|Professor Nicola Lowe (2nd from right) with Zinc-Net group|
The network has scientists from 20 different European countries including Spain, Italy, Germany and Hungary. The meeting was the first of the 'Core Group' which is the steering committee for the network.
Dr Lowe said: "We had a productive day, the aim of which was to come up with our short, medium and long term goals for the network, and an action plan of how we are going to achieve them. This will form the basis of the network manifesto I now have to write.
"It was an intense day of discussion and debate, but I was impressed with the commitment and energy the members brought to the meeting."