Division of Energy & Environment
Graduate School at Shenzhen Tsinghua University
Title of talk
Could chlorination promote the antibiotic resistance in drinking water and reclaimed water treatment systems?
Dr. Bing LI is working as the associate professor in Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, China. He received his Ph.D degree in Environmental Engineering from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2011 and was awarded the HKU “Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student Award”. In 2016, he won the First Prize in Natural Science Award from the Ministry of Education and the State Environmental Protection Young Talent in Professional Technology Award. His research interests mainly focus on the application of high-throughput sequencing to investigate the fates of antibiotics resistant bacteria and genes in drinking water/sewage treatment plants as well as natural environments, to characterize the microbial community and gene expression related to soil/sediment bioremediation, as well as biodegradation pathway of emerging pollutants via metagenomic & metatranscriptomic approaches. Currently, Dr. Li has published 50 papers with 6 papers selected as ESI “Highly Cited Papers” on the top journals including ISME J, Microbiome, Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Science & Technology etc. The total citations are over 2200 and the H index is 24 (Google Scholar data).