Metallomics in Japan

The beginning of November saw Kyoto Pharmaceutical University host the 2nd Metallomics Reserach Forum in Japan. Metallomics was very pleased to be involved with this meeting, and to see the subject growign so rapidly in Japan.

Congratulations to our Metallomics prize winners!

Shoichiro Asayama from Tokyo Metropolitan University was awarded the prize for the best presentation, and Kazumi Inagaki (National Metrology Institute of Japan) and Yutaka Yoshikawa (Kyoto Pharmaceutical University) were awarded prizes for the best posters. Well done all!

Watch out for the ‘Metallomics in Japan’ themed issue, coming in 2011! In the meantime, read some of the latest articles from Japanese reserachers in Metallomics:

Comparison of selenohomolanthionine and selenomethionine in terms of selenium distribution and toxicity in rats by bolus administration
Yoshiro Tsuji, Takahiro Mikami, Yasumi Anan and Yasumitsu Ogra
Metallomics, 2010, 2, 412-418

In vivo micro X-ray analysis utilizing synchrotron radiation of the gametophytes of three arsenic accumulating ferns, Pteris vittata L., Pteris cretica L. and Athyrium yokoscense, in different growth stages
Teruhiko Kashiwabara, Sakiko Mitsuo, Akiko Hokura, Nobuyuki Kitajima, Tomoko Abe and Izumi Nakai
Metallomics, 2010, 2, 261-270

Inhibitory effect of CuSO4 on α-glucosidase activity in ddY mice
Yutaka Yoshikawa, Ryoko Hirata, Hiroyuki Yasui, Masakazu Hattori and Hiromu Sakurai
Metallomics, 2010, 2, 67-73

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