Congratulations to the award winners!

Congratulations to the five winners of “The Metallomics Young Investigator’s Award”!

Hila Asraf, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
“ZnR/GPR39 activates SNAP-­23 -­ dependent upregulation of KCC2”

Anna Kocyla, University of Wroclaw, Poland
“Impact of palmitoylation on the Zn(II)-­dependent interaction between CD4 coreceptor and Lck tyrosine kinase”

Kathrin Schilling, Columbia University, USA
“Altered zinc metabolic pathway in pancreatic cancer detectable by urinary zinc stable isotope signature”

Claudia J. Stocks, The University of Queensland, Australia
“New tools to track macrophage-­mediated antimicrobial zinc toxicity reveals evasion and resistance of this response by uropathogenic E. coli”

Taka-aki Takeda, Kyoto University, Japan
“Biochemical Studies of Zinc Enzymes: A New Link between Zinc Deficiency and Extracellular Adenine-­nucleotide Metabolism”


Congratulations to the five winners of “The Metallomics Poster Prize”!

Gavin Bruce Robertson, School of Medicine, University of St. Andrews,UK
“Zinc reveals Mitsugumin 23 as a cardioprotective sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium leak channel”

Yuta Amagai, IMRAM, Tohoku Univ., Japan
“ERp44 acquires Zinc ions at the ER-Golgi intermediate
compartment via ZnT7”

Yukina Nishito, Kyoto University, Japan
“Zinc dependent expression regulation of the cell surface localized N-glycosylated ZNT1 protein”

Elena Sergeeva, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Med. Sch., Boston, MA, USA
“Tetanus neurotoxin prevents release of zinc from retinal amacrine cells after optic nerve injury and promotes retinal ganglion cell survival and axon regeneration”

Teruhisa Takagishi, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, Tokushima, Japan
“Role of zinc transporter SLC39A13/ZIP13 in skeletal muscle development”