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Awards and Recognition 2009 : Academic Staff

 
 

Congratulations to Dr. Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn, The Prince Mahidol award 2009 Awardee in the field of Public Health


The 2009 Prince Mahidol Award winners were announced on 3rd December 2009 by the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation members. The 18th Prince Mahidol Award in the field of Medicine was awarded to Professor Anne Mills and the Award in the field of Public Health went to Dr. Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn and Mr. Mechai Viravaidya. This year’s recipients were selected from 66 nominations representing 35 countries.

Dr. Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn graduated from faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahdol University. He is t is the World Health Organization’s representative for Mongolia and the former First Director of the Prevention and Control of AIDS Center under the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand. In 1989, he served as the Director of the Office of Communicable Disease Control Region 4 in Ratchaburi, Thailand, and initiated the “100% Condom Use Program,” which has been recognized worldwide as one of the most successful HIV/AIDS prevention tools.

The Program’s success has been largely due to its large scope and cooperation among all stakeholders, including government authorities, provincial governors and officers, healthcare personnel and commercial sex business operators. One of the key elements of Dr. Rojanapithayakorn’s initiative has been empowering commercial sex workers to use a ‘No Condom – No Sex’ policy with customers. In turn, this Program has been crucial in controlling the spread of HIV infection in Thailand, and in 2001, less than 14,000 new HIV cases were reported compared to 400,000 in 1991. Dr. Rojanapithayakorn continues to promote the “100% Condom Use Program” in other countries, including Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Mongolia and Lao PDR. Subsequently, his Program has been recognized by international organizations, such as World Health Organization, World Bank, UNAIDS, USAIDS, as one of the most successful HIV prevention tools. Dr. Rojanapithayakorn’s initiatives have also contributed to social empowerment and behavioral change in the general public, which continue to have positive and lasting impacts on several hundred million lives around the world.

Post Date : February 26, 2010

 

 

 

Congratulations to MUPY staffs, for receiving national and international awards


Two of faculty members from Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, received national and international recognition for their work and dedication:

Assoc. Prof. Leena Suntornsuk was among the top-three finalists in the Young Women Researcher Award (medicine category) and received the 1st runner up award. The Young Women Researcher Award aims to acknowledge and strengthen women representation and the technological leadership in particularly the efforts and contributions in achieving Research Excellence. The award ceremony was held at the TWAS-TWOWS-SCOPUS Regional Young Women Scientist Symposium, 8-10 November 2009 at the National Science Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Furthermore, Prof. Sompol Prakongpan, a Professor of Pharmaceutics, received a distinguished and prestigious Outstanding Pharmacist award in the area of pharmacy education and research and development from the Coalition of Pharmacy Profession of Thailand. The ceremony was held on 27 November 2009 at the fifth Thailand Pharmacy Congress meeting at BITEC.

Congratulations to both of them.

For further information, see
Assoc. Prof. Leena Suntornsuk
- Biography
- Publication and Presentation

Prof. Sompol Prakongpan

- Publication and Presentation

Post Date : February 16, 2010

 

 

 

Congratulations to (Prof. Dr. Wanpen Chaicumpa) on Receiving Distinguished research professor grant 2010 from the Thailand Research Fund


Mahidol University would like to congratulate Prof. Dr. Wanpen Chaicumpa Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital on receiving Distinguished Research Professor Grant 2010. This research grant will fund the research projects, “Production of therapeutic antibodies for Hepatitis C virus and construction of a minibody/Nano-Body phage display library”. Furthermore, the University will also support additional research fund for 3 years with grant of no less than one million Baht per year, a total of three million Baht per research project. This great achievement truly earns recognition.

 Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Wanpen Chaicumpa

Post Date : February 8, 2010

 

 

 

Officier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques of the Republic of France


Prof. Amaret Bhumiratana, the former dean of Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, has been selected for the decoration Officier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques of the Republic of France - the highest honour awarded to academics by a decree of the French Prime Minister, in recognition of his contribution to the development of scientific researches between France and Thailand.

The ceremony was arranged on January 26, 2009, at the Ambassade de France en Thaïlande, Charoenkrung 36, Bangkok.

