RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — RTI International will co-host and co-sponsor the National Institutes of Health Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core Symposium at its headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C., March 7.
The symposium will feature presentations from key members of North Carolina’s metabolomics community, including speakers from the RTI Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and the North Carolina Research Campus.
Additionally, the symposium will highlight the research of Elaine Holmes, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of metabolomics, who will discuss chemometric approaches used in metabolome-wide association studies, which help identify biomarkers of disease risk.
Bruker-Biospin is also co-sponsoring the event.
“We are excited to host the symposium, which brings together leaders in the metabolomics community,” said Susan Sumner, Ph.D., director of the RTI Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core. “The symposium provides a way for the scientific community to learn more about metabolomics and how to apply it to their research.”
Metabolomics, the study of metabolites and biochemical processes within cells and tissues, holds the promise to allow the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease as well as provide insights to guide drug discovery and development efforts.
The RTI Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core, funded by the NIH Common Fund, aims to establish national standards for metabolomics research, increase the national capacity of metabolomics capabilities, and facilitate institutional development.