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The Network for the Biology of Zinc (Zinc-Net)

Researchers (4)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  18592  PhD Breda Jakovac Strajn  Veterinarian medicine  Researcher  2013 - 2017  215 
2.  21704  PhD Jožica Ježek  Veterinarian medicine  Researcher  2013 - 2017  321 
3.  24778  PhD Katarina Pavšič Vrtač  Animal production  Researcher  2013 - 2017  59 
4.  23944  PhD Jože Starič  Veterinarian medicine  Researcher  2013 - 2017  490 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0406  University of Ljubljana, Veterinary Faculty  Ljubljana  1627139  10,947 
Zinc is involved in an extraordinary range of biological processes and is essential for growth, development and protection from disease. Zinc imbalance and/or deficiency is the 11th leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation. Despite the significant implications for human health that can be directly correlated to zinc, the substantial scientific knowledge base of zinc biology dispersed throughout COST countries remains virtually un-translated into an understandable message to the public and end users. The Action will bring together different scientific disciplines, specifically chemistry, biology, nutritionists, health professionals and other end users, with industrial stakeholders and policy formers to develop a coherent platform for discussion, collaborative research and dissemination of information relating to the role zinc plays in biology, public health and well-being. The multidisciplinary nature of this collaborative network will generate synergy to significantly improve the prevention and treatment of diseases, to develop new diagnostic tools and to strengthen the basic and applied science knowledge base. Ultimately this will benefit the wider society and economy. The Action will broaden training activities for all participating countries, with a focus on early stage researchers. Specific attention will be paid to overcome gender imbalance and scientific leadership through mentoring.
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