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The course is designed to expose researchers to the various experimental tools used for studying iron in biological systems. It will cover tracing iron speciation and dynamics, from solution to cells to organs, with major emphasis on fluorescence techniques available in most laboratories. Assessment of iron status in humans in health and disease will also be covered.
This course is aimed at PhD students and postdocs in all basic and clinical biomedical specialities including biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, immunology and molecular biology.
- Monitoring iron speciation and trafficking in body fluids, organs and cells
- Dynamics of iron sulphur cluster machinery (from solution to cells)
- Analytical parameters for studying iron-associated disorders
Participants will understand the unique properties of iron in biological systems and the available analytical tools to both qualitatively and quantitatively monitor and critically assess those properties in both normal and pathological conditions.