Welcome message from the MANA president
On behalf of the MANA Board of Directors and the MANA 2019 Scientific Organizing Committee, I invite you to join us on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, GA, on November 15-17 for the first-ever meeting of the Metabolomics Association of North America (MANA).
We are excited to help catalyze more interactions, more scientific exchange, and more collaboration in the North American metabolomics landscape. MANA 2019 will be the premiere “big tent" metabolomics meeting in North America this year.
Over two and a half days, we will have approximately 65 oral presentations of some of the most exciting and innovative work in the field, with sessions embracing all of the major subdisciplines... from computation to experiment, and from biomedical applications to plant studies to technology development. We have also allocated sessions in the main schedule for interest groups to gather to help shape the future of their own sub-disciplines and to make metabolomics a more vibrant, collaborative, and innovative discipline.
We have also put great emphasis on making this conference accessible for trainees and early-career scientists. Beyond the regular speaker slots occupied by early-career scientists, we will also have a session of “lightning round” oral presentations for the most innovative and exciting work from early-career scientists from the poster sessions. There will also be multiple social and networking opportunities for early-career scientists. On the more practical side, the low registration fee and cost of travel to Atlanta make it a perfect venue for a lab to send all of its trainees to delve deeper into the field.
We are also proud to announce the MANA 2019 Young Investigator Award for excellence in metabolomics work by early-career scientists. This award will culminate in a single-track, extended-length presentation from the winner right before the lightning round presentations.
Another important aspect of our design is our effort to design more productive ways for our Corporate Members to interact with our Individual Members. The support of our Corporate Members is critical for MANA’s success, and their own success is critical for the future of our field. We are working with our Corporate Members to design the most effective and efficient ways for them to interact with attendees, teach about the capabilities of their products, and connect with recruits for job searches.
We are excited to host you in Atlanta; we encourage you to register soon, as conference attendance will be limited to approximately 450, which we suspect we may easily reach. See you in November!
Please stay tuned for updates!