Visith Thongboonkerd, Head of Medical Proteomics Department, Office for Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, received 2010 TWAS Prize Young Scientists in biology category. The prize ceremony was held by Office of National Research Council of Thailand and the Third World Academy of Sciences on August 26, 2010, at Bangkok Convention Center, Central World. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was a chairman of Thailand Research Expo 2010 which was held by Office of National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT).
This year, Dr. Visith had studied type, quantity, and function of various types of proteins systematically at the same time, and applied proteomics technique with the study, in order to study diseases in human in the future. There are 3 types of project: proteomics technique development, proteomics of kidney disease, and proteomics of other diseases. Moreover, 90 pieces of Dr. Visith’s works have been published in leading international academic journals, and he has also been invited to be a lecturer of a conference in abroad. As a result of Dr. Visith’s project, expenses and national budget for treating patients have been decreased. It would be a direct and indirect benefit for patients and Thai citizen in the future.
Date : October 13, 2010