For further information, see
www.sc.mahidol.ac.th

Post Date : January 27, 2010

 

 

 

Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wandee Gritsanapan, Faculty of Pharmacy on Receiving Outstanding Alumni Award from University of Queensland, Australia


Mahidol University congratulates Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wandee Gritsanapan, a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, on receiving The 2009 International Alumnus of the Year Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation from the University of Queensland, Australia on Nov 26th, 2009.

With consistent research output in the field of Pharmacognosy and natural products, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wandee Gritsanapan contributed extensively to the discipline in her career. Mahidol University would like to express appreciation and congratulate Dr. Wandee on her achievement.

For further information, see
www.pharmacy.mahidol.ac.th

Post Date : January 18, 2010

 

 

 

Prof. M.R. Jisnuson Svasti Received the 40th Sood Sangvichien Lecture Award


On November 18th, 2009, the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University organized an award ceremony for Sood Sangvichien Lecture 2009 for Prof. M.R. Jisnuson Svasti, Department of Biochemistry and Head of the Center of Excellence in Protein Structure and Function, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University. Clin. Prof. Teerawat Kulthanan, Dean, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital presented the award. The event took place at Tripetch Room, 15th Floor, 100th Year Somdech Phra Srinagarindra, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital.

On this occasion, Prof. M.R. Jisnuson Svasti delivered a lecture, “From Structural Biology Towards a Better Understanding of Life.” He acknowledged that structural biology covers the study of biological system, starting at large molecules, organelles, cell, tissue, organ, and body. With the development in research and technology, structural biology has cover and connects various disciplines, such as physiology and biochemistry. The purpose of structural biology is to understand the relationship between structure and function of life.

For further information, see
www.mahidol.ac.th/mueng/

Post Date : December 4, 2009

 

 

 

Recipient of 'L'Oréal's Special Science Recognition in Sustainable Development', marking the group's 100th anniversary


L’Oréal Thailand announces recipient of ‘L’Oréal’s Special Science Recognition in Sustainable Development’, marking the group’s 100th anniversary

The special recognition honours senior Thai female scientist who devotes her research work for the better health of Thais and social sustainable development

Bangkok, 22 July 2009 -- L’Oréal Thailand today announced the recipient of ‘L’Oréal’s Special Science Recognition in Sustainable Development’, an activity to honour senior Thai female scientist whose research has yielded sustainable benefits for Thai people and society as a whole, as part of the company’s 100th Anniversary celebration. The Thai senior female scientist being recognised is Professor Dr Nateetip Krishnamra, the head of the Consortium for Calcium and Bone Research (COCAB) at the Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, the first research group on calcium and bone in Thailand. Professor Dr Nateetip has devoted 30 years to a multidisciplinary research approach into calcium and bone metabolism. The COCAB focuses on integrated calcium and bone metabolism, leading to further applications for the optimum benefits of Thailand’s medical and public health society, the diagnosis and treatment of metabolic bone disorders in particular, which are rapidly increasing and posing a health threat to Thais as well as posing socio-economic impacts

For further information, see
www.sc.mahidol.ac.th/award/100L’Oreal.htm

Post Date : August 24, 2009

 

 

 

Assoc. Prof. Surin Soo-amponm, Recipient of 2008 Mahidol University Award for Outstanding Service


With many important contributions, Assoc. Prof. Surin Soo-amponm was selected to receive Mahidol University Award for Outstanding Service 2008. Throughout his 12 years in service, Assoc. Prof. Surin Soo-ampon, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University, dedicated himself to his dental students and to those in need. His principles are to provide quality service to the public equally and justly, which follows the service policy of the Faculty of Dentistry. Enjoying his work is also as important for him.

In 2005, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn bestowed an honorary pin upon Assoc. Prof. Surin for supporting Royal Project because of his involvement in directing and developing the Royal Dental Unit and Royal Mobile Dental Service. Assoc. Prof. Surin has been active in the Royal Dental Project since 1998. This Project provides dental service to students and those in need. Since 2002, he participated in mobile dental unit that service on public holidays and special events such as “Mahidol-Mother’s Day,” the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit’s birthday. Over 200 services were provided with a total of more than 100,000 service recipients. Services include dental fillings, extractions, restoration, dentures, and dental education.

