University of Hong Kong, HK

Tentative title: Metagenomics Insights into microbial biotransformation of environmental pollutants

Prof. Zhang is a Professor in Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory in Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. His researches include biodegradation of emerging pollutants, environmental bioinformatics, omics technologies, anaerobic digestion and bioenergy from wastes/wastewater, biological wastewater treatment (N removal and P recovery), antibiotic and antibiotic resistance genes, etc. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers on the above topics, and got more than 13, 800 citations (Google Scholar). He has a H index of 65 and is Top 1% researcher (Essential Science Indicators) for the past 9 years from 2009 to 2017. He is associate editors of Microbiome, and Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, and had served as an advisor for BGI (Beijing Genomics Institute) on Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology from 2011 to 2014. He was Yi Xing Chair Professor of Nanjing University from 2013 to 2016, and currently a distinguished visiting professor of Southern University of Science and Technology (China).