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International Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment (ISARE 2017)


1. Location

 Library 110, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

2. Time

Nov. 30  Dec. 3, 2017

3. Organizers

1) International Center for Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment (iCARE)

       Southern University of Science and Technology

2) Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory, The University of Hong Kong


4. Introduction

The symposium is aiming at providing the platform for the discussion on wide distribution of antibiotic resistance genes in diverse environments, their sources and horizontal genetic transfer, and the control strategies and technologies.


                                  ----Symposium Chair: Tong Zhang

                           SUSTech & HKU


5. Invited speaker


1) Martin J. Blaser 


New York University


Speech: Antimicrobial resistance: the scale of the problem and approaches to solving it



2) James M Tiedje


Michigan State University


Speech: Antimicrobial resistance as pollutants in agricultural soil



3) Keiji Fukuda


The University of Hong Kong


Speech:  Applying a global, multi-sector approach to reversing AMR



4) Pascal Simonet


University of Lyon


Speech:  Dynamics of the soil resistome



5) Barth Smets 


Technical University of Denmark


Speech:  Tracking and understanding AMR dynamics across European urban water systems



6) Gerry Wright


McMaster University


Speech:  The Natural History of Antibiotic Resistance



7) Ed Topp

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Speech: Antimicrobial resistance in food production systems



8) Amy Pruden


Virginia Tech


Speech: ARGs as pollutions in wastewater and recycled water



9) Pedro J. J. Alvarez


Rice University


Speech: Proliferation and Control of Multidrug-Resistant “Superbugs” in Sewage Treatment Plants



10) Helmut Burgamann


Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science


Speech: Dynamics and Transcription of the Resistome in Swiss Wastewater Treatment Plants



11) Michael Gillings


Macquarie University 


Speech: The origins and final destinations of antibiotic resistance - Class 1 integrons​​



12) Chang-Jun Cha


Chung-Ang University


Speech: Polymorphism of antibiotic-inactivating enzyme driven by ecology expands the environmental resistome


13) Nancy Sung


U.S.NatonlSciene Foundation China Office


Speech: U.S.National Science Foundation's Cooperation with China


  14) Min Yang

         Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science

         Speech: Development of antibiotic resistance under the presence of different types of antibiotics: the role of mobile elements 

15) Yong-Guan Zhu

Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Speech: Antibiotic resistome in soil-plant continuum



16) Guang-Guo Ying

South China Normal University

Speech: Antibiotic emission and antimicrobial resistance in Chinese river basins

17) Xiang-Dong Li

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Speech: Preliminary evaluation of ARGs in urban air PMs, China

18) Hong Chen

Zhejiang University

Speech: ARG transfer in water treatment systems

19) Yi Luo

Nankai University 

Speech: Conjugative multi-resistant plasmids mediated ARGs proliferation in the environment


20) Jie Feng

Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Speech: Horizontal gene transfer drives rapid acquisition of antimicrobial resistance


21) Xu-Xiang Zhang

Nanjing University 

Speech: Antibiotic resistome in drinking water treatment and distribution systems

22) Bing Li

Graduate School at Shenzhen Tsinghua University

Speech: Human ARGs profiles revealed by a big data analysis


23) Yu Xia

Southern University of Science and Technology

Speech: A pipeline for fast annotation of shared resistome and their hosts

24) Ying Yang

Sun Yat-sen University

Speech: Characterization of airborne antibiotic resistance genes in the urban environment using metagenomic approach


25) Tong Zhang

The University of Hong Kong

Speech: Metagenomics as an approach to study ARGs



8. Abstract and Conference fee


Abstract submission is required for poster presenter (Before Oct. 30)


        Conference fee:




Before Oct. 30

¥ 1000

¥ 2000

After Oct. 30

¥ 1500

¥ 3000


9. Payment Method (Please include your organization and name)

Bank Name: China Merchants Bank,H.O.,

Bank Address: CMB TOWER,7088 Shennan Boulevard,Shenzhen, China

Swift code: CMBCCNBS

Account Name: Southern University of Science and Technology

Account Number: 755916759010166

Address: No.1088, Xueyuan Rd., Xili,Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China


10. Online ARG analysis platform


ARGs-OAP: http://smile.hku.hk/SARGs


11. Accommodation

1) Guest House

Address: Guest House Building 2

                No.1088, Xueyuan Rd., Xili,Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Tel: 0755-88015773


2) Art Hotel

Address: Tianliao Building, Xueyuan Avenu, Xili Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Tel: 400-6886-687

Website: http://96570.hotel.cthy.com/


3) Vienna 3 Best Hotel (Sustech Branch)

Address: No.1148, Xueyuan Rd., Xili,Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Tel: 0755-23888835



12. Download the program 

For more information, please contact: isare2017@163.com