UFHCC members speak at 3rd Annual SECIM Metabolomics Symposium

On May 3-4, 2016, researchers, technicians and graduate students gathered at the Sanford Burnham Prebys (SBP) Medical Discovery Institute’s Lake Nona campus in Orlando, Fla., for the 3rd annual metabolomics symposium organized by the UF CTSI’s Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM).

The event featured a keynote by Rob Gerszten, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital, and 15 distinguished speakers from nine other institutions. UF speakers included UF Health Cancer Center members Richard Yost, Ph.D., Timothy Garrett, Ph.D., Glenn Walter as well as Dr. Chris Beecher of IROA Technologies.

The first day was dedicated to current technology used to detect metabolites as well as new technologies that will help researchers profile metabolites in the future. A poster session and reception was held in the evening. The second day involved presentations on the use of metabolomics for biomedical and agricultural advances. Talks touched on the importance of metabolomics for medical researchers studying cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as agricultural researchers working on citrus disease infections and other problems.

For more information about the symposium, click here.

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