Coming up in July, I’m very much looking forward to attending the next in the series of Zinc-UK meetings, which is being hosted at the University of Cardiff. I’m pleased to say that Metallomics will be supporting the meeting in the form of student Poster Prize, so I’m expecting some lively discussion too!
My first experience of the Zinc-UK group was at the recommendation of incoming-Metallomics Editorial Board Chair, Wolfgang Maret. He suggested that I attend their 5th meeting held in November last yearat UCL Institute of Opthalmology, London. The aims behind the group and the meeting are to link UK (and non-UK) zinc researchers, from whichever field they work in.
It was certainly interesting and also refreshing to meet the diverse range of researchers that I did, so I’m looking forward to more of the same in Cardiff. However there is a significant difference this time, with the meeting held over two days there will be even more time for networking and socialising – always good in my book!
The theme of the 6th meeting is Zinc Signaling, so heres just a sample of the kind of topics that we might be looking at:
Proposed glucocorticoid-mediated zinc signaling in the hippocampus
Atsushi Takeda and Haruna Tamano
Metallomics, 2012, Advance Article
Dynamic action of neurometals at the synapse
Haruna Tamano and Atsushi Takeda
Metallomics, 2011, 3, 656-661
If you’ll be in Cardiff on the 9th, I look forward to seeing you there!