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Outstanding Reviewers for Metallomics in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Metallomics in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Professor Rachel Austin, Columbia University

Professor Chunying Chen, National Center for Nanosciences and Technology of China

Professor James Cowan, Ohio State University

Professor Katherine Franz, Duke University

Professor Hajo Haase, Technical University Berlin

Dr Dominic Hare, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Prasad Kulkarni, Agharkar Research Institute

Dr Sharon La Fontaine, Deakin University

Professor Yasumitsu Ogra, Chiba University

Dr Suning Wang, Northwestern University

We would also like to thank the Metallomics board and the metals research community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Top 20 Most Accessed Metallomics Articles in 2016

We are delighted to share with you the top 20 most downloaded articles in Metallomics from January-December 2016. All of these papers are free to access for the next two weeks with a free publishing personal account – register here.

Contemplating a role for titanium in organisms
Mark R. Zierden and Ann M. Valentine
Metallomics, 2016,8, 9-16
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00231A

The biological chemistry of the transition metal “transportome” of Cupriavidus metallidurans
Dietrich H. Nies
Metallomics, 2016,8, 481-507
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00320B

Alpha-synuclein: relating metals to structure, function and inhibition
J. S. McDowall and D. R. Brown
Metallomics, 2016,8, 385-397
DOI: 10.1039/C6MT00026F

Mechanisms of metal toxicity in plants
Hendrik Küpper and Elisa Andresen
Metallomics, 2016,8, 269-285
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00244C

Exploiting developments in nanotechnology for the preferential delivery of platinum-based anti-cancer agents to tumours: targeting some of the hallmarks of cancer
James P. Parker, Ziga Ude and Celine J. Marmion
Metallomics, 2016,8, 43-60
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00181A

Iron transport in the kidney: implications for physiology and cadmium nephrotoxicity
Frank Thévenod and Natascha A. Wolff
Metallomics, 2016,8, 17-42
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00215J

LA-ICP-MS imaging in multicellular tumor spheroids – a novel tool in the preclinical development of metal-based anticancer drugs
Sarah Theiner, Ekaterina Schreiber-Brynzak, Michael A. Jakupec, Markus Galanski, Gunda Koellensperger and Bernhard K. Keppler
Metallomics, 2016,8, 398-402
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00276A

High-resolution complementary chemical imaging of bio-elements in Caenorhabditis elegans
Dominic J. Hare, Michael W. M. Jones, Verena C. Wimmer, Nicole L. Jenkins, Martin D. de Jonge, Ashley I. Bush and Gawain McColl
Metallomics, 2016,8, 156-160
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00288E

Elemental bioimaging and speciation analysis for the investigation of Wilson’s disease using μXRF and XANES
Oliver Hachmöller, Ana Guilherme Buzanich, Michaela Aichler, Martin Radtke, Dörthe Dietrich, Kristina Schwamborn, Lisa Lutz, Martin Werner, Michael Sperling, Axel Walch and Uwe Karst
Metallomics, 2016,8, 648-653
DOI: 10.1039/C6MT00001K

Lead and manganese levels in serum and erythrocytes in Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment: results from the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing
Dominic J. Hare, Noel G. Faux, Blaine R. Roberts, Irene Volitakis, Ralph N. Martins and Ashley I. Bush
Metallomics, 2016,8, 628-632
DOI: 10.1039/C6MT00019C

Surface binding, localization and storage of iron in the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera
Eric P. Miller, Hendrik Auerbach, Volker Schünemann, Teresa Tymon and Carl J. Carrano
Metallomics, 2016,8, 403-411
DOI: 10.1039/C6MT00027D

Behavior of platinum(IV) complexes in models of tumor hypoxia: cytotoxicity, compound distribution and accumulation
Ekaterina Schreiber-Brynzak, Verena Pichler, Petra Heffeter, Buck Hanson, Sarah Theiner, Irene Lichtscheidl-Schultz, Christoph Kornauth, Luca Bamonti, Vineet Dhery, Diana Groza, David Berry, Walter Berger, Markus Galanski, Michael A. Jakupec and Bernhard K. Keppler
Metallomics, 2016,8, 422-433
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00312A

