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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 Derby, England in June 2016. Depsite being in the middle of England and rain all the time we had an excelent course. The local organisers did a great job to make this work. For time we also recorded the presentations and made these available for the attendees. The attendance was very good. The sponsoring was also extended with sponsoring from ESPEN, Cambridge Isotope Laboratories , Thermo Fisher UK and the Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research.


The next course will be on April 29th and 30th at Texas A&M Universiti in College Station, Texas, USA. More information at College Station website, here!

This year the course is sponsored by ESPEN, Cambridge Isotopes Laboratories and Isotec (Sigma-Aldrich).


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The next tracer course will be held on 29-30 April at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA. Info here.