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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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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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Open Access papers in Metallomics

We are very pleased to share with you below some of the latest Open Access papers published in Metallomics that may be of interest to you. These research papers are free to access for all – we hope you enjoy reading them.

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

Mass spectrometry of B. subtilis CopZ: Cu(I)-binding and interactions with bacillithiol
Kristine L. Kay, Chris J. Hamilton and Nick E. Le Brun
Metallomics, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MT00036C, Paper

Chemistry of bone remodelling preserved in extant and fossil Sirenia
Jennifer Anné, Roy A. Wogelius, Nicholas P. Edwards, Arjen van Veelen, Konstantin Ignatyev and Phillip L. Manning
Metallomics, 2016,8, 508-513
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00311C, Paper

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, Paper

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, Paper

Endogenous Cu in the central nervous system fails to satiate the elevated requirement for Cu in a mutant SOD1 mouse model of ALS
J. B. Hilton, A. R. White and P. J. Crouch
Metallomics, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MT00099A, Paper

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, Paper

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Open Access papers in Metallomics

We are very pleased to share with you below some of the latest Open Access papers published in Metallomics that may be of interest to you. These research papers are free to access for all – we hope you enjoy reading them.

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, Communication

Eric P. Miller, Youxian Wu and Carl J. Carrano
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 161-169
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00238A, Paper

Stuart D. Portbury, Dominic J. Hare, Charlotte Sgambelloni, David I. Finkelstein and Paul A. Adlard
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 193-200
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00234F, Paper

Jennifer Anné, Roy A. Wogelius, Nicholas P. Edwards, Arjen van Veelen, Konstantin Ignatyev and Phillip L. Manning
Metallomics, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00311C, Paper

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, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00312A, Paper

Dominic J. Hare, Noel G. Faux, Blaine R. Roberts, Irene Volitakis, Ralph N. Martins and Ashley I. Bush
Metallomics, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MT00019C, Paper

Anne M. Hessels, Kathryn M. Taylor and Maarten Merkx
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 211-217
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00257E, Paper

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, Paper

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, Paper

Eric P. Miller, Hendrik Auerbach, Volker Schünemann, Teresa Tymon and Carl J. Carrano
Metallomics, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MT00027D, Paper

Gordon W. Irvine, Tyler B. J. Pinter and Martin J. Stillman
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 71-81
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00225G, Paper

Mohammad Rezaul Karim and David H. Petering
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 201-210
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00167F, Paper
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Issue 1 now online!

Graphical AbstractThe front cover of issue 1 features artwork by David P. Giedroc from Indiana University. With his colleagues, David reports the solution structure of apo-CupA and establish the functional primacy of the S2 Cu(I) in cellular copper resistance.

Interested to know more? Read the full article below – its free to access for the next 6 weeks!

Yue Fu, Kevin E. Bruce, Hongwei Wu and David P. Giedroc
Metallomics, 2016, 8, 61-70
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00221D


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Significance statement now required for Communications and Full Papers

Metallomics Communications and Full Papers must now include a separate paragraph (of no more than 100 words) that states how the work enhances or elucidates the understanding of the role of the metal(s), metalloid(s) or trace element(s) in the biological system. This text should not be a summary of the work reported, as in the article’s abstract. The statement will be published in the article and needs to be easy to read and accessible to the readership of the journal.

For more information, Metallomics article guidelines can be found here

When will I see a change?

This change has taken effect from now and is applicable for all new Full Paper and Communication submissions. Communications or Full Papers currently under review or accepted and going through production are not subject to these new guidelines.

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Issue 11 now online!

Graphical AbstractThe front cover of issue 11 features artwork by Seiji Komeda from Suzuka University of Medical Science. With his colleagues, Seiji examined the cytotoxicity and cellular uptake in L1210 murine leukemia cells, as well as the coordinative reaction with the guanine derivative 9-ethylguanine (9EtG), of a series of μ-hydroxo-μ-tetrazolato dinuclear platinum(II) complexes (tetrazolato-bridged complexes), [{cis-Pt(NH3)2}2(μ-OH)(μ-tetrazolato-N1,N2)]2+ (5-H-X) and [{cis-Pt(NH3)2}2(μ-OH)(μ-5-R-tetrazolato-N2,N3)]n+, where R = H (5-H-Y), CH3 (1), C6H5 (2), CH2COOCH2CH3 (3), or CH2COO− (4), and n = 2 (5-H-Y, 1–3) or 1 (4).

Interested to  know more? Read the full article below – its free to access for the next 6 weeks!

Masako Uemura, Miyuu Hoshiyama, Ayako Furukawa, Takaji Sato, Yoshihiro Higuchi and Seiji Komeda
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 1488-1496
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00174A

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Issue 10 now online!

Graphical AbstractThe front cover of issue 10 features artwork by Hongzhe Sun from the University of Hong Kong. With his colleagues, Hongzhe examines the feasibility of a GE-ICP-MS system in the quantitative analysis of intracellular metal binding properties using two Helicobacter pylori metallochaperones HypA and HspA overexpressed in E. coli cells as showcases.

Interested to know more? Read the full article below – its free to access for the next 6 weeks!

Yuchuan Wang, Ligang Hu, Xinming Yang, Yuen-Yan Chang, Xuqiao Hu, Hongyan Li and Hongzhe Sun
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 1399-1406
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00054H

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Prize winners – 5th International Symposium on Metallomics

Metallomics were delighted to sponsor poster prizes at The 5th International Symposium on Metallomics which took place on 9th – 12th September 2015 in Beijing, China. The three poster prize winners were:

  • Aki Kosugi from The University of Shiga Perfecture with a poster entitled, ‘Heavy metal accumulation and vegetation ecology in allotetraploid arabidopsis kamchatica subsp. Kawasakiana
  • Chuangji Liu from Xiamen University with a poster entitled, ‘Novel Zn-BTMPAMP complex for Cu-exchange in amyloid-β-Cu protects against copper-induced amyloid-β toxicity
  • Agnieszka Ścibior from The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland with her poster entitled, ‘The research on the vanadium(V)-magnesium (Mg) interactions: An in vivo experimental model

Many Congratulations to Aki, Chuangji and Agnieszka on receiving your prizes

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Metallomics Editorial Board Chair, Professor Wolfgang Maret, presents the winners with their prizes

Graphical Abstract

Conference Organisers Professor Zhifang Chai, Professor Chunying Chen (Metallomics Editorial Board) with the 3 winners and Professor Maret

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Issue 9 now online!

Graphical AbstractThe front cover of issue 9 features artwork by Robert E. Dempski from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. With his colleagues Dempskie examins the zinc binding properties of the large intracellular loop of hZIP4 by recombinantly expressing and purifiying M3M4 and showig that this domain binds two zinc ions.

Interested to find out more? Read the full article below – its free to access for the next 6 weeks!

The large intracellular loop of hZIP4 is an intrinsically disordered zinc binding domain
Elizabeth M. Bafaro, Sagar Antala, Tuong-Vi Nguyen, Stephen P. Dzul, Brian Doyon, Timothy L. Stemmler and Robert E. Dempski
Metallomics, 2015, 7, 1319-1330
DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00066A


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