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Prof. Norman Terry from University of California, Berkeley visited JU

In May, Norman Terryfrom Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, visited Jiangsu University and served as a long-term foreign teacher for a month. During the month, Prof. Terry made two research lectures entitled The stinky story of Shell Pond: A case-study in phytoremediation and Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water: Selenium. Questions were raised from the teachers and students after the research lectures and Prof. Terry exchanged his ideas candidly. Prof. Terry also gave teaching lectures of Biochemistry to undergraduates for 24 hours. His teaching lectures focused on photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation and assimilation, and related research results were illustrated in the class. Our overseas students responded very well. Meanwhile, Prof. Terry discussed the academic topics with related research groups.



Norman Terry is a Professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley. He received a B.A. in Botany (Special Honors) from University of Southampton, a MS in Plant Physiology from University of Nottingham, and a PhD in Plant Physiology from University of Nottingham. In 1972, He joined University of California, Berkeley. Since 1989 his research has focused on phytoremediation, the use of plants to clean up contaminated soil and water. His research approach is multidisciplinary and his research group conducts research in ecology, plant physiology and biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology (including the genetic engineering of plants for enhanced phytoremediation). His major accomplishments include the development and application of constructed wetlands to remove selenium and toxic heavy metals from agricultural and industrial wastewater, as well as the development of genetically engineered plants for the phytoremediation of selenium-contaminated soils. Recently, he and his research group succeeded in the phytoremediation of petroleum-contaminated soil in California of America. He has authored over 265 research publications, obtained 3 patents, and co-edited the book Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water, published by Lewis publishers, New York.

 

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