announced at the conference concluding remarks. We would like to encourage all members to apply and be on the lookout for our future announcements. If you have any questions regarding awards and opportunities for MANA 2022, please email us at awards@metabolomicsna.org.
MANA 2022 Conference Awards:
MANA Early Career Rising Star Award, $1000
The MANA Early Career Award is a competitive award for the most accomplished Early Career Member whose work has exhibited exceptional novelty or has pushed the boundaries of metabolomics.
Mark P. Styczynski Early Career Award in Computational Metabolomics, $1000
The Mark P. Styczynski Award is a competitive award for an Early Career Member who has demonstrated significant accomplishment in computational metabolomics.
Emerging Leader Award in Metabolomics Service Cores
The purpose of this award is to recognize the contributions and promote the leadership skills of a service core researcher/scientist who pursues a leadership role in a metabolomics service core.
MANA Childcare Grants, $250
This award is for any childcare-related costs directly attributable to your attendance at MANA.
ECM Travel Awards, $600
MANA Early-Career Travel Award recognizes early-career members whose current metabolomics research displays a high level of distinction.
ECM Lightning Talk Awards
The Lightning Talk Award is a competitive award for an Early Career Member who succinctly and effectively describes the essence and impact of their scientific research within a short talk.
ECM Best Poster Awards
The Best Poster Award is a competitive award for an Early Career Member who clearly and enthusiastically describes the scientific merit of their research.
Metabolomics Service Cores Best Presentation Awards
This award is available to MANA members who hold a position in a service core and will present (poster or oral) at the conference. 
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MANA Interest Group Updates
WomiX: Womxn in Metabolomics
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!
Join the WomiX Committee!
Are you interested in joining the WomiX Committee, we have 2-3 seats to fill this year! If you are interested please submit your application here!
Do you have helpful tips, external events, job postings, etc you'd like to share with other WomiX members?
  • Submit helpful information to the WomiX RoundUP, a quarterly email that helps members stay connected with other members. Send in content here!
  • Check out the March RoundUP!

If you’d like to join WomiX sign-up here, all MANA members are welcome to join! We encourage existing members to also fill this out so we can update member information!
Stay Connected!
MANA Early Career Members
ECM at MANA2022:
Planning for MANA2022 is going full steam ahead! We really are focusing on making sure we have ample opportunity to network and meet people in-person! We are excited and hope that many of you will be joining us in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
Upcoming events:
  • 2022 ECM Virtual Job Fair | Virtual
  • The 2nd ECM Virtual Job Fair is coming up on May 6, 2022!
  • As an employer or recruiter, you’ll get the opportunity to meet potential candidates. As someone who is in the market, this is a great opportunity for you to meet potential employers from different tracks (i.e., Academia, Industry, or Government/Nonprofit).
  • We will help employers and potential candidates meet effortlessly in a virtual capacity via Zoom! Using Breakout Rooms, we'll set up and manage interviews and/or informal meetings.
  • Save the dates & register:
  • May 6, 2022 from 12 - 1 pm EST | Register
  • Aug 5, 2022 from 12- 1 pm EST | Register
  • If you are an employer or recruiter and would like to participate in the 2022 ECM Virtual Job Fair, email us at jobfair@metabolomicsna.org
  • 2022 ECM Council Elections | Call for Applications!
  • We are inviting nominations for leadership positions for the 2022 ECM Council of Metabolomics Association of North America (MANA).
  • This Council has 5 of the 9 positions up for election: Vice-Chair, Administrative Officer, Financial Officer, and 2 at-large Council members.
  • Eligibility Criteria: We welcome applications from MANA early-career members who are within 10 years of receiving their terminal degrees and current graduate students. You must be a MANA member.
  • Time Commitment: During the 2-year term, council members of ECM shall commit to 2-3 hours per week on average to conduct the business and affairs of ECM.
  • If you are interested in serving on this Council, submit your nomination including a short biography and a statement of intent by June 29, 2022, to the following link: MANA ECM 2022 Council Application!
  • Travel and Childcare Grant for MANA2022
  • Travel Grant, This award is intended to support the MANA 2022 conference in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, and attendance is required. Each award includes $600 and a certificate; only a limited number of awards will be given. Apply through the abstract submission portal on the MANA2022 website.
  • Childcare Grant, MANA ECM is devoted to supporting the attendance of early-career parents at MANA 2022 to lower the barrier for parents attending the conference. Up to 20 attendees will be selected for reimbursements of up to $250 toward childcare costs for MANA 2022.
  • Fill out the application form by 5/31/2022: HERE
  • Receive decision by 6/15/2022
  • Provide proof of childcare cost & MANA 2022 attendance
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.
NMR Interest Group
As a major analytical method for metabolomics investigations, NMR has a number of unique advantages, including simplicity in sample preparation requirements, high reproducibility and quantitative characteristics, gold standard identification capabilities with the ability to investigate a variety of physical and chemical properties, and the possibility for in vivo evaluations through metabolomics imaging. To explore these aspects, the NMR group will organize a “Frontiers in NMR Metabolomics” workshop at the Metabolomics Society 2022 in Valencia, Spain, on June 19, 2022. The Workshop will introduce topics including NMR metabolomics overview, at low fields, in medicine, Combining NMR & MS, QA/QC in current publications, and data analyses and presentations.
MANA MIG is continuing with its exciting lineup of speakers for the 2022 seminar series. Our next seminar will be on May 16th, 2022 by Dr. Casey Theriot, Associate Professor at the Veterinary Medicine School of NC State. If you'd like to receive the links for the seminars or if you'd like to be considered as a speaker please email us.

