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Max Rubner Conference 2016

Food Metabolomics

10.-12.10.2016, Max Rubner-Institut Karlsruhe

We are pleased to announce the second international Max Rubner Conference on Food Metabolomics to be held from October 10th -12th, 2016, at the Max Rubner-Institut, the German Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food, in Karlsruhe, Germany.

MRC-Programme with Registration form (as from October 4, 2016)

Debit Mandate

Template Poster Abstracts - Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2016

Food quality, food safety and the effect of food and nutrition on human health are of great interest for consumers, policy-makers and the food industry. The food metabolome - i.e. the entirety of all low molecular weight compounds in a specific food - can be extremely complex, often comprising several thousand chemical species. For this reason, untargeted metabolomics approaches have been applied to investigate food-related research issues comprehensively, shedding more light on the effect of factors like environmental influences, production and processing procedures, storage conditions or the variety. Untargeted metabolomics is also increasingly used to monitor foods in order to ensure authenticity and to detect unexpected contaminants or food fraud. Further, metabolomics is becoming more and more popular as a tool to identify markers of food intake. Consequently, food metabolomics can nowadays be considered as a valuable tool for the assessment of food quality, food safety and food-related health effects.

For the second time after 2011, this year’s edition of the annual Max Rubner Conference aims to highlight the current status of metabolomics in the food sciences and will bring together those scientists interested in this scientific approach. Leading international experts will define the state-of-the-art in this field, discuss advantages and limitations of the current analytical methods, describe the status quo of metabolomics databases and present results of recent applications.

Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order):

  • Martin Alewijn, RIKILT, The Netherlands
  • Franco Biasioli, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
  • Heiner Boeing, DIfE, Germany
  • Hannelore Daniel, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Gaud Dervilly-Pinel, LUNAM Université, France
  • Lars Dragsted, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Karl-Heinz Engel, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Thomas Henle, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
  • Suzanne Johanningsmeier, USDA-ARS Food Science Research Unit, USA
  • Joachim Kopka, MPI Potsdam-Golm, Germany
  • Claudine Manach, INRA, France
  • Fulvio Mattivi, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
  • Steffen Neumann, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Germany
  • Bart Nicolai, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Birk Schütz, Bruker Biospin GmbH, Germany
  • Ann Van Loey, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • David Wishart, University of Alberta, Canada

We invite you to participate in this inspiring conference, to meet colleagues from other institutions and countries, to discuss common problems and to inform yourself about the latest developments in food metabolomics. We are looking forward to meeting you in Karlsruhe!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Sabine Kulling


To register for the MRC 2016 please complete the registration form in the programme flyer and send it to

Registration fee

Before Sept 9After Sept 9
Academia230 Euro250 Euro
Indrustry400 Euro450 Euro
Students*90 Euro120 Euro

* Please fax or mail a copy of Student ID

Cancellation policy

Registration fees will be refunded, if written cancellation is received before September 9, 2016. No refunds will be made after this date.