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

 11-15 | Nov 2024
Nashville, TN, USA
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. 

The Course

A Week of Content and Contacts
 11-15 Nov 2024
Nashville, TN, USA

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.


Opens: June 1, 2024

Registration deadline:
October 11, 2024 (or until course reaches capacity)

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

Registration Fees

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a direct booking link and registration payment instructions.



*Scholarships are available for students/postdocs. If you apply for a scholarship, please do not pay your registration fee until Oct. 9th or later.

Scholarship app deadline:
September 27
, 2024

Scholarship notification:
October 7,

Academic/Govt Scientist


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. 

2023 Program

The course ends around 12pm CST on Friday.

& Hotel


Homewood Suites - Vanderbilt

2400 West End Ave

Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Hotel reservation deadline:
October 10, 2024

Direct booking link:

A direct booking link will be shared with you once you complete the registration form and submit payment.



“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!!!”

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