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Biometals' events

Biometals 2020

The 12th International BioMetals Symposium (BioMetals 2020) was organized by Dr. Isabelle Michaud-Soret, from the Institute of Metals in Biology of Grenoble, at the village of Villard-de-Lans, near Grenoble, France in July 5-9, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemics the meeting was changed to a live Web-Symposium.
See the meeting website for further details: and

Biometals 2018

The 11th International BioMetals Symposium (BioMetals 2018) was organized by Prof. Alain Stintzi at the University of Ottawa (Canada) in July 15-19, 2018.
Further details can be obtained through the meeting website:

Biometals 2016

The 10th International BioMetals Symposium (BioMetals 2016) was held on the city of Dresden in Germany, in July 2016 (10-15th) and was organized by Dr. Gerhard Geipel.
Further details can be obtained through the meeting website: and through the Newsletter 7 from the Society.

Biometals' organisation

IBS General Assembly

An IBS Executive Board Meeting was held in Dresden on July 14, 2016. The Board decided that the annual membership fee will remain in 50 EURO (or 50 USD) for regular members and 25 EURO (or 25 USD) for student members for a two-year membership. 

It was also decided that the next International Biometals Meeting in 2018 will be hosted by Prof. Alain Stintzi in Ottawa (Canada).

New membership fees

In the last meeting of the Board of Directors (14th December 2015) it has been decided to reduce the membership fees to 50 EUR/USD (25 EUR/USD for student membership) for a two-year membership. This amount will be deducted from the registration fee of the next Biometals meeting.

New Vice-President and President Elect

The IBS General Meeting in Durham decided that Prof. Alvin Crumbliss from the Duke University at Durham (NC, USA) will be the next Vice-President and President Elect of the Society in substitution of Prof. Pierre Cornelis that will be now the President of IBS.

Biometals' Obituary

Obituary notice: Jorge H. Crosa (1941 - 2012)

It is with great sadness that we should announce that our VicePresident and one of the most active founders of the International Biometals Society, Prof. Jorge H. Crosa from the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon (USA), has passed away on May 19th 2012 at the age of 71. He will remain forever in the hearts of all those who knew him.

Obituary notice: B. Rowe Byers (1936 - 2013)

On June 26, 2013 Benjamin Rowe Byers, passed away at Hospice Ministries after a long struggle with a prolonged serious illness. "Rowe" was professor at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine from 1967 to 2007 and frequently attended international meetings on iron metabolism by bacteria until he became ill. Rowe had just finished editing a book on Iron metabolism in Mycobacteria and this book will be available soon from Springer.

Obituary notice: Cécile Wandersman (1948 - 2014)

It is with great sadness that we inform that Professor Cecile Wandersman from the Institut Pasteur in Paris has passed away on December 21, 2014 at the age of 66.



The IBS Newsletter, containing news and announcements from the Society, will be sent free to all members. You can download here the IBS Newsletter. Click on the image to download it as a pdf file. If you have any information related to the Biometals field that you would like to publish in the next IBS Newsletter, please send it by e-mail to Prof. Larry Barton (see contact section at the bottom of the page).

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