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Greg Anderson - "Mechanisms and regulation of iron intake in early infancy"
Head, Iron Metabolism Laboratory
Simon Andrews - "Bacterial iron export combats innate immunity"
Head of the Biomedical Sciences Section and Microbiology Research Group
University of Reading
Judith Behnsen - "Probiotic Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 Uses Zinc Transporters and a Product of the Yersiniabactin Operon to Acquire Zinc in the Inflamed Gut"
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine
Rachel Codd - "Generating siderophores with new properties and new functions from precursor-directed biosynthesis"
The University of Sydney
Jean-François Couture - "Structural insights into a metalloregulator"
Canada Research Chair in Structural Biology and Epigenetics
University of Ottawa
Debbie C. Crans - "Metal speciation: exploring different forms of the metal ions and their different biological activities"
Colorado State University
David Eide - "Meeting the quota: the Zap1 transcription factor and the cellular economy of zinc"
University of Wisconsin - Madison
David Giedroc - "Molecular mechanisms of bacterial transition metal homeostasis"
David E. Heinrichs - "Iron acquisition in the S. aureus-infected phagocyte"
University of Western Ontario
John Helmann - "Zinc buffering, mobilization and chaperone-dependent trafficking in Bacillus subtili"
Professor and Chairman
Jian Hu - "Crystal structures of a ZIP zinc transporter reveal a binuclear metal center in the transport pathway"
Michigan State University
Tricia Kiley - "The effect of O2 on iron homeostasis”
Professor and Chair
University of Wisconsin
Isabelle Michaud-Soret - "The tetrameric family of the FUR metalloregulators: from DNA-dependent tetramer dissociation to virulence"
Marvin J. Miller - "Exploiting Microbial Iron Transport for Development of Targeted Antibiotics: Synthetic Sideromycins"
University of Notre Dame
Michael Murphy - "Heme extracted from hemoglobin by IsdB at the cell surface Staphylococcus aureus is shuttled to SbnI to regulate siderophore biosynthesis"
University of British Columbia
Shelley Payne - "Feo: New insights into an ancient iron transporter"
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor
University of Texas at Austin
Prem Ponka - "The Path of Iron from Plasma Transferrin to Hemoglobin"
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
Manuela Santos - "Iron supplements modulate gut microbiota composition and probiotic efficiency in mice"
Université de Montréal
Stefano L. Sensi - "The Ying and Yang of brain zinc in dementia"
University “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara - Italy
Frank Thévenod - "Channels, transporters and receptors for cadmium and cadmium complexes: Facts and alternative facts"
University Professsor and Institute Director
Hans J. Vogel - "Calcium binding to plastins/fibrins; regulation of actin-bundling"
University of Calgary
Timothy Wencewicz - "New Membrane Transport Paradigms for Iron Revealed by Siderophore Probes"
Washington University in St. Louis
Anthony White - "Glial cell copper regulation as a key target to control neuroinflammation"
Sebastian Winter - "Precision editing of the gut microbiota"
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Deborah Zamble - "The mechanisms of action of nickel-selective homeostasis factors from E. coli and H. pylori"
University of Toronto