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Biotechnologist , microbiologist

Martins Jekabs Bekers, Latvian biotechnologist, microbiologist. Member Latvia Society Microbiology, Latvia Association Biotechnol., Latvia European Federation Biotechnol. General Assembly (representative since 1991), International Yeast Commission, Applied Microbiology-Biotechnol.

Background

Bekers, Martins Jekabs was born on August 31, 1928 in Laudona, Madona, Latvia. Son of Jekabs and Marianna (Saulons) Bekers.

Education

Engineer, Agricultural University, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Institute of Wood Chemical, 1972.

Career

Manager, engineer Yeast Factor, Riga, Latvia, 1953-1959, Food Technological Bureau, Riga, 1959-1962. Director Institute Microbiol. Laboratory Academy of Sciences, 1962-1993.

Vice director Institute Microbiology-Biotechnol. University Latvia, Riga, 1993-1997. Head laboratory Food Biotechnol., University Latvia, since 1993.

Professor Riga Technology University, 1972-1988, Latvia University, since 1993. Senator University Latvia, 1995-1998, Academy of Sciences Latvia, since 1992. Advisory board Applied Microbiology-Biotechnology, 1978-1988, Acta Biotechnology, since 1977, Molt-Vol Biotechnology, since 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Introduction in Biotechnology, 1978 (Latvia Academy prize 1985). Co-author: Anabiosis of Microorganisms, 1989 (Latvia Academy prize 1990), Biotechnology, 1990 (Latvia Academy prize 1991). Patentee in field.

Membership

Member Latvia Society Microbiology, Latvia Association Biotechnol., Latvia European Federation Biotechnol. General Assembly (representative since 1991), International Yeast Commission, Applied Microbiology-Biotechnol.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tourist, fishing, music, literature.

Connections

Married Valentina Buls. 1 child, Lolita.

father:
Jekabs Bekers

mother:
Marianna (Saulons) Bekers

spouse:
Valentina Buls

child:
Lolita Bekers