Stable Isotope Tracer MS Workshop 2024

Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry in Health and Disease: Applications, Methodologies and Analyses

Date: 4th September 2024

Time: 09:00 to 14:30

Venue: Social Sciences Building, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

Workshop Details

This workshop will introduce the application and methodologies behind stable isotope MS in basic scientific research. Including how to apply, prepare and analyse the data, with examples provided in studies from human skeletal muscle in health and disease.

For any questions relating to this workshop, please contact Dan Wilkinson (


Dr Daniel Wilkinson, Centre of Metabolism, Ageing and Physiology (CoMAP)

Dr Matt Brook, School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham

Professor Kenny Smith, Centre of Metabolism, Ageing and Physiology (CoMAP)

Professor Rovshan Sadygov, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galvaston

Dr Stephen Previs, Merck & Co, Rahway NJ

Who is this workshop aimed at?

Those with no, or little, previous experience with the application of stable isotope tracers in health and disease research. This is ideal for PhD students and early-career researchers/scientists who wish to understand more about the area.

What are the intended learning outcomes for this workshop?

To understand the application and uses of stable isotope tracers in applied research, and the tools and techniques used to implement and interpret these methods.

Do I require any previous knowledge or experience to complete this workshop?

No previous knowledge or experience is required.

Will I need to do any pre-workshop learning or activities (e.g. downloading software) to take part?

There may be a need to download software tools, this information will be provided closer to the time.

Workshop Sessions:

The sessions will be delivered as a mixture of in-person and live virtual deliveries, depending on the location of the presenter.

1. Introduction and application of stable isotope tracers for understanding aspects of protein turnover and metabolism.

This session will provide a basic introduction to the use and analyses of stable isotope tracers in the study of protein metabolism, using precursor-product, A-V balance and other examples to illustrate procedures, protocols and understanding.

2. Introduction to the D2Ome software, applications, and examples.

This session will introduce a recently developed piece of software, D2Ome, which assists with the processing and quantifying of large-scale stable isotope based proteomic studies. An introduction to the software will be provided alongside examples of its uses.

3. Applications and examples of Stable Isotope tracers in drug discovery/Pharma.

This session will introduce the application of stable isotope tracer to aspects of pharma and drug discovery with examples from recent work.

What course materials will be supplied alongside the Workshop?

An information pack with slides and information relating to each session, alongside important related publications for reference will be provided.

Registration Fees (includes a refreshment break and lunch):

  • BMSS/BSPR Concessionary Member (student/unwaged): £75.00
  • BMSS/BSPR Full Member (1 year/5 year): £100.00
  • Non-member: £150.00

Registration will close at midnight on 18th of August 2024.

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  • Members of the Chromatography Society & the RSC-SSG: Are invited to register for this meeting at the BMSS Full Member rate. Please contact the BMSS Administrator to obtain your discount code.
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Note: On-site registration for additional personnel will not be available.

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By registering for this meeting, delegates are agreeing to abide by the BMSS's Code of Conduct for BMSS & BMSS Related Events.

Cancellation Policy:

The BMSS will refund the registration cost, minus a £20 administrative charge, up to four weeks prior to the event start date. Thereafter, refunds will not be made; however, if a colleague is able to attend in the registrant’s place, this will be welcomed, subject to any charge adjustment accruing from the substitute’s membership status. To cancel or amend your registration for the course please email the BMSS Administrator at:

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