6th meeting of International Society for Zinc Biology (ISZB-2019)

9 - 13 September 2019, Kyoto, Japan

The International Society for Zinc Biology promotes and advances research in all areas of zinc biology. This Society strongly encourages the exchange of information and ideas among zinc researchers from all over the world. Our biannual meetings are always friendly and a suitable platform for encouraging generation of new networks and developing more longer-term relationships. As a result, much has now been discovered about zinc in biology and no longer is it considered the inert ion that only has a role in transcription but that it has very important effects on the signalling capability of cells which can manifest themselves within seconds rather than hours. This speed of action of zinc now rivals calcium ions in importance and both zinc and calcium can work in concert to produce their cellular effects.

This move forward in the zinc field has brought with it the discovery of multiple mechanisms as well as the development of an array of useful tools, hopefully to increase the scientific impact of zinc in biology in the coming years. There are now numerous groups around the world who have great expertise in zinc biology and ISZB-2109 offers the perfect opportunity to catch up with all the new developments.

This meeting not only includes eminent keynote speakers but an ordered array of sessions that will address the impact of zinc from deficiency to therapy including new zinc sensors, neurological roles of zinc, the role of zinc in immunology and inflammation and the physiology, biochemistry, genetics and cell biology of zinc in health and diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Furthermore, there will be a young researcher session to encourage the next generation of zinc researchers.

The meeting lasts for five days and includes most meals as well as an excursion. The meeting is based in one hotel offering numerous opportunities for delegates to meet casually after the formal lectures and expand their knowledge and contacts.
Kyoto Garden Palace

Kyoto Garden Palace, 605 Tatsumaecho, Shimochojamachi-agaru, Karasuma-dori, Kyoto, 602-0912, Japan

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