Metals in Biology

Gordon Research Conference

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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Introducing new Metallomics Editorial Board member Professor Katherine Franz

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Katherine Franz as a member of the Metallomics Editorial Board.


Professor Katherine Franz, previously a member of the Metallomics Advisory Board, is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Duke University, USA. Research in the Franz Group is involved in elucidating the structural and functional consequences of metal ion coordination in biological systems. Professor Franz is particularly interested in understanding the coordination chemistry utilized by biology to manage essential yet toxic species like copper and iron. Understanding these principles further guides the development of new chemical tools to manipulate biological metal ion location, speciation, and reactivity for potential therapeutic benefit.


We welcome Professor Franz and her expertise and experience to the Metallomics Editorial Board. This appointment stengthens the Board and we look forward to working with Professor Franz going forward.

You can keep up to date with the latest developments from Metallomics by signing up for free table of contents alerts and monthly e-newsletters.

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Zinc-UK/Zinc-net Meeting 2016

The next Zinc-UK/Zinc-net meeting is to be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 21 – 22 November 2016.

Whilst the program and finer details are yet to be finalised, here is a tentative program for the meeting-

Monday, 21st of November
9.30-12.00 Management Committee meeting (for the Country representatives and core group members only)

Coffee and tea are available from 9 am.

12.00-13.00 Lunch for all who register and signed the attendance form and obtained a badge

13.00-15.30 Session 1

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30 Session 2

17.30-20.30 posters and networking with wine

Dinner will be available from 6 pm.


Tuesday, 22nd of November

Coffee and tea with biscuits will be available from 9am

9.30-12.00 Session 3

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-15.00 Session 4 (OPTIONAL)

15.00-18.00 Networking and grant proposals planning

Wine will be available from 5 pm to “oil” the flow of discussion.

Professor Wolfgang Maret, Advisory Board member and ex-Chair of Metallomics will be there to answer any questions you may have about the journal.

Why not check out the newly updated Zinc in the Biosciences online collection. Curated by Professor Maret, this collection will continue to grow to include additional reports in this field as they are published. Submit your zinc research now!

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Call for Papers: Iron in Biology

You are invited to contribute to the upcoming Metallomics themed issue titled “Iron in Biology“.

Guest Edited by Professor Robert Hider and Dr Vincenzo Abbate (Kings College London), this themed issue will highlight the latest high-impact research in iron in biology and its role in agriculture, health and disease.

We welcome submissions demonstrating mechanistic insight into all aspects of iron in biology to include iron uptake in microorganisms, plants and parasites, iron deficiency or overload, and iron chelation therapy. We also encourage studies on the role of haem and haemoproteins, iron homeostasis, iron transport and storage proteins, and Fe-S clusters.

For your article to be considered for this themed issue we must receive your manuscript by April 7 2016.

Communications, Full Papers and Reviews are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting an article please contact us to let us know.

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Updated Zinc in the Biosciences online collection now available

The Zinc in the Biosciences online collection has now been expanded and updated to include additional articles highlighting emerging high-impact research on the roles and distibution of zinc in biology.

Curated by Advisory Board member Professor Wolfgang Maret, the hope is that the collection will become a resource for researchers in the field and new articles will continue to be added to this collection as they are published in Metallomics.

A link to the collection can be found here.

Do you work in this area? Then why not submit to Metallomics today!

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Top 10 Reviewers for Metallomics

In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review – we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for Metallomics in 2016, as selected by the editorial team for their significant contribution to the journal.

We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the Metallomics board and all of the metals in biology community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

Name

Institution

Yasumitsu Ogra

Chiba University

Sharon La Fontaine

Deakin University

Dennie Thiele

Duke University

Rachel Austin

Columbia University

Martina Ralle

Oregon Health and Science University

Chunying Chen

National Center for Nanosciences and Technology of China

Dominic Hare

University of Technology Sydney

Nigel Robinson

Durham University

Katherine Franz

Duke University

Suning Wang

Northwestern University

As a little added bonus to celebrate Peer Review Week, for the next four weeks our reviewers will be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize! Simply submit a review for any of our journals between 19 September and 16 October 2016 and you will be automatically eligible for a chance to win one of our fantastic prizes.

