Wishart Node of The Metabolomics Innovation Centre
October 19, 2022
Check out the latest issue of MetaboNews, with highlights of a couple recent metabolomics conferences and a SpOtlight article featuring the Metabolomics Quality Assurance & Quality Control Consortium (mQACC). See http://www.metabonews.ca/Oct2022/MetaboNews_Oct2022.pdf
October 14, 2022
Another group member, Scott MacKay, was interviewed by TMIC for his MANA 2022 talk on the innovative technology that Tricca Technologies is developing. Can it be that metabolomics can be done in the palm of your hand? Check out https://www.tricca.ca/ and the interview at https://metabolomicscentre.ca/tmic-young-scientists/.
October 12, 2022
Want an excuse to eat chocolate? We did a scientific review and data analysis of human studies on the bioavailability and ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) of flavanols and their metabolites, the first ever done on a class of polyphenols. See our new Molecular Aspects of Medicine paper at https://bit.ly/3epWBee.
October 6, 2022
One of our group members, ABBY K., was interviewed by TMIC for winning the ECM Best Poster Award (Undergraduate) at MANA 2022. The multitalented ABBY K. also sang for conference attendees as part of the entertainment. Check out http://www.abbykmusicofficial.com/ and the interview at https://metabolomicscentre.ca/interview-with-tmic-young-scientists/.
October 4, 2022
We had a number of our spinoffs at MANA 2022, like MetabolomiX Inc., MetaSci Inc., Q Boost Inc., and Tricca Technologies Inc., to showcase their innovative products and services. Check out these and others listed at https://tmicwishartnode.ca/spin-offs/.
September 29, 2022
Tomorrow is Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Let’s reflect on the Indigenous children who never came home and how we can do better as a nation. This includes making STEM careers more accessible to the Indigenous and that starts with STEM education for their children.
September 28, 2022
Wanna know the impact of metabolomics in a box? Find out more about how the affordable point-of-care colorimeter we are developing with Dr. Susan Markus at Lakeland College can help sheep and eventually other livestock farmers save money. See https://bit.ly/3UKdgcF
Additional keywords: ranchers, biosensor
September 21, 2022
Our group had a great showing at the MANA 2022 conference, held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton this past weekend. Thanks to all the presenters, organizers, and volunteers from our group and to everyone else who contributed to making this a great event! Additional keywords: TMIC, Metabolomics Association of North America
September 20, 2022
On September 22, Dr. David Wishart will be presenting a webinar on fermentation for the Saskatchewan Food Centre. Register soon for this hybrid event! Go to bit.ly/3UuMmFt or scan the QR code below.
September 16, 2022
MANA 2022 is underway. Participants started arriving yesterday. Our lab is excited to make several presentations. We hope everyone has a great time sharing their scientific discoveries, connecting/reconnecting with each other, and enjoying Edmonton. Additional keywords: TMIC, Metabolomics Association of North America
September 14, 2022
Ever wonder if your pet, or you, might have parasites? Global toxocariasis incidence is raising alarm bells. Our Biomolecules study of the Toxocara canis excretory/secretory metabolome sheds some light on this infection. Our tools and databases (like MetaboAnalyst and HMDB) were used. Check it out: https://www.mdpi.com/2218-273X/10/8/1157.
September 8, 2022
Obesity is a growing global public health problem, starting even in childhood. What if we could find clues early on? Our study in the International Journal of Obesity shows connections during infancy between breastfeeding, gut microbiome, and body mass index (BMI).
Check it out here.
September 1, 2022
We were at the Lakeland College Livestock Research Day. We’re working with Dr. Susan Markus to develop a portable, affordable, point-of-care biosensor to predict sheep pregnancy and litter size based on metabolites in sheep serum. No need to send to a lab!
August 26, 2022
Check out the August issue of MetaboNews, with news, events, publications, job postings, and featuring The Metabolomist podcast.
July 26, 2022
Our new paper in Gates Open Research is about multiomics study methods used in a multi-site collab to understand and therefore be able to reduce childhood mortality in low- and middle-income countries.
Check it out here.
July 22, 2022
Ever wonder how various instruments can be used in the field of metabolomics?
Hover over each instrument on the Equipment page of our website for a brief explanation of how each instrument is useful for sample analysis.
July 19, 2022
Metabolomics data is subjected to many methodological steps that can affect performance of resulting metabolomic classifiers. Check out our analysis of various approaches for predicting renal transplant rejection in Statistics In Medicine.
July 18, 2022
The July issue of MetaboNews will be published tomorrow and it includes an important note from the President of The Metabolomics Society. Watch for it!
July 11, 2022
Dr. Wishart is going to give a talk at the Frontiers in Metabolomics Workshop hosted by the Telluride Science Research Centre. The workshop takes place July 25-29, 2022. Check out the workshop details here.
July 8, 2022
Congratulations to the founders of MetabolomiX Inc.: Galina Durant, David Wishart, Jiamin Zheng, Lun Zhang, Rupasri Mandal for being awarded an Innovation Award from the University of Alberta. The company is focused on the production and sale of kits that enable rapid sample testing for the chemical fingerprints resulting from metabolism. Check out their website here.
July 6, 2022
The CFM-ID 4.0 web server (https://cfmid.wishartlab.com) is an online tool for predicting, annotating, and interpreting tandem mass spectra (MS/MS) of small molecules. It is specifically designed to assist researchers pursuing studies in metabolomics, exposomics, and analytical chemistry. Read the article here.
April 21, 2022
Folio published an article about cancer research revealing evidence that shows cancer treatment and prevention is about much more than genetics alone.
Many news agencies including CTV morning news and 630 CHED radio have followed the story and shared it with their audiences.
February 16, 2022
Telus World of Science – Edmonton is unveiling a new exhibit in the Allard Family Gallery entitled Health Zone. The exhibit explores factors that affect each person’s health. Visit the gallery and look for Dr. Wishart’s contribution to the exhibit.
November 15, 2021
The drug scene is constantly changing and law enforcement struggles to keep up with the newest designer drugs. Read about our work in the area to identify these drugs using a deep machine learning approach in Nature Machine Intelligence and that can also be applied to other small molecules in metabolomics.
April 23, 2021
The Wishart Lab (University of Alberta), Western University, and the Lawson Health Research Institute conducted a study that identified biomarkers that could be used in a quick, inexpensive COVID-19 blood screening tool. Read the article published in Critical Care Explorations and listen to the Q&A podcast featuring Dr. Wishart.