On Nov.9-10th DICP Symposium (XXXIX) on Functional Metabolomics was held in the biotechnology building in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Academician Prof. Shengli Yang and Prof. Yukui Zhang were honorable Chairman of the Symposium, and Prof. Guowang Xu was Chairman of the Symposium. Deputy director, Prof. Zhongmin Liu, gave the opening speech for the symposium. More than 30 outstanding scientists in the field of analytical chemistry, metabolomics and clinical medicine were specially invited to give lectures. They came from Germany, UK, Denmark, South Korea, United States, Spain and mainland China including Shanghai Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai Institute of Life Sciences, CAS, the Sixth People's Hospital of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Nanjing Medical University, Harbin Medical University, Huazhong Agricultural University, Dalian Medical University etc. More than 80 people from Macau, Hong Kong, mainland China and 50 staffs and students from DICP attended the symposium, participated in the academic exchange and discussion.
DICP Symposium (XXXIX) on Functional Metabolomics was successfully held
This DICP symposium aimed at exchanging new technologies and methods for functional metabolomic studies, exhibiting latest results in clinic and plant studies, and discussing the main problems and future directions in metabolomics, and facilitating collaborations of multi-disciplines. The symposium had several different topics, besides new methods of metabolomics and proteomics, also highlighted latest metabolomics research results on diabetes and cancers for diagnosis and treatment, exhibited the potential role of the functional metabolomics in precision medicine. In addition to outstanding scientists from Imperial College, Harvard, Cambridge and NIH, DICP faculty members including Shengli Yang, Guowang Xu, Lihua Zhang, Haiyang Li, MingliangYe, Hai-long Piao, Yang Liu and Long Yu were also invited to give presentations.
Before the DICP symposium, the advanced training courses of metabolomics were held. More than 130 participants from universities, institutes, and hospitals in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China joined the training courses. With rich contents from analytical techniques to applications, this training courses achieved the expected effect, also promoted the applications and development of metabolomics in China.
DICP Symposium (XXXIX) on Functional Metabolomics was successfully held (Photo by Peiyuan Yin/Wansheng Liu)
This successful symposium further strengthens international exchanges and cooperation in functional Metabolomics field between DICP and abroad, and also promotes DICP to become an important base of metabolomics research in the world. (Text: Xiaoli Hou, Hailong Piao, Pictures: Peiyuan Yin，Wansheng Liu)