March 29th, 2017
The CASMI 2016 Cat 2+3 paper is out!

Jan 20th, 2017
Organisation of CASMI 2017 is underway, stay tuned!

Dec 4th, 2016
The MS1 peak lists for Category 2+3 have been added for completeness.

May 6th, 2016
The winners and full results are available.

April 25th, 2016
The solutions are public now.

April 18th, 2016
The contest is closed now, the results are fantastic and will be opened soon!

April 9th, 2016
All teams who submit before the deadline April 11th will be allowed to update the submission until Friday 15th.

February 12th, 2016
New categories 2 and 3 and data for automatic methods released. 10 new challenges in category 1.

January 25th, 2016
E. Schymanski and S. Neumann joined the organising team, additional contest data coming soon.

January 11th, 2016
New CASMI 2016 raw data files are available.

About the Organizers

Dr. Grégory Genta-Jouve is a Lecturer in Natural Products Chemistry and Metabolomics at the University of Paris Descartes. He is currently developing novel analytical methods in natural products chemistry, with a particular focus on chiroptical methods, NMR and in silico prediction of molecular properties (ECD, VCD, NMR, MS).

Prof. Olivier P. Thomas is Established Professor in Chemistry of Marine Natural Product at the NUI Galway-Ireland. His main organisms of interest are marine sponges and microalgae or cyanobacteria for the production of natural products with a special focus on marine alkaloids. In addition, these compounds are used for (1) environmental metabolomic studies of ecological and taxonomical significances using mainly UHPLC-QqTOF MS equipment (2) biosynthetic studies through feeding experiments using stable and radio- labelled precursors and (3) applications of these compounds in several industries mainly therapeutical. This expertise will be useful for metabolite annotation in marine environmental metabolomics.

Dr. David Touboul is a Research Assistant at the Natural Product Chemistry Institute (ICSN, CNRS, France). He has been working on development of mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI and SIMS) since 12 years. He is also developing new analytical methods for structural chemistry of natural products using supercritical fluid chromatography, atmospheric pressure photoionization or metal-directed fragmentation.

Dr. Emma Schymanski works in the Environmental Chemistry Department at Eawag: The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. Her main focus is on the identification of non-target (unknown) environmental contaminants, structure generation and candidate selection as part of the work in the SOLUTIONS EU project. She is an active member in the MassBank consortium, developing RMassBank in a team and also works on optimizing compound database search strategies for candidate selection and how to communicate the confidence of high-throughput identification results.

Dr. Steffen Neumann is member of the Metabolomics Society and head of the Bioinformatics and Mass Spectrometry group at the Institute of Plant Biochemistry, which works on several aspects of (plant) metabolomics. Projects in the group cover various stages in the bioinformatics and metabolomics pipeline and include co-maintaining the Bioconductor package XCMS (amongst others), peak annotation with CAMERA, mass spectral fragmentation with MetFrag and also the participation in the MassBank consortium.

Emma Schymanski and Steffen Neumann initiated the CASMI series back in 2012, and have joined the CASMI 2016 organising team with a large set of unknowns specifically aimed at participants with fully automatic identification pipelines in categories 2 and 3. They gratefully acknowledge the source of the data, who will remain anonymous until after the contest has closed.