November 29, 2015

About the EIC


Gold is for the mistress – silver for the maid 
Copper for the craftsman cunning at his trade."
"Good!" said the Baron, sitting in his hall,
"But iron – cold iron – is master of them all."

  – Rudyard Kipling

The European Iron Club exists to foster communication and collaboration among biomedical scientists and clinicians whose work is concerned with iron. Europe-based research groups cover a wide variety of iron-related topics, ranging from iron biochemistry to the genetics of iron metabolism and the treatment of iron-associated human diseases.
The traditional ethos of the European Iron Club is to generate a relaxed, open environment to encourage the development of young researchers and the forging of worthwhile links between iron scientists.

The European Iron Club generally hosts meetings on an annual basis, which consist of a mixture of scientific presentations and informal discussion and social gatherings. Exceptions are those years when the International BioIron Society holds a congress in a European location; at such BioIron meetings, the EIC stages a cocktail party.

If you would like to become a member of the EIC, contact the Secretary:

Dr. Hal Drakesmith
Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford
Oxford OX3 9DS UK

Please explore the official website to find out more about the European Iron Club.