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Biotechnologist

Tzu-Ming Pan, Chinese biotechnologist. Member Chinese Bio-chemical Society, Chinese Teachers Association (executive director), Biotechnology Industrial Association (executive director), Chinese Agricultural Chemical Association (president), American Chemical Society, American Society Microbiology.

Background

Pan, Tzu-Ming was born on January 9, 1947 in Ching-Shui, Taiwan, Republic of China. Son of Wan-Chih and Teng (Yang) Pan.

Education

Bachelor of Science, National Taiwan University, 1969. Master of Science, National Taiwan University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, National Taiwan University, 1978.

Career

Associate professor Chinese Culture University, Taipei, 1978-1982, professor, 1982-1993, chairman, director, 1988-1992. Professor Yang-Ming University, 1980-1994, National Taiwan University, since 1995. Chief division bacteriology National Institute Preventive Medicine, Taipei, 1993-1998.

Committee of patent screening Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taipei, Taiwan, since 1987, committee of waste reduction task force, since 1991. Committee of standard method Environmental Protection Agency, Republic of China, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on new recovery method of glutamic acid using ion-exchange resin, new microorganism to produce dedecanedic acid from n-dodecane, new microorganism to produce vitamin B12 from methanol, method of immobilization of papain and bromelain for beer chill-proffing, Lyme and Legionnaires' diseases in Taiwan, bioreagent for wastewater of papermaking industry, treatment of wastewater of food factory with microorganisms. Production of vitamin B2 by microorganism. Food poisoning in Taiwan area.

    Rapid identification method of Salmonella typhi. Detection of Legionella in environment. Characteristics of Bordetalla pertussis isolated in Taiwan.

    Determination of methyl mercury in fish and shellfish. Production of rosmarinic acid with cell culture. Production of monacolin K and GABA from Monascus anka.

    Determination of E. coli 0157:H7 with polymerase chain reaction. Study function of red mold rice increasing memory and learning ability to intracerebroventricular amylcid beta-infused rat, lowering cholesterol level in serum, antifatigue effect, effect of preventing obesity. Effect of red mold rice lowering cholesterol content of chicken egg and meat.

Membership

Member Chinese Bio-chemical Society, Chinese Teachers Association (executive director), Biotechnology Industrial Association (executive director), Chinese Agricultural Chemical Association (president), American Chemical Society, American Society Microbiology.

Connections

Married Mei-Lan Chang, December 25, 1973. Children: Chia-Ying, Chia-Yu, Chia-Yueh.

father:
Wan-Chih Pan

mother:
Teng (Yang) Pan

spouse:
Mei-Lan Chang

child:
Chia-Ying Pan

child:
Chia-Yu Pan

child:
Chia-Yueh Pan