MOLECULAR AND MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY utilizes molecular techniques to study beneficial bacteria, fungi, insects as well as plant and animal cells which are important as components in industrial manufacturing. Similar tools are also very effective to fight the diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms. In medical biotechnology test systems are being designed to develop new therapies, diagnostic tools and clinical instrumentation.

Our research team is engaged in screening and characterization of new bioactive compounds from soil bacteria/fungi and endophytes, metagenomics of non-culturable microorganisms, analyses of gene function and cellular responses involved in pathogenesis, and genetic characterization and modification of a wide range of different organisms for biotechnological applications. New exciting products and new findings will revolutionize our way of life in the coming decades and will be highly beneficial to mankind as a whole.

Group Members :
Em.Prof. Watanalai Panbangred





  MU-OU
- Bacterial genetics
- Application of Bacillus in biological control and antagonism of insects and pathogens

Assoc.Prof. Chuenchit Boonchird





  BT 111
- Analysis of gene involved in stress tolerance of thermotolerant yeast
- Discovery of biologically active molecules using yeast based assay
- Development of recombinant vaccine by yeast

Assoc.Prof. Choowong Auesukaree





  MU-OU
- Cellular response to stresses during ethanol fermentation in budding yeast
-Mechanisms of multi-stresses tolerance in thermotolerant yeast strains
-Cellular response to metal stresses in yeast (as a model eukaryotic organism)
-Metal bioremediation by bacterial and yeast biomass
-Cellular response to herbicides in yeast (as a model eukaryotic organism)

Asst.Prof. Sujinda Thanaphum





  RCIB
Fruit Fly Molecular Genetic
- Molecular ecology of the insect pest populations and species complexity for area-wide control program
- Molecular biology of transposable elements from insect genomes toward understanding of field application on genetic transformation systems

Dr. Suparerk Borwornpinyo





  ECDD
- Stem cells

Asst.Prof. Adisak Romsang





  K 610
- Identification of novel genes that involve in microbial pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance
- Gene function analysis and physiological responses against stresses in pathogenic microbes
- Characterization of novel transcriptional regulators in microbes responsible for environmental changes
- Transcriptional networks and transcriptomic analysis during host-microbe interaction
- Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for genetic and genomic studies in microorganisms
- Protein expression, isolation, analysis and engineering for biotechnological applications

Dr. Nisa Patikarnmonthon





  K 536
- Polymer-based drug delivery
- Nanoparticles
- Nanobiotechnology
- Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Nidchaya Aketarawong





  RCIB
Fruit Fly Molecular Genetics
- Molecular ecology of the insect pest populations and species complexity for area-wide control program
- Molecular biology of transposable elements from insect genomes toward understanding of field application on genetic transformation systems

Dr. Narupat Hongdilokkul





  K 544
- Protein and nucleic acid engineering
- Directed evolution
- Synthetic biology

Dr. Bungonsiri Intra





  MU-OU

- Isolation and taxonomic study of actinomycetes - Biodiversity of actinomycetes
- Microbial bioactive compounds
- Molecular biological studies on antibiotic biosynthesis in actinomycetes