The 8th ISZB Meeting
ISZB-2024

1-6 December, Merida, Mexico

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 15 JUNE 2024

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 that zinc ions bring to biology.

About The Event

WELCOME

On behalf of the ISZB board and of the local organizing committee, we wish to welcome you in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico for a week devoted to zinc in biology and to foster the cultural and scientific relationships between our specialized (metal-wise) and very diverse (otherwise) community. We are working hard to offer the best science in a magical corner of our planet. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any suggestions or questions.

Sean Bienvenidos a México!

Fanis Missirlis
Chair of ISZB2024

Who

International Society for Zinc Biology

www.iszb.org

Where

Merida, Mexico

When

Sunday to Friday
1-6 December 2024

 

NEWS

The Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, JTEMB, is the official journal of ISZB - International Society for Zinc Biology.

ISZB2024 participants will have access to a Special Issue (Conference Proceedings) to submit work discussed at the Meeting (opens in October 2024).

JTEMB website

Local Organizing Committee

 
Fanis Missirlis

Fanis Missirlis

Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN - MX

Liliana Quintanar

Liliana Quintanar

Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN - MX

Elias Aizenman

Elias Aizenman

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - US

Teresita Padilla-Benavides

Teresita Padilla-Benavides

Wesleyan University - US

 
Eduardo Brambila

Eduardo Brambila

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla - MX

Violeta Aburto-Luna

Violeta Aburto-Luna

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla - MX

Johana Vásquez-Procopio

Johana Vásquez-Procopio

Instituto Tecnológico de la Cuenca del Papaloapan - MX

Marcia Hiriart

Marcia Hiriart

Instituto de Fisiología Celular, UNAM - MX

Scientific Committee for selection of talks and posters

 

 

General oversight

 
Fanis Missirlis

Fanis Missirlis

Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN - MX

Samantha Pitt

Samantha Pitt

University of St Andrews - UK

Richard Dyck

Richard Dyck

University of Calgary - CA

 

 

Cell Biology & Cancer, Biochemistry & Imaging

 
Wolfgang Maret

Wolfgang Maret

King's College London - UK

Kathryn Taylor

Kathryn Taylor

University of Cardiff - UK

Teresita Padilla-Benavides

Teresita Padilla-Benavides

Wesleyan University - US

 

 

Transporters & Neuroscience, Epithelia & Nutrition

 
Toshiyuki Fukada

Toshiyuki Fukada

Tokushima Bunri University - JP

Eduardo Brambila

Eduardo Brambila

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla - MX

Michal Hershfinkel

Michal Hershfinkel

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - IL

Elias Aizenman

Elias Aizenman

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - US

 

 

Physiology & Immunity, Model organisms & Microbiology

 
Marcia Hiriart

Marcia Hiriart

Instituto de Fisiología Celular, UNAM - MX

Lothar Rink

Lothar Rink

RWTH Aachen University - DE

Johana Vásquez-Procopio

Johana Vásquez-Procopio

Instituto Tecnológico de la Cuenca del Papaloapan - MX

Liliana Quintanar

Liliana Quintanar

Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN - MX

 

 

Young Investigators

 
Violeta Aburto-Luna

Violeta Aburto-Luna

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla - MX

Ashenafi Betrie

Ashenafi Betrie

The Florey - AU

Sponsors

Scientific Societies

Scientific Journals

Scientific Institutions

Scientific Companies

 

Event Speakers

 

 

1. Cell Biology & Cancer, Biochemistry & Imaging

Amy Palmer

Amy Palmer

University of Colorado Boulder - US

Christoph Fahrni

Christoph Fahrni

Georgia Institute of Technology - US

Ayako Fukunaka

Ayako Fukunaka

Gunma University - JP

Sunita Ho

Sunita Ho

University of California San Francisco - US

Matt Sweet

Matt Sweet

University of Queensland - AU

Sarah Michel

Sarah Michel

University of Maryland - US

 

 

