Perugia 30-31 May and 1st June


Dear friends and colleagues,

I’m pleased to introduce you at the 8th edition of the annual Workshop of the multidisciplinary network SeS Redox and Catalysis. After an electronic conferences organized in 2011 and four edition of WSeS organized in Perugia the workshop moved in Japan (Tokay University) under the guidance of prof Iwaoka in 2016 as pre-conference of ICCST-13. In 2017 we celebrated 200 years of Selenium in Wroclaw (Poland) and the WSeS-6 was chaired by prof. E. Wojaczyńska. The last edition (WSeS-7) was guested by the brasilian meetng ESSeTe-7 and chaired by prof. Ernesto Lang (UFSM).

The WSeS meetings are designed as a space for young researchers (undergraduate students and PhD students) in order to give them the opportunity to present their results and researches in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment.

The edition, which we are going to attend, is again the pre-event of international Conference of Chemistry of Selnium and Tellurium ICCST-14 that will be held in Calgiri starting from June 3th.

Also this year, in order to facilitate the participation of the students, the attendance at the workshop is free of charge and we apologize in advance if we will be not able to offer you coffee breaks and lunches (even if we are trying to arrange something for you)

I hope that everybody will enjoy the lectures and the friendly environment, welcome to WSeS-8 !


Prof. Claudio Santi FRSC


We are pleased to announce that international Journal of molecular sciences (MDPI) organized a specia issue with a topic dedicated to the event. All the informations can be obtained from the website of the journal 

international Journal of molecular sciences (MDPI) will support the Tiecco and Petragnani awards, with a Travel award of 500 CHF which will be assigned to the best poster presentations selected for flash presentation

The PeerJ award will be assigned to the best oral communication and the winner will receive a free publication in PeerJ and an interview on the journal website about his/her current research. 


The poster must be written in English, suggested size 80 X 110 cm.  

Plenary Speakers

Leopold Flohé (Germany)

Harkesh B. Singh (India)

Kei Goto (Japan)

Jain Vimal Kumar (India)

Joao Baptista Texeira Rocha (Brazil)

Invited Speakers

Paul Evans (Ireland)

Dorota Krasowska (Poland)

Jamal Rafique (Brazil)

Alessandra Lattanzi (Italy)

Antonella Capperucci (Italy)

Elzbieta Wojaczinska (Poland)

Kenta Arai (Japan)

Barbara Nawrot (Poland)

Alcindo Dos Santos (Brazil)

Raquel Guimaraes Jacob (Brazil)

Marina Kostic (Serbia)

Clare Louise Hawkins (Denmark)

Selected Speakers

Vijay Pal Singh (India)

Vanessa Nascimento (Brazil)

Francesca Giulia Nacca (Ireland)

Wesam Ali (Germany)

Anca Silvestru (Romania)

Nohad Alhomari (Iraq)

Marcio Santos da Silva (Brazil)

Marco Leonardi (Spain)

Elton Borges (Brazil)

Agata Pacula (Poland)

Renè Rieger (Germany)

Juliano Braun de Azaredo (Brazil)

Izabela Jastrzebska (Poland)

SL14- Gizele Celante (Brazil)


Univeristy of Perugia - Aula G  Deprtment of Science Biology and Biotechnology

Thanks to

International Board


Prof. C. Santi (Chair)

(Univ. of Perugia ITA)



Prof. M.J.Davies 

(Univ. Copenhagen DK)


Prof. J. Drabowicz 

(Univ. of Czestokowa PL)


Prof. M. Iwaoka 

(Univ. of Tokay JP)


Prof. B. Mugesh

(Univ. Bangalore IND)


Prof. R. Radi

(Univ. Montevideo U)


Prof. J.B. Rocha 

(UFSM Santa Maria BR)


Prof. C. Schiesser 

(Selenium Therapeutics AUS)


Prof. E.J. Lenardao

(UFPel Pelotas BR)


Prof. V. Lippolis

(Univ. Cagliari ITA)


Prof. X. Zhao

(Univ. Sun Yat-Sen CHINA)





Dr. Luca Sancineto

Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies in Łódź