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.
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.