In December 11-14, 2012, the first Interdisciplinary Symposium on Ocean Acidification and Climate Change (ISOACC) was held at The University of Hong Kong. Prof. Ziniu Yu from the Key Laboratory for Sustainable Utilization of Marine Biological Resources (LMB) attended the meeting upon invitation of Dr. Rajan from The University of Hong Kong, and gave an invited lecture entitled “Transcriptomic and digital gene expression analysis of Crassostrea hongkongensis reveals molecular mechanisms of euryhaline adaptability”.
Study on the “Ocean acidification” (OA) and climate change is the two leading research fields of marine science. Human activities have led to global carbon dioxide increases, cause ocean acidification, climate change and other issues, and hence significantly affected on human life and social development. Several key topics have been received specific concerns for future research, including the acidification of the oceans and climate change, marine ecology and acidification, biological mineralization and ocean acidification, , the effect of ocean acidification on aquaculture, and economics and climate change.
The seminar attracted more than 80 marine scientists of various research areas from Norway, Sweden, the United States, Britain, Australia, Germany, Japan, Malaysia and other countries.