Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Workshop on Tools for Metabolomics Data Processing, Data Analysis and Pathway Analysis at

The workshop will be held on June 25, the first day of the Metabolomics 2012 conference in Washington, D.C., and provides an opportunity to introduce and to present software and development frameworks for all steps in metabolomic data analysis. The workshop includes the option of live software demonstrations to academic and commercial participants.

The topics include, but are not limited to, data pre-processing of NMR and MS data, spectral alignment of multiple measurements, both library-based and de-novo metabolite identification, data normalization and statistical analysis, pathway mapping, pathway reconstruction and last but not least data integration between multiple studies or between data of multi-omics experiments.

Please submit your abstract through the “Abstract Submission” at Don’t forget to mention whether your presentation will include a live demonstration.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Open position at the IPB Halle in computational mass spectrometry

The research group “bioinformatics and mass spectrometry” in the department of Stress- and Developmental Biology at the Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) is seeking applications by highly motivated candidates for a position as research assistant.

You will work on algorithms for the identification of metabolites from mass spectrometry data, together with colleagues from both bio- and chemoinformatics. The methods will be available as user-friendly web applications, but also as part of universal metabolomics workflows on the IPB compute cluster.

You should hold a diploma or masters degree in bioinformatics or computer science, with experience in algorithm- and software engineering and statistics. You are able to program in Java, the statistics framework R, and have worked with relational databases. Knowledge in metabolomics or biochemistry would be an advantage. The position is available immediately. Payment is according to local regulations TV-L.
The IPB is an international research institute located on the weinberg-campus of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and provides state-of-the-art facilities for research in bioinformatics, metabolomics and plant biochemistry. Further information is available from the institute's homepage, for inquires please contact Dr. Steffen Neumann, Telephone: +49 345 5582-1470, e-Mail: