Today we know that selenium has a wide range of important functions in nature, and to celebrate 200 Years of Selenium Research an international selenium conference will be held at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm on August 13-17, 2017. The conference will cover all fields of current selenium research, with a special focus on biology, medicine, biomedicine and the environment. The conference will officially be composed of two serial symposia; for the first time held in parallel at the same site and having overlapping plenary sessions, poster sessions and social events. The two symposia are The 11th International Symposium on Selenium in Biology and Medicine, which is the continuation of a meeting held in Berlin in 2013 (http://selenium2013.com) and The 5th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health, as continued from a meeting held in Brazil in 2015 (see ‘Conferences’ on www.seleniumresearch.org).
Save the dates to come to Stockholm in August 2017 and please feel free to contact the organizers if you have questions or ideas for the upcoming conference.
Welcome to Se2017!
Elias Arnér, MD PhD