Post Date : July 14, 2009

 

 

 

Dr. Pongrama Ramasoota won National Inventor Award 2009 from National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)


On "The National Inventor day" 2nd February, 2009, Dr. Pongrama Ramasoota, Deputy dean for research and innovation, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University and his team; Mr. Pholsak Piyatat, Miss Pannamthip Pitaksajjakul and Miss Kaewjai Malaithao, were achieved National Inventor Award 2009 in Medical Sciences from National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), presented by HE. Apisit Wetchacheewa, Prime minister. From their invention of “Indoor & outdoor bio-aerosol collector and Air filter tested equipment”. The Awarding ceremony took place at Hall 9, Impact Arena, Muangtong Thanee. Dr. Pongrama and his team also achieved the same award in last year.

Post Date : February 20, 2009

 

 

 

Scientific Gold Medal


Congratulations to Dr. Pongrama Ramasoota, Deputy Dean for Research & Innovation, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University in receiving IFIA Scientific Gold Medal from International Federation of Inventor Association (IFIA) at the Soul International Invention Fair for the invention of "Rapid detection of aerosol MDR-TB and legionella using modified impinger and polymerase chain reaction (PCR)"

Post date : January 15, 2009

 

 

   

Awards and Recognition 2008 : Academic Staff

   
 

The One and Only in Southeast Asia Researcher at Mahidol University Received Research Grant from Gates Foundation: A Seek for Cure to Combat Dengue Fever from Wolbachia Bacteria


Associate Professor Pattamaporn Kittayapong,Head of the Center for vector and Vector-Borne Diseases has been awarded a grant in an amount of US$ 100,000(3.4 million baht) from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct a research on the wolbachia bacteria strain that is found in mosquitoes carrying dengue,the research purpose is to prevent of dengue fever. Moreover,if the research project proves promising a researcher will get an addition of 1 us$ million or more.

Post date : January 9, 2009

 

 

   
 

NRCT: Outstanding Researcher Award 2008


The National Research Council of Thailand awarded Prof. Manat Pohmakotr, Ph.D., the NRCT: Outstanding Researcher Award 2008 in the Field of Chemistry and Pharmacy.

Prof. Manat Pohmakotr, Ph.D., is a Professor 10 and deputy director of Center of Excellence for Innovation in Chemistry, Mahidol University, who dedicated himself in development of organic chemistry in the country. His researches are valuable to the academia as well as are accepted and published in high impact journals. With continuous outstanding research, Prof. Manat Pohmakotr has been invited to deliver special lectures in international conferences such as in Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea. Prof. Manat Pohmakotr has been studying synthesis of many natural compounds that possess biological properties. Several findings have been used as examples in several textbooks.

The Outstanding Researcher Awardee would receive 300,000 Baht, Outstanding Researcher Award medal, and honorary certificate at the National Innovation Day 2009 at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani.

The National Research Council of Thailand announced the NRCT: Outstanding Researcher Award 2008 in the Field of Medicine, awarded to Prof. Suthat Fucharoen, M.D. who dedicated himself in thalassemia research for more than 30 years.

The National Research Council of Thailand announced the NRCT: Outstanding Researcher Award 2008 in the Field of Medicine, awarded to Prof. Suthat Fucharoen, M.D. who dedicated himself in thalassemia research for more than 30 years.

Prof. Suthat Fucharoen, M.D., is a Professor 11 at the Institute of Science and Technology for Research and Development, Mahidol University. He has continuously been conducting research on thalassemia, and his findings provide insights into different types of genetic abnormality that lead to thalassemia in Thai population. He also developed methods in diagnosis of fetal abnormality, which could be carried out through diagnosis of genetic abnormality during the antenatal care. It became a novel approach to control and prevent newborn thalassemic patient in Thailand. Furthermore, he studied the interaction of genetic defect and the different degree of disease severity, which increases our understanding of abnormality in blood clotting in thalassemic patients that occurs more rapid than among normal person. This abnormal condition leads to the treatment using anticoagulation drugs, such as aspirin. He also studied the pathophysiology of iron deficiency as well as the benefits of using iron chelating agents. He also collaborated with both domestic and foreign organizations in creating the thalassemia research network.

The Outstanding Researcher Awardee would receive 300,000 Baht, Outstanding Researcher Award medal, and honorary certificate at the National Innovation Day 2009 at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani.

