Metabolomics — Workflows, Methods and Applications

A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Integrative Metabolomics".

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Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku, Finland & School of Medical Sciences, Örebro University, 702 81 Örebro, Sweden
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School of Science and Technology, Örebro University, 702 81 Örebro, Sweden
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Biology and Biological Engineering, Food and Nutrition Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Dear Colleagues,

The 1st Nordic Metabolomics Conference is the inaugural annual meeting of the newly established Nordic Metabolomics Society. The conference aims to highlight and discuss the latest metabolomics research in the Nordic countries and abroad.

We welcome papers focused on metabolomics workflows, metabolite identification and quantification, metabolomics in nutrition, environmental and plant metabolomics, and particularly, but not exclusively, extended conference papers from the Nordic Metabolomics Conference 2018.

More information about the Nordic Metabolomics Conference 2018 can be found at:

Prof. Dr. Matej Orešič
Prof. Dr. Hanne Christine Bertram
Prof. Dr. Lars Ove Dragsted
Prof. Dr. Tuulia Hyötyläinen
Prof. Dr. Rikard Landberg
Prof. Dr. Stine Marie Ulven
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  • metabolomics workflows
  • metabolite identification and quantification
  • modelling approaches
  • molecular physiology in health and disease
  • food and health
  • environmental and plant metabolomics

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Concept Paper
A Tool to Encourage Minimum Reporting Guideline Uptake for Data Analysis in Metabolomics
by Elizabeth C. Considine and Reza M. Salek
Metabolites 2019, 9(3), 43; - 05 Mar 2019
Cited by 20 | Viewed by 4239
Despite the proposal of minimum reporting guidelines for metabolomics over a decade ago, reporting on the data analysis step in metabolomics studies has been shown to be unclear and incomplete. Major omissions and a lack of logical flow render the data analysis’ sections [...] Read more.
Despite the proposal of minimum reporting guidelines for metabolomics over a decade ago, reporting on the data analysis step in metabolomics studies has been shown to be unclear and incomplete. Major omissions and a lack of logical flow render the data analysis’ sections in metabolomics studies impossible to follow, and therefore replicate or even imitate. Here, we propose possible reasons why the original reporting guidelines have had poor adherence and present an approach to improve their uptake. We present in this paper an R markdown reporting template file that guides the production of text and generates workflow diagrams based on user input. This R Markdown template contains, as an example in this instance, a set of minimum information requirements specifically for the data pre-treatment and data analysis section of biomarker discovery metabolomics studies, (gleaned directly from the original proposed guidelines by Goodacre at al). These minimum requirements are presented in the format of a questionnaire checklist in an R markdown template file. The R Markdown reporting template proposed here can be presented as a starting point to encourage the data analysis section of a metabolomics manuscript to have a more logical presentation and to contain enough information to be understandable and reusable. The idea is that these guidelines would be open to user feedback, modification and updating by the metabolomics community via GitHub. Full article
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