We are currently finalizing the program for BioMetals 2018. Please check back for more information as it becomes available!

 

List of Confirmed Speakers

Greg Anderson - "Mechanisms and regulation of iron intake in early infancy"

Head, Iron Metabolism Laboratory

QIMR Berghofer

http://www.qimrberghofer.edu.au/people/gregory-anderson/

 

Simon Andrews - "Bacterial iron export combats innate immunity"

Head of the Biomedical Sciences Section and Microbiology Research Group

University of Reading

https://www.reading.ac.uk/biologicalsciences/about/staff/s-c-andrews.aspx

 

Judith Behnsen - "Probiotic Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 Uses Zinc Transporters and a Product of the Yersiniabactin Operon to Acquire Zinc in the Inflamed Gut"

Assistant Professor

University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine

https://sites.google.com/uic.edu/behnsen/people/judith-behnsen

 

Rachel Codd - "Generating siderophores with new properties and new functions from precursor-directed biosynthesis"

Professor
The University of Sydney
http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/rachel.codd.php

 

Jean-François Couture - "Structural insights into a metalloregulator"

Canada Research Chair in Structural Biology and Epigenetics
University of Ottawa

http://med.uottawa.ca/oisb/research-oisb/principal-investigators/jean-francois-couture

 

Debbie C. Crans - "Metal speciation: exploring different forms of the metal ions and their different biological activities"
Professor
Colorado State University
http://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/crans/

 

David Eide - "Meeting the quota: the Zap1 transcription factor and the cellular economy of zinc"

Professor

University of Wisconsin - Madison

https://genetics.wisc.edu/staff/eide-david/

 

David Giedroc - "Molecular mechanisms of bacterial transition metal homeostasis"

Professor

Indiana University

http://www.indiana.edu/~dpglab/

 

David E. Heinrichs - "Iron acquisition in the S. aureus-infected phagocyte"

Professor

University of Western Ontario

http://publish.uwo.ca/~deh/Heinrichs_Lab/Home.html

 

John Helmann - "Zinc buffering, mobilization and chaperone-dependent trafficking in Bacillus subtili"

Professor and Chairman

Cornell University

https://micro.cornell.edu/research/helmann-lab

 

Jian Hu - "Crystal structures of a ZIP zinc transporter reveal a binuclear metal center in the transport pathway"

Assistant Professor

Michigan State University

https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/faculty/jian-hu/

 

Tricia Kiley - "The effect of O2 on iron homeostasis” 

Professor and Chair

University of Wisconsin

https://bmolchem.wisc.edu/staff/kiley-tricia/


Isabelle Michaud-Soret - "The tetrameric family of the FUR metalloregulators: from DNA-dependent tetramer dissociation to virulence"

Team Leader

CEA-Grenoble
http://big.cea.fr/drf/big/Pages/CBM/BioMet/Accueil.aspx

 

Marvin J. Miller - "Exploiting Microbial Iron Transport for Development of Targeted Antibiotics: Synthetic Sideromycins"

Professor Emeritus

University of Notre Dame

https://chemistry.nd.edu/people/marvin-j-miller/

 

Michael Murphy - "Heme extracted from hemoglobin by IsdB at the cell surface Staphylococcus aureus is shuttled to SbnI to regulate siderophore biosynthesis"

Professor 

University of British Columbia

http://www.microbiology.ubc.ca/research/labs/murphy

 

Shelley Payne - "Feo: New insights into an ancient iron transporter"

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor
University of Texas at Austin

http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/paynelab/

 

Prem Ponka - "The Path of Iron from Plasma Transferrin to Hemoglobin"

Professor

McGill University

http://www.ladydavis.ca/en/premponka

 

Tracey Rouault - "Unsuspected regulatory roles of iron sulfur clusters in multiple mammalian pathways"

Associate Scientific Director

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

National Institutes of Health

https://irp.nih.gov/pi/tracey-rouault


Manuela Santos - "Iron supplements modulate gut microbiota composition and probiotic efficiency in mice"

Professor

Université de Montréal

http://crchum.chumontreal.qc.ca/en/researchers/santos-manuela

 

Stefano L. Sensi - "The Ying and Yang of brain zinc in dementia"

Professor

University “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara - Italy

http://molecularneurology.unich.it/

 

Frank Thévenod - "Channels, transporters and receptors for cadmium and cadmium complexes: Facts and alternative facts"

University Professsor and Institute Director

Universität Witten/Herdecke

http://www.uni-wh.de/gesundheit/lehrstuhl-fuer-physiologie-pathophysiologie-und-toxikologie/

 

Hans J. Vogel - "Calcium binding to plastins/fibrins; regulation of actin-bundling"

Professor

University of Calgary

http://contacts.ucalgary.ca/info/bio/profiles/124-1217

 

Timothy Wencewicz - "New Membrane Transport Paradigms for Iron Revealed by Siderophore Probes"

Assistant Professor

Washington University in St. Louis

https://www.chemistry.wustl.edu/faculty/wencewicz

 

Anthony White - "Glial cell copper regulation as a key target to control neuroinflammation"

Group Leader
QIMR Berghofer

http://www.qimrberghofer.edu.au/people/anthony-white/

 

Sebastian Winter - "Precision editing of the gut microbiota"

Assistant Professor

UT Southwestern Medical Center

http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/labs/winter-sebastian/


Deborah Zamble - "The mechanisms of action of nickel-selective homeostasis factors from E. coli and H. pylori"

Professor

University of Toronto

https://sites.chem.utoronto.ca/zamblelab/