- Understanding the role of iron in human health and disease
- Improving the diagnosis of iron disorders
- Developing better medications for common and rare iron disorders
The biennial meeting of the International Bioiron Society was held May 5-10, 2019 in Heidelberg, Germany, with more than 500 attendees from all over the globe. The meeting featured cutting edge presentations on the role of iron in health and in disease. Our own Elizabeta Nemeth was chosen by the membership as the President-Elect of the International Bioiron Society. She will officially become President at the next meeting of the society in 2021 in Darwin, Australia.
At the annual conference of the Society for Reproductive Investigation, held in Paris, France, March 12-16, 2019, Veena Sangkhae, our postdoctoral fellow, presented a talk Iron Transport to the Fetus is Controlled by a "Selfish" Placenta and Allison Fisher, our graduate student, spoke on Mechanism of Adverse Interaction between Iron and Inflammation during Pregnancy.
In a high profile lecture, Elizabeta Nemeth presented the latest findings about the role of iron in innate and adaptive immunity to infection. She also gave an interview that discussed the topic and the broader implications of studies in iron biology.