The First China-New Zealand Forum on Algae and Environment
The First China-New Zealand Forum on Algae and Environment was held at IHB on March 29, 2019.
The First China-New Zealand Forum on Algae and Environment was held at Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on March 29, 2019. The forum, jointly organized by CAS Key Laboratory of Algal Biology and the Center for Microalgal Biotechnology & Biofuels, aimed to explore the application of algal biotechnology in the field of environment. More than 100 researchers and students attended the forum.
The opening ceremony was chaired by Prof. HU Qiang, director of the Center for Microalgal Biotechnology & Biofuels. IHB’s deputy director Prof. MIAO Wei and Prof. ZHANG Cheng-cai, director of the CAS Key Laboratory of Algal Biology, gave welcome speeches at the opening ceremony.
There were 14 oral presentations at the forum, covering topics from algae culture and wastewater treatment, restoration of water bodies, bloom treatment to application of algae biotechnology in other fields.
The advantages and development bottlenecks of microalgae in the field of water treatment were discussed. The outbreak and treatment of cyanobacterial blooms in Taihu Lake, Chaohu Lake and Dianchi Lake were also discussed.
One poster were honored the best poster award. Prof. Rupert Justin Craggs who is a Principal Scientist and Manager of NIWA's Aquatic Pollution Mitigation Group based in Hamilton presented the best poster award and gave a closing speech.
This forum has promoted the in-depth exchanges between China and New Zealand in the field of algal biotechnology and environment, and laid a solid foundation for further strengthening international cooperation and realizing the long-term goal of sustainable environmental development.
Attendees visited the China Zebrafish Resource Center
Attendees visited the Museum of Hydrobiological Sciences