15 September 2023, Zurich, ZH

ETH Zurich – Room D1.1
Raemistrasse 101
8092 ZH

Many thanks for your participation in making this event a success
Here are the winners of the poster prizes – congratulations!

Vincen Wu et al. – ETH Zurich
Optimization of Electron Activated Dissociation for Phospholipids Annotation in Lipidomics Workflow

Isabelle Meister et al. – University of Geneva
Metabolomic and lipidomic approaches in mindfulness-based intervention for health-care students

Adriano Rutz et al. – ETH Zurich
Prior Knowledge as a Compass Guiding Untargeted Metabolomics

The book of abstracts and all the information you need about the event are available here

The selected theme this year is « Frontiers in Metabolomics » and two renowned plenary speakers are confirmed !


« Navigating Millions of Chemicals in Metabolomics and Exposomics Workflows »

Associate Professor Emma Schymanski is head of the Environmental Cheminformatics (ECI) group at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), University of Luxembourg. In 2018 she received a Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) ATTRACT Fellowship to establish her group in Luxembourg, following a 6 year postdoc at Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and a PhD at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, Germany. Before undertaking her PhD, she worked as a consulting environmental engineer in Perth, Australia. She is involved in many collaborative efforts, with over 100 publications and a book. Her research combines cheminformatics and computational (high resolution) mass spectrometry approaches to elucidate the unknowns in complex samples, primarily with non-target screening, and relate these to environmental causes of disease. An advocate for open science, she is involved in and organizes several European and worldwide activities to improve the exchange of data, information and ideas between scientists to push progress in this field, including the NORMAN Suspect List Exchange, MassBank, MetFrag, PubChemLite for Exposomics and the PubChem PFAS Tree.


« Gut Microbiome as Mediator of Chemical Exposome – Host Metabolism Crosstalk »

Matej Orešič holds a PhD in biophysics from Cornell University (1999; Ithaca, NY, USA). He is professor of medicine, with specialization in systems medicine at Örebro University (Sweden) and a group leader in systems medicine at the University of Turku (Finland). Prof. Orešič’s main research areas include exposomics and metabolomics applications in biomedical research and systems medicine. He is particularly interested in the identification of environmental exposures (exposome) and disease processes associated with different metabolic phenotypes and the underlying mechanisms linking these processes with the development of specific disorders or their co-morbidities. Prof. Orešič also initiated the popular MZmine open-source project, which led to the development and release of popular software for metabolomics data processing. As of 2016, he was made a Lifetime Honorary Fellow of the Metabolomics Society. Prof. Orešič currently serves as member of the Board of Directors of the Metabolomics Society and is one of the founders of the Nordic Metabolomics Society, previously serving as its chair of the board. In 2019, he co-chaired the 1st Gordon Research Conference on ‘Metabolomics and Human Health’ (Ventura, CA, USA). Previously, he also chaired the Keystone Symposium on Systems Biology of Lipid Metabolism (2015; Breckenridge, CO, USA).

Time Annual Meeting – Friday, September 15th 2023 – ETH, Zurich
09:30-10:00 Welcome Coffee
10:00-10:15 Opening Remarks

Matej Orešič, Örebro University, Sweden & University of Turku, Finland

Gut Microbiome as Mediator of Chemical Exposome – Host Metabolism Crosstalk


Mélina Richard, University of Basel/UKBB, Switzerland

The Scent of Pain: Metabolic Fingerprints of Cold Pressor Test via Real-Time Breath Analysis in a Multisite Clinical Trial


Hector Gallart-Ayala, Metabolomics Platform, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Lipidome-wide association study across adipose tissue, liver and skeletal muscle: the effect of diet and bile acid metabolism


Raphael Morscher, University Children’s Hospital Zurich & Medical University Innsbruck, Austria

Elucidating in vivo Metabolic Dependencies of Translation by Stable Isotope Tracing


Sponsors presentations

  • Waters, Tommaso Miraval
  • Shimadzu, Samantha Wörner
  • Sciex, Christian Baumann
  • Thermo Scientific, Florian Marty

12:20-13:45 Lunch break & Poster session

Emma Schymanski, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Navigating Millions of Chemicals in Metabolomics and Exposomics Workflows


Tingting Fu, Laboratory of Advanced Technology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Spatially resolved lipidome profiling of sentinel crustacean species by mass spectrometry imaging


Sergey Girel, Biomedical and Metabolomic Analysis, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Electron-activated dissociation for routine annotation and structure elucidation of endogenous steroids in bioanalysis


Sponsors presentations 2

  • Merck, Harry Wischnewski
  • Bruker, Pascal Looser
  • Agilent, Moritz Wagner

15:30-16:00 Coffee break & Poster session

Sofia Tsouka, Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland

Advantages and pitfalls of pathway analysis for the interpretation of metabolomics data


Louis-Felix Nothias, CNRS – Cote d’Azur University, France

An Artificial Intelligence Agent for Navigating Knowledge Graph Experimental Metabolomics Data


Round Table

Frontiers in Metabolomics

17:25-17:30 Closing remarks
17:30-19:00 Apero