Wishart Node of The Metabolomics Innovation Centre

Current News & Upcoming Events

April 18, 2023

Our new article on “Noninvasive testing for mycophenolate exposure in children with renal transplant using urinary metabolomics” has been published! This research presents a novel urine test to improve kidney transplants for kids. Read the article.

April 18, 2023

Today, Dr. Declan Ali, Chair of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, presented the plaque for the prestigious 2022 Gordin Kaplan Award to Dr. Wishart. Our lab is honored to celebrate this success.

April 11, 2023

Would you follow a diet made specially for you by AI? Researchers in metabolomics and food science can develop tests to uncover individual’s diet preferences and create personalized plans to help you stay healthy and prevent disease: Newsweek

April 6, 2023

Join us at CanMet Con 2023 at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake (ON) on June 15th–16th. This conference is the fourth annual event for the rapidly evolving discipline of metabolomics and this year’s theme is exposomics.

Dr. Wishart is one of many talented and acclaimed speakers who will be presenting at this conference. The conference will also host selected speakers from among their registrants, and many talk spots are still available. Researchers, professors, and students are all welcome. The early bird rate has been extended to April 15. Hurry and register to join us at CanMetCon 2023.

April 6, 2023

Dr. Wishart presented our new, custom quantitative LC-MS/MS-based assay for targeted metabolomics analysis at the MSACL 2023 Conference.

This method will increase the number of compounds in biological samples that we can get data on from around 200 to more than 1000.

March 30, 2023

Our lab is excited to welcome a new visiting researcher, Carlos Perez Lopez, a PhD student from Spain.

Carlos is using LC-MS/MS to study the effects of different wastewater treatments on the irrigation of lettuce.

March 30, 2023

Our sheep pregnancy project is developing colorimetric assays and devices to predict sheep pregnancy and litter size. We visited Olds College of Agriculture & Technology today to test our blood collection, blood separation devices, color assays and color sensors.

Poster for 'What's in Your Food' lecture series by Dr. David Wishart at the Strathcona County Library, held Sundays February 12, 19, and 26 at 2:00-3:30 pm.

February 10, 2023

If you’re in the Edmonton area this Sunday, why not attend a lecture that Dr. Wishart is holding in the Strathcona County Library in Sherwood Park? It’s the first of 3 lectures in the series ‘What’s in Your Food?’ Hurry to register! Seats are limited.  Go to bit.ly/3WyJo2N

Canadian Bioinformatics Workshop Series graphic

February 8, 2023

The Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops are resumed for 2023. Dr. Wishart will be presenting on “Metabolomics Analysis” July 6-7 in Edmonton and on “Machine Learning” August 16-17 online.  Hurry! Spaces are limited. For more info, go to https://bioinformatics.ca/workshops/current-workshops/

Welcome in colourful chat balloons in different languages

February 7, 2023

Since the start of 2023, several new members have joined the Wishart group and some have changed their roles. We wish to (re)welcome Danika Duval, Nikhil Bhatnagar, Leon Naing, Nathaly Dongo Mendoza, Fatma Elessawy, Sagan Giron, Varun Aggarwal, & Yuli Zhao. Welcome to the team!


Trolley tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake

QR code for the website of the 2023 Canadian Metabolomics ConferenceJanuary 31, 2023

The Canadian Metabolomics Conference (CanMetCon) is happening June 15-16 in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake. Hurry! Early-bird registration closes March 15. Scan the QR code or go to


January 30, 2023

Did you know that ~50% of Canadian dairy cattle have more than one disease between lactation periods? Can we catch this early on? See our scientific review in Dairy showing the potential of metabolomics for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mastitis: https://bit.ly/3W1LYPA

Dr. David S. Wishart

January 27, 2023

Dr. Wishart has just been awarded the J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research. It is the the most prestigious research award given out by the University of Alberta, and he joins a list of other distinguished scholars. Congratulations, Dr. Wishart!


Home page of ChemFOnt database, with domain extension added to screenshot. ChemFOnt.ca

January 26, 2023

Great news! The Nucleic Acids Research Database Issue is out and has our new database: the Chemical Functional Ontology or ChemFOnt. It’s loaded with lots of data for you to view online or integrate into your own databases or analytical software. Check out the paper and database: http://bit.ly/3HxxYb4, http://bit.ly/3wDvce0


January 23, 2023

Last week, we invited you to the seminar of one of our students: “Prediction of 1H and 13C NMR Chemical Shifts of Small Molecules Using Machine Learning”. Then she successfully defended her MSc thesis the next day. Congratulations to Zinat! Well done!

Additional keywords: metabolomics, software

Classroom with whiteboard and map. (Vecteezy.com)

January 18, 2023

Zinat, a grad student in our lab, is holding her grad student seminar titled “Prediction of 1H and 13C NMR Chemical Shifts of Small Molecules Using Machine Learning” tomorrow (Jan.19) at 1:00 pm MT. Come out and support her!

Join by Zoom.

Additional keywords: metabolomics, software

Wreath with red bows, berries, and pine cones. The wreath is hung on a black wrought iron door. Photo courtesy of photos-public-domain.com.

December 23, 2022

The Christmas season is upon us! Our lab will be taking a much-deserved break until early January, when we will be hard at work doing metabolomics science again. We wish everyone a joyous, healthy, and prosperous holiday season and into 2023!


ISO Certificate

December 2, 2022

Are you serious about science? So are we. That’s why we have a rigorous quality management system in place. We have certifications and we are applying for more. You can rely on us to deliver quality results for you. Check out our QMS (updated page) and our services:



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November 17, 2022

Do you do research on natural products? The Natural Products Magnetic Resonance Database (NP-MRD) is NIH-funded and is a repository available for NMR data deposition. Check out the compounds listed and the various features that can help you in your research: http://bit.ly/3TMWPuk

Poppy field with single poppy in focus. Lest we forget.

November 11, 2022

Remembrance Day is when we commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can enjoy the freedoms we have. This weekend, let’s remember them & enjoy those freedoms with loved ones. Why not take the kids to the Telus World of Science-Edmonton & visit Health Zone? Look out for Dr Wishart’s contribution!