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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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IBDG meeting on Metal Homeostasis

Kirsty McLean receives her IBDG Young Investigator’s Award from Professor Emma Raven of the University of Leicester

From 10-11 September, the Inorganic Biochemistry Discussion Group (IBDG) held a meeting on Metal Homeostasis at the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences at Newcastle University.

Chris Dennison of Newcastle University and Jon McMaster of the University of Nottingham put together a great programme, with Chairs and speakers from the UK, USA and Japan.  These included Metallomics Editorial Board members Tom O’Halloran and Nigel Robinson, as well as Claudia Blindauer of the University of Warwick and Wolfgang Maret of King’s College, London who have both recently published review articles in Metallomics:

Cytosolic metal handling in plants: determinants for zinc specificity in metal transporters and metallothioneins
Claudia A. Blindauer and Ralf Schmid
Metallomics, 2010, 2, 510-529
DOI: 10.1039/C004880A

Cytosolic zinc buffering and muffling: Their role in intracellular zinc homeostasis
Robert A. Colvin, William R. Holmes, Charles P. Fontaine and Wolfgang Maret
Metallomics, 2010, 2, 306-317
DOI: 10.1039/B926662C

The 2010 IBDG Young Investigator’s Award was received by Kirsty McLean of the University of Manchester, who gave an excellent talk on Cytochrome P450 systems and cholesterol metabolism.

Student posters were also presented, and our congratulations go to Fazia Adyani Ahmad Fuad of the University of Edinburgh and Stephen Allen of Newcastle University who won the Metallomics and Dalton Transactions poster prizes, respectively.

Thanks very much to Chris, Jon and all involved in organising the meeting for an interesting and insightful couple of days.

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Countdown to the IBDG in Newcastle

It’s now less than a week to the Inorganic Biochemistry Discussion Group, which takes place Friday 10th to Saturday 11th September at Newcastle University.

Metallomics is sponsoring a poster prize, meaning one lucky winner will get a year’s free subscription to the journal.

I’ll be there on behalf of RSC Publishing, so if you are attending please do come pop over to our stand – to get a free copy of the journal, to ask any questions you may have, or just to say hello!

I look forward to meeting you there.

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RSC Inorganic Biochemistry Discussion Group 2010 – Metal Homeostasis

Royal Society of Chemistry
Inorganic Biochemistry Discussion Group 2010 Meeting – Metal Homeostasis
10 and 11 September 2010 | University of Newcastle, UK
Deadline for registration is 6th August 2010

The annual RSC IBDG meeting will be on the subject of metal homeostasis and feature talks from speakers including Metallomics Editorial Board member, Tom O’Halloran (Northwestern University), Dennis Winge (University of Utah), Claudia Blindauer (University of Warwick).

Metallomics is proud to be supporting the meeting and sponsoring a poster prize.  Deputy Editor, Vibhuti Patel, will also be attending the meeting; if you would like to meet to discuss any matters relating to the journal, please contact us.

It is estimated that more than one third of all proteins require a metal ion for structure or function. Interest has grown in understanding how the correct metal is acquired by the correct protein. Given that many essential metals can be toxic if not managed correctly within a cell, mechanisms have evolved to ensure the safe delivery of metals to target proteins. This meeting will focus on the current understanding of the sequestering, sensing, chaperoning and storing of metals in biological systems.

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