In this section, you can find more information about conferences, meetings, and other events where our group members present their research.


The Environmental Response IV

Prof. Elias Arnér was a key speaker at the Environmental Response VI symposium, which explored environmental stress response and survival strategies in human beings. The symposium, organized by Masayuki Yamamoto, took place from November 3-5, 2023, at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.

The event focused on the KEAP1-NRF2 system, delving into molecular mechanisms, diseases, therapeutic drug development, and the fascinating topic of health in space. Elias, representing our research group, presented on "Selenium in control of ferroptosis –potential roles and cross-talk between glutathione peroxidases and thioredoxin reductases." Prof. Arnér's presentation highlighted the crucial role of glutathione peroxidases in regulating ferroptosis and explored intricate connections with other key enzymatic systems like the thioredoxin system.

The symposium attracted global attention, featuring world-renowned experts in the NRF2 field. The contribution presented by Elias not only demonstrated the latest research from our laboratory but also strengthened our international presence. We look forward to incorporating the discussed advancements from the conference into our ongoing research efforts.

For more information about the event, visit the Environmental Response IV website.

2023 Redox Biology Symposium

On October 12, Prof. Elias Arnér participated in the 2023 Redox Biology Symposium hosted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. The symposium focused on the theme "At the intersection of redox and metabolism" and covered essential topics in redox biology, such as selenium, selenoproteins, the thioredoxin family, sulfur metabolism, mitochondrial function, and redox signaling.

Prof. Arnér presented on "Recent discoveries on functions of GPX4, TXNL1, and TXNDC17 in relation to the selenoprotein TXNRD1." This presentation shed light on our lab's cutting-edge research in the field of redox biology, emphasizing the intricate connections between various redox-related proteins.

For more information, please visit the Redox Biology Symposium website.

2023 SFRRE Annual Meeting

Several of our group members attended the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Society for Free Radical Research-Europe in the pictoresque city of Vienna, Austria from June 6-9, 2023. The conference theme was "Redox Biology in Translation," with the aim of bridging the gap among disciplines and fostering the translation of groundbreaking science across the expansive landscape of redox biology and free radical research.

Elias Arnér, Radosveta Gencheva, and Pablo Martí-Andrés represented our laboratory, demonstrating the diversity and impact of our research. Radosveta, one of our Ph.D. students, presented a poster on the effects of TRi-1, a thioredoxin reductase inhibitor developed in our lab. Dr. Martí-Andrés, who received a Young Investigator Award for his work, gave a talk on TRP14, highlighting its newfound role as an essential cellular cystine reductase enzyme. Prof. Arnér chaired a session on thiol modifications in redox signaling pathways.

Our contributions highlighted our lab's leadership in this field, and the meeting provided an excellent platform for our team to contribute to the dialogue shaping the future of redox biology. Our research group's collaborative spirit and diverse expertise make us a driving force in advancing scientific progress.

For more information, visit the SFRRE website.

The Elias Arnér research group and our collaborators, in a meeting before the GMS conference. Private picture.

GMS Annual Meeting 2023

In the vibrant heart of Berlin, during the first week of September 2023, our group had the privilege of attending the Annual Meeting of the German Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS). This conference explored a wide array of current topics in the trace elements area, including epidemiology, analytical methods, biomarkers, pathophysiology, nutrition, toxicology, and the intricate relationships between trace elements and their impact on human health and aging.

Our research group presented its latest findings during interactive poster sessions, where we had the chance to meet fellow scientists working in the field and share insights and discoveries. The attendees showed tremendous enthusiasm for our results, ranging from biochemistry, selenoproteins, and biotechnology to redox biology and cancer. This event was not only an opportunity to keep up to date with the latest work in the field of trace elements but also to connect with experts from around the world, strengthening existing collaborations and building new ones.

The whole group had a wonderful time together in Berlin, and we are looking forward to the next meeting.

For more information, visit the GMS website.

2023 Redox Course

Some of our research group members recently gave lectures at the 2023 Redox Course held at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA, from May 1-5. The course, titled "Redox Regulation, Oxidative Stress, and Selenoproteins," provided an in-depth exploration of essential aspects of redox biology.

Elias Arnér, Qing Cheng, and Markus Dagnell, representing our lab, made significant contributions to the course. During the 2023 Redox Course, Prof. Arnér provided insights on redox cycling, basic principles of redox biochemistry, and the intricate world of selenoproteins through several lectures. Dr. Cheng presented the latest developments in recombinant selenoprotein studies, showcasing the cutting-edge advancements made in our lab. Dr. Dagnell contributed his expertise with a lecture on the redox regulation of PTP function.

The course facilitated knowledge exchange among participants and world-renowned experts in the field of redox biology.

We are eagerly anticipating the next edition of this course organized among the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Karolinska Institutet.

For more information about this event, please visit the Redox Course website at the University of South Carolina.


12th International Symposium on Selenium in Biology and Medicine 

Several members of our research group participated in the 12th International Symposium on Selenium in Biology and Medicine held in Honolulu, Hawaii (USA), from February 16-20, 2022. 

Elias Arnér, Qing Cheng, and Markus Dagnell represented our lab at this event. Prof. Arnér presented his expertise on the impact of selenoproteins in controlling cellular fate as an invited speaker. He also shared groundbreaking insights into this crucial aspect of Selenium Biology. Dr. Dagnell inspired the audience with a presentation on the regulation of PTP1B activity by the Thioredoxin and Glutaredoxin/Glutathione systems. Both presentations demonstrated the cutting-edge research being conducted in our laboratory and made a significant contribution to the knowledge shared at the symposium, demonstrating our commitment to advancing the field of Selenium Biology and pushing the boundaries of scientific exploration. 

For more information, visit the conference’s website