BioMetals 2020

 12th International Biometals Web-Symposium

 Web-symposium registration extended until July 3rd 2020

but Abstract submission closed


in the limit of 200 participants (50€ full rate and 25€ student rate)

 The Web-Symposium will take place from July 6th to 10th 2020

 Invited speakers will present their work in live between 3pm and 7pm (European hour) in order to be compatible with American continent timing. Oral communications and 5min recorded flash presentations, broadcast during the symposium, will have been recorded. 


Registration to the Web-symposium should give access to:

 - the Biometals2020 Symposium sessions by link on 5 days

 - the visualization of oral and flash presentations on a secure cloud (but not record)

 - the booklet with all the abstracts

 - the listing of all participants

 - Access to thematic friendly discussions in virtual rooms

 - A certificate of attendance to the virtual Biometals2020 International Conference




News related to the coronavirus epidemic 

Dear BioMetals future participants,

 Unfortunately, the worldwide covid-19 pandemic and the national recommendations applied in several countries including France do not allow us to stay optimistic and to travel during the forthcoming months.


–The Biometals2020 symposium will not take place in Villard de Lans in July 2020 –

                                         (see below for refund )       

After discussion, and considering the already overcrowded 2021 summer in other bioinorganic conferences, 

we decided to transform BioMetals 2020 in a live Web-symposium, that should take place at the same period in July.

                                             (see below for registration)

More than 90% of the invited speakers have accepted to present their work online in live.

This virtual Biometals symposium will be a unique new adventure

that we hope you will share with us !

We know that it will never replace a face-to-face Symposium, but it will be better than nothing. The positive point is that it will be economically and ecologically satisfying.


* Concerning cancellation of the Villard de Lans symposium and refund conditions:

 Accommodation and Registration fees will be fully refundable free of any charge.

 It order to be refunded you have to send us all the Bank information for the recipient's account to


* Concerning the registration to the web-symposium:

 For all the currently registered participants, you just have to confirm, or not, your attendance to and the new price will be deduces of your refund.

For pre-registered participants, we will change the due fees to the new registration price. Registration accepted until June 14th 2020. Abstract for 5min flash presentation can be submitted befor June 6th 2020.

Selected topics

       Metal trafficking in eukaryotes

       Metals and the microbiota

       Metal trafficking in bacteria

       Metal homeostasis and regulation

       Metalloproteins and biogenesis

       Siderophores and metallophores

       Metals in health and disease

       Metals and drugs

       Metals and environment

       Visualization and quantification



Organizing Committee

Isabelle MICHAUD-SORET, University Grenoble Alpes

Patrice CATTY, University Grenoble Alpes

Christine CAVAZZA, University Grenoble Alpes

Pascale DELANGLE, University Grenoble Alpes

Isabelle SCHALK, University of Strasbourg


Catherine BELLE, University Grenoble Alpes for the Financial part


International Scientific Committee


Debbie C. CRANS (USA)


Alain STINTZI (Canada)

Frank THEVENOD (Germany)

Hans VOGEL (Canada)



Honorary Scientific Committee

Günther WINKELMAN (Germany)


Pierre CORNELIS (Belgium/France)


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