For more information email us at: mana.microbiome@metabolomicsna.org or visit our website.
Metabolomics Cores
The Cores interest group calls for nominations for Emerging Leader Award in Metabolomics Service Cores. The purpose of this award is to recognize the contributions and promote the leadership skills of a service core researcher/scientist who pursues a leadership role in a metabolomics service core. MANA will contribute up to $1000 in attendance costs toward a leadership course/workshop of the winner’s choice within 18 months of the award date. Self-nominations are welcomed. The nominee must:

  1. Hold a Ph.D., MD or MD-PhD
  2. Hold a current position in a metabolomics service core facility in North America
  3. Attend the MANA 2022 conference
  4. Present at the MANA 2022 conference (poster or oral)

Cores interest group also offers Best Presentation Awards for the MANA 2022 conference in the amount of $500. You must:

  1. Hold a current position in a metabolomics service core facility in North America
  2. Hold a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree
  3. Attend the conference
  4. Present at the conference. At least 50% of the presented work must have been completed in a metabolomics service core in North America
Educational Resources
Help US, Help YOU!

The MANA Educational Resources Committee is seeking some input from MANA members for resource topics! As a committee, we are dedicated to providing educational resources to the metabolomics community at large, so let us know what you'd like to see in this 1-question Google survey!

Our mission: Creation, collection, curation, and dissemination of online educational resources, with particular attention to videos useful for training and videos from MANA event lectures.
Virtual Metabolomics Journal Club

  • The VMJC meetings are planned for the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm ET. If anyone is interested in joining the group, please contact us at khoward@uga.edu.
The goal of SODA is to provide a community-driven resource of actively maintained software, test datasets used for software benchmarking, and results produced by software.

Join us for our next MANA SODA Meet on Tuesday, April 12th at 3pm EST!  
  • Our speakers will be Yuri Coilo (PNNL) and Sajdad Fakouri-baygi (Icahn School of Med at Mt Sinai) who will discuss CoreMS and IDSL.UFA respectively. 
  • To get involved and to learn more, visit our SODA webpage! If you’re interested in giving a talk, please reach out to soda-committee@metabolomicsna.org. 
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MANA Member Highlight
One of the goals of The Brief is to create a network and build a stronger community!

For the first time ever, we present MANA Member Highlights where we ask MANA members two questions:
1) What are some grand challenges you face in metabolomics?
2) Where do you see the field in 10 years?

In this issue, we are proud to highlight Corey Broeckling, Ph.D. | Director, Untargeted Metabolomics, Proteomics at Colorado State University - check out what he has to say by clicking on the image below.
If you are interested in being highlighted submit your content to our email mana@metabolomicsna.org!
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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!
Thank you to all of our corporate members!
How do you obtain complete structural elucidation of lipids in one experiment?

Learn the secret on a new methodology for the complete characterization of lipids using electron activated dissociation (EAD) on the SCIEX ZenoTOF 7600 system. The rich MS/MS data produced with EAD contains unique fragment ions with patterns and intensities that can be used for complete structure elucidation. Additionally, the EAD experiment when combined with the Zeno trap is sensitive, reproducible and fast, enabling on-the-fly characterization of lipids from complex mixtures during LC separation.
Absolute Quantitation of Fragile Metabolites by Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry on the Agilent 6495 Triple Quadrupole LC/MS

Learn more about this study by accessing the application note below.
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Metabolomics Related Events
The next 50th International Symposium of High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC 2022) will be June 18-23, 2022 in San Diego, California, USA.
Showcase your success in compound identification for up to 500 new unknowns, using raw LC-MS/MS data

In untargeted assays, approximately 80% of all MS/MS spectra remain unidentified. Yet, the last CASMI contest was performed five years ago. As molecules of former CASMI contests are now well known, new datasets must be provided for testing compound ID strategies in 2022. A new CASMI comparative assessment of small molecule identifications is overdue. Hence, the UC Davis West Coast Metabolomics Center is spearheading such a workshop to take place for the Metabolomics Society 2022 Conference in Valencia, Spain.

To make this new CASMI 2022 similar to an actual metabolomics study, we here provide raw LC-accurate mass MS/MS data in both +ESI and - ESI mode, with a list of 500 compounds and their retention times and accurate m/z values.

For more information please contact: Arpana Vaniya
The 18th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society will be held in Valencia, Spain June 19-23, 2022 at the Valencia Conference Center.

The UC Davis West Coast Metabolomics Center holds a series of training courses throughout the year for professional researchers, graduate students, postdocs, staff, and scientists. See what's new for 2022!

If you'd like more information please contact us at jmartins@ucdavis.edu
Check out our website for more information!
Have instructional courses to offer?
If you are interested in submitting content regarding instructional courses email us at mana@metabolomicsna.org!
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Key Dates & Resources
September 16 - 18, 2022 | Edmonton, Alberta Canada | In-person

June 18-23, 2022 | San Diego, CA | In-person