2. Neuroscience, Epithelia, Transporters, Nutrition

Thanos Tzounopoulos

Thanos Tzounopoulos

University of Pittsburgh - US

Taiho Kambe

Taiho Kambe

Kyoto University - JP

Paul Rosenberg

Paul Rosenberg

Harvard Medical School - US

SivakumarSambandan

Sivakumar Sambandan

Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences - D

 

 

3. Immunity, Physiology, Microbiology, Aging

Crysten Blaby-Haas

Crysten Blaby-Haas

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - US

Kerry Kornfeld

Kerry Kornfeld

Washington University in St. Louis - US

Alejandro Vila

Alejandro Vila

Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Rosario - AR

Hajo Haase

Hajo Haase

Technical University Berlin - DE

Inga Wessels

Inga Wessels

Technical University Munich - DE

Lothar Rink

Lothar Rink

RWTH Aachen University - DE

Scientific program

Here is our tentative

Registration

Fanis Missirlis

Official Opening

Chair Fanis Missirlis

Opening talks

Reception

 

 

 

 

 

Registration

Set up posters

Teresita Padilla-Benavides

Cell Biology

Chair Teresita Padilla-Benavides

Title (O-01)

Speaker

Title (O-02)

Speaker

Title (O-03)

Speaker

Title (O-04)

Speaker

Title (O-05)

Speaker

Coffee break

Kathryn Taylor

Cancer

Chair Kathryn Taylor

Title (O-06)

Speaker

Title (O-07)

Speaker

Title (O-08)

Speaker

Title (O-09)

Speaker

Title (O-10)

Speaker

Lunch

Wolfgang Maret

Biochemistry

Chair Wolfgang Maret

Title (O-11)

Speaker

Title (O-12)

Speaker

Title (O-13)

Speaker

Title (O-14)

Speaker

Title (O-15)

Speaker

Coffee break

Richard Dyck

Imaging

Chair Richard Dyck

Title (O-16)

Speaker

Title (O-17)

Speaker

Title (O-18)

Speaker

Title (O-19)

Speaker

Title (O-20)

Speaker

Poster Session 1

Past ISZB Presidents’ musings

Toshiyuki Fukada

Transporters

Chair Toshiyuki Fukada

Title (O-21)

Speaker

Title (O-22)

Speaker

Title (O-23)

Speaker

Title (O-24)

Speaker

Title (O-25)

Speaker

Coffee break

Elias Aizenman

Neuroscience

Chair Elias Aizenman

Title (O-26)

Speaker

Title (O-27)

Speaker

Title (O-28)

Speaker

Title (O-29)

Speaker

Title (O-30)

Speaker

Lunch

Michal Hershfinkel

Epithelia

Chair Michal Hershfinkel

Title (O-31)

Speaker

Title (O-32)

Speaker

Title (O-13)

Speaker

Title (O-34)

Speaker

Title (O-35)

Speaker

Coffee break

Eduardo Brambila

Nutrition

Chair Eduardo Brambila

Title (O-36)

Speaker

Title (O-37)

Speaker

Title (O-38)

Speaker

Title (O-39)

Speaker

Title (O-40)

Speaker

Young Investigator Questions (science or career)

Evening free

Chichén Itzá excursion

Evening free

 

 

 

 

 

Set up posters

Marcia Hiriart

Physiology

Chair Marcia Hiriart

Title (O-41)

Speaker

Title (O-42)

Speaker

Title (O-43)

Speaker

Title (O-44)

Speaker

Title (O-45)

Speaker

Coffee break

Lothar Rink

Immunology

Chair Lothar Rink

Title (O-46)

Speaker

Title (O-47)

Speaker

Title (O-48)

Speaker

Title (O-49)

Speaker

Title (O-50)

Speaker

Lunch

Johana Vásquez-Procopio

Model Organisms

Chair Johana Vásquez-Procopio

Title (O-51)

Speaker

Title (O-52)

Speaker

Title (O-53)

Speaker

Title (O-54)

Speaker

Title (O-55)

Speaker

Coffee break

Liliana Quintanar

Microbiology

Chair Liliana Quintanar

Title (O-56)

Speaker

Title (O-57)

