W4E 2020


Processing, statistical analysis, and annotation of metabolomics data is a complex task for experimenters since it involves many steps and requires a good knowledge of both the methodology and software tools. The Workflow4metabolomics.org (W4M) online infrastructure provides a user-friendly and high-performance environment with advanced computational modules for building, running, and sharing complete workflows for LC-MS, GC-MS, FIA and NMR analysis. Such features are of major values for teaching computational metabolomics to experimenters, and previous courses using W4M since 2014 have been very successful.

Pre-Registration are closed now - Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or requests (contact AT workflow4metabolomics.org)

Goals: During this one-week course, participants will learn how to use the W4M infrastructure to analyze their own dataset. Morning sessions will be dedicated to methodology and tools. Afternoon sessions will be devoted to tutoring.

Date: from Monday 3th, (lunch time)  to Friday Febrary 7th (lunch time) 2020

Costs: 900 € for academic and 2000 € for private institution (to cover expenses for trainers, organization, materials and meals)

Including : Lunch, coffee break, pedagogic support and the Thursday social event

Not included : travel expenses, accomodation and 3 diners (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Target audience: LC-MS, GC-MS, NMR, FIA-MS and DI-MS  experimenters (e.g. biologists, chemists).

Materials: Participants will use their laptop to perform the analysis on their W4M account. All presentations, reference datasets and workflows will be available online.

Tutors: Each participant will be paired with a duo of tutors (preprocessing / statistics experts) who will help him/her preparing data and assist him/her during each analysis step.

Location Centre For Fine Arts (BOZAR), rue Royale n°10 to 1000 - Brussels (Belgium)

Language: English

Number of attendees: 25 max.

Keynote speakers: Dr S. Marr (Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Germany), Dr R. Weber (Phenome Centre Birmingham, Great Britain) and Dr N. Poupin (Unité Toxalim, INRA Toulouse, France)

Sponsors: ELIXIR, French Bioinformatics Institute (IFB), French Infrastructure for Metabolomics and Fluxomics (MetaboHUB), Francophone Network for Metabolomics and Fluxomics (RFMF), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)


Scientific committee

Université Libre de Bruxelles: Cédric Delporte, K. Triqueneaux (organization)

Université de Liège: Pascal De Tullio

ELIXIR-France (IFB): Gildas Le Corguillé, Valentin Saint-Leger (organization)

MetaboHUB: Marie Tremblay-Franco, Mélanie Pétéra, Cécile Canlet, Binta Diemé, Franck Giacomoni and the W4M coreteam

INRA Unité de Nutrition Humaine: Céline Dalle

LABERCA Nantes: Yann Guitton


Conference Lodging

We will provide a list of hotels near to the school location (Centre For Fine Arts). There is also many other hotels in Brussels!


Hosted by Université Libre de Bruxelles and Centre For Fine Arts