本年度的课程为“English as a tool in writing scientific manuscripts”（《英文科技论文写作》）。课程将包含六个部分，内容涉及中国学生撰写英语科技论文的常见错误、论文引用文献、缩写的用法及科技论文的正确格式等。
PROFESSOR JOHN HODGKISS
BSc and PhD University of Wales
Joined The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 1986
Became a Professor in the Department of Ecology& Biodiversity at HKU in 1996
From 1983 – 1993 he was Associate Dean and then Dean of the Faculty of Science at HKU.
Head of the Department of Botany, 1992 - 1994
Head of the Department of Earth Science, 1992 - 1994
Head of the Department of Ecology& Biodiversity, 1995 - 1999
In 1997 he was awarded an MBE for his "Services to Environmental Education in Hong Kong" and in 2003 he was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the PRC for his "Outstanding Contribution to Research in Marine Environmental Science".
He has taught Algology, Aquatic Ecology, Microbiology, Environmental Monitoring and Pollution Control, among many other subjects.
He supervised over 40 post-graduate students; and was an External Examiner of PhD students from the City University of Hong Kong, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong and the Open University of Hong Kong.
His research into algal dynamics and water quality control began in 1968 and he has worked on nutrient enrichment of fresh and marine waters; phytoplankton dynamics and Harmful Algal Blooms; dinoflagellate physiology and taxonomy; and proteomics of toxin producing algae.
He has published more than 200 refereed journal papers; has written, edited or contributed to more than 50 books; has produced more than 120 Conference Abstracts; and he also has an extensive list of publications aimed at secondary school students, university students and the general public.
Between 1969 and 2002 he received more than 30 major grants totalling nearly HK$6 million to support his research and, in addition, as part of group research projects he shared awards of more than HK$10 million.
He also obtained 18 teaching grants, including a HK$5.5 million award for setting up with colleagues the "Virtual School of Biodiversity", an on-line teaching platform to support students in the biological sciences.
He is a Fellow of the United Kingdom Society of Biology, the Linnean Society, and the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management.
He is, or has been, a member of many societies related to environmental science, including as Co-President of the Association on Harmful Algal Blooms in the South China Sea.
He has undertaken more than 40 consultancies including the HKSAR Government's Red Tide Consultancy.
He chaired the HKSAR Government's "Country and Marine Parks Board" and its "Endangered Species Advisory Committee"; was a member of its "Water Pollution Control Ordinance Appeals Board", its "Red Tide/HAB Expert Advisory Group" and its "Council for Academic Accreditation"; and also was one of their Science Advisors from 2000 – 2003.
He has reviewed numerous scientific manuscripts and various books/conference proceedings dealing with aquatic research, and he has also reviewed research proposals in the UK, USA and the Hong Kong SAR.
He retired from HKU in 2003, but is currently an Honorary Professor there.
Since then he has been Chief English Editor for the Key State Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science at Xiamen University and, over the 12 eight years has edited more than 1000 journal papers from staff and students associated with the Laboratory. He is also an Adjunct Professor there.
He also gives courses to graduate students at Xiamen University in the use of English in written and oral presentations when he visits Xiamen each year.