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Welcome to the 6th International Biometals Symposium (BioMetals 2008). This conference follows a series of very successful meetings that started in Calgary in 1997, and continued in Tübingen (2000), London (2002), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2004), and Welches, Oregon (2006) devoted to the importance of metals in biology.

Date: 14.07.2008 - 18.07.2008
National/International: International
Language: English
Type: Conference
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Contact: For questions related to the conference you may contact us by phone, fax, ordinary mail or E-mail:

Manuel L. Lemos
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology
Institute of Aquaculture
University of Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela 15782
Spain

Phone:(34) 981-563100 ext 16080/16062
Fax:(34) 981-547165
E-mail: biometals2008@usc.es
Conference web site at:   http:⁄⁄www.usc.es⁄congresos⁄biomet08


Within this decade of Biometals meetings our knowledge of the importance and functions of metals in bacteria, fungi, plants and animals grew exponentially. This makes impossible to cover all aspects of this exciting and expanding research area in one conference. So, we tried to prepare an attractive scientific programme covering some particular aspects of Biometals with some of the most expert speakers around the world. Besides the experts talks, we encourage the participation of young researchers, graduate students and post-docs since they are the future of the field. In this regard, we offer special conference fees and cheap lodging at the University of Santiago Residence Halls.

Topics
  • Metals transport in bacteria, plants and animals
  • Structure and function of transport proteins
  • Metals and disease
  • Metals homeostasis and regulation of gene expression
  • Environmental aspects and bioremediation
  • Essential and toxic metals in prokaryotes and eukaryotes

Deadlines

March 31,2008Submission of abstracts
April 30,2008Early registration at reduced fee
June 1,2008Hotel reservation










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