The Merlion Metabolomics Symposium 2019

Asia-Oceania Metabolomics Forum

The Merlion Metabolomics Symposium 2019 is a two-day event (21-22  November, 2019) that aims to promote metabolomics in the ASEAN and Pan-Pacific region. This is a follow-up event from the Merlion Metabolomics Symposium 2015, which brought eminent invited speakers from France metabolomics network, Australia, China, India, Italy, Ireland, Japan and UK. This year, as part of the recently formed Asian-Oceania Metabolomics Forum, we welcome metabolomics enthusiasts and practitioners from Asian-Oceania Region to join in the Symposium, together with our community members from other parts of the world.

To promote the science and technology of metabolomics and its applications, especially among the early-career scientists, and with thanks to the contributing partners in Singapore, we are fully subsidising the costs of registration, attendance, selected meals and refreshments for all the qualifying submitted abstracts and for our invited speakers. Despite this no-frills event, we look forward to providing a highly enriching and unique opportunity to researchers, academicians and industry participants for active learning via interaction, participation and networking. The format includes a series of thematic sessions, panel discussions, lightning talks for young researchers and site-visits.

Participants can look forward to three engaging thematic sessions on Environment/Food, Plant and Microbial Metabolomics, a session on technical advances in the field, as well as a sharing session by pioneering experts of each field, sharing their research journeys and experiences.

Through this symposium, the organisers hope to encourage technical exchanges and catalyze the development of research collaborations in metabolomics and its related fields, especially in the Asia-Oceania region.


• Three thematic sessions: Plant/Food, Microbial and Environmental Metabolomics
• One session on technical advances in the field
• Two panel discussions, interactive, participation based
• Three keynote presentations
• Two early career researchers' sessions; 5 mins; 5 slides per session
• Networking sessions over extended breaks
• Site-visits

Important Dates

30th September 2019 - Registration and Abstract Submission deadline

15th October 2019 - Notification for abstract acceptance

Registration Guide

Non-NUS (academic/industry)

Step 1: Click on the "Click here to Register" button in the registration page.
Step 2: Click on New public user signup
Step 3: Fill in the mandatory fields. Click on Create account when done.
Step 4: Once an account has been created, you will be redirected to the registration page.
Step 5: Fill in the mandatory fields to submit your abstract.
Step 6: Click on submit to complete registration

NUS staff/student

Step 1: Click on the "Click here to Register" button in the registration page.
Step 2: Log in using your NUSNET ID credentials
Step 3: Fill in the mandatory fields to submit your abstract.
Step 4 Click on submit to complete registration.

Only submissions with abstracts will be allowed to register.

*Due to some technical issues, registrants will be unable to submit their abstract submissions at the registration page. Do email your abstract here.
Should you require any information, please do not hesitate to contact the symposium secretariat at

Conference Venue

The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Education Resource Centre - NUS. Address: 8 College Ave West, Level 2 Education Resource Centre, Singapore 138608

Our Partners


The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Singapore Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE links new insights from the life sciences with expertise from the emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities.


NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation (SynCTI) operates as a highly interdisciplinary research core that amalgamates leading Principal Investigators from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering. Through research collaborations with renowned international institutes and private industries, SynCTI strives to create new knowledge and develop foundational technologies in synthetic biology and groom future generations of highly skilled researchers endowed with basic science and translational research capabilities.


Singapore Phenome Centre

The Singapore Phenome Centre, officially launched in 2015, is a unique Interdisciplinary Research Platform established to enhance research capability and explore new synergy for the newly formed NTU Integrated Medical, Biological and Environmental Life Science (NIMBELS) cluster of NTU. Our mission is to conduct research on metabolic phenotyping and develop advanced metabonomics techniques, deliver high-quality data to scientific communities, including industries at both the national level and international levels.

Organizing Commitee

A/Prof Sanjay Swarup

Dr Pavagadhi Shruti
Dr Sunil Adav
Ms Angel Zheng
Mr Tengku Asyraf


For enquiries, please email symposium secretariat at