3rd ZINC-UK meeting
to link UK (and non-UK) zinc researchers

28th of February 2011

09:30 Registration starts with tea, coffee and biscuits
10:30 Welcome and announcements.

Introduction of new members

10:40 Hector Gonzales Fundaci�n de Investigaci�n Oftalmol�gica Avda. Dres. Fern�ndez-Vega S/N, 33012 - OVIEDO - ASTURIAS
10:50 Hajo Haase Institute of Immunology, RWTH Aachen University Hospital Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
11.00 Alan Stewart School of Medicine, Medical and Biological Sciences Building University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TF, United Kingdom
11.10 Keynote lecture by Richard Thompson Imaging Mitochondrial Free Zinc in an Ischemia Model, with a Detour into Copper
12:00 Network Grant Update Mike Watkinson
12:10 Discussion on Zinc-UK website development Meike Walcha
12:20 Lunch

Large and small molecule-based biosensors

13:20 Guy Rutter Genetically-encoded FRET sensors and novel small molecule probes to monitor intracellular Zn2+ homeostasis
13:45 Wolfgang Maret Native protein FRET sensors for zinc(II) ions
14:10 Mike Watkinson Towards organelle specific zinc sensing in vivo?
14:35 Zhaochao Xu Zn2+�Triggered Amide Tautomerization Produces a Highly Zn2+�Selective, Cell�Permeable and Ratiometric Fluorescent Sensor
15:00 Simon Pope Design and syntheses of luminescent metal-based responsive probes towards biological imaging applications
15:25 Coffee/Tea

Non sensor based zinc imaging and quantification

15:40 Joanna Collingwood X-ray fluorescence measurements of trace metals
16:05 Barry Sharp Bio-Imaging with Laser Ablation Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

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