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About This ebookIn this ebook, Dr. Dominic Lam has shared his experiences of how his mentors stimulated his creative potentials in sciences, art, philanthropy and even business. As an extraordinarily talented scientist and artist, Dominic’s real-life stories could serve to inspire teachers, parents and students alike.About The AuthorDominic Man-Kit Lam, born in Swatow, grew up in Hong Kong. He obtained his bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees by 22, studied under two Nobel Laureates at Harvard Medical School before joining the Harvard Faculty and subsequently became Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman of Center for Biotechnology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In 1980, he discovered “Chromoskedasic Painting”, a process of creating color images using only materials for black and white photography. In 1982, Lam and Professor David Paton, Founder of Project Orbis, visited China for charitable ophthalmic exchange for the first time. In 1985, Lam started the first biotech company in Texas and took it public in 1988. In 1989, Lam became the founding director of Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology and received the U.S. High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He was also appointed a member of the U.S. President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and received a Presidential Medal of Merit. In 1991, Lam was named “Asia Society Man of the Year”. In 1993, he founded LifeTech Group. In 1999, he was selected as one of 99 most accomplished and influential artists in China in the 20th century by Chinese Academy of Art, the Artist Association of China and the National Palace Museum. On December 18, 1999, he founded World Eye Organization (WEO) to prevent and treat eye diseases for the poor. In 2001, Lam’s “Edible Vaccine” was named by MIT as one of “five patents that will transform business and technology”, and was also named as one of ten most important professions in the 21st century.ISBN 978-988-99145-3-0

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