Metals in Biology (GRC)

Harnessing and Mimicking the Reactivity of Biological Metals for a Healthy and Sustainable Future

Topics: Inorganic Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Biochemistry, Keywords: see below

Date: /23/24/25/26/27/28/ January 2022, Ventura (CA), USA, North America

More Information, Contact: kara.bren [at] rochester.edu (Kara L. Bren)

  

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Metal centers play critical roles in a wide range of essential biological processes. To accomplish this, they nucleate and form biomolecular structures; carry molecules, ions, and electrons; serve as centers for catalysis; and participate in regulation and signaling. Metabolism links biology to the environment via the global cycles of the elements including nitrogen, sulfur, and carbon. Investigating how organisms acquire and utilize metals thus is critical to our understanding of biological mechanisms and their intersection with the global environment.