Session 6 – Sharing Biotech Successes
Date: 23 July (Thursday) 10:40 – 12:10 (GMT+8)
Venue: 701EF, 7F, TaiNEX2 / Online event platform
Chief Technology Officer
Tzu-Ming Pan, PhD, is current professor emeritus of Department of Biochemical Science and Technology, National Taiwan University; members of council of Taiwan Society of Agricultural Chemistry, Taiwan Society of Microbiology, and Taiwan Society of Functional Foods. He also is the former Directors of Taiwan Society of Functional Foods, Taiwan Society of Agricultural Chemistry, and AOAC Taiwan Section. Dr. Pan was served as Professor of Department of Biochemical Science and Technology, National Taiwan University for 18 years, and as Director for 9 years.
Dr. Pan focuses on the microbial application technology. The goal is to evaluate the function of metabolites and to improve the beneficial metabolic product. His current researches are mainly in two aspects: 1) Discovery of bioactive molecules of fungus (Monascus) and bacteria (lactic acid bacteria) secondary metabolite. 2) Probe the relationship of both biological effect and industrial development of the functional food. The functional foods of red mold rice and lactic acid bacteria have been commercialized and sold around the world.
Dr. Pan published 436 peer reviewed academic papers, among them 136 publications are related to red mold rice, a fermented rice of Monascus and 55 publications are related to lactic acid bacteria. In his recent research (2007-2020), he discovered that red mold rice is preventive against Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, hyperglycemia, obesity, fatigue, oral cancer and liver cancer. The other prominent research topic of Dr. Pan includes the benefit of lactic acid bacteria fermentation product. The most significant finding is that fermentation product of lactic acid bacteria can prevent atopic dermatitis, osteoporosis, hyperglycemia, hypertension, hyperglycemia and cerebral ischemia.
Dr. Pan received the IFT Fellow in 2012 owing to the distinguished performance of research in functional foods especially on red mold rice and lactic acid bacteria.
Dr. Pan received his BS degree of Agriculture from National Taiwan University in 1969, MS degree in 1972, and PhD degree in 1978 from the same University.
Sharing the Experience of Biotech Success
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