On January 6th, the appointment ceremony for the dual appointment of Professor Stefan Schwarz, a Fellow of the German National Academy of Sciences and a professor at the Free University of Berlin, was held at Longzihu Campus. President Jie Xiaolei attended the ceremony and presented the letter of appointment to Professor Stefan Schwarz. Representatives from relevant departments of the university and faculty members from the College of Veterinary Medicine also participated in the appointment ceremony.
Following the appointment ceremony, Professor Stefan Schwarz delivered an academic lecture titled Genetic Studies on Mobile MCR-Resistance Genes in Bacteria from Humans and Animals.
Professor Stefan Schwarz is a Fellow of the German National Academy of Sciences and is currently affiliated with the Institute of Microbiology and Animal Epidemiology at the Free University of Berlin. He also serves as the Chairman of the German Veterinary Association's Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal-Origin Bacteria, the Director of the Federal Working Group for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal-Origin Bacteria, and the Chair of the Research Group on Standard Methods for Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing of Animal-Origin Bacteria within the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) in the United States. His research primarily focuses on molecular genetics of microbial resistance, development, and monitoring of antimicrobial drug susceptibility testing methods. To date, he has published over 590 academic papers and serves as a joint editor, senior editor, or editorial board member for six international journals, including One Health Advances and Veterinary Microbiology.