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The GMS promotes research on minerals and trace elements at the interface between medicine, nutrition, biology, chemistry and related scientific disciplines and offers an interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of ideas between basic research and practice. GMS is a member of the European Association for Trace Elements and Minerals (FESTEM - www.festem.eu) and represents the German-speaking countries in the international scientific association.



We offer publications and conferences for research and practice. The lectures of our annual conferences are published as books. The international scientific journal "Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology" is the publication organ of GMS for basic research.

Become a member of the GMS! You will find the statutes and the composition of the Presidium or the Scientific Advisory Board in the section "About us". Send us the declaration of accession, which you can download via the link below.

Fill in the declaration of accession online and print it out (Acrobat Reader is required for printing)

Our membership fee is Euro 80.00 per year for ordinary members, Euro 25.00 per year for junior and senior members and Euro 1,022.58 per year for corporate memberships.

If you do not yet know our professional association and have only heard about us on the Internet: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know your wishes and questions, we will be happy to advise you in detail.


The 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements took place from 11th - 13th October 2012 in Karlsruhe.

Our next annual meeting is expected to take place on 13 and 14 September 2013 in Berlin. Further information will be announced here in spring 2013.