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Ryszard Marian Pado

Ryszard Marian Pado, Polish biology professor. Achievements include discovery of phototaxis in the ciliate paramecium bursaria; invention of new biological method of sewage purification; discovery of new aspects of the light role in physiology of symbiotic association formed by the microorganisms. Recipient Polonia Restituta Order, President of Poland, 1990.

Background

  • Pado, Ryszard Marian was born on November 22, 1937 in Zamosc, Poland. Son of Marian Henryk and Maria (Slominska) Pado.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Biology, Pedagogical University Cracow, Poland, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy in Nature Sciences, Pedagogical University Cracow, Poland, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 1978.

      Habilitation, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 1978.

    Career

    • Instructor Institute Biology, Pedagogical University Cracow, 1960—1967, assistant professor, 1967—1980, associate professor, 1980—1993, deputy dean, faculty geography and biology, 1985—1987, vice-rector, 1990—1993, head department microbiology, since 1991, professor extraordinarius, since 1993. Visiting specialist Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1980.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of phototaxis in the ciliate paramecium bursaria. Invention of new biological method of sewage purification. Discovery of new aspects of the light role in physiology of symbiotic association formed by the microorganisms.

    Works

    • Co-author: (educational film) Traube Cell. Author: (book) Phototaxis and Photokinesis in Paramecium Bursaria. Contributor scientific papers to professional publications.

    Membership

    Chairman Council 3rd District Cracow, 1991—1994, councillor, 1991—1998. Fellow: Polish Bio-chemical Society. Member: Program Council Pedagogical Magazine, Conspectus.

    Personality

    Interests

    Winemaking.

    Connections

    • Married Anna Maria Majewska, August 22, 1973. Children: Olgierd, Szymon.
    • father: Marian Henryk Pado
    • mother: Maria (Slominska) Pado
    • spouse: Anna Maria Majewska
    • children: Olgierd Pado
    • Szymon Pado
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    Born November 22, 1937
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    • 1960
      Pedagogical University Cracow
    • 1968
      Pedagogical University Cracow
    • 1978
      Jagiellonian University
    • 1978
      Jagiellonian University
    • 1960 - 1967
      Instructor, Institute Biology
    • 1985 - 1987
      Instructor, Institute Biology
    • 1990 - 1993
      Instructor, Institute Biology
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