14th-19th September 2014
Zinc has important functions in initiating and regulating signal transduction as well as injury cascades in many cell systems. Zinc dyshomeostasis has been linked to several diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, stroke and diabetes. Nutritional zinc deficiency, found in both developed and in third world countries, is associated with abnormal brain development and impaired learning and memory, but also with diarrhea, growth retardation and immune deficiency. The 2014 meeting will provide a detailed update by young scientists and leaders in the field of zinc biology.