Amélie wins Poster Prize at the Zinc-UK/ZincNet conference in Belfast

Amélie receiving her prize from Prof Wolfgang Maret.

Amélie receiving her prize from Prof Wolfgang Maret.

Congratulations to Amélie Sobczak from the Stewart lab who won a £200 poster prize at the Zinc-UK/ZincNet conference, which took place at the Centre for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast this week. (21st-22nd Nov). Amélie, a BHF-funded PhD student, presented a poster entitled “Regulation of coagulation by zinc: characterisation of zinc-dependent heparin neutralisation by fibrinogen and histidine-rich-glycoprotein”. Dr Siavash Khazaipoul also presented a poster at the meeting, his focussed on how “Free Fatty Acids Alter Plasma Zinc Speciation via an Allosteric Switch on Serum Albumin: Implications for Zinc Bioavailability”. The conference was the first joint meeting of the UK and European zinc biology networks. The Stewart lab would like to thank the organisers, particularly Dr Imre Lengyel for making this meeting a huge success.

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