Institute of Urban Environment
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Title of talk
Pollution and solution of antibiotic resistance genes at large scale
Yongguan Zhu, Professor of biogeochemistry and environmental soil science and soil biology, is the Director General of the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He has been working on the biogeochemistry of nutrients, metals and emerging pollutants (such as antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes). Professor Zhu is a leader in taking multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approaches to soil and environmental problems. He obtained his BSc from Zhejiang Agricultural University in 1989, and MSc from CAS in 1992, and then a PhD in environmental biology from Imperial College, London in 1998. Dr. Zhu is currently the co-editor-in-chief of Environmental Technology & Innovation (Elsevier), associate editor of Environment International (Elsevier), and editorial members for a few other international journals. He is a scientific committee member for the ICSU program on Human Health and Wellbeing in Changing Urban Environment, and served for nine years as a member of Standing Advisory Group for Nuclear Application, International Atomic Energy Agency (2004-2012). Professor Zhu is the recipient of many international and Chinese merit awards, among them including TWAS Science Award for Agricultural Science 2013, National Natural Science Award 2009; He was elected fellow, the America Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Professor Zhu has published over 300 papers (among them 15 highly cited papers in the last 10 years) in international journals (such as Science, PNAS, Nature Microbiology, Nature Plants), and these publications have attracted over 14,000 citations (Web of Science) with an H-index of 65. He was selected as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher (2016 and 2017).