Metals in Medicine

Edith C. Glazer, Angela Casini

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The field of “Metals in Medicine” presents an unusual marriage of disciplines, merging the hard science of inorganic chemistry with the intricacy and variability of biochemistry and physiology. Researchers in the field dedicate themselves to understanding, and perturbing, the activities of metals that are found in biology and influence human health, or to introducing unnatural inorganic systems and materials for the detection, monitoring, and treatment of disease.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202101093
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 24 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
. is Liesel Beckmann Distinguished Professor and Chair of Medicinal and Bioinorganic Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM, Germany) since September 2019. She completed her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Florence (Italy) in 2004, and, afterwards, moved to EPFL (Switzerland) as principal investigator funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Between 2011–2015 she was assistant professor at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), holding a Rosalind Franklin Fellowship. Between 2015–2019, she became Chair at Cardiff University (UK), before taking up her current position at TUM. Her research focuses on the study of the role of metal ions in biological systems and of the mechanisms of action of gold organometallic anticancer agents. Furthermore, novel applications for metal‐based compounds and supramolecular coordination complexes are explored in various domains of chemical biology, drug delivery and medicine. In the “Metals in Medicine” domain, she authored ca. 250 publications and was recipient of various international awards Angela Casini

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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