Oct. 1, 2013
Details about the CASMI 2013 Special Issue and dates are now available!

Sept. 24, 2013
The rules and challenge data pages have been updated.

Sept. 2, 2013
The CASMI 2013 Challenges have been officially released!

August 29, 2013
The challenges for CASMI2013 will be released on Monday, September 2nd!

August 29, 2013
The CASMI 2012 poster will be presented in Langenau in November 2013

About the Organizers
Dr. Emma Schymanski is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow 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 using property prediction. Current projects include ContaminantID, RMassBank within the NORMAN Network and EDA-EMERGE.

Dr. Steffen Neumann is 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 hosting the first European node of MassBank.

Peak picking and climbing is part of our daily exercises, although we're more often at the office desks than in the swiss alps. We have collaborated on extending MetFrag for GC/MS data and developing energy-based criteria for candidate selection and creation (both with Sebastian Wolf) and now organise CASMI. We severely regret not being able to participate, but maybe next year the challenges are provided by others, so that we can join as contestants ?!