Tuesday, 6 May 2014

UCLan SENS research spans the globe

Professor Nicola Lowe's research activities continue to take her across the globe. During the past two weeks Professor Lowe has attended meetings in Bulgaria and the USA, submitting presentations on the progress of her work.

Professor Lowe's first trip saw her travel to Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to meet with fellow chairs of the COST Action Network.

The meeting was a chance for around 40 COST Action leaders from across Europe to meet and discuss developments within their Networks.

Professor Lowe chairs Zinc-Net - a European Commission funded project looking at the role of zinc in human biochemistry and physiology.

Next stop was the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Washington DC, USA, to meet with the BOND panels to report on their respective findings to the project coordinators.

Professor Lowe is one of five international experts on the 'zinc' panel. Other expert panels include Iron, Iodine, Folate, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin A. She presented the recommendations of the Zinc panel regarding current biomarkers for zinc (to measure human zinc status) and areas for future research and development.

For more details about the BOND project please click here.

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