News from the Society

Biometals 2018

The 11th International BioMetals Symposium (BioMetals 2018) will be organized by Prof. Alain Stintzi at the University of Ottawa (Canada) in dates to be announced..

Further details will be posted here when available.

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 web site: and through the Newsletter 7 from the Society.

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-years 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.

IBS General Assembly

An IBS Executive Board Meeting was held in Durham on July 14, 2014. The Board decided that the annual membership fee will remain in 50 EURO (66 USD) for regular members and 25 EURO (33 USD) for student members. It was decided also that the next International Biometals Meeting in 2016 will be hosted by Dr. Gerhard Geipel in Dresden (Germany).
In memoriam Prof. Jorge H. Crosa
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.