On December 29, 2010, at Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat Room on 2nd Floor of National Research Council Building, National Research Council of Thailand, Professor Soottiporn Jitmittraphap, M.D., Secretary-general of National Research Council of Thailand, announced National Research Council Awards 2010 in National Outstanding Researchers, Researches, and Theses (doctor’s degree), in order to promote and support research development and honor Thai researchers who work in scientific and social science fields. In 2010, 64 awards (12 National Outstanding Researcher Awards, 19 Research Awards, and 33 Thesis Awards) were granted.
On this occasion, there were two researchers of Mahidol University received National Outstanding Researcher Awards: Visith Thongboonkerd, M.D., Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital (Medical Sciences) and Professor Virapong Prachayasittikul, Ph.D., Faculty of Medical Technology (Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy).
There are 3 Outstanding Research Awards as follows:
1. “Elucidation of Molecular Structure and Ion-selectivity of Bacillus Thuringiensis Toxin-induced Channels in Phospholipid Membranes” by Associate Professor Chanan Angsuthanasombat, Ph.D., and team (Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy) from Institute of Molecular Bioseiences
2. “A Comparison of Classifiers in Tai-Kadai Languages” by Professor Somsong Burutpat, Ph.D., and team (Philosophy 3) from Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia
3. “An Integrative Research for Solving Poverty Problem in Western Region by Participation” by Associate Professor Anuchat Poungsomlee, Ph.D., and team (Social Sciences 5) from Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies
There is 1 Good Research Award which is “Local Health Communication: Concepts, Procedures and Expansion” by Associate Professor Duangporn Kamnoonwatana and team (Information Technology and Mass Communications 3) from Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia
Great Thesis Award is “Copper (I)-Mediated Regio- and Stereoselective Allylic Substitutions and Their Applications to Natural Product Syntheses” by Darunee Soorukram, Ph.D., Faculty of Science (Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy)
Outstanding Research Award is “Splice-switching Therapy in Genetic Diseases: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and [beta]-thalassemia” by Natee Jearawiriyapaisarn, Ph.D., Thalassemia Research Center, Institute of Molecular Biosciences (Medical Sciences)
Good Thesis Award is “A New Approach to Teach Colored Light and Color Perception for High School Students by Using Colored Light Mixer” by Suchai Nopparatjamjamrat, Ph.D., Institute for Innovative Learning (Education)
The awards will be granted to the winners by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva at Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani on Inventor’s Day, 2-4 Febuary 2011.
Date : January 11th, 2011