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Themed issue on Mammalian Copper Transport and Related Disorders now published

The new themed issue for Metallomics titled “Mammalian Copper Transport and Related Disorders” is now published.

This themed issue, Guest Edited by Professors David Giedroc, Sharon La Fontaine and Richard Burke, marks the retirement of three pioneers in mammalian copper biology, Professors Jim Camakaris, Julian Mercer and Joseph Prohaska.

This issue showcases research on the role of copper in health and disease, the chemistry and structural biology of key copper homeostasis proteins, the development of cutting edge imaging tools and therapies, and the model systems that have helped elucidate the function and regulation of this intriguing and exciting metal in the context of mammalian copper homeostasis.

You can read the issue editorial by the Guest Editors here as well as special editorials by Joseph Prohaska, Julian Mercer and James Camakaris.

Managing Editor, Guy Jones, and Editorial Board chair and Guest Editor of the themed issue, David Giedroc, attended the 10th International Copper Meeting on September 25 – 30, 2016 in Sorrento, Italy and were very pleased to be able to meet with many contributors to the issue as well as Jim, Julian and Joe.

Left to Right: Joe Prohaska, Jim Camakaris, Julian Mercer and David Giedroc, at the Copper meeting

Joe, Jim and Julian at the Copper meeting in Sorrento

We hope you enjoy this issue of Metallomics!

Why not submit your high impact research to Metallomics today. Information about the scope of the Journal can be found here.

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New Editorial Board Chair for Metallomics: David Giedroc

After four fantastic years, Wolfgang Maret, Chair of Metallomics, is coming to the end of his term. Wolfgang took over the role in 2012, over which period he has helped the Royal Society of Chemistry with numerous activities, such as guest editing the 2014 Zinc in the Biosciences themed issue, chairing four Editorial Board meetings (including two Editors’ Symposia in Brussels and London) and supporting the journal at numerous conferences and events, particularly within the zinc community.  We wish him all the best for the future and value his continued contribution to the journal as an Advisory Board member.

David Giedroc, new Chair of the Metallomics Editorial Board

We are pleased to announce that the new Chair of the Editorial Board for Metallomics is David Giedroc, Indiana University, USA. Professor Giedroc’s research interests fall under a common umbrella coined the biophysical chemistry of infectious disease.  He has long-standing interests in transition metal homeostasis and more recent interests in hydrogen sulfidesensing and reactive sulfur species in major nosocomial bacterial pathogens and seeks a molecular-level understanding of macromolecular structure, dynamics and regulation, and uses the tools of biophysical chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, proteomic profiling and NMR structure determination.

As an already experienced member of the journal’s Editorial Board, David is more than qualified to take the reins from Wolfgang, and we are looking forward to his term as Chair of Metallomics.

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World Alzheimer’s Month 2016

World Alzheimer’s Month September 2016 marks the fifth global World Alzheimer’s Month- an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma.

In support of this event, we have compiled a new online collection bringing together Alzheimer’s and Dementia research published in Metallomics, Analyst, Analytical Methods, Food & Function and Toxiology Research since the beginning of 2015.

Check out the collection here, which will be free to access for one week from Monday September 19 to include the official World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21 2016.

The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2016 is Remember Me. You can get involved by sharing your favourite memories, or memories of a loved one, on social media this September with the hashtags #RememberMe #WAM2016.

You can find out more about World Alzheimer’s Month 2016 here.

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Check out the newly updated Metals in Marine Biochemistry online collection

The Metals in Marine Biochemistry online collection has now been expanded to include additional reports in this field and to highlight emerging high-impact areas of research on metals in marine biochemistry.

The collection will become a resource for researchers in the field and new articles will be added to this collection as they are published in Metallomics.

Read the collection here.

Do you work in this area? Then why not submit to Metallomics today!

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