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Academic Report: Toward systems ecology of cyanobacterial blooms: integrating driving factors and ecophysiology at the systems level

On June 9, 2017, Dr. Huansheng Cao, assistant professor ofthe Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics and Biodesign Institute of Arizona State University, at the invitation of Prof. Yang Zhou from college of life science of Nanjing Normal University, came and delivered a report for academic visit and exchanges in NNU. Teachers, graduate students and undergraduate students from related fields attended the academic report.


Dr. Huansheng Cao has been working on system ecology and bioinformatics. He gained his Ph.D. degree in 2006 at Nanjing Institute of Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He went to the USA in the same year and gained a Ph.D degree on molecular biology in 2012. He has published more than 40 papers in world-wide famous journals. 
Dr. Cao gave a lecture entitled “Toward systems ecology of cyanobacterial blooms: integrating driving factors and ecophysiology at the systems level”. In

this report,Dr. Huansheng Cao firstly gave a brief introduction of the global cyanobacterial blooms, and the statistical methods for the explosion time and spreading scale in Web of Science. Then, he focused on the transcriptome of cyanobacteria, and analyzed the key pathway in the domination of cyanobacteria. Thirdly, he introduced his study and research methods on system ecology. In his study, he applied E. coli as the study material and studied the metabolic mechanisms in term of combination of transcriptome and metabolome.After the report, Prof. Cao had in-depth academic exchanges with the attending teachers and students, and made detailed answers to the questions raised by teachers and students.