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Stable isotope tracers site



This is the website of the Special Interest Group (SIG) in Tracer Methodology in Metabolism that is part of the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (


Our mission is to promote the use of high quality tracer methods in clinical metabolism research in Europe.


We do this by organising a Tracer Methodology Discussion Group that meets annually in conjunction with the annual ESPEN meetings and openly discusses tracer methods with all their strenght and assumptions. We had 11 of these meetings over the years. We also organise a Tracer Methodology Course. The course is an intensive introductory course which is meant for everyone interested in tracer methodology for metabolic research and wants to learn all the details in order to be able to use it in their own research.




Tracer Methodology Course


We had our last course in Stockholm in June 2014. The attendance was very good. The sponsoring was also extended with sponsoring from ESPEN, Cambridge Isotope Laboratories and Sigma.


The next course will be on June 11 and 12 in Derby, England. For now have a look at the flyer.


Registration for the course has gone live on the UoN website – please follow this link.


In case this doesn’t work:


Go to the UoN online store


Select Conferences and Events, then Medicine (you will need to expand the list) and the course should be obvious.


Everyone will need to register before they can submit payment etc. Places are limited to 90 on a first come basis. The programme can be found upon registration.


NB the Download Festival is at Donnington Park that weekend and accommodation may be limited. The University of Derby has cheap accommodation but you need to book for 4 nights, but this is only ~£18 per night.


Look forward to welcoming you to Derby!



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The next tracer course will be held on 11-12 June 2016 in Derby, England.