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Posted on 23rd/Dec./2022


“Wishing all of you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year 2023!”


“Let’s think Zinc more and more!”


Best regards,

Toshiyuki Fukada

ISZB President



Posted on 23rd/Dec./2022

Dear friends and zinc biologists,


I am pleased to inform you that the next ISZB meeting (The 8 th International Society for

Zinc Biology Meeting, ISZB-2024) will be held in Merida, Mexico in 1-6 December

2024. Please mark your calendars and save the dates for the conference.


I look forward to meeting you in Merida, Mexico in 2024!


Best regards, 

Toshi Fukada


The 7th President of International Society for Zinc Biology (ISZB)



Posted on 25th/Nov./2022

Posted on 9th/Oct.

PhD position


The Laboratory of Molecular Physiology in Barcelona offers a fellowship for doing a PhD. 

We are looking highly motivated scientists. The research project is focused on dissecting the dysregulation of zinc fluxes through ion channels and transporters in pathological processes.  Deadline to submit applications 12/10/2022.


The full offer and application process can be found in:  https://www.upf.edu/web/lmp/job-offers


Posted on 6th/Oct

Dear ISZB members,


The ISZB call for meeting proposals from members to be considered by the board is now open. The deadline for these proposals is 31st Oct 2022.


We decided in the business meeting to follow the rotation for the meeting (Asia – Europe – North America – Rest of the World). Currently we plan to have a meeting in North America for 2024, and in the rest of the world (Africa, Australia, Oceania, and South America) for 2026. On this Occasion, we will decide for both the 2024 and 2026 meetings at the same time.


When submitting proposals please include details of transport, venue, accommodation, costings, registration fees, length of meeting (including proposed dates), any trips, what meals are included and whether there is any free time for participants. Clearly, it will be easier for the board to make a positive decision on a venue if the proposal is complete.


Please submit your proposal to "iszb.org@gmail.com"


Best wishes,


Toshi Fukada

The 7th President of ISZB

Posted on 21st/Sep.

Corrected on 12th/Sep.

Posted on 7th/Sep.

Link for the Zoom meeting


 Meeting ID: 859 0843 6579; Password: 70245936

Corrected on Jun/3rd

Posted on Jun/1st

The 8th International Symposium on Metallomics will be held in Kanazawa, JAPAN, on July 11th-14th, 2022.

To learn more, click on the link below.


Posted on May/9th

Posted on Mar/24th

Dear ISZB members,
On behalf of the 2022 ISZB-Award/Frederickson Prize committee, I am delighted to announce that the prize will be awarded to Dr. Kathryn Taylor (Cardiff University, UK) for her pioneering studies of Slc39a/ZIP transporters in cell biology and cancer, together with her long-termed contributions on the administration of ISZB. Kathy has played a number of important roles including an elected board member of ISZB and the 5th President of the Society. She has also been instrumental in the enlightenment of zinc biology for local areas through her involvement with Zinc-UK. Furthermore, her educational and outreaching efforts to engage young zinc scientists should be recognized.
Based on these reasons, Kathy was voted by the committee to be the 2022 recipient of the ISZB-Award/Frederickson Prize. We believe that Kathy is well deserving of this honor for her achievements, efforts, and contributions to zinc biological science.
Kathy will be awarded the prize at the 2022 ICTEM meeting in Aachen Germany, so please send your congratulations to Kathy at this moment, and let’s share this great happiness with her.
Huge congratulations to Kathy!


Best regards,

Toshi Fukada


Chair or the ISZB-Award/Frederickson Prize 2022 committee


Posted on Mar/11th

R.I.P. Prof Ananda Prasad (1928-2022)

I have received some very sad and unfortunate news that Professor Ananda Prasad, a great and legendary scientist of zinc biology, passed away February 5th, 2022, at 94 years old.


As you all know, he was the first to initiate research into human zinc biology, and remained a leader in this exciting field for a very long time. His research made many people realize that zinc is essential for our health. He was a remarkable man that provided inspiration to so many zinc researchers. We will remember him not only for his great scientific achievements but also all of the memories we all share with him. For me, in particular, his attendance at the ISZB-2019 conference in Japan was unforgettable and appreciated very much.


Most importantly, he was loved by everyone in the world. Please pray that his soul may rest in peace. One thing is for sure, he will live in our hearts forever.


Sincerely yours,

Toshi Fukada


Posted on Jan/21.

Jan/ 25th/ 2022 (Web)

Next meeting


Presenter: Dr. Zhelong Xu, MD, Ph.D,

(Tianjin Medical Univ./ China)

Dear all,


"Wishing all of you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year 2022!"


"Let's think Zinc more and more!"


ISZB President



Dec/ 15th/ 2021 (Web)

Past meeting


Presenter: Dr. Moon-Suhn Ryu

(Yonsei Univ./ South Korea)

Nov/ 23th/ 2021 (Web)

Past meeting


Presenter: Dr. Mari Skar Manger

(Aotearoa/ NZ)


Past meeting

Presenter: Dr. Taiho Kambe

(Kyoto Univ. JAPAN)


ID: 865 0429 4559

PW: 89421563

5PM Australia


3PM China



Past meeting

Presenter: Dr. Lothar Rink

(RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Germany

'Zinc as Gatekeeper of the Immune System'.




Meeting-ID: 933 2186 6354

Password: GMSSeminar

 (on German Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS) online meeting)

Jun/24/2021 (Web)

Past meeting

Presenter: Dr. Bing Zhou

(Tsinghua Univ. CHINA)

Aug/17/2021 (web)

Past meeting

Presenter: Dr Khanh Le

(Tapie Medical Univ. TAIWAN)

May/25/2021 (Web)

Past meeting

Presenter: Dr. Toshi Fukada (Tokushima-Bunri Univ. JAPAN)

Jul/20/2021 (Web)

Past meeting

Presenter: Dr Peter Zalewski (Adelaide Medical School. AUSTRALIA)