Posts by Wolfgang Maret

Wolfgang Maret FRSC is the Professor of Metallomics in the Departments of Nutri-tional Sciences and Biochemistry at King’s College London, London, UK. He ob-tained his MSc in chemistry and his PhD in Natural Sciences from Saarland Univer-sity, Saarbrücken, Germany. After postdoctoral research at The University of Chica-go (Department of Biophysics &Theoretical Biology) he briefly returned to his alma mater in Germany. His first faculty appointment was in the Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences and Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He then joined the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX as an As-sociate Professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine & Community Health and Anesthesiology.

Science & Technology

Chromium: Are we red-green blind regarding its biological chemistry?

The legendary traffic lights in Berlin, the “Ampelmännchen”, symbolise the opposite biological functions of chromium compounds in two major oxidation states: one for health and the other for disease. In other words, green stands for “go and safe”, red stands for “stop and danger”.

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