FluxMetSys 2020

SPARC Indo-UK Workshop on
“Fluxomics and metabolomics of plant and microbial Systems"

  IIT Mandi    19-22 March 2020  


About Event

This workshop “Fluxomics and metabolomics of plant and microbial Systems” is aimed at providing researchers and scholars hands-on exposure in fluxomics and metabolomics that has applications in agriculture, health, environment and industry. While the metabolite profiling and metabolomics allow one to capture differences among phenotypes and identifying biomarkers, fluxomics measures system wide in-vivo reaction rates (i.e fluxes) via pathways that provide critical insights into understanding the cellular metabolism and its physiology, thereby defining precise phenotypes. Recent progress has shown that the flux maps help in both understanding metabolic regulations as well as in rational metabolic engineering of cellular systems and it is also anticipated to play a significant role in synthetic biology in the coming decade. The flux maps define precise metabolic phenotypes, an outcome of interplay between genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and other associated regulations with the cellular environment. It is often perceived that defining precise metabolic phenotypes is challenging. With the emergence of advanced analytical platforms (GC-MS, LC-MS/MS, NMR) and metabolic modelling strategies the metabolic analysis including profiling and flux analysis in cellular systems is feasible.

The main objective is to assist current and next generation Metabolic Systems Biology scientists by providing hands-on exposure to the fundamentals, challenges and modern research strategies in deciphering Plant and microbial metabolism using advanced -omics workflows. The talks and interactions with the pioneering experts from the University of Oxford, IIT Mandi and other scientists will provide the right platform to the scholars, postdocs and faculty interested in metabolomics and fluxomics. The workshop covers

         • Key note talks by experts from the University of Oxford, IIT Mandi and others
         • Measuring metabolites and metabolomics – Hands-on sessions (Day 1)
         • Fluxomics - constraint-based FBA (Day 2)
         • Fluxomics – 13C MFA (Day 3)
         • Recent Advances in metabolism (Day 4)







Major Themes


Prof. George Ratcliffe

Prof. Nick Kruger

Dr. Shyam K. Masakapalli

Dr. Sanu Shameer

Dr. Suvendra Kumar Ray

Dr. Siddhartha Sankar Satapathy

Dr. Ranjan Nanda

Dr. Jagadis Gupta Kapuganti

Dr. Sudip Kundu

Dr. Debabrata Sircar

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Registration Details

Important Dates

Registration Open 5th Feb 2020
SOP Submission Starts 5th Feb 2020
SOP Submission Deadline 1st March 2020
Registration Deadline 06th March 2020
Workshop 19th - 22nd March 2020

Eligibility for Participation and Other Information

All students, research scholars, faculty members, and researchers are eligible to attend this course. Students and research scholars of IIT Mandi are also encouraged to apply. There is a minimal fee for the participants to cover food and other expenses. Travel expenses needs to be borne by the participants or their parent institutes. Participants will be provided with course material, refreshments during the course, and course participation certificate.

Participant is expected to bring his/her own laptop

How to Apply
Apply before 6th March 2020. Please send your SOP while applying.

Selection of participants

There are limited seats in the workshop. Selections will be made on the basis of relevance of the workshop to the participant and his/her ‘Statement of Purpose’ in few lines (<200 words) to be emailed to fluxmetsys2020@gmail.com with cc. to shyam@iitmandi.ac.in. Subject of the email should be mentioned as “SOP-FluxMetSys2020”. Selected candidates will be intimated at the earliest, after which candidates can pay fee (non-refundable)

Research Scholars/Student

  •   Registration Fee - ₹2000

Faculties and Scientists

  •   Registration Fee - ₹3000

From Industry

  •    Registration Fee - ₹5000

Bank Details

Bank Name: Punjab National Bank
Branch Name: IIT Mandi Kamand
A/C Name: IIT Mandi SRIC
A/C No.: 7315000100034369
IFSC code: PUNB0731500

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Program Details

Day 1

Inauguration and Keynotes

  •  Director Address
  •  Keynote talk by Prof. George Ratcliffe
  •  Keynote talk by Prof. Nick Kruger
  •  Hands-on : Metabolite analysis
  •  Interactive session with experts
Day 2

