Canmetcon 2023 Recap: See You Next Year in Vancouver

The 4th Annual Canadian Metabolomics Conference (CanMetCon) was held at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake on June 15th–16th. This year’s conference was set to be an exciting and in-depth look on current topics in metabolomics and exposomics – focusing specifically on advancing the understanding of exposures in Medicine, Agriculture/Food/Cannabis, Environment/Industrial Settings, and Clinical Applications.

Group Photo at the 4th Annual Canadian Metabolomics Conference 2023 in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
See you next year in Vancouver

Canmetcon 2023 Awardees

Left to right:
Dipanjan Bhattacharyya, Tingting Zhao, Kieran Tarazona Carrillo, Ryland Giebelhaus, Jacqueline Burton, Shuang Zhao

Oral Presentation Winners:

  • First Place: Jacqueline Burton “Investigating salivary thiocyanate as a biomarker of cannabis and tobacco use patterns by capillary electrophoresis”
  • Second Place: Shuang Zhao “Development of a High-Coverage and Quantitative Metabolomics Assay for Targeted Analysis of Multiple Pathways”
  • Third Place: Kieran Tarazona Carrillo “Exposomics of crab gills and algae samples from Caribbean aquatic ecosystems”

Poster Presentation Winners:

  • First Place: Ryland Giebelhaus “Profiling and Characterizing the Volatile Exposome with Wristband-Based Passive Samplers and GC×GC-MS”
  • Second Place: Tingting Zhao “De Novo Cleaning of Chimeric MS/MS Spectra for LC-MS/MS-Based Metabolomics”
  • Second Place: Dipanjan Bhattacharyya “Design of a portable, inexpensive, color based, user friendly metabolomics platform and its application in cancer screening and animal pregnancy”

Check out the interview session with the awardees here

Thank you

We would like to take this chance to express gratitude to all attendees, sponsors, speakers, judges, organizers, and volunteers.

 Thank you to our sponsors

  • Platinum: Agilent
  • Gold: ThermoFisher
  • Silver: MRM Proteomics, Molecular You, MetaSci, ScieX
  • Other Sponsors: University of Alberta, LECO
  • Media Partners: MDPI Metabolites Journal

Thank you to our speakers and judges

  • Plenary speakers:

Dr. Gary Miller, Dr. Joerg Bohlmann, and Dr. Susan Sumner

  • Keynote speakers:

Dr. Shawn Whitehead, Dr. Jacques Corbeil, Dr. Karl Jobst, and Dr. Gerald Batist

  • TMIC Node leaders:

Dr. David Wishart, Dr. Liang Li, Dr. Christoph Borchers, Dr. David Goodlett, Dr. James Harynuk, Dr. Philip Britz-McKibbin, Dr. Dajana Vuckovic, Dr. Jeff Xia, and Dr. Tao Huan

Thank you to the organizers

  • Scientific Committee:

Dr. Liang Li (Chair), Dr. David Wishart (co-Chair), and Dr. Christoph Borcher (co-Chair)

  • Local Organizing Committee:

Michael Lowings (Conference Director), Juan Darius, Nargiza Chorieva, and Dr. Philip Britz-McKibbin

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