FFH Metabolomics News | June 2017

Graduate Student Fellowship RFP. The Foods for Health Discovery Theme will provide 50% of support for up to two doctoral candidates for the 2017-2018 academic year. An estimated total amount of $16,440 for each award will support 50% of the student’s stipend, benefits and 3 credit hours of tuition. Recipients will participate in a collaborative project that includes metabolomics/foodomics to address a problem related to the theme of the FFH program, i.e., foods, nutrition and health. The proposed project should represent collaboration between two or more affiliates in the FFH initiative. Preference will be given for projects that include one of the following: 1) integration of metabolomics with other omic technologies; 2) combined MS and NMR approaches for metabolomics analyses; and, 3) the influence of food and diet on the microbiome and production of microbial metabolites. The investment is expected to result in presentation of discoveries at a national meeting, one or more first authored manuscript(s), and provide data towards a proposal that the co-advisors submit to a federal agency or industrial sponsor. Candidacy must be completed by the beginning of autumn semester. Applications are due by 5pm, Monday July 31st, 2017. Learn more

Faculty Hiring Update. Two new Foods for Health Discovery Theme Faculty have accepted positions:

  • Rishi Jain, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology. Dr. Jain comes to Ohio State from the Department of Hematology/Oncology at Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center, where he completed a three year fellowship. His research focus is on the use of metabolomics for the prevention, detection and treatment of pancreatic/gut cancer.
  • Matthias Klein, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology. Dr. Klein is a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Calgary, bringing strong technical and analytical expertise in metabolomics. His research interests include finding metabolic patterns related to diseases to identify disease progression mechanisms and to find biomarkers relevant for diagnostic applications. 

Awards. The following Ohio State metabolomics researchers have received recent awards:

  • Jessica Cooperstone received a Metabolomics Society Early Career Members Network Travel Award to present at the 13th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society in Brisbane, Australia June 2017.
  • Morgan Cichon was accepted into the  American Chemical Society SciFinder Future Leaders program. In August 2017, Morgan will join a select group of international Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers to help shape the future of research information at the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC.

Publications. The following metabolomics research involves Ohio State researchers: 

Educational Opportunities

  • Mass Spectrometry Workshop. The CCIC Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics (MSP) Facility at Ohio State will hold a Mass Spectrometry Summer Workshop on July 10-12, 9am-4pm daily at the Biomedical Research Tower. This workshop is offered free of charge to OSU researchers and the local community to provide/refresh fundamental information about mass spectrometry and introduce a variety of instruments and applications. The workshop is application oriented and will cover sample preparation for MS analyses, proteomics, metabolomics, mass spectrometry (MS) instrumentation, MS modes of scanning, ion activation, and spectral interpretation.  More
  • International Grand Rounds. Using Micronutrients for the treatment of mental illness: A shift in the scientific paradigm. Julia J. Rucklidge, Professor, University of Canterbury --Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, July 27, 2017, 4:00-5:00pm, Auditorium of the Davis Heart Lung Research Institute - Room 170. For additional information, please contact Dr. Mary Fristad, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Psychology and Nutrition, at  mary.fristad@osumc.edu
  • Mayo Clinic Metabolomics Symposium. Mayo Clinic will host a Metabolomics Symposium from October 12 to October 13 on the Rochester, Minn., campus. The event will feature presentations on the practice and theory of metabolomics applications, the latest research in metabolomics and networking opportunities. The workshop is open to beginning and established researchers, students and postdoctoral fellows. Scholarships for scholars and junior faculty are available. More

Funding Opportunities

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