On September 25, 2018, Dr. Ember Morrissey from West Virginia University visited the Institute of Applied Ecology (IAE), Chinese Academy of Sciences, in response to the joint invitation of the Youth Promotion Association, the Biogeochemistry Group, the Science & Technology Division and the Personnel Division of IAE.
On the morning of the 25th, accompanied by Dr. BAI E and Dr. WANG Chao, Dr. Morrissey visited the laboratories of the Biogeochemistry Group and provided valuable suggestions on the construction and routine maintenance of the microbiology laboratory. Later, she conducted in-depth academic discussions with researchers and graduate students of the research group, listened to students' presentations about their research work, answered the questions raised by the students, and exchanged opinions with researchers of the Biogeochemistry Group for strengthening the cooperation relationship.
On the afternoon of the 25th, Dr. Morrissey gave a talk entitled “Connecting biodiversity with function in soil microbial communities using quantitative stable isotope probing” at the Lecture Hall of IAE. She highlighted the development history, technical characteristics and application fields of stable isotope probing (SIP) technology. Three specific examples were presented in detail: SIP for detecting the Priming Effect of soil, SIP for exploring the efficiency of microbial nitrogen use, and SIP for analyzing the relationship between microbial community and ecosystem function. The talk was chaired by Dr. WANG Chao.
Dr. Morrissey’s talk aroused the interest of the researchers and graduate students who attended the talk. After the talk, many of them actively exchanged ideas with Dr. Morrissey on scientific issues. Dr. WANG gave a conclusion remark and thanked Dr. Morrissey for her wonderful talk. (Photo: Biogeochemistry Group)