Zinc-net meeting – 18th January 2019. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK

The Metal Ions in Medicine team  attended the 2019 Zinc-net meeting in Cambridge, UK. This International meeting focused on investigating the role of zinc in biological systems. Dr Samantha Pitt gave the opening plenary lecture. The title of her talk was “Altered Zn2+ homeostasis in Niemann-Pick C1 disease results in impaired NAADP-mediated lysosomal Ca2+-dynamics”. Dr Alan Stewart gave a talk titled “Influence of free fatty acids on plasma zinc handling by albumin: Impact on coagulation in type II diabetes”. Gavin Robertson (BHF funded PhD student in the Pitt lab) presented a poster titled “Mitsugumin 23: a cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ leak channel that displays Zn2+ permeability”.

The team would like to thank Dr Nick Pugh (Anglia Ruskin University) for organising this meeting.