Post date : November 28, 2008

 

 

   
 

Outstanding Mid-career Researcher Award 2008

Dr. Visith Thongboonkerd, M.D., Head of Medical Proteomics Unit, Office for Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University received "Outstanding Mid-Career Researcher Award 2008" from the research project entitled "Proteomic Analysis of Responses in Renal Tubular Cells to Calcium Oxalate Crystal Adhesion: Implications for Stone Formation" from The Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHE).

Post date : November 18, 2008

 

 

   
 

Siriraj - Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University Award for Outstanding the "TICA Awards"

Clin. Prof. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, M.D., President of Mahidol University together with Prof. Pakit Vichyanond, Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital received the "Thailand Incentive And Convention Association (TICA) Awards 2006-2007" from Mr. Santichai Euachongprasit, Deputy Governor for Marketing, Tourism Authority of Thailand for wining the "Best International Convention of the year in 2007" presented to World Allergy Congress 2007 held in Bangkok during Dec. 2-7, 2007. The TICA awards presentation was held during the 15th Convention Promotion Seminar on 29 September, 2008 at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World.

Post date : September 29, 2008

 

 

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol received Outstanding Management Award 2008 in the field of Research and Development

Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol , Dean, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University in receiving Outstanding Management Award 2008 in the field of Research and Development, organized by the Organizing Committee of “Outstanding Management”. His Excellency General Surayud Chulanont, Privy Councilor presided over the awarding ceremony at Convention Hall, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok on Aug. 11th, 2008.

Post date : September 2, 2008

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Suwilai Premsrirat received CIPL Award 2008

Prof. Dr. Suwilai Premsrirat, former director of Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development, Mahidol University, received CIPL Award 2008 from Comité International Permanent des Linguistes (The Permanent International Committee of Linguists) (CIPL). CIPL is an international organization founded to assist in the development of linguistic science, and CIPL tries to further linguistic research and to co-ordinate activities undertaken for the advancement of linguistics. Prof. Dr. Suwilai Premsrirat was the first to receive this award. Award ceremony took place during the 18th International Congress of Linguistics on July 21st-26th, 2008, organized by CIPL and the Linguistics Society of Korea at Korea University, Soul, South Korea.

Post date : August 25, 2008

 

 

 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Narattaphol Charoenphandhu has won Young Scientist Award 2008.


On July 31, 2008, Asst. Prof. Dr. Narattaphol Charoenphandhu, the principal investigator at the Consortium from Calcium and Bone Research (COCAB) and Department of Physiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University received the Young Scientist Award in the field of Physiology from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King. He has been recognized for his multidisciplinary work in the investigation of calcium homeostasis and mechanisms which transfer calcium from the diet to bone. His outstanding work covers a broad spectrum of research areas, from nanotechnology, biophysics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, physiology to medicine. Some of his works have high potential for developing better calcium-fortified tablet with high bioavailability and for the prevention of osteopenia and osteoporosis.

For further information, see
http://www.sc.mahidol.ac.th/award/outstanding_scientist2008.htm

Post date : August 1, 2008

 

 

   
 
2007 The Dushdi Mala Medal

Professor Dr. Pilai Poonswad from the Hornbill Research Foundation and Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University received the 2007 Dushdi Mala Medal in Science from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on May 26, 2008 at the Chitralada Palace.

Professor Dr. Surapol Issaragrisil (MD.), from Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Thailand, and Senior Research Scholar of Thailand Research Fund, received the 2007 Dushdi Mala Medal in Medicine from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on June 16, 2008 at the Chitralada Palace

Post date : July 19, 2008

 

 

   
 
Mahidol University won QS-APPLE Creative Awards for the Best International Education Promotional Design in 2 categories

QS Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference and Exhibition has Introduced Awards for the Best International Education Promotional Design in their Fourth Conference held in Seoul, Korea, during July 9-11, 2008 as part of their continual campaign to stimulate best practise in all aspects of international education.

The QS-APPLE Creative Awards are dedicated to cultivating the importance of developing impactful and compelling design creativity for effective communication and brand awareness. Winners were announced and prizes were given during the Closing Plenary on July 11, 2008.

Mahidol University won First prize for Best International Website Pages and Second prize for Best International Print Advertisement.


Clinical Professor Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, President of Mahidol University received both prizes from Ms. Mandy Mok, QS Regional Director-Asia Pacific and Conference Co-Director.


