Bei Shizhang

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Bei Shizhang
Born (1903-10-10)October 10, 1903
Zhenhai, Zhejiang, China
Died October 29, 2009(2009-10-29) (aged 106)
Beijing, China
Nationality People's Republic of China
Fields Biologist
Alma mater Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

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

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]

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


  1. ^ StudyGuide Baden-Württemberg
  2. ^ "Obituary, Shizhang Bei, 106, Beijing, China". Institute of Biophysics web site. 30 October 2009.