2018 Ohio Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Symposium

The 2nd Annual Ohio Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Symposium (OMSMS), a joint meeting of the 2nd Annual Conference on Food and Nutritional Metabolomics and 15th Annual Ohio Mass Spectrometry Symposium, was held at the Blackwell Inn on May 16-17, 2018. The two-day event drew 212 registrants representing 37 organizations, including 108 students and post-docs from 15 universities/organizations, 70 faculty and staff from 10 universities/organizations, and 34 individuals from industry, government, and non-profits.

The symposium agenda included: plenary sessions with keynote and invited speakers in Food and Nutritional Metabolomics (Chair: Josh Blakeslee), Multi-omics for Health (Chair: Ewy Mathe), Advances in Mass Spectrometry (Chair: Amanda Hummon), and NMR- and/or MS-based Metabolomics (Chair: Rafael Bruschweiler); poster and oral presentations (submitted abstracts); industry-sponsored Lunch and Learn sessions; breakout sessions (Preparing for a Career in Industry and Making Your Science Accessible with Foods for Health Ted-style Discovery Talks); and evening reception.

The symposium was hosted by Foods for Health with generous sponsorships from OSU Center for Applied Plant Sciences, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Agilent, Bruker Daltonics, Waters, Abbott, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Advion, American Dairy Association Mideast, Campbell's, Chobani, OSU Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center, SCIEX, Smucker's and the ACS journal, Analytical Chemistry. The Metabolomics Society and the scientific journal, Metabolites, served as media partners.