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09.00 - 09.15 Welcome and Introduction – Dr Dong-Hyun Kim (MPF director and co-organiser) 
Session 1 Chair: Dr Dong-Hyun Kim - MPF Director and Co-organiser; Assistant Professor in Analytical Bioscience,  University of Nottingham
09.30 - 10.30

Plenary Presentation Prof Lorraine Brennan, UCD Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland
Title: Metabolomics in Nutrition: where we are and what’s next?

10.30 - 11.00 Dr Amanda J Lloyd, Aberystwyth University, UK
Title: High resolution metabolite fingerprinting and targeted quantification for validation of food intervention design to test a dietary exposure biomarker panel in real world conditions
11.00 - 11.20 Coffee Break
  Session 1 (Continued)  Chair: Dr Dong-Hyun Kim - MPF Director and Co-organiser; Assistant Professor in Analytical Bioscience,  University of Nottingham
11.20-11.50 Keynote: Prof Douglas Kell, University of Liverpool, UK
TitleWhat are the real (natural) substrates of pharmaceutical drug transporters?
11.50- 12.10

Dr Eylan Yutuc, Swansea University, UK
Title: Imaging Sterols in Mouse Brain by On-tissue Derivatisation-LESA-LC-MSn

12.10-12.40  Dr Akos Pal, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
Title: Targeted LC-MS metabolomics to identify circulating biomarkers of the ROCK inhibitor AT13148



Lunch time Waters seminar - Using integrative lipid systems biology to understand the role of Liver X receptor in male reproduction. Read More

Session 2: Chair: Prof Jules Griffin – MPF Director; Professor of Metabolism and Nutrition, University of Cambridge
14.20 - 14.50 Dr Mariia Yuneva, The Francis Crick Institute, UK
Title: Identifying metabolic vulnerabilities and flexibilities of tumours
14.50 - 15.20 Dr Celia R. Berkers, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Title: Rewiring of energy metabolism drives resistance to the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib
15.20 - 15.50 Dr Andrew D Southam, University of Birmingham, UK
Title: The tumour phenotype in primary head and neck cancer tissue is associated with large perturbations in lipid composition
15.50 - 16.10 Coffee Break 
Session 3: Chair: Dr Volker Behrends, Senior Lecturer, University of Roehampton
16.10 - 16.40

Prof Roy Goodacre, Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, UK
Title: Metabolite measurements for the masses: the role of surface enhanced Raman scattering

16.40 - 17.00 Jake Hattwell, Centre for Advanced Imaging, University of Queensland, Australia.
Title: WormJam – an international open research community for C. elegans systems biology and metabolic modelling
17.00 - 17.30 Dr Tomas Adam, Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Palacký University and University Hospital, Czech Republic.
Title: New tools in diagnosing inherited metabolic diseases

Session 4:  Chair: Dr Alison Woodward – Co-organiser; Research Fellow in the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre, University of Nottingham


Poster Flash Presentations (7 selected posters)
Natalie Homer, Nina Denver, Andrew H. Kim, Alaa Abuawad, Dan McGill, Nicolas Di Giovanni, Alessandro M. Carabelli


Drink Reception and Poster Session

Session 5: Chair: Prof Roy Goodacre – MPF Director;  Professor of Biological Chemistry, University of Liverpool
09.00 - 09.30

Keynote Prof Robert Hall, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Title: Metabolomics for crop improvement and food quality assessment

09:30 - 10.00

Dr Kati Hanhineva, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Title: Microbiota is affected by bran-enriched diets and contributes to betaine metabolism

10.00 - 10.30

Dr Karl Burgess, Glasgow Polyomics, University of Glasgow, UK
Title: 3 short stories in metabolomics

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
Session 6: Chair: Dr Andrew Southam – MPF Director; Research Fellow in Metabolomics and Lipidomics, University of Birmingham
11.00 - 11.30

Keynote: Prof Valerie B O’Donnell, Systems Immunity Research Institute, Cardiff University, UK
Title: Enzymatically-oxidized phospholipids (eoxPL): essential regulators of innate immunity, blood clotting and cell death.