Zinc sensing by metal-responsive transcription factor 1 (MTF1) controls metallothionein and ZnT1 expression to buffer the sensitivity of the transcriptome response to zinc
J. E. J. Hardyman, J. Tyson, K. A. Jackson, C. Aldridge, S. J. Cockell, L. A. Wakeling, R. A. Valentine and D. Ford
Metallomics, 2016,8, 337-343
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00305A

Cellular uptake of metallated cobalamins
Mai Thanh Quynh Tran, Stefan Stürup, Ian Henry Lambert, Bente Gammelgaard, Evelyne Furger and Roger Alberto
Metallomics, 2016,8, 298-304
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00272A

Monitoring cytosolic and ER Zn2+ in stimulated breast cancer cells using genetically encoded FRET sensors
Anne M. Hessels, Kathryn M. Taylor and Maarten Merkx
Metallomics, 2016,8, 211-217
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00257E

A time-course analysis of changes in cerebral metal levels following a controlled cortical impact
Stuart D. Portbury, Dominic J. Hare, Charlotte Sgambelloni, David I. Finkelstein and Paul A. Adlard
Metallomics, 2016,8, 193-200
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00234F

Boron uptake, localization, and speciation in marine brown algae
Eric P. Miller, Youxian Wu and Carl J. Carrano
Metallomics, 2016,8, 161-169
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00238A

Newport Green, a fluorescent sensor of weakly bound cellular Zn2+: competition with proteome for Zn2+
Mohammad Rezaul Karim and David H. Petering
Metallomics, 2016,8, 201-210
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00167F

Defining the metal binding pathways of human metallothionein 1a: balancing zinc availability and cadmium seclusion
Gordon W. Irvine, Tyler B. J. Pinter and Martin J. Stillman
Metallomics, 2016,8, 71-81
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00225G

Zinc is a transmembrane agonist that induces platelet activation in a tyrosine phosphorylation-dependent manner
Ben R. Watson, Nathan A. White, Kirk A. Taylor, Joanna-Marie Howes, Jean-Daniel M. Malcor, Dominique Bihan, Stewart O. Sage, Richard W. Farndale and Nicholas Pugh
Metallomics, 2016,8, 91-100
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00064E


We hope you enjoy reading the top 20 most accessed articles of 2016 and wish you all the best for 2017.

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Metals in Biology Poster Prize Winner

Metals in Biology BBSRC NIBB Community Meeting, 19th – 20th December, 2016, Durham.

Metallomics would like to congratulate Holly Reeve, who was the winner of the Metallomics poster prize.

Holly can be seen below, accepting her prize from judge Dianne Ford.

The meeting was a huge success and was attended by Metallomics Development Editor Sarah Rogers. It was a packed couple of days with many talks from leaders in the field of metals in biology.

Thank you to all that attended and well done Holly.


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In Memory of Silvia Atrian

Recently, we received the very sad news that a member of our Metallomics community, Silvia Atrian, passed away. 

Silvia Atrian was a professor in the Department of Genetics at the University of Barcelona. She received her PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona in 1984 and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at
the University of Edinburgh from 1988-1989.

She, together with her long-time collaborator Mercè Capdevila, made numerous contributions to our community.  Her insightful work exploring what metallothioneins do and why they exist in so many species in so many different biological compartments has helped bring clarity to a complex set of questions.  The genetic framework she used to investigate metallothioneins produced many valuable papers.  In addition to her work, she will be remembered by members of the community for her generosity of spirit and her willingness to work with and help others in the field.  She will be missed and we send our condolences to her family, friends, and co-workers.  

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Metals in Biology

The 2017 Metals in Biology Conference is to be held between 22 – 27 January, in Ventura, California

“The MIB-GRC brings together scientists from diverse backgrounds to foster new collaborations that take advantage of complementary skills. Lectures in the 2017 MIB-GRC cover recent advances in our understanding of the roles of metalloproteins and metal/nucleic acid complexes in cellular signaling, metal ion regulation, and their effects on human health; the evolving biological chemistry of metals from the earth’s deep past to the current environment, and metal-centered catalysis by a variety of metalloenzymes, including those crucial in the grand global cycles of hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen.”

If you are coming to the conference, then why not come and chat to Metallomics Executive Editor Philippa Hughes.

Philippa Ross, Executive Editor, Metallomics

You can find out more about the Metals in Biology conference here

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