报告题目：Progress Report on Bioanalytical Technology and Environmental Health
报告人：Prof. Chris Le
报告题目：Detection of Microbial Pathogens and Disinfection By-products in Water
报告人：Prof. Xing-Fang Li
报告人：Dr. kewen Li（美国斯坦福大学能源研究中心主任）
Professor X. Chris Le
Dr. Le holds Canada Research Chair in Bio-Analytical Technology and Environmental Health. He is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and is an adjunct professor in Chemistry and Public Health Sciences. He is the Director of Analytical and Environmental Toxicology Division.
Dr. Le received his BSc degree in Chemistry from Wuhan University, where he started research on inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry for the determination of rare earth elements. He received two MSc degrees, one in Environmental Chemistry from Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science, and the other in Analytical Chemistry from Brock University. He developed direct current plasma and atomic absorption techniques that were applied to the certification of standard reference materials for trace elements. He obtained PhD in Environmental/Analytical Chemistry from the University of British Columbia. His PhD research with William Cullen on arsenic speciation resulted in a better understanding of the environmental fate and human metabolism of arsenic compounds such as arsenosugars. He spent a year as a Killam postdoctoral fellow with Norm Dovichi at the University of Alberta, where he studied enzymatic hydrolysis of oligosaccharides in single yeast cells.
Dr. Le’s current research is on bioanalytical chemistry and environmental toxicology. He has published more than 200 research articles on bioanalytical techniques for environmental and health research, assessment of human exposure to environmental contaminants, and detection of proteins and DNA damage. His collaborative work on the determination of arsenic species, assays for trace amounts of proteins and DNA damage, and new approaches to studies of protein and DNA binding have enabled novel environmental and biological studies.
Dr Kewen Li Senior researcher of Energy Engineering Department, Stanford University
Dr. Le is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science. He has received an E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He received the W.A.E. McBryde Medal , the Maxxam Award (Analytical Chemistry) , and the Environment Research and Development Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry. He also received the Martha Cook Piper Research Prize and the Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the University of Alberta. Dr. Le has trained more than 80 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Twenty of his trainees currently hold independent academic positions in Canada, China, Turkey, and the United States.
Member of SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers)
Professor Xing-Fang Li
Lifetime Member of SCA (Society of Core Analysts)
Dr. Xing-Fang Li is Tenured Full Professor at the University of Alberta with cross appointment in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and in the School of Public Health. She is the Past Chair of the Environment Division, Canadian Society for Chemistry. Her diverse research deals with analytical and environmental chemistry, focusing on analytical technology development and applications to drinking water disinfection, environmental contaminants, microbial pathogens, and molecular interactions between environmental contaminants and biomolecules.
Member of GRC (Geothermal Resources Council)
Dr. Li has received a University Faculty Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and a McBryde Medal from the Canadian Society for Chemistry to recognize “a significant achievement in pure or applied analytical chemistry”. She was awarded the Annual KillamProfessorship (2012/2013) and Excellence in Mentoring Award at the University of Alberta. She is elected Fellow of Chemical Institute of Canada .
Dr. Li has more than 25 years of experience in petroleum and geothermal reservoir engineering, including improved oil recovery, prediction of production performance, multi-phase fluid flow in porous media, fluid rheology, routine and special core analysis. Dr. Li has published over 100 papers in eminent journals and conferences. Dr. Li also holds two patents and is the author of two books. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Technical Editor Award by SPE in 2003. He has received three Best Paper Awards from the Geothermal Resources Council .
Dr. Li serves as Associate Editor for Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry and editorial board member for Chemosphere, Journal of Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Chemistry (in Chinese). She is also elected Vice Chair and Chair of Gordon Research Conference on Water Disinfection By-products.
Dr. Li received B.Sc. in Chemistry from Hangzhou University, M.Sc. in Environmental Chemistry from the Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from Brock University , and Ph.D. in Environmental/Analytical Chemistry from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Li is a guest professor at Zhejiang University, Wuhan University, and the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences . Current projects in Dr. Li’s research group include: characterizing new drinking water disinfection by-products of toxicological significance, studying toxicity of emerging water contaminants, generating DNA aptamers that bind to specific microbial pathogens, and developing nano-biosensing devices and assays for detection of microbial infections and environmental contaminants.