Dr. Choowong Auesukaree

 Group : Molecular and Medical Biotechnology

 

    MU-OU
 

Contact Details :

 

MU-OU:CRC & Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
Rama VI Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel : 0-2201-5918 Fax : 0-2201-5926
E-mail :
choowong.aue@mahidol.ac.th

 

Current Academic Position :

 

Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

 

Research Interest :

 

Cellular response to stresses during ethanol fermentation in budding yeast
- Role of vacuolar H+-ATPase during ethanol stress
- Role of the MAPK pathways in response to ethanol stress
- Role of Cu,Zn-superoxide dismutase in tolerance to multi-stresses during fermentation
Mechanisms of multi-stresses tolerance in thermotolerant yeast strains
- Role of cell wall, antioxidant defense system, and trehalose in tolerance to multi-stresses during fermentation in thermotolerant yeast strains
- Ethanol productivity of thermotolerant yeast strains during fermentation under multi-stress conditions.
Cellular response to metal stresses in yeast (as a model eukaryotic organism)
- Role of vacuolar H+-ATPase during metal stress
- Effect of intracellular and extracellular phosphate on metal tolerance
- Role of the MAPK pathways in response to metal stress
- Effect of medicinal plant extracts on reducing metal toxicities
Metal bioremediation by bacterial and yeast biomass
- Role of rhizospheric bacteria in enhancing phytoremediation
- Role of metal-tolerant bacteria in remediation of metal contamination
- Modification of yeast cell wall to enhance the capacity of metal biosorption
Cellular response to herbicides in yeast (as a model eukaryotic organism)
- Role of antioxidant defense system in response to herbicides
- Role of protein quality control in response to herbicides
- Role of cell wall and plasma membrane during herbicide stresses

 

Education :

 

2005

Ph.D.(Biotechnology), Osaka University, Japan

 

1998

M.Sc. (Biological Sciences), Kyoto University, Japan

 

1996

B.Sc. (Biology), Kyoto University, Japan

 

Honors and Awards :

 

1987-1998

Thai government scholarship

 

2001-2005

Japanese government (Monbukagakusho) scholarship

 

2002

Best poster award at “The 6th AEARU Workshop Molecular Biology and Biotechnology” (Osaka, Japan)

 

2009

Distinguished Academic Staff Award of Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

 

2016

Young Asian Biotechnologist Prize 2016. (The Society for Biotechnology, Japan)

 

Employment :

 

1998-2006

Lecturer, Department of Applied Biology, Faculty of Science, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

 

2006-2009

Lecturer, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

 

2009-2016

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

 

2016-2018

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

 

2018-present

Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

Publications :
(Recent Articles from Scopus at MUSC Expertise: please click)

1) Burphan T, Tatip S, Limcharoensuk T, Kangboonruang K, Boonchird C, Auesukaree C. Enhancement of ethanol production in very high gravity fermentation by reducing fermentation-induced oxidative stress in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Sci. Rep. 2018; 8(1):13069. (IF = 4.122, Q1)

2) Auesukaree C. Molecular mechanisms of the yeast adaptive response and tolerance to stresses encountered during ethanol fermentation. J. Biosci. Bioeng. 2017; 124: 133-42. (IF = 2.240, Q2)

3) Kitichantaropas Y, Boonchird C, Sugiyama M, Kaneko Y, Harashima S, Auesukaree C. Cellular mechanisms contributing to multiple stress tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains with potential use in high-temperature ethanol fermentation. AMB Express. 2016; 6:107. (IF = 2.167, Q2)

4) Charoenbhakdi S, Dokpikul T, Burphan T, Techo T, Auesukaree C. Vacuolar H+-ATPase protects Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells against ethanol-induced oxidative and cell wall stresses. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2016; 82: 3121-30. (IF = 3.823, Q1)

5) Kerdsomboon K, Tatip S, Kosasih S, Auesukaree C. Soluble Moringa oleifera leaf extract reduces intracellular cadmium accumulation and oxidative stress in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J. Biosci. Bioeng. 2016; 121: 543-9. (IF = 1.964, Q2)

6) Rattanawong K, Kerdsomboon K, Auesukaree C. Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase and glutathione are involved in response to oxidative stress induced by protein denaturing effect of alachlor in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 2015; 89: 963-71. (IF = 5.784, Q1)

7) Limcharoensuk T, Sooksawat N, Sumarnrote A, Awutpet T, Kruatrachue M, Pokethitiyook P, Auesukaree C. Bioaccumulation and biosorption of Cd2+ and Zn2+ by bacteria isolated from a zinc mine in Thailand. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2015; 122: 322-30. (IF = 3.130, Q1)

8) Auesukaree C, Koedrith P, Saenpayavai P, Asvarak T, Benjaphokee S, Sugiyama M, Kaneko Y, Harashima S, and Boonchird C. Characterization and gene expression profiles of thermotolerant Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolates from Thai fruits. J. Biosci. Bioeng. 2012; 114: 144-9. (IF = 1.964, Q2)

9) Benjaphokee S, Hasegawa D, Yokota D, Asvarak T, Auesukaree C, Sugiyama M, Kaneko Y, Boonchird C, and Harashima S. Highly efficient bioethanol production by a Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain with multiple stress tolerance to high temperature, acid and ethanol. New Biotechnol. 2012; 29: 379-86. (IF = 3.199, Q2)

10) Benjaphokee S, Koedrith P, Auesukaree C, Asvarak T, Sugiyama M, Kaneko Y, Boonchird C, Harashima S. CDC19 encoding pyruvate kinase is important for high-temperature tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. New Biotechnol. 2012; 29: 166-76. (IF = 3.199, Q2)

11) Waranusantigul P, Lee H, Kruatrachue M, Pokethitiyook P, and Auesukaree C. Isolation and characterization of lead-tolerant Ochrobactrum intermedium and its role in enhancing lead accumulation by Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Chemosphere 2