CanMetCon 2024 Wrap Up: See You Next Year in Montreal

The 5th Annual Canadian Metabolomics Conference (CanMetCon 2024) was held at the Jack Poole Hall, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver on April 25th–26th. This year’s conference is themed “Integrating Metabolomics with Other Omics”. Our proposed program on day 2 features four broad topics in the applications of metabolomics integrated with other omics, focusing on Biological and Cellular Systems, Omics in Clinical Studies and Biomarker Discovery, Agricultural and Nutritional Applications, and Public Health and the Epigenome.

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Sponsors and Media Partners

We would like to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude to our sponsors and media partners for their generous support.

  • Platinum: Linearis and Agilent Technologies
  • Gold: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waters Corporations, Fluidome, UBC Faculty of Science, UBC Department of Chemistry, Genome BC
  • Silver: MDPI-Metabolites, Metware Biotechnology, Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation, Genome Alberta, LECO
  • Media Partners: MetaboNews, Metabolomics Society, MANA
Invited Speakers

We extend our gratitude to our invited speakers for their efforts to join us at the beautiful campus of UBC and share with us their recent research in metabolomics and its integration with other omics via their exceptional presentations.

  • Plenary Speakers: Dr. James Heath, Dr. Fiona Brinkman, and Dr. Leonard Foster
  • Keynote Speakers: Dr. Robert Ernst, Dr. Lara Mahal, Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister, Dr. Daina Avizonis, Dr. Susan Murch, Dr. Chris Gill, and Dr. Oliver Fiehn
  • PIs from TMIC: Dr. Christoph Borchers, Dr. Philip Britz-McKibbin, Dr. David Goodlett, Dr. James Harynuk, Dr. Tao Huan, Dr. Liang Li, Dr. Dajana Vuckovic, Dr. David Wishart, and Dr. Jeff Xia.
Organizers and Volunteers

We also extend our gratitude to the organizers for their meticulous planning and execution, as well as to the dedicated volunteers from Huan’s group and also Harynuk’s group who ensured the smooth operation of CanMetCon 2024.

Scientific Committee:
Dr. Tao Huan (Chair), Dr. Liang Li (co-Chair), Dr. David Wishart (co-Chair), Dr. David Goodlett (co-Chair), and Dr. Jeff Xia (Node Leader)

Local Organizing Committee:
Michael Lowings (Conference Director), Nargiza Chorieva, and Juan Darius

Presentation Winners

Oral Presentation Winners

  • First Place: Alisha Greene (University of British Columbia Okanagan)
  • “Metabolomic Analysis of Wildfire-Exposed and Award-Winning Wines in the Okanagan Valley”
  • Second Place: Zachary Kroezen (McMaster University)
    “Comprehensive drug surveillance of clinically depressed patients by multisegment injection-capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry”
  • Third Place: Stephanie Bishop (University of Calgary)
    “A toolkit for automating quantitative metabolomics and integrating multi-omics datasets”

Poster Presentation Winners

  • First Place: Hayley Jackson (University of Alberta)
    “Artificial Gut: A Cost-Effective and Automated Design for Studying Gastrointestinal Fermentation”
  • Second Place: Dorsa Yahya Rayat (University of Alberta)
    “Physiological Responses to Diet – An N-of-1 Study”
  • Third Place: Botao Liu (University of British Columbia)
    “Extraction of phosphate-containing metabolites and metabolic intermediates in LC-MS-based Untargeted Metabolomics”
  • Third Place: Ana Lucia Rivera Herrera (Université Laval)
    The Sex-Specific Impact of Human Glycosyltransferase Knockouts on Systemic Metabolomic Profiles: Findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study (CLSA)

Finally, heartfelt thanks to all attendees for their active participation and engagement, without which this event would not have been possible. Together, your collective efforts have made CanMetCon 2024 a resounding success, and we look forward to continuing this journey of collaboration and innovation next year in Montreal.

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