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Bei Shizhang (simplified Chinese: 贝时璋; traditional Chinese: 貝時璋; pinyin: Bèi Shízhāng; Wade–Giles: Pei Shih-chang; October 10, 1903 – October 29, 2009), or Shi-Zhang Bei, was a Chinese biologist and educator. He was an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Bei Shizhang
Bei Shizhang 1930.jpg
Bei in 1930
Born(1903-10-10)October 10, 1903
DiedOctober 29, 2009(2009-10-29) (aged 106)
NationalityPeople's Republic of China
Alma materUniversity of Tübingen
Scientific career
FieldsBiologist

He was born in Zhenhai, Zhejiang province, on October 10, 1903. He was the oldest member of both the Academia Sinica and the Chinese Academy of Sciences at the time of his death. He was the founder, the first chief director and honorary director of the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

He was a pioneer of Chinese cytology, embryology and the founder of Chinese biophysics. He was considered the "Father of Chinese Biophysics". The asteroid 31065 Beishizhang was named in his honour on the occasion of his 100th birthday. He obtained his doctorate from University of Tübingen in 1928.[1]

DeathEdit

Bei Shizhang died in his home in Beijing on October 29, 2009, aged 106.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bei Shizhang - Chinese biophysicist and educator".
  2. ^ "Obituary, Shizhang Bei, 106, Beijing, China". Institute of Biophysics website. 30 October 2009.