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Ryszard Marian Pado

biology professor

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.

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.

Interests

  • Other 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