Prizewinner at Zinc-UK/ZincNet Conference

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 recently.  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 entitled “Free Fatty Acids Alter Plasma Zinc Speciation via an Allosteric Switch on Serum Albumin: Implications for Zinc Bioavailability”.  The meeting 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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Amelie receiving her prize from Prof Wolfgang Maret