The Einstein Professorship Program is a key initiative of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Einstein Professorships are awarded each year to 20 distinguished international scientists actively working at the frontiers of science and technology, for conducting lecture-tours to China.
Dr. Gary Sayler, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in Microbiology and Adjunct Professor in BioSystems Engineering and Soil Science, UTIA, received the 2018 Distinguished Scientist “Einstein Professor” award of The Chinese Academy of Sciences International Fellowship Program Initiative. The award was presented by Professor Guibin Jiang of the CAS following Dr. Sayler’s Plenary Lecture at the 1st International High-level Symposium on Toxicology and Health of Air Pollution, in Beijing on October 21, 2018. Dr. Sayler presented a forward-looking lecture on climate change relationships to the mobilization, transport and distribution of microorganisms and air toxins. Follow-on lectures were also presented at the CAS Institute for Applied Ecology, Shenyang, and the Research Center for Eco Environmental Studies, Beijing, as well as the China National Medical University, Shenyang, Jilin University and Northeast Normal University, Changchun where Dr. Sayler spoke on system science in bioremediation and the Lux bioluminescence sensor in environmental toxicology and health.