Fluxomics - FBA (Hands-on)

  •  Constraint based flux analysis (Talk)
  •  Metabolic reconstruction
  •  Gene to KEGG Orthology (G2KO pipeline)
  •  Defining objective function
  •  Modelling to derive flux space
  •  Interpretation of Flux maps
  •  Tour in the campus
Day 3

Fluxomics 13C MFA (Hands-on)

  •  13C MFA : Workflow and practical aspects (Talk)
  •  Tracing 13C : Isotopomer analysis
  •  Building a carbon transition network
  •  Steady state flux analysis
  •  Interpretation of flux mapsLong term changes in snow/glaciers
  •  Balancing cellular demands
Day 4

Advances in metabolism

  •  Oral talks by participants
  •  Panel discussion
  •  Feedback
  •  Interaction and closure

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Travel and Accommodation:
Participants are requested to make their own travel until Mandi.
  • The nearest airport to Mandi is the Kullu Airport at Bhuntar, Dharamshala Airport at Gaggal and Chandigarh airport. Flights to Kullu are restricted to only from Delhi, and Shimla.
  •   Distance from Bhuntar Airport to Mandi - 75 KM
  •   Distance from Gaggal Airport to Mandi - 145 KM
  •   Distance from Chandigarh Airport to Mandi - 185 KM

  • From Delhi or Chandigarh, one can catch the bus from ISBT (interstate bus terminus). There are different varieties of bus facilities from Delhi and Chandigarh - ordinary, deluxe and AC buses. Alternatively, One can also plan to hire a cab or come by personal vehicle.

  • This distance to Mandi can be covered in approximately 12 hrs from Delhi and 6 hrs from Chandigarh (it depends on traffic on the roads or weather conditions) by bus.

  •   Flight from Delhi to Chandigarh [Go Air G8 - 719 (07:25 AM), Jet Airways 9W - 665 (8:00 AM) Multiple flight carriers available] - Bus/Taxi from Chandigarh to Mandi - Bus/Taxi from Mandi to IIT Campus (Approximate time to reach campus - 7~8 hours)

  •   Flight from Delhi to Kullu [Air India 9I - 9805 (06:45 AM) Only one direct flight] - Bus/Taxi from Kullu to Mandi - Bus/Taxi from Mandi to IIT Campus (Approximate time to reach campus - 4~5 hours)

  •   Flight from Delhi to Dharamshala [Air India 9I - 9813 (06:20 AM), Spicejet SG - 2468 (10;50 AM) Only two flight carriers available] - Bus/Taxi from Dharamshala to Mandi - Bus/Taxi from Mandi to IIT Campus (Approximate time to reach campus - 6~7 hours)

  •   Volvo bus from Delhi to Mandi - Bus/Taxi from Mandi to IIT Campus (Approximate time to reach campus - 11~12 hours)

To reach IIT Mandi's main campus from Mandi town

  •   By IIT Bus: IIT Mandi's shuttle buses ply regularly between Mandi and Kamand. The buses towards IIT Mandi Kamand campus starts at Mandav Block, bus stand, Mandi – the transit campus of IIT Mandi.

  •   By Taxi: Taxis are stationed outside Mandi main bus stand 24 x 7. The cost of a one-way trip to the IIT campus is about Rs. 600/-

  •   By HRTC Bus: Himachal Road Transport Corporation/Local buses also ply between Mandi and Kamand. Please note that these buses sometimes can be crowded.

  • Download Schedule for IIT, HRTC as well as Private Buses

Event FAQ's

Yes, certificate of presentation/participation will be provided to all the authors/attendees of the workshop.

Registration fees includes applicable and associated course material, breakfast, refreshments, lunch and dinner served on venue, access to all sessions.

Yes, the registration package includes accomodation. The accomodation will be provided on sharing basis.

No, TA/DA will not be provided to attendees as well as authors.

Dr. Shyam Kumar Masakapalli [+91 1905-267151, Email iD: fluxmetsys2020@gmail.com]

Contact Info


Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India


Dr. Shyam Kumar Masakapalli- +91 1905-267151

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