Monday, September 9, 2013
Hi, The CASMI 2012 special issue in Metabolites is finally finished! Emma Schymanski and I will continue to present the results of CASMI 2012 at different occasions, e.g. the ASMS conference in Minneapolis (June 2013) and the upcoming Water Forum in Langenau in November this year. The organisation of the contest and special issue was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. We'd like to thank all of our participants and our advisory board, but also everyone who expressed interest or engaged us in discussions at meetings. And CASMI keeps going: CASMI 2013 is currently being organised by a team of Japanese mass spectrometry experts headed by Prof. Nishioka, and the challenge data has already been opened up. In addition to the CASMI specific mailing lists, the Metabolomics' society is also hosting the Metabolite Identification Interest group. The small molecule analytical chemistry and computational mass spectrometry world is quite small, we're looking forward to bumping into you at some time in the future!