Post date : July 19, 2008

 

 

 

   
 
Mahidol University Award for Outstanding Innovation 2008 goes to Dr.Duangjai Nakhapreecha, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science for Gasohol Detection Kit

Department of Chemistry congratulates Dr.Duangjai Nakhapreecha who received Mahidol University Award 2008. This award was announced by the President of Mahidol University, Clinical Professor Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, M.D., on June 4th, 2008. A total of 9 awards were announced, and among them, Outstanding Award in the field of Chemistry was awarded to Asst. Prof.Duangjai Nakhapreecha and colleagues for the development of gasohol detection kits. Two gasohol detection kits are 1) Gasohol meter (Model: Innova-Eth 06), which is appropriate for lab use, and 2) Siam Gasohol Kit (SG-Kit), which is suited for measurement in mobile lab. The two instruments will determine whether the ethanol level in the fuel is at the standard concentration or not. The ethanol concentration is critical, because it correlates with the octane degree. The aim is to ensure the quality of the gasohol fuel.

Post date : July 11, 2008

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Thailand Toray Science Foundation presented a ‘Science & Technology Award’ to the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, and a ‘Science & Research Grant’ to Asst. Prof. Chutima Kuhakarn

The Thailand Toray Science Foundation (TTSF) gives awards and grants to institutes, scientists or researchers in Thailand each year to support the progress of ‘Science and Technology’ in Thailand. In 2007, the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Mahidol University received a ‘Science & Technology Award’ for their outstanding research in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, and Genetic Engineering.

 

As for the ‘Science & Research Grants’, Asst. Prof. Chutima Kuhakarn from the Faculty of Science was awarded a grant for “Development of Difluorophehylsulfanylmethane as a New Alternative Formylating Agent of Aromatic Compounds”. The awards were presented on February 11, 2008 at the Swissotel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok.

Post date : March 3, 2008

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Dr. Pongrama Ramasoota wins Inventor award in Medical sciences field, from National Research Council of Thailand

On 2nd of February, 2008. Dr. Pongrama Ramasoota and his team; Dr. Chomrach Sirikul, Miss Pannamthip Pitaksajjakul and Mr. Pollasak Piyatat, received the inventor award, in Medical sciences field from National research council of Thailand (NRCT). From the work, “Rapid detection of M. tuberculosis and Legionella from indoor air using modified impinger and poymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods", that was supported the research grants from NRCT and BIOTEC.

Since there have been increasing of the multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and Legionellosis cases. Among the low immunity person, inhalation only 1-2 MTB or Legionella bacilli, can be infected and get sick from these deadly diseases. Moreover, using conventional method of bacterial culture, to detect these bacterias, it took 1 weeks for Legionella, and 1-2 months for MDR-TB.

From this reason, Dr. Ramasoota tried to develop the rapid method that can detect 1-2 MTB or Legionella from indoor air. By combination of the in house developed impinger air collector with PCR to amplify bacterial DNA. It has become the world’s first report of developing realtime PCR that can detect only 1 bacilli of Legionella, and nested PCR that can detect only 2 bacilli of MDR-TB, from indoor air, within only 5-8 hours. Moreover, for the developed air collector system, by using domestic produced equipment, so the cost was 10 times less expensive than the imported impinger, but it has electric fan additionally build at the top, so higher amount of bio-aerosol can be collect.

Nowadays, various institutions in Thailand ; (hospitals, banks, companies) have utilized this newly developed method for monitoring the bacterial contamination from their indoor air.

 

Post date : March 3, 2008

 

 

Academic Staff Receiving Awards and Recognition 2006-2007

 

 

Congratulations Previous President Pornchai Matangkasombut

Congratulations Previous President Pornchai Matangkasombut receives Honorary Degree of Doctor for The outstanding academic research and educational collaboration from Osaka University.

 

  Professor M.R. Jisnuson Svasti Becomes President, Science Society of Thailand Under Royal Patronage

Professor M.R. Jisnuson Svasti has been elected President of the Science Society of Thailand under the Patronage of H.M. The King. The Science Society of Thailand has over 4,000 members and this year celebrates the 60th anniversary of its foundation. The society arranges the well-known annual Science and Technology of Thailand conferences with 1,500-3,000 participants, has several active academic and regional sections, and arranges many activities to promote science at schools, through teachers’ training programs and student science projects. Professor Svasti is one of the few scientists in Thailand to have received the Dushdi Mala Medal in Science, awarded by H.M. The King for distinguished university staff who have made outstanding contributions to their field. Professor Svasti has also won numerous awards, including the Outstanding Scientist Award in 2002, Outstanding Researcher Award in 2003, and Outstanding Lecturer Award in 2005. He has played important roles in several scientific associations at national, regional and international level.

