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Metabolomics Symposium and the official launch of Metabolomics South Africa (MSA)
11th Mar 2019 - 12th Mar 2019
The African Centre for Gene Technologies (ACGT) and Metabolomics South Africa (MSA) invite you to attend two days of the Metabolomics Symposium that will be held at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria from the 11-12th March 2019. The symposium will be an opportunity for principal investigators, post-doctorates and postgraduate students currently working in the metabolomics field, to participate in industry relevant discussions. The event is also intended to foster further collaboration amongst metabolomics researchers within SA and across Europe by providing a platform for researchers to network and to identify synergies.
Invited Speakers list
Dr. Reza Salek, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
Dr. Karl Burgess, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Dr. Fabien Jourdan, INRA Toulouse, France
Dr. Justine Bertrand-Michel, INSERM Toulouse, France
Dr Naomi Rankin, University Hospital Wishaw, Scotland, UK
Dr Jasper Engel, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
Dr. Fidele Tugizmana, University of Johannesburg, RSA
Dr. Zandile Mlamla, University of Cape Town, RSA
Dr Aurellia Williams, North-West University, Potchefstroom, RSA
Dr Lungile Sitole, University of Johannesburg, RSA
The speakers will touch on these metabolomics topics:
- Metabolomics activities in SA
- Good metabolomics data
- Role of metabolomics in cancer and infectious diseases
- Metabolic networks for metabolome mining
- Statistical models
- NMR metabolomics applications.
The official launch of Metabolomics South Africa (MSA)
In 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre (ICC) in Pretoria, local metabolomics representatives from several research institutions and industry, unanimously agreed to formally establish a non-profit organization, the Metabolomics South Africa (MSA). This symposium will be used to officially launch MSA. MSA as an organization is seen as an opportunity to promote and improve the profile of metabolomics research and technology in South Africa, foster networking, training, capacity building, information sharing, mentoring, career opportunities, leadership training and professional development. MSA is also affiliated with the International Metabolomics Society (IMS) affiliation will provide opportunities for bursaries and fellowships associated with the local metabolomics association.