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The Precision Medicine Task Group of the Metabolomics Society in partnership with Metabolomics Association of North America (MANA) and other organizations and interest groups is organizing a virtual workshop on Single Cell Metabolomics, to be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 4:00 – 7:00 pm CET (10:00 am – 1:00 pm EST). Dr. Jennifer Kirwan, head of the BIH Core Facility Metabolomics, is one of the organizers.

Omics at single cell resolution has expanded very rapidly, most obviously in genomics/transcriptomics. However, this approach lacks direct analysis of function, such as cellular metabolism. Most tissues are fundamentally heterogeneous at the cellular level, and heterogeneity is a hallmark of several pathologies including cancer.

The workshop will comprise invited talks and a general open discussion forum.


  • Intrinsic technical problems and current status
  • Coverage
  • Imaging based methods (MS, microdissection, optical, other)
  • Prospects for stable isotope tracing at single cell resolution
  • Emerging approaches and applications


  • Thomas Hankemeier & Ahmed Ali, University of Leiden
  • Jonathan Sweedler, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Nimmi Ramanujam, Duke University
  • Ian Gilmore, National Physical Laboratory, London
  • Shawn Davidson, Princeton University
  • Discussion Session


  • Andrew N. Lane, University of Kentucky
  • Mioara Larion, National Institutes of Health
  • Jennifer Kirwan, Berlin Institute of Health
  • Rima F Kaddurah-Daouk, Duke University School of Medicine

To register for free, please email Lisa Howerton at lisa.howerton@duke.edu


Friday, 26 Februar 2021
4:00 – 7:00 pm (CET) / 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (EST)


Online Workshop


To register, please email Lisa Howerton at lisa.howerton@duke.edu