The 3rd general assembly of the Swiss Metabolomics Society took place the 8th of November at the Inselspital Bern.

We thank 35 participants for the lively discussions and great interactions during the meeting.

The general meeting was consisted of two sessions of presentations.

 Endre Laczko chaired the scientific presentations:

  • Cédric Bovet, Inselspital Bern: Metabolite profiling for the Clinics: the Clinical Metabolomics Facility
  • Andrea Steuer, Forensic Institute of Zürich: Metabolomics in Forensics
  • Julien Boccard, University of Geneva: Exploring human urinary biomarkers of dioxin exposure using metabolomics and biologically-driven data dimensionality reduction
  • Christian Berchtold, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz: Dried Blood Spots a Matrix for Metabolomics Studies?
  • Martin Thomas Gaugg, ETH Zürich: Breath metabolomics in respiratory diseases

Luke Simmons chaired the vendor’s presentations:

  • Jens Jacobsen, Waters: Non targeted approaches to metabolomics
  • Guido Sonsmann, Thermo: The needle in a haystack challenge – from an Orbitrap Perspective
  • Christian Baumann, SCIEX: Solutions for Metabolomics research
During the General Assembly the new board was elected. All members accepted the election and are highly motivated to keep the momentum of the society. A first board meeting is planned for February 2018 to prepare the year.
  • Serge Rudaz, President
  • Pablo Sinues, Vice President
  • David Tonoli, Treasurer
  • Guido Sonsmann, Secretary
  • Julijana Ivanisevic, Board member
  • Cédric Bovet, Board member
  • Endre Laczko, Board member
  • Christian Berchtold, Member at large
  • Patrick Kiefer, Member at large
  • Julien Boccard, Webmaster
  • Luke Simmons, Board member of Honor
The next General Assembly will take place in November 2018 in Bern, please save the date!


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Join us on 8th November in Bern!!!

for the
The 2017 annual meeting and general assembly of the Swiss Metabolomics Society.
We have an exciting list of speakers covering a wide range of metabolomics related research topics. 
And of course all the top vendors will be there to present the state-of-the-art in detection and analysis tools. 
Registration can be found here and the Program is now available here .
The meeting will be held at the

Inselspital, Universitätsspital Bern

Freiburgstrasse, CH-3010 Bern

  Frauenklinik Kursraum D 102

a map

Please note that the SMS will hold our second elections during the next meeting. Several positions will be available on the Society organizational board.

If you are interested in being a candidate for the SMS "Board of Directors" please send your CV and a short bio to
Congratulations to SMS member PD. Dr. Pablo M-L Sinues on his recent appointment to Professor at the University of Basel!
Prof. Sinues has established a research group focusing on breath metabolomics and translational medicine at the University Children´s Hospital Basel (UKBB).
Mark your calendars!
SMS will hold our next meeting in late 2017
Inselspital, Bern

SMS group photo, 25 November 2016

the Second annual General Assembly of the SMS

November 25 2016; 10:00 - 14:00

hosted by

the Functional Genomics Center Zurich

UZH Irchel Campus, Building Y44, level H, room 05 (see map)

Registration is closed
Thanks for joining us in Zurich!
The first meeting of the Swiss Metabolomics Scoiety, 1 December 2015.

Group photo from the first meeting of the Swiss Metabolomics Society, Basel 1 December 2015

The metabolome

represents all metabolites in a biological cell, tissue, organ or organism. Alteration in metabolite levels reflect the current state or environment of the organism, e.g. healthy vs  disease. The study of these changes is called metabolomics.