The Pitt lab attended Biophysics 2016 in Los Angeles and presented their work on zinc signalling. Gavin Robertson’s poster was entitled ‘Zinc modulates skeletal ryanodine receptor function resulting in altered sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium release’ and Benedict Reilly-O’Donnell presented a poster entitled ‘Diastolic calcium leak and the role of zinc’. Gavin is funded by the BHF. Both Gavin and Ben received a travel award for attendance at the conference from the Physiological Society. Benedict also received additional support from the British Society of Cell Biology. The conference was both helpful and informative and we look forward to presenting more data in the future.