11.30 - 12.00  Dr Vidya Velagapudi, FIMM, University of Helsinki, Finland
Title: Plasma metabolites reveal distinct profiles associating with different metabolic risk factors in monozygotic twin pairs
12.00 - 12.30 Prof Julian L Griffin, University of Cambridge, UK
Title: Inflammatory stories in space and time: Following lipid mediator production in the metabolic syndrome
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch 
13.00 - 14.00

Lunch time Bruker seminar - Novel and innovative Solutions for advancing Metabolomics and Lipidomics research.  Plus overview of Bruker Metabolomics NMR-based Screening Solutions - read more

Session 7: Early Career Session Chair: Dr James MacRae; Head of Metabolomics, The Francis Crick Institute
14.10 - 14.30 Evelina Charidemou, University of Cambridge, UK
Title: High protein feeding induces de novo lipogenesis in healthy humans

Dolma Michellod, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany
Title: Exploring lipid diversity in the deep sea, linking bacterial symbionts to changes in mussel lipidome


Marine Letertre, Imperial College London, UK
Title: The microbiome and drug metabolism

15.10 - 15.30 Patrick Dreher, Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München–German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany
Title: Time-resolved metabolite profiles: New insights into systemic adaptation and flexibility in response to metabolic challenges
15.30 - 15.50 Coffee Break
Session 7: Early Career Session (Continued) Chair:  Prof Warwick Dunn - MPF Director; Professor of Analytical and Clinical Metabolomics, University of Birmingham
 15.50 - 16.10 Elliott Palmer, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Title: Applying Dried Blood Spots in untargeted metabolomics studies: analytical developments and applications

16.10 - 16.30

Dr Alison Woodward, University of Nottingham, UK
Title: An integrated bi-omics method development to characterise the aberrant metabolome of ependymoma


Keynote: Prof Wiebke Arlt, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham, UK
Title: Steroid metabolome profiling for investigating adrenal tumours

17.00-18.30 Poster Session
18.30 Transport leaves conference venue for Nottingham Council House Old Market Square, Nottingham, NG1 2DT
19.00 to 23.00 Conference DinnerNottingham Council House, Old Market Square, Nottingham, NG1 2DT
Session 8: Chair: Prof Julian L Griffin, University of Cambridge, UK – MPF Director
09.00 - 10.00

Plenary Presentation: Prof Rasmus Bro, Chemometrics and Analytical Technology, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: Are we getting all the information from our data

10.00 - 10.30 Dr Kenneth Haug, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Title: The New MetaboLights Open Access Metabolomics Resource
 10.30-11.00  Coffee Break
Session 9: Chair: Dr Karl Burgess, MPF Director, Senior Research Fellow in Metabolomics University of Glasgow
11.00 - 11.30

Dr Michael Witting, Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
Title: A Lipid-Atlas of the Model Organism Caenorhabditis elegans

11.30 - 11.50 Dr Lukáš Najdekr, University of Birmingham, Phenome Centre Birmingham, UK
Title: Robust annotation of the human metabolome using standardised and complementary ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS) methods
11.50 - 12.10

Dr Marina Wright Muelas, University of Manchester, UK
Title: Relationships between cellular metabolite and drug uptake and transporter expression profiles

12.10 - 13.40 Lunch 
12.40 - 13.40 Lunch time Agilent seminar - Accelerating Metabolomics with New Innovations Read More
Session 10:  Chair: Prof Warwick Dunn - MPF Director; Professor of Analytical and Clinical Metabolomics, University of Birmingham
13.50 - 14.20 Keynote:  Dr Fabien Jourdan, INRA Toxalim (Research Centre in Food Toxicology) MetaboHub, Toulouse, France
Network based solutions to improve metabolic profile interpretatio
14.20 - 14.50 Dr Justin J.J. van der Hooft, Bioinformatics Group, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Title: Integrated metabolome mining and annotation workflow accelerates specialised metabolite discovery
14.50 - 15.20 Dr Volker Behrends, University of Roehampton, UK
Title: Hijacking of host cellular function in Staphylococcus aureus infections
15.20 - 16.00

Closing and prize awards – Dr Dong-Hyun Kim, MPF Directors and co-organiser