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The International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans is always striving to facilitate the next breakthrough in Trace Element research.

About Us

We are on a mission to scale new heights in Trace Element Research.

The International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans is a non-profit corporation which was founded in 1984 by Dr. Prasad, Dr. Abdulla, Dr. Brewer, Dr. Fell, Dr. Parr, and Dr. Solomons.

The primary purpose of the society is to disseminate knowledge in the field of Trace Element Research in Humans. More than 30 years later, our members include scientists, physicians, and other health professionals from around the globe.


We encourage and promote increased scientific and clinical research on the causes, alleviation of suffering, and cure of Trace Element Disorders.


We accumulate information about Trace Elements, and promote its dissemination to scientists, physicians and other concerned parties.


We work hard to educate the general public and medical professionals about the existence, diagnosis and treatment of Trace Element Disorders.

Future Conferences

ISTERH (Murica, Spain), 2024


Past Conferences

ISTERH/ICTERM (Aachen, Germany) 2022

Bali 2019


If you have questions regarding hosting a conference at a location near you, please contact us here.


John Wise, Ph. D
University of Louisville
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
United States of America
Past President
Wei Zheng, Ph.D
Purdue University
School of Health Sciences
United States of America
Vice President
Jennifer L. Freeman, Ph. D
Purdue University
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
School of Health Sciences
Yansheng Du
Indiana Institute
Department of Neurology
United States of America
David Fleming, Ph.D
Mount Allison University
Department of Physics

Council Members

Rizky Abdulah Ph.D. Padjadjaran University, Indonesia 

Linda Nei, Ph.D. Purdue University, USA 

Aaron Specht, Ph.D. Harvard University, USA 

Jong Sung Kim, Ph.D., Dalhousie University, Canada 

Barbara Sardoso, Ph.D. Monash University , Australia

Louise Brough, Ph.D. Massey, University, New Zealand 

David Fleming Ph.D. Mount Allison University, Canada 

Ana Pejovic-Milic Ph. D. Ryerson University, Canada 

Jeanne Freeland-Graves Ph. D. University of Austin-Texas, USA 

Michael Aschner Ph. D. Einstein Medical College, USA 

Per Roos Ph. D. Karolinska Institute, Sweden 

Tania Araujo-Jorge Ph.D. Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Brazil

Silvia Cozzolino Ph.D. University of Sao Paolo, Brazil 

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to join ISTERH?

Members of ISTERH are persons who share the stated purpose of ISTERH and who have provided evidence for the scientific merit and interest in Trace Element research by having published at least one relevant scientific paper in a refereed journal. Individuals who are not eligible for election as members may apply for Associate membership. Associate members may submit abstracts for presentation under the sponsorship of members and may not vote.

Where is the 2024 ISTERH Conference being held?

The 2024 ISTERH-15 conference will be held in Murcia, Spain. More information will be available soon.

How is the venue of the ISTERH meeting decided?

The officers of ISTERH determine the next meeting site based on geographical concentrations of members, proximity to last meeting site, facility costs and accommodations, general accessibility, and travel facilities and costs.

I have a question or concern, who should I contact?

Please email us at isterhgroup@gmail.com.

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