March 18th, 2015
The results and winners of CASMI-2014 are now up.

March 3rd, 2015
The solutions for CASMI-2014 are now available on the website.

January 15th, 2015
The CASMI 2014 Challenges submissions deadline has been extended to February 15th, 2015!

September 15th, 2014
The CASMI 2014 Challenges are now officially available !

September 2nd, 2014
All articles of the CASMI 2013 proceedings are now online.

April 30, 2014
First announcement at the Analytical Tools for Cutting-edge Metabolomics meeting.

Critical Assessment
of Small Molecule Identification

The experimental and computational mass spectrometry community is invited to participate in the third round of an open contest on the identification of small molecules from mass spectrometry data. This contest follows two previous and successful contests in 2012 and 2013.

In many different scientific disciplines, including metabolomics and natural products research, we acquire data from complex samples. The annotation or identification of single compounds from these complex samples is a difficult task and requires robustness in the process and reporting of the result and methods applied.

In the current and previous contests we wish to exchange ideas on how to annotate and identify small molecules and perform a comparative evaluation of alternative strategies. In these contests mass spectral or mass spectral and chromatographic data, as well as sample origin is provided and from which participants propose annotations.

CASMI 2014 is the third round of CASMI and is organised by Dr Warwick Dunn (University of Birmingham), Dr Dejan Nikolic (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Professor Lloyd Sumner (The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation). Support is provided by the Metabolite Identification task group of the Metabolomics Society, the American Society of Mass Spectrometry and the the Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics & Proteomics Facility of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The aim is to bring all mass spectral communities together to show off their different methods on a common data set. Thus, although this is a competition, all participants should benefit and the real winner is the field of small molecule identification.

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