The Society for Minerals and Trace Elements – GMS e.V. – promotes research on minerals and trace elements at the interface between:
• other related scientific disciplines
GMS offers an interdisciplinary platform for the scientific exchange of ideas between basic research, practice and application.
GMS is a member of the Federation of European Societies on Trace Elements and Minerals (FESTEM) where it represents the countries of the German-speaking area.
• To create a forum for scientific exchange between the many different disciplines researching minerals and trace elements (TE) from different angles and viewpoints.
• To perform trace element research and offer a forum to present new scientific results, initiating and promoting interdisciplinary discussions.
• To bring scientifically based new knowledge about elements and minerals to the public.
• To comply with “Good Laboratory Practice”, following the “Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice – Code of Conduct” from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
• Annual conferences for scientific exchange
• Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology (JTEMB), our peer-reviewed English-language journal (launched 1986)
• Support, publish and review books and articles to summarise and disseminate scientifically sound information
Current Board Members of the GMS
Prof. Dr. Dirk Schaumlöffel
Institut des Sciences Analytiques et de Physico-Chimie pour
l’Environnement et les Matériaux (IPREM UMR 5254)
CNRS / Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour
2, Avenue du Président Angot | F – 64053 Pau
Prof. Dr. Julia Bornhorst
University of Wuppertal
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Prof. Dr. Anna Kipp
Institute of Nutritional Sciences
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Michalke
Dep of Analytical BioGeoChemie (BGC)
German Research Center for Health and Environment
Helmholtz Centre Munich
Dr. Maria Maares
Institute of Food Technology and Food Chemistry
Chair of Food Chemistry and Toxicology
Gustav-Meyer Allee 25
Dr. Daniel Brugger
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Dietetics
University of Zurich
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Witt
Department of Chemistry
Food Chemistry and Toxicology
Erwin Schrödinger-Str. 52