Professor Yuan Kun Lee research interests include the effect of diet on the cross-talk between the gastrointestinal microbiota and the host, the recycling or removal of carbon dioxide by photosynthetic algae, and microbial fermentation processes in the production of food and pharmaceuticals and in the treatment of waste products. Prof. Lee has published 137 papers in international peer reviewed scientific journals, contributed 29 chapters in books, and authored 5 monographs. In addition, he has 3 patents to his name. He is currently President of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS). Prof. Lee is also President of the Singapore Society of Microbiology and Biotechnology, and the Asian Federation of Societies for Lactic Acid Bacteria. Prof. Lee received his Ph.D from the University of London, UK. He serves on the editorial board of the Critical Reviews in Microbiology (Associate Editor), Scientific Reports, Beneficial Microbes, Bioscience of Microbiota, Food & Health.