January 28, 2008

 

  Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree Receives Awards for Her Work on Human Rights

Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Office of Human Rights Studies and Social Development, Faculty of Graduate Studies, has been awarded a Special Citation from the Board of Trustees of the De La Salle Professional Schools, Philippines for her work on human rights. The presentation will take place at De La Salle University on 27 February 2008. Last year, Dr. Petcharamesree was also awarded a fellowship from the Asia Leadership Fellowship Program of the Japan Foundation to research “Migrants and Access to Membership Goods”. She is well known in the human rights field among the academic community and among human rights activists, at both national and regional level, working closely with NGOs, grassroots people, and different marginalized groups. Her recent work focuses on issues of citizenship, economic, social and cultural rights, community rights, and human rights education. She is currently preparing a book dealing with the issues of constructed borders, discrimination and human rights.

For further information, please visit
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/intel/topics/alfp/fellow07.html

 

 

  Assoc. Prof. Benchawan Wiwatanapataphee, Dr. Prida Malasit, and Prof. Petay Yenjitsomanus, win “National Research Council of Thailand Awards for Research Work, 2007”

On October 16, 2007, Assoc. Prof. Benchawan Wiwatanapataphee and her team from the Faculty of Science won the NRCT Best Research Award (Mathematical and Physical Sciences) for “Mathematical Modeling of Blood Flow in the Coronary Artery Bypass Graft”.

Another team led by Dr. Prida Malasit from the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital won the NRCT Best Research Award (Medical Sciences) for “Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever and Dengue Virus Research”.

A third group led by Prof. Petay Yenjitsomanus, also from the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, won the NRCT Complimentary Research Award for “Molecular Genetic Studies of Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis”.


 

 

  Prof. Nuntavan Bunyapraphatsara and Prof. Warren Brockelman win “Outstanding Research Awards 2007” from the Thailand Research Fund

The Thailand Research Fund (TRF) presented two “Outstanding Research Awards 2007” to Faculty Members of Mahidol University. Prof. Nuntavan Bunyapraphatsara from Department of Pharmacognosy, the Faculty of Pharmacy, received her award for “Research and Development of Chilli and Chilli Products”, while Prof. Warren Brockelman from the Institute of Science and Technology for Research and Development received his award for “Population and Population Genetics of Wild Elephants in Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi”. The awards were presented on December 13, 2007 at the Grand Ballroom, Century Park Hotel.


 

  TRF Senior Research Scholar (Year 2007-2010)

Prof. Dr. Petay Yenjitsomanus, Office for Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital and Prof. Dr. Nateetip Krishnamra, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Science received Thailand Research Fund (TRF) Senior Research Scholar Awards for 2007-2010. Prof. Dr. Petay received his award to work on “Genetics and Molecular Biology of Diseases Relevant to Thais”, while Prof. Dr. Nateetip received an award for her project on “Multidisciplinary Approach to Cultivate and Strengthen Calcium and Bone Research”. These awards for Senior Research Scholars were established and supported by the Thailand Research Fund, in collaboration with Office of the Commission for Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Thailand.

 

 

  The Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital won “The Asian Hospital Management Awards 2007”

The Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital won “The Asian Hospital Management Awards 2007” which included a Winner's Award for the best project in the Human Resource Development category under the "Routine to Research Project: Striving towards Learning Organization", and an Excellence Award in the Customer Service category for "The Heart by Siriraj Project: A Radical Change in Public Hospital Service". The award ceremonies took place during the Gala Dinner and Awards Night at Hospital Management Asia 2007 on August 31, 2007 at the Dusit Resort Hotel in Pattaya. The Asian Hospital Management Awards recognize and honor hospitals in Asia Pacific region that carry out the best hospital practices. The Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital is the first government hospital in Thailand to have received these awards.