Speaker

Title (O-58)

Speaker

Title (O-59)

Speaker

Title (O-60)

Speaker

Poster Session 2

GALA dinner

Beach excursion

Tulum and Merida
Ashenafi Betrie
Violeta Aburto Luna

Young Investigators

Chairs Ashenafi Betrie, Violeta Aburto Luna

Coffee break

Closing talks

Frederickson Prize Talk

Samantha Pitt

Closing ceremony

Chair Samantha Pitt

 

 

 

 

 

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Merida Airport to Downtown

Distance 5 miles (8 km) | 25 minutes

The MID airport code is used for Merida Airport with the ITAA, and MMMD ins the code for ICAO. When booking your flight to Merida, look for airport MID.

F.A.Q.

  • Becoming an ISZB member is simple! Please click on the following link and follow the instructions there. https://www.zinc-net.com/ISZB.html#membership

  • Answers coming soon; if you have other questions please write to us at iszb2024@cinvestav.mx

  • Yes, the Hotel respects the same (reduced) price for the rooms for 3 nights prior to the meeting and 3 nights after it ends.

  • There will be a special issue from the official Journal of ISZB, the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, open to all registered attendees. Submissions will open in October 2024 and close in May 2025. There may be other special issues advertised at the meeting, but the abstracts will not be published separately.

  • During your registration you will be asked to choose between payment by credit card (which opens automatically the ability to submit your abstract) or through a direct bank transfer, where you will be asked to send by email proof of payment and the organizers will enable your access to the abstract submission system manually after they confirm receipt. Please note that for international payments the credit card system only accepts VISA or MASTERCARD.

  • Once you register to the meeting, you get a link to pay the fees and once payment is settled, you get a link to submit title and abstract of the work you wish to present. At this point you can indicate the sessions to which your work fits best and whether you prefer a poster or oral presentation.

Registration & Abstract submission

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Early registration deadline: 15 JUNE 2024

Regular Attendee
(Individual Accommodation)
$ 1,700

  • 6 nights, 3 lunches
  • Access to scientific sessions
  • Chichen Itza tour and access to other activities
  • Gala Dinner
  •  

  • ISZB member discount: $200
  • Expected increase after Early-Bird registration : $500
Regular Attendee
(Shared Accommodation)
$ 1,250

  • 6 nights, 3 lunches
  • Access to scientific sessions
  • Chichen Itza tour and access to other activities
  • Gala Dinner
  • Possibility to name roomate

  • ISZB member discount: $150
  • Expected increase after Early-Bird registration : $400
Regular Attendee
(NO Accommodation)
$ 850

  • 3 lunches
  • Access to scientific sessions
  • Chichen Itza tour and access to other activities
  • Gala Dinner
  •  

  • ISZB member discount: $100
  • Expected increase after Early-Bird registration : $250
 
Early Career Researcher Attendee
(Individual Accommodation)
$ 1,400

  • 6 nights, 3 lunches
  • Access to scientific sessions
  • Chichen Itza tour and access to other activities
  • Gala Dinner
  •  

  • ISZB member discount: $50
  • Expected increase after Early-Bird registration : $400
Early Career Researcher Attendee
(Shared Accommodation)
$ 850

  • 6 nights, 3 lunches
  • Access to scientific sessions
  • Chichen Itza tour and access to other activities
  • Gala Dinner
  • Possibility to name 2 roomates

  • ISZB member discount: $50
  • Expected increase after Early-Bird registration : $350
Early Career Researcher Attendee
(No Accommodation)
$ 550

  • 3 lunches
  • Access to scientific sessions
  • Chichen Itza tour and access to other activities
  • Gala Dinner
  •  

  • ISZB member discount: $50
  • Expected increase after Early-Bird registration : $250
 
Accompanying Person
(Shared Accommodation)
$ 1,000

  • 6 nights, 3 lunches
  • Access to scientific sessions
  • Chichen Itza tour and access to other activities
  • Gala Dinner
  • Possibility to name roomate

  •  
  • After Early-Bird registration will depend on availability