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Gordon Research Conferences : Cell Biology of metals

July 31 - August 5, 2011 Salve Regina University Newport, RI, USA

February 16, 2011

The Cell Biology of Metals Gordon Conference provides a highly interactive forum that allows junior and senior investigators alike to learn of recent advances in our understanding of metal homeostasis in cells, between cells and within organisms. The molecular mechanisms of how essential metal ions are acquired from the immediate environment, how cells respond to a changing landscape of metal availability and how these metals are utilized are central to the 2011 Cell Biology of Metals Gordon Conference.

This conference will present the latest breakthroughs in the cell, molecular and structural biology of metal ion sensing, trafficking, and transport. Highlights of this conference include a discussion of how misregulation of metal homeostasis and utilization underscores human disease and how bacterial pathogens function to exploit the metal ion landscape to enhance virulence in humans. Other sessions include a discussion of the next generation technologies to quantify total and bioavailable metals within cells and organisms, the interplay of metals, oxidative stress and sulfur metabolism, and metal allocation in plants as revealed by genome-wide metallomics and ionomics.

Preliminary program :

A list of preliminary session topics and speakers is displayed below (discussion leaders are noted in italics). The detailed program is currently being developed by the Conference Chair and will be available by March 31, 2011. Please check back for updates.

  • Genome-wide Studies and Ionomics in Plants (Sergi Puig / Ute Krämer / Mary Lou Guerinot)
  • Iron Homeostasis, Protein Turnover and Human Disease (Betty Leibold / Matthias Hentze / Barry Paw / James Wohlschlegel / Lax Devireddy)
  • Metals in Cofactor Biogenesis and Human Disease (Nigel Robinson / Ruma Banerjee / Rick Bruick)
  • Next Generation Technologies : Metals and Cells (Maarten Merkx / David Salt / Amy Palmer / Chuan He / Christopher Chang)
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Metal Transport (Mathieu Cellier / Dax Fu / Vinzenz Unger / José Arguello)
  • Metals in Host-Microbial Pathogen Interactions (Heran Darwin / Tracy Nevitt / Mick Petris / Jen Cavet / Roland Strong)
  • Copper Metabolism and Development (Svetlana Lutsenko / Walter Schaffner / Kathy Franz)
  • Metal and Oxidative Stress Sensing in Microorganisms (Thomas O’Halloran / John Helmann / Peter Chivers / Caryn Outten / David Eide)
  • Keynote Presentation : Metals and Oxidative Stress (Ralf Mendal / Valeria Culotta)

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 3, 2011.

- More information on the conference website