The International Society for Zinc Biology (ISZB) was founded in 2007, as a nonprofit organization. Our driving goal is to bring together scientists from a diversity of fields with a common interest in the structural, biochemical, genetic and physiological aspects of zinc biology. Membership is open to individuals from any nation, including scientists, students, physicians, regulators, sponsors, and any other professionals interested in zinc biology.
President: Prof. Toshiyuki Fukada, Tokushima, Japan
President elect: Dr. Samantha Pitt, St Andrews, UK
Past-presidents: Prof. Lothar Rink, Aachen, Germany, 2019-2021
Dr. Kathryn Taylor, Cardiff, UK, 2017-2019
Prof. Michal Hershfinkel, Beer-Sheva, Israel, 2015-2017
Prof. Wolfgang Maret, London, England, 2013-2015
Prof. Elias Aizenman, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 2011-2013
Prof. Glen Andrews, Kansas City, KS, USA, 2007-2011
Honorary chair: Prof. Gorm Danscher, Aarhus, Denmark
The society will organize and support meetings to encourage exchange of information. We strongly believe that the ISZB will embrace all the voices present in the field, and aims to encourage and sustain the growth of zinc biology research.