Selenium Research for Environment and Human Health: Perspectives, Technologies and Advancements: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health (ICSEHH 2019), October 27-30, 2019, Yangling, Xi'an, China, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Selenium Research for Environment and Human Health: Perspectives, Technologies and Advancements

Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health (ICSEHH 2019), October 27-30, 2019, Yangling, Xi'an, China, 1st Edition

Edited by Gary Bañuelos, Zhi-Qing Lin, Dongli Liang, Xue-bin Yin

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The biological importance of selenium through selenoproteins has been firmly established by scientists for its intricate role in various defense/stress mechanisms related to human health. To evaluate the many facets of Se in today’s complex world and provide a worldwide platform for multi-disciplinary selenium researchers, the 6th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health was held from 27 to 30 October 2019 in Yangling, Xi’an, China.

This proceedings volume brings together peer-reviewed extended abstracts prepared by contributors from academia, industry, and governments from over 29 countries representing a multitude of disciplines. They share their extraordinary new knowledge on selenium in the peer-reviewed texts contained within this book.

Table of Contents

Origin of Se from geological, biochemical, microbial and global cycling. Uptake and accumulation of Se. Biofortification. Effects of Se on plant, animal, and fish health. Interactions with heavy metals. Selenoproteins. Selenium's effect on epidemiology, health, injury, and disease. Analytical methodology. Se nanoparticles.

About the Editors

Gary Bañuelos is a Plant/Soil Scientist at the USDA-ARS Water Management Research Unit, Parlier, CA, and adjunct Professor at the University of California and California State University, Fresno. Fascinated by the ability of plants to take up contaminates and still survive, Bañuelos initially focused his research activities on the phytoremediation of soils and waters laden with selenium, boron, and salinity in California. His integrated approach to field phytoremediation eventually led to the new area of naturally producing Se-enriched animal feeds and Se-enriched food products, a new agronomic technology called "biofortification." Dr. Bañuelos is the principal author of over 170 refereed journal and review articles, book chapters, and technical journals on the topic of phytoremediation and Se biofortification. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in German from California State University, Bachelor of Science degree in Crop Science, and Master of Science degree in International Agriculture from California Poly-Technical University. His diploma in Plant Biology was earned at the University of Tubingen, Germany, and Ph.D in Agriculture/Plant Nutrition at Hohenheim University, Germany, as a National Science Foundation Fellow. He currently serves as President of the International Society for Selenium Research.

Dr. Zhi-Qing Lin is Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Department of Biological Sciences at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville in the United States. Dr. Lin received his BS degree in Environmental Biology from Liaoning University in 1983, MS degree in Pollution Ecology from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1986, and Ph.D. degree in Renewable Resources from McGill University in Canada in 1996. He was Post-doctoral Research Fellow and Post-graduate Researcher on Environmental Biogeochemistry at University of California at Berkeley from 1996 to 2002. His research is related to the biogeochemistry of environmentally important trace elements, with special focus on biological accumulation, transformation, and volatilization processes of selenium in the water-soil-plant system. He has authored or co-authored over 92 peer-reviewed articles published in scientific journals, proceedings, and monographs. He currently serves as Treasurer of International Society of Environmental Indicators and is founder member and Treasurer of International Society for Selenium Research.

Dongli Liang is Professor of College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China, and presently serves as Dean of Department of Environmental Science and Engineering. Her main research focuses on the environmental chemistry of soil, while her interests are concentrated on the environmental behaviors and fates and remediation of heavy metals in soil and their harmful effects on human health through the food chain. Since 2006, she has been working on selenium transport and transformation in soil-plant systems and effects on its bioavailability. She has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles published in scientific journals. Currently, she is teaching Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Monitoring at Northwest A & F University, and is the lead organizer of the 6th International Selenium in the Environment and Human Health Conference in Xi’an/Yangling, China in 2019.

Xuebin Yin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and the Director of Advanced Lab for Functional Agriculture, at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). Dr. Yin started his research on selenium biogeochemistry, phytoremediation and biofortification with Professor Liguang Sun at USTC in 1998, and continued with Professor Yongming Luo and Professor Qiguo Zhao at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005. His research is related to the biofortification of trace/macro elements (such as, selenium, zinc, calcium, iron, and iodine), with a special emphasis on their biological transformation processes, health issues, and utilization in agriculture and foods. He is the author or co-author of over 50 refereed journal and review articles, proceedings, and book chapters. He has worked six times as chair or co-chair of organizing committee for International Selenium conferences since 2008. Dr. Yin received his Bachelor of Science degree (2000) in Geochemistry, and Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science (2005) from USTC. He currently serves as secretary-general of International Society for Selenium Research.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering