Clinical Metabolomics Copenhagen 2020

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Novo Nordisk Fonden

Tuborg Havnevej 19

2900 Hellerup


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The Novo Nordisk Foundation offers funding for symposia to be held at the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The objective is to provide leading as well as younger researchers with opportunities to present and discuss the newest research within their fields.

You can read more about Novo Nordisk Foundation Symposia here.


The Clinical Metabolomics Copenhagen conference 2020 will bring together world leaders in the field of metabolomics to discuss the current state of the art in the clinical metabolomics field as well as to discuss projections and outlooks for the future. Topics covered during this meeting will range from novel instrumentation and methods, structure elucidation and feature annotation, and systems level data analysis and interpretation in the context of applications to human health.

The event will take place over two days. Invited international speakers, local speakers, and speakers from industry will present on the latest research topics pertaining to clinical metabolomics during the oral sessions. Select travel grant recipients awarded to up-and-coming researchers based on a submitted abstract and motivation letter will also present during the oral session. At the end of each day’s oral sessions, poster presentations will be held to provide a chance for younger researchers to showcase their work.

Many breaks with food and drinks will be provided for attendees and speakers to discuss and foster new collaborations.

Donwload the symposium digital flyer here.

A casual dinner at 19:00 on 19 March 2020 in the city center will be open to all with separate registration and on the attendee’s expense. Please register before the 11 March at:

The event will continue the work of the Clinical Metabolomics Copenhagen network which aims to bring together the top researchers and clinicians in the region to promote collaborative research on the most pressing topics in human health. Please go to to join the network.

Registration closes on March 1, 2020 or earlier if sold out.

List of speakers

  • Nicola Zamboni, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • David S. Wishart, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • Claire O’Donovan, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
  • Jennifer Kirwan, Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), Berlin, Germany
  • Craig Wheelock, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Marta Cascante, Institute of Biomedicine of the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Lorraine Brennan, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Justine Bertrand-Michel, Inserm, Toulouse, France
  • Mette Christensen, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Maria Klapa, FORTH/ICE-HT, Greece
  • Hanne Christine S. Bertram, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • and many more!

The detailed symposium programme will be avaliable here in January 2020.

Scientific advisory board

NNF Center for Biosustainability: Douglas McCloskey, Markus Herrgård

NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research: Thomas Moritz

Statens Serum Institut: Julie Courraud, Madeleine Ernst

Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen: Cristina Legido Quigley

NNF Center for Protein Research: Karolina Sulek

Posters and oral communications

Posters will be exhibited during the symposium and discussed during a poster session. A number of submitted abstracts will be selected for a 10-15 min. presentations (short talk), and a prize will be given for the best poster presentation.

Applications for oral presentations are closed. But if you wish to present a poster, send an abstract to up until the 1st of March and wait for confirmation of acceptance. Remember that the conference is about clinical metabolomics, hence a connection to human health is required. The abstract should be max. 2000 characters (excluding authors names and affiliations) including spaces.

The poster should fit a poster board size A0 (841mm × 1189mm) – portrait orientation.

If selected for oral presentation, you will be given more details about the length of the presentation as well as slide formatting criteria.

Please make sure you also register to the event (free).

By submitting an abstract here, you agree that your name, the abstract's authors names and affiliation, title, and potentially content (see below) can be displayed on our website for future reference or in communications regarding the conference (please make sure you have agreement from all authors beforehand). You can choose to opt-out afterwards by writing to

Travel grants

Travel grants of 10000-15000 DKK to cover the costs of travel to and from the conference are available for young scientists submitting an abstract. Preference will be given to PhD students and early stage postdocs, availability of other resources will be taken into consideration.

Applications for travel grants should contain the following:

  • a brief letter of motivation describing the applicant’s need for the grant (max. 900 characters)
  • and a scientific abstract (see guidelines under Posters and oral communications)

Please submit both to no later than January 2, 2020. In the subject field please write “CMC2020 – Application for travel grant”.

Grantees will be notified by the end of January 2020.


The final program will be sent to all participants before the symposium, and will also be available at the venue.


NNF Center for Biosustainability: Douglas McCloskey, Markus Herrgård

NNF Center for Basic Metabolic Research: Thomas Moritz

Statens Serum Institut: Julie Courraud, Madeleine Ernst

Steno Diabetes Center: Cristina Legido Quigley

NNF Center for Protein Research: Karolina Sulek

Novo Nordisk Foundation: Christina Hald


How can I contact the organizers with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding the symposium or the registration process, please contact Christina Hald (cnmh @

Who can attend the symposium?

The symposium is open to participants of all career levels from student to professor.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, just log in to Eventbrite. Please use this option also in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your registration.

How do I cancel my participation?

Please help us respecting our speakers and other participants, as well as keeping track of the numbers to optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Eventbrite or via email: cnmh @

Is it ok if the name on my registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, since there will be name tags at the symposium, we ask that you do not give your spot to someone else without updating the registration information or letting us know via email.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you arrive by car, it is possible to park in front of the main entrance, or along the side of the building.

Alternatively, it is possible to park in the parking garage at Waterfront Shopping Center, which is a five minute walk away from the Foundation. The parking garage offers three hours of free parking, and each additional hour costs DKK 20.

Public transport by S-train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166). The nearest bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to bring a ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation.

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