03 Jan 2017
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.
20 Dec 2016
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.
05 Dec 2016
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