Biotechnology in China I

From Bioreaction to Bioseparation and Bioremediation

  • Jian-Jiang Zhong
  • Feng-Wu Bai
  • Wei Zhang

Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering / Biotechnology book series (ABE, volume 113)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jing Chen, Ren-Chao Zheng, Yu-Guo Zheng, Yin-Chu Shen
    Pages 33-77
  3. Kee-Yoeup Paek, Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy, Eun-Joo Hahn, Jian-Jiang Zhong
    Pages 151-176
  4. Yan Sun, Fu-Feng Liu, Qing-Hong Shi
    Pages 217-254
  5. Ping Xu, Jinhui Feng, Bo Yu, Fuli Li, Cuiqing Ma
    Pages 255-274
  6. Xian-Wei Liu, Han-Qing Yu, Bing-Jie Ni, Guo-Ping Sheng
    Pages 275-303
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 305-308

About this book

Introduction

In recent years, biotechnology research and development (R&D) in China has been receiving increasing attention from the world. With the open-door policy of the Chinese government, many international publications (for academia) and large market potential (for industry) constitute the two big reasons for the above phen- enon. Biotechnology has become one of the priorities in Mainland China for so- ing many important problems, such as food supply, health care, environment protection, and even energy. The central government has been implementing a c- ple of programs which cover a wide spectrum in basic research, high-tech devel- ment and industrialization, such as Basic Research Program (973 Plan), Hi-Tech R&D Program (863 Plan), Key Science & Technology Problem Solving Program (Gong-guan Plan), as well as the establishment of centers of excellence - Key Laboratories and Engineering Centers, etc. The funding from various local gove- ments and industry for R&D has also been increasing continuously. Biotechnology centers in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing have been established. There are more than 400 universities, research institutes and companies and a total of over 20,000 researchers involved in biotechnology in the Mainland. The number of research papers published internationally and patent applications is also increasing rapidly. In addition, the huge market potential with about 1. 4 billion population, which is already open to the outside world, has provided numerous opportunities for int- national and domestic companies to invest in biotechnology, which pushes forward the biotechnology industrialization in China.

Keywords

Bioactivitiy Biocatalysts Biochemistry Bioremediation Expression Medicinal Chemistry Metabolism Proteins biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jian-Jiang Zhong
    • 1
  • Feng-Wu Bai
    • 2
  • Wei Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Life Science & BiotechnologyShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghai, MinhangChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.Dept. Bioscience & BioengineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina, People's Republic
  3. 3.Dalian Institute of Chemical PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesDalianChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-88415-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-88414-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-88415-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0724-6145
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8542
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