Based on the platform of CRAES International Scientific Advisory Committee (CRAES-ISAC) and CRAES’ collaboration network, CRAES is proud to present the CRAES Master Lecture series, where world-renowned scientists and the brightest thinkers share the latest research findings on the academic frontier, and topics on hot issues of ecology and environment with fresh, provocative perspectives. On March 30, CRAES Master Lecture was officially launched and the first lecture was delivered. This Master Lecture will be held in the form of an annual series of conferences in a combined online and offline format. After the establishment of CRAES-ISAC in 2018, the launch of Master Lecture is another important measure for CRAES to strengthen scientific cooperation while facing the international frontier.
CRAES Vice President Song Yonghui remarks at the opening ceremony and Professor Mark Bailey from UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UK CEH) delivered the first lecture.
Professor Mark Bailey, FAAM, FRSB, is the Executive Director of UK CEH, and also a member of CRAES-ISAC. In his lecture titled “Application and Advances in Environmental Microbiology”, Professor Bailey systematically introduced the background to environmental microbiology, and the application of environmental microbiology in microbial engineering, recovering lake water quality and reducing GHGs. He also discussed with the audiences on the application of microbiology in reducing GHGs and monitoring Covid-19 virus.
Hundreds of participants from CRAES, other organizations affiliated to MEE, and universities listened to the lecture online and offline.