Friday, July 20, 2012

CASMI published first challenges

In the Critical Assessment of Small Molecule Identification (CASMI) contest we are publishing a set of LC/MS and GC/MS spectra on, and call the community to identify the underlying compounds. In different categories we ask for the molecular formula and/or for the molecular structure.

We now have deposited a first round of challenge spectra, and will add more over the course of the next weeks. If you are doing computational mass spectrometry, or you are an expert in spectral interpretation, or just started to learn mass spectrometry: these spectra help to "show off" your skills.

Early in 2013, we will reveal the compounds, evaluate the submissions and call for papers in a special issue of the journal Metabolites, where the participants describe their efforts.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at casmi2012(at), or join the mailing lists.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Post-doctoral Scientist

Within the EU Project COSMOS, 14 European project partners develop data standards and workflows for metabolomics, which are a requirement for efficient collaboration and data exchange. At the IPB we are leading the work package “Standards Development”.

You have a degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or a related discipline, and a PhD in Life Sciences, Data Standards, or e-Infrastructures. You are excited to work in the growing field of Open Data, and you want to specify the description of experimental (meta-)data with existing and new ontologies, and use semantic web technology to retrieve and analyse the data in the emerging e-Infrastructure for Metabolomics data.

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. For further details please check out our website.