For further information, please visit
http://www.si.mahidol.ac.th/siweb_2007_eng/news_detail.asp?n_id=84

 

 

  Emeritus Prof. Wandee Varavithya and Dr. Prida Malasit win the Mahidol University– B. Braun Prize 2007

Emeritus Prof. Wandee Varavithya and Dr. Prida Malasit won the Mahidol University-B.Braun Prize 2007, jointly sponsored by Mahidol University and B.Braun (Thailand) Ltd. to encourage outstanding contributions in medicine and public health for the benefit of the Thai people. Emeritus Prof. Wandee Varavithya, from the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University received her award for developing oral rehydration therapy for treatment of diarrheal diseases, saving millions of lives over the course of 40 years. Dr. Prida Malasit, from the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University won his award for the outstanding work of his “Network for Biomedical Research in Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever and Dengue Viruses”, which has generated outstanding basic biomedical research, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dengue infection.

For further information, see
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/read.php?newsid=30037942

 

 

  Professor Dr. Yongwimon Lenbury wins Outstanding Scientist of Thailand Award 2007

Professor Yongwimon Lenbury from the Department of Mathematics won the Outstanding Scientist of Thailand Award from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Professor Yongwimon received this award from H.R.H. Princess Mahachakri on 10 August 2007, and is the first mathematician ever to receive such an award, indicating that mathematics in Thailand has finally come of age. She was honored for contributions in the construction and analysis of mathematical models of systems in biology and medical science, using the theory of nonlinear and dynamic systems.

For further information, see
http://www.sc.mahidol.ac.th/award/award50.htm

 

 

  Three Researchers at Mahidol University Win L’Oreal-UNESCO Awards 2007

 

Three researchers at Mahidol University win L’Oreal-UNESCO “For Women in Science Fellowships 2007” for Thai researchers. The Awards were presented by HRH Princess Ubolratana on 29 May 2007. Professor Pramuan Tangboriboonrat from the Faculty of Science received an award for her work on the chemistry of rubber and the preparation of novel polymers from rubber latex. Dr. Wallaya Jongjaroenprasert from the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital received her fellowship to work on genetic susceptibility to Diabetes Type 2. Dr. Kallaya Sritunyalucksana Dangtip from the National Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) and Centex Shrimp at Mahidol University received an award for her work on the defense mechanisms of shrimp towards foreign pathogens.

 

 

  Dr. Pleumchitt Rojanapanthu and Research Team Awarded U.S. Patent

Dr Pleumchitt Rojanapanthu and her research team consisting of Drs. Wandee Gritsanapan, Mullika Sirirat, and Cholticha Amornchat were awarded a United States Patent on “Andrographis paniculata Gel as an Adjunct in the Treatment of Periodontitis”, 14 November 2006. The patent describes the composition of a biodegradable gel or ointment comprising of an extract from Andrographis paniculata. Garcinia mangostana or Curcurma longa having antimicrobial activity towards periodontal pathogens, such as Porphyromonas gingivalis, in combination with a gel base consisting of glyceryl monooleate and trigyceride. This formulation is exceptional since it makes use of extracts from Thai plants in combination with a sustained release method of delivery. The work has won several awards, such as Silver Medal Awards in the Brussels Eureka 2001 50th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technology, 11-15 November 2001, and the Seoul International Invention Fair, 7-11 November 2006. The group has also recently been awarded a Thai patent for their work.

For further information, see
http://www2.mahidol.ac.th/spectrum/page3_vol9_no1.htm

 

 

  Prof. Prasert Thongcharoen receives 2006 APACPH Public Health Recognition Award

Professor Emeritus Dr. Prasert Thongcharoen, from the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, received the Public Health Recognition Award from the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Award on 3 December 2006, in recognition of his long-standing dedication to research on viral diseases. He has also received many other illustrious awards including the Mahidol University B-Braun Prize 2006 for his work on, HIV-AIDS, SARS and Bird Flu. His warning on the cross-species breeding and human-to-human infection of Bird Flu helped to alert the Thai people about the disease.

 

 

  Professor Pilai Poonswad receives the ROLEX Award for Enterprise 2006 and the 52nd Annual Chevron Conservation Award

Professor Pilai Poonswad, from the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, received the ROLEX Award for Enterprise 2006 and the 52nd Annual Chevron Conservation Award for her outstanding work on the conservation of hornbills in Thailand. Professor Pilai Poonswad was later awarded the 2006 Outstanding Lecturer Award (Science & Technology) from the Council of the University Faculty Senates of Thailand.

