Scientific School 2016


2nd Metabolomics Sardinian Scientific School

“How to bridge metabolomics and genomics”

12th – 16th september 2016, Pula, Sardinia, Italy

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The development of different -omics is based on the use of multiple analytical platforms and statistical techniques. Nowadays, metabolomics is a  well-established -omics science. This systematic study of metabolites is approaching new challenges  (e.g. multilevel analysis, batch correction, pathway analysis) plus  the need of being integrated with other –omics. In spite of been all -omics part of a system biology approach,  the results are often treated in an individual contest (problems to integrate the data?).
Aim of the present School will be to teach and discuss challenging  analytical aspects with special focus on the integration of metabolomics and genomics data.
This 2nd Scientific School on Metabolomics in Sardinia is targeted to researchers and graduates (I or II level of University Degree) at an early stage in their career, from Biological Sciences, Health Sciences and other different background (including Bioinformatics and Mathematics) who are interested in learning about both technical and cheminformatic tools to integrate metabolomics data.

Organizing Committee

  • Atzori Luigi, Università Cagliari, Cagliari , Italy
  • Griffin Jules, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • Pieroni Enrico, CRS4, Pula, Italy
  • Rodriguez-Tomé Patricia, Nurideas, Cagliari, Italy



  • Atzori Luigi, Università Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy – “Microbiota and metabolomics integrations in IBD”
  • Brennan Lorraine, UCD, Dublin, Eire – “Personalized nutrition”
  • Charfeddine Cherine, Institut Supérieur de Biotechnologies à Sidi Thabet, Tunisi – “From basic genetic studies to metabolomics: What have we learned from the investigation of consanguineous”
  • Donati Claudio, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy – “Explaining diversity in metagenomic datasets”
  • Franceschi Pietro, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy – “MetaDB: a Data Processing Workflow in Untargeted MS-Based Metabolomics Experiments”
  • Griffin Jules, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK – “Translating big data from genes and metabolites into molecular knowledge: Using metabolomics at the population level”
  • Keun Hector, Imperial College, London, UK – “Omics integration in cancer”
  • Jourdan Fabien, INRA, Toulouse, France – “MetExplore: a web server to link metabolomic experiments and genome-scale metabolic networks”
  • Paris Debora, CNR, Napoli, Italy – “NMR data quantification”
  • Rodriguez-Tomé Patricia, Nurideas, Cagliari, Italy – “How to handle an “-omics” lab”
  • Stocchero Matteo, S-IN, Vicenza, Italy – “Data Fusion and data integration: Tips and tricks”
  • Thévenot Etienne, CEA, LIST, MetaboHUB, Saclay, France – “The Workflow4Metabolomics (W4M) online infrastructure for omics analysis with Galaxy”
  • Weljie Aalim, University of Pennsylvania, USA – “-Omics and chronobiology”
  • Wishart David, University of Alberta, Canada – “Is Cancer a Genetic or a Metabolic Disease?”
  • Zampieri Mattia, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich ETH, Zurich, Switzerland – “Generating Molecular Hypotheses from Dynamic Metabolomics Data”



Daily hands-on sections, poster and oral presentations from participants

In order to facilitate communication and exchange of ideas and good practices among the participants and between them and the Speakers/Tutors, participants are invited to bring a poster describing some of their research activity.

  • The poster must be only in English.
  • The first author name should be selected as Presenter.
  • The dimensions of the poster board are 70 cm wide and 120 cm high. The text and illustrations should be bold and large enough to read from a distance of 150 cm (five feet).

Posters should be displayed since Monday afternoon and should be removed after the last session of the School.


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