Guan Huashi

Guan Huashi was born in 1939,in Xiajin City, Shandong Province.Marine Pharmacologist. He graduated from Shandong Maritime College in 1964. Positions taken in the past include assistant teacher, lecturer, associate professor and deputy dean of Department of Fisheries, professor, supervisor of doctoral students and deputy dean of College of Fisheries, vice president, secretarygeneral of the CPC, president of Ocean University of China, representative of the Ninth and Tenth National Congress, vice chairman of the People’s Political Consultative Conference of Shandong Province and the chairman of the Fifth and Sixth Science and Technology Association of Shandong Province. In May 1995, he was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Now he is a professor and supervisor of doctoral students of Ocean University of China as well as the director of the National Engineering Center for Marine Drug Research and Development.
Academician Guan has been engaged in the development of marine biological resources as well as the teaching and research of marine pharmaceuticals and food engineering and he is one of the most prominent pioneer and founder of research of Marine Pharmaceuticals in China. In 1960s, he participated in the project of the Industrialization of Algae Iodine-Extracting Technology; in 1970s, he led and finished the project of Recycled Use of the Byproducts of Kelp after Iodineextraction, successfully invented four new products including “Emulsifier for Agricultural Use” and hence made substantial contribution to the industry of iodine of China. In 1980s, he invented the first modern marine drug, PSS, which not only greatly benefited society and economy, but also initiated and promoted the development of marine drug study in China. In 1990s, a series of marine drugs and biological products including Gan Tang Ning, Hai Li Te and Jiang Tang Ning were successfully invented and put into production; these inventions made fundamental contribution to the rise, development and maturity of marine pharmaceutical industry. During that time, in order to promote sustained and healthy development of China's algae industry and further development of Glycobiology research, Guan Huashi and his team conquered several key problems and made breakthrough in the use and preparation of marine oligosaccharides including alginate, agar, carrageenan and chitosan. The system of industrialization of the preparation of marine oligosaccharides and the first databank of marine oligosaccharides was built up. Based on that data bank, 4 firstclass marine drug candidates are currently being studied in different clinical trials and their potential market effect is highly attractive. This achievement does not only promoted the sustained development of algae industry and further study of marine Glycochemistry and Glycobiology, but also provided vital theoretical and technological support to the research of marine drugs and new economic growth point.
In the long term of accumulated efforts, a bachelor degree program, featured by marine drug study, and National Engineering Center for Marine Drug Research and Development were established and marine drug research, development and industrialization system and highlevel personal training system were also founded. More than 10 national and provincial awards were given to Academician Guan, including National Conference of Science and Technology Award, Third Prize for National Science and Technology Advance, the Highest Award of Science and Technology in Shandong Province and the First Prize of National Technical Invention, etc.