Dear MOVISS participant,

It is less than month to the meeting so we are here with the news.

There is an updated program on the website!

Those of you who received an abstract acceptance confirmation have been given a 5 minute oral presentation slot, which allows you to both advertise and summarize your accompanying poster to encourage people to go and view it. This is designed to encourage people to summarize complex messages quickly and we hope will be of particular interest to younger scientists with less experience in pitching ideas quickly. Speakers will be kept strictly to time! Please send your slides (max. 5) to by Thursday 6th September 2018. Please check the updated information on oral/poster presentation details.

The timetable has been scheduled to allow plenty of discussion time, and that includes discussions on the presented posters!

If you are interested in submitting your data to the “Data Clinic” for discussion please do it ASAP for inspection and preparation.

Looking forward to seeing you in Vorau soon!

Organization committee, 24.8.2018      


Following the success of the first MOVISS Bio&Data, we would like to invite you to be a part of making the second even better!

MOVISS – the “Mountain Village Science Series” takes place in Vorau, Austria (Sep 9-12th, 2018). MOVISS is different to the usual conferences. It is designed as a small, problem-driven meeting, full of discussions and questions about how to deal with metabolomics data reasonably. In this way, we hope to constructively engage some of the greatest minds collaboratively on solving some of the challenges of the metabolomics and bioinformatics community. Together with hiking tours and social program, MOVISS is planned to be friendly and relaxing meeting for scientists interested in the fields of metabolomics and statistics.

Peter Filzmoser and Tomáš Adam

Invited speakers

Royston Goodacre, University of Manchester

Steffen Neumann, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry

Tomáš Pluskal, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Johan Westerhuis, University of Amsterdam

Age Smilde, University of Amsterdam

Beata Walczak, University of Silesia in Katowice



Four sessions are planned, each devoted to a separate step of the metabolomics process:

1) Shiny design: What is important when designing experiments?

2) Misty mountains: How to find peaks hidden in mists? What is a real peak?

3) Mountain safety: awareness of strengths and weakness of statistical tools

4) Home run: Results Interpretation – Be creative, critical and think next?