--> final Program available <-- 10th International Symposium on Selenium in Biology and Medicine 2013 Invitation to SELENIUM 2013 Dear Colleagues! We are pleased to welcome you to the 10th International Symposium on Selenium in Biology and Medicine held from September 14th to 18th, in Berlin, Germany. 3 years after the last Symposium, the splendid conference organized by Prof. Nobuyoshi Esaki and his team at Kyoto University, Japan, we are ready to prepare for the 10th International Symposium in Berlin, entrusted and supported by the International Scientific Organizing Committee. Submit your most attractive Selenium-related research for oral or poster presentation, encourage your fellow researchers to join you and us for this exciting event and provide your young investigators with adequate stimulation and support to experience the international Selenium research community gathering at this rewarding symposium. This conference continues a longstanding series of excellent international cutting edge symposia on basic, translational, clinical, nutritional and pharmaceutical research on the role and biochemical function of the essential trace element Selenium and its biologically active components. Most of these act in form of selenoproteins, selenium-containing biomolecules such as modified RNAs, pharmaceutical and nutritionally relevant compounds supporting both animal and human health. Key topics of the meeting will be: - Biosynthesis and function of selenoproteins - Selenium and human health - Selenium in animal health - Selenium in prokaryotes - Selenium analytics - Selenium in plants - Selenium and reactive oxygen species The meeting will be structured by plenary and parallel oral sessions. In addition, short oral presentations, poster sessions and a technical/analytical/industry exhibition will be organized. Abstract timeline and registration fees: Abstract deadline: June 30, 2013 Registration fees: before June 30, 2013    before August 30, 2013         on site registration Registration Full 450.00 Euro    500.00 Euro      600.00 Euro Registration Student/ 300.00 Euro    350.00 Euro   450.00 Euro Young Investigators Students (student ID required) & Young Investigators will have reduced registration fee; Young investigator status: max. 3 yrs post-doc (with written certificate by supervisor/ department chairperson) Stay linked for the upcoming information on deadlines, scientific programme, travel grants and scholarships for students and young investigators and other issues related to organisation and accommodation. The website will be regularly updated. The German Society of Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS) will support the meeting in two ways; they will organize one session within the 10th International Symposium, and their the annual national meeting will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 13-14, directly preceding this 10th International Symposium at the same location. Participants are invited to attend both meetings (separate registrations are required). Berlin, the vibrant German capital, is one of the most attractive locations in Europe, and you will experience an exciting city, make new and meet old friends, and enjoy an excellent 10th International Symposium. Berlin, April 2013       Josef Köhrle for the local organizers