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OMH runs meetings and other events to help researchers share expertise and knowledge, with the aim of encouraging interactions and sparking new collaborations. This includes the OMH Annual Symposium and events run by the OMH Researchers' Association.


OMH Symposium 2022

We're looking forward to holding the OMH Symposium 2022 as an in-person event on Friday 1 July at the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, South Parks Road. Invited speakers from RDM, DPAG, Biochemistry, the Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford and elsewhere across Oxford will showcase research in 'metabolism and health'. Our keynote speaker is Professor Claudia Langenberg

The event will be a short day symposium, including lunch. All Oxford researchers are welcome.

Register to attend the symposium - deadline Monday 27 June


08:45 – 09:00    Registration (tea and coffee)

09:00 – 09:10    Welcome and Introduction from Professor John Todd (WHG)

09.10 – 10.40    Session 1. Chair: Professor John Todd (WHG)

Professor Claudia Langenberg (Keynote speaker from the MRC Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge and the Berlin Institute of Health) - 'From molecules to medical records – how can 'omics advance our understanding and management of metabolic diseases?'

Dr Elizabeth Haythorne (DPAG) - 'Altered glycolysis triggers impaired mitochondrial metabolism and mTORC1 activation in diabetic β-cells'

Short talk

Short talk - Mohammad Ali (Tropical Medicine/NDM) - 'The impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity on the antibody, B-cell and T-cell responses to SARS-CoV-2 following COVID-19 in Bangladesh'

10:40 – 11:10    Refreshments

11:10 – 12:15    Session 2. Chair: Dr Mariana Borsa (Kennedy Institute)  

Professor Leanne Hodson (RDM-OCDEM) - 'Liver fat and metabolic dysregulation: is it all about quantity?'

Two short talks

Professor Benoit Kornmann (Dept of Biochemistry) - 'Monitoring Inter-Organelle Lipid Exchange In Vivo'

Agilent - sponsor talk

12:15 – 13:15    Lunch

13:15 – 14:35    Session 3. Chair: Dr Jason Torres (BDI/NDPH)

Professor Marella de Bruijn (RDM-WIMM) - ‘The onset of circulation triggers a metabolic switch required for the endothelial to hematopoietic transition during embryonic development’

Two short talks from abstracts

Professor David Hodson (RDM-OCDEM) - 'Understanding expression and signalling of GLP-1 and GIP receptors in the brain and periphery'

Dr Joanna Howson (Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford) - ‘Bringing human genetics to drug discovery and development’

14:35 – 14.40    Close


Metabolomics Data Analysis Workshop led by Professor James McCullagh, Department of Chemistry

We have run three successful workshops, the most recent as an in-person event in April 2022 which followed two online workshops in September 2020 and March 2021, reaching around 70 researchers in total. The course introduced participants to tools and approaches for processing, analysing and interpreting mass spectrometry data from metabolomics experiments. This included data preparation, statistical analysis (multivariate and univariate techniques), biomarker discovery, data visualisation and approaches to functional interpretation, including metabolic pathway mapping. The workshop was a mix of lectures and hands-on sessions and was attended by established metabolomics users and those new to the field.

We are continuing to monitor the demand for this training. If you would like to be included in any possible future workshops, please let Jane Itzhaki know.


See the Past events page for details of all previous OMH events.