CANCELLED: 2nd Nordic Metabolomics Society Conference

Trondheim, Norway

CANCELLED: 2nd Nordic Metabolomics Society Conference

– 18-20 October 2021

Trondheim harbour


Due to the continued uncertainty caused by the corona situation, the 2021 meeting has been cancelled.

About the Conference

About the Conference

As host for the second Nordic Metabolomics Conference, NTNU welcomes everyone with an interest in metabolomics to join the conference to be held at the integrated university hospital campus. NTNU has a long tradition for metabolomics research, and the site is well equipped with metabolomics infrastructure relevant for many research disciplines.

The aim of the conference is to gather the Nordic network within metabolomics research. International Keynote speakers are invited to provide state of the art insight in various applications of metabolomics. The conference will be an important arena for cross-disciplinary exchange and discussion of current metabolomics research, and further to increase the collaboration and research networks among the Nordic countries. All attendees are invited to submit abstracts for posters and/or oral presentations. We especially encourage early career researchers to take an active role in this, travel grants will be provided by the Nordic Metabolomics Society and the Digital Life Norway Research School.

The Nordic Metabolomics Society was established in the Fall of 2017, with a mission to promote the development of metabolomics in the Nordic region by providing opportunities for collaboration, presenting research and facilitating training and mobility of scientists within the field and with connected areas in academia, industry and governmental bodies.


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15:00 - 17:30 Registration opens  
16:30 - 17:30 Early Career Network Event.  
18:00 Conference opening Organizer
18:15 Key note opening speaker Ron Heeren (Key Note Opening Speaker)
19:00 - 21:00 Welcome Reception  


  Session 1: Cancer Metabolomics  
8:30 Applications of MR Spectroscopy in cancer Marie-France Penet, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Key Note Speaker)
09:00 Abstract talk  
09:15 Abstract talk  
09:30 Abstract talk  
09:45 Abstract talk  
10:00 Coffee and snacks
Posters and sponsor exhibitions available
  Session 2: Cardiometabolic health & exercise  
10:30 Associations between the physical activity spectrum and metabolic health Eivind Aadland, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (Key Note Speaker)
11:00 Abstract talk  
11:15 Abstract talk  
11:30 Abstract talk  
11:45 Abstract talk  
12:00 Lunch
Poster session (mandatory for abstracts authors)
Sponsor exhibitions

Session 3: Multiomics – interrogating

metabolic pathways from multiple angles


The battle of cancer heterogeneity -a multi-omics approach

May-Britt Tessem, NTNU (Key Note Speaker)
14:00 Abstract talk  
14:15 Abstract talk  
14:30 Coffee and snacks
Posters and sponsor exhibitions available
  Session 4: Data preprocessing and analysis – extracting the hidden truth  
15:00 Key Note

Johan Westerhuis, University of Amsterdam (Key Note Speaker)

  Key Note Leo Lahti, University of Turku (Key Note Speaker)
  Abstract talk  
  Abstract talk  
16:15 Panel Discussion - Data analysis  
17:00 End  
  Rockheim (Directions)  
18:30 Exploring of the museum exhibition  
19:00 Conference Dinner  
  Session 5: Plant, microbiology and natural products  
9:00 Key Note Nadja Cech, UNS Greensboro (Key Note Speaker)
9:30 Abstract talk  
9:45 Abstract talk  
10:00 Abstract talk  
10:15 Coffee and snacks
Posters and sponsor exhibitions available
  Session 6: Industry presentations  
10:45 Sponsor talk Key Note Speaker to be announced
11:00 Sponsor talk  
11:15 Sponsor talk  
11:30 Sponsor talk  
11:45 Lunch
Poster session (mandatory for abstracts authors)
Sponsor exhibitions
  Session 7: Food & Nutrition  
13:15 Key Note Key Note Speaker to be announced
13:45 Abstract talk  
14:00 Abstract talk  
14:15 Abstract talk  


Closing Remarks

15:00 End  
Kunnskapssenteret. Foto: Helsebygg Midt-Norge

The conference will be held at KA12, Kunnskapssenteret, NTNU/St. Olavs Hosptal Campus in Trondheim

The welcome reception Monday 26th 19-21 will be outside the lecture hall in Kunnskapssenteret

The Conference Dinner Tuesday 27th will be held at Rockheim.

Everyone is invited to explore Rockheim prior to the dinner, Tuesday 27th 18:30-19:30

Rockheim is Norway's National Museum of Popular Music. It is located at the harbour, just a five minutes walk from Trondheim Central Station.

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Monday October 26th 16:30-17:30, Location: Kunnskapssenteret

Early career workshop: Where do I go from here?

Short talks with tips how to develop research careers, both in academia and beyond. The session will be concluded by a panel discussion including panellists from academia, industry, and representation of the public sector.

  • Tone F. Bathen
  • Tarja Annikki Rajalahti Kvalheim
  • Olav Martin Kvalheim
  • Maria Karoline Andersen
  • Guro F. Giskeødegård
  • Per Bruheim
  • May-Britt Tessem
  • Sebastian Krossa
  • Nils Joakim Færgeman
  • Daniel Globisch
  • Kati Hanhineva
  • Katharina Herzog
  • Rikard Landberg
  • Matej Orešič
  • Óttar Rolfsson
  • Craig Wheelock



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Gold Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Opening Keynote Lecture Sponsor

Opening Keynote Lecture Sponsor

Travel grant for Norwegian PhDs and Post Docs

Travel grant for Norwegian PhDs and Post Docs

Digital Life Norway Research School will cover the registration fee plus travel- and accommodation costs for members (PhD-students and postdocs). You have to apply for the travel grant prior to the conference.

Apply for membership


Apply for travel grant

Early career travel grants from NMC

Early career travel grants from NMC

Early career applicants can apply, including MSc and PhD students, and those with less than five years after their PhD-degree. Candidates Concordant abstract submission will be required, and a short motivation letter (300 words) will be required. Those eligible for a grant from the Digital Life Norway Research School should apply for grants there.

10 or more travel grants a 5000 SEK will be available

Deadline: May 22nd 2020.





Participants can get discounted accommodation at the following hotels. Rooms are reserved for NMC2020 participants until September 14th 2020.

Scandic Bakklandet

Single bed incl. breakfast 1380,-

Double bed incl. breakfast 1580,-

Order at using the campaign code BNTU261020

Comfort Hotel Park

Single bed incl. breakfast 1050,-

Send email to using the booking code 1092GR003307

Other alternatives

For those who would like a cheap alternative, and possibility to book rooms for several people to share, check the following options (no rooms reserved):