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Prof Christer Hogstrand

Starts: 3 December 2014

Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Kings College London

"Functions of zinc in biology and disease"

Prof Christer Hogstrand - Seminar Speaker 2014-2015

Professor Christer Hogstrand (CH) has a B.Sc. in Biology (1985) and a Ph.D. in Zoophysiology (1991) from the University of Göteborg, Sweden. His dissertation was supervised by Dr Carl Haux and focussed on the zinc binding protein, metallothionein with particular interest in its role in maintaining metal homeostasis during toxic metal exposure. Having finished his PhD, CH was awarded a Swedish Research Council fellowship to conduct research with Professor Chris M. Wood at McMaster University, Canada, on zinc and calcium interactions in transporting epithelia. In 1994, CH took a position as Assistant Professor in Biology and Toxicology at the University of Kentucky, USA. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999, but moved to England to become lecturer at King's College London. Here he conducted research on the role of metals in biology, first within the Department of Life Sciences and later within the Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Division. In 2001, he was promoted to Reader and in 2005 to Professor. He has also held appointment as senior investigator at the University of Miami, USA and the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Bergen, Norway. Present research is focussed on functions of zinc in health and disease, and also on toxicology of metals, seafood contaminants, and environmental pharmaceuticals. His research has received uninterrupted support from major research funding bodies in Sweden, Norway, USA, EU (ERC), and the UK (NERC, BBSRC, NC3R, Wellcome) since 1992. He has authored 16 books and book chapters and 124 articles in mainstream science journals.  CH has been consulted as expert by numerous organisations including the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the Intergovernmental Commission for Exploration of the Seas (ICES).

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