Isotope Tracers in Metabolic Research: Principles and Practice of Kinetic Analysis.

07- 11 | Nov 2022
A week-long course on the theory and practice of stable and radioactive isotopic tracers for the study of metabolism in human, animal and cell models. 
Nashville, TN, USA

The Course

A Week of Content and Contacts
07-11 Nov 2022

This course provides basic introductory and comprehensive information on performing metabolic studies using tracers labeled with radioactive or stable isotopes in humans, animals and cells. The course is designed for beginners as well as for those with experience who wish to expand their capabilities to more sophisticated problems. The faculty has expertise in a wide variety of applications and methodologies.

Techniques are taught for the investigation of whole body metabolism, for metabolite balance across organs, intracellular flux rates and pathway regulation in humans, animals and cells. Basic aspects of modeling will be considered, as well as specific applications to the study of carbohydrate, fat, protein metabolism and energy balance. Theoretical and practical matters related to sample analysis by mass spectrometry and NMR are discussed, including examples of calculations involved in determining isotopic enrichment and basic kinetic parameters. Attendees will have opportunities to discuss their research projects in one-on-one mentoring sessions with faculty.

Registration and Accommodations

Registration opens: June 1, 2022

Registration deadline: October 14, 2022 (or until course reaches capacity)

We strongly encourage early registration. The course typically reaches capacity before the registration deadline.

Register to attend the course:

Once you register for the course, payment instructions and a direct booking link will be provided to you. 

Registration Fees

  • *Student/PostDoc ($400)

  • Academic/Government Scientist ($800)

  • International/Industry Scientists ($1,300)



*Scholarships are available for students and postdoctoral fellows. If you are interested in applying, please submit your scholarship application here.

Scholarship submission deadline: September 23, 2022

Scholarship notification: October 7, 2022


Course location:

Homewood Suites - Vanderbilt

2400 West End Ave

Nashville, TN 37203, USA

We have reserved a room block for attendees at the location of the course ($199/night). Once you register for the course, payment instructions and a direct booking link will be provided to you. 



“I am sending my trainees working on isotope tracer research to this workshop as I found it myself very valuable.”

“It was a very inspiring course and I have one PhD student and a post doc, who want to participate in this year's course. Including myself!”

“I consider the course essential for those that are going to work in this field. I wish I had been able to take the course when I was a student; it would probably saved me a lot of time and trial and error.”

“An Excellent course. As a PhD student, it expanded and clarified my knowledge of stable isotopes application in metabolic research. It also helped to increased my confidence during my PhD defense and has contributed to the level of confidence in my current role as a PI.”

“This course is invaluable. It is one of a kind for those of us who use isotope tracer methodology inour labs. I had a general working knowledge of tracers, then was able to solidify some concepts during the course, and now I am considering attending again as a refresher and to hear about thelatest techniques in the area. I am also planning to send one of my post-docs to the meeting in 2018. I was able to meet with Robert Wolfe one-on-one who went over my calculations to verify their validity. I cannot say enough about how good this course is!!!”