For further information, see
http://www.sc.mahidol.ac.th/tha/award/pilai_poonswad.htm
http://www.rolexawards.com/laureates/laureate-90-poonswad.html
http://www.sc.mahidol.ac.th/academics/staff/AC_p/Pilai_P.htm

 

 

  Professors Sakol Panyim and Suwilai Premsrirat win Outstanding Researcher Awards

Professor Sakol Panyim from the Faculty of Science (also the former Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics) and Professor Suwilai Premsrirat, former Director of the Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development, won Outstanding Researcher Awards from the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT). Professor Sakol is recognized as a pioneer in introducing genetic engineering techniques to Thailand. His work includes the application of DNA technology for control of mosquitoes and for malaria diagnosis. He has won many prestigious awards including the Outstanding Technologist Award (2003), NRCT Award for Best Invention (1996), and the Outstanding Scientist Award (1985). Professor Suwilai is recognized for her dedication and innovative research to preserve local wisdoms and identities of various ethnic groups in the Southeast Asia Region. Her initiative projects include the establishment of a Resource Center for Revitalization and Maintenance of Endangered Languages and Cultures, as well as the Ethnolinguistic Maps of Thailand which provide a database of socio-political distributions of languages and ethnic groups.

 

 

  Associate Professor Dr. Saiyavit Varavinit receives the 2006 Thailand Outstanding Technologist Award

Associate Professor Dr. Saiyavit Varavinit from the Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science won the 2006 Thailand Outstanding Technologist Award from the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). He received the award from HRH Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre on 11 October 2006. Dr. Saiyavit developed the technology for using rice starch as a tablet-filler in the pharmaceutical industry. He also developed the use of rice starch in the cosmetics industry to replace talcum. His research has helped to provide added value to Thai rice.

For further information, see
http://www.sc.mahidol.ac.th/tha/award/techno49.htm

 

 

  Associate Professor Dr. Jitladda Sakdapipanich wins the Young ASEAN Biotechnologist Prize 2006

Associate Professor Dr. Jitladda Sakdapipanich from the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science received the Young ASEAN Biotechnologist Prize 2006 from the Society for Biotechnology, Osaka, Japan. She was recognized for her outstanding research on natural rubber, in particular for improving its chemical and physical properties, as well as for the development of skimmed rubber from rubber latex industrial waste and other materials. Her research has won her many prestigious awards including the Innovation Ambassador Award 2006 in the field of Bio-Business (from the National Innovation Agency) and the Young Technologist Award 2005 (from the Science and Technology Promotion Foundation under the Royal Patronage).

 

 

  Dr. Atitaya Siripinyanond wins Young Scientist Award 2007

Also on 10 August 2007, Dr. Atitaya Siripinyanond, from the Faculty of Science, received the Young Scientist Award in the field of Chemistry, 2007. She has been recognized for her work in the development of analytical methods for separation and characterization of compounds in the nanometer and micrometer size ranges using field-flow fractionation techniques.

For further information, see
http://www.sc.mahidol.ac.th/award/atitaya.htm

 

 

  Dr. Visith Thongboonkerd wins Young Researcher Award 2006

Dr. Visith Thongboonkerd from the Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, won the Young Researcher Award from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology Under the Patronage of H.M. the King for his research work on the application of proteomic technologies in the study of diseases, especially renal diseases.

 

 

  Supinya Klangnarong receives Communication and Social Change Award 2006

Supinya Klangnarong received the inaugural Communication and Social Change Award from the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland, Australia, on September 2006 for her work in defending freedom of media expression in Thailand. Ms. Klangnarong, a staff member at the Office of Human Rights Studies and Social Development, Faculty of Graduate Studies, is an Ashoka Fellow for 2004-07. She was recently awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship for 2007 to visit USA to explore issues related to freedom of expression, media reform, public broadcasting, alternative media, human rights advocacy, and journalism as a tool to promote peace and conflict resolution.

For further information, see
http://www.uq.edu.au/sjc/index.html?page=53181&pid=2569
http://www.ashoka.org/node/2821
http://eisenhowerfellowships.org/about/about.html

 

 

 

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