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Trace Elements in Biology and Medicine

Since 1983, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) has been dedicated to illuminating the role of trace elements in biological systems in plants, microbes, and mammals. 

This year’s conference will bridge the gap between basic and applied science in micronutrient research. Organizers have brought together established research leaders, new investigators, and trainees to discuss a broad spectrum of topics in this unique area of study. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of biometals research, this conference is for all researchers involved in human health, nutrition, microbial pathogenesis, and structural biology. 

Goals and Takeaways 

  • New discoveries in trace element research in biology and medicine 
  • Evaluation of the newest research tools, techniques, and model systems for trace element research 
  • Collaboration opportunities across disciplines to broaden and deepen their research focus 

Program Topics 

  • Plants 
  • Microbes and Microbial Pathogens, Parts 1 and 2 
  • Human Nutrition and Disease, Parts 1, 2, and 3
  • Advances in Techniques


A Meet the Experts session will be held for junior investigators to meet and talk informally with leaders in their respective fields.

A Career Development Workshop will provide practical information about writing an academic resume/CV, a cover letter, your first grant, and a comparison between working in industry and academia. 

A Poster Blitz session will be held to help graduate students and postdoctoral researchers “pitch” their research in a clear and concise fashion. 

Keynote Speakers are Donita Brady, PhD, Harrison McCrea Dickson, MD and Clifford C. Baker, MD Presidential Professor, University of Pennsylvania, PA; Nigel Robinson, PhD, Professor of Biology, Durham University, Durham, UK 

For further information and to register your place click here . You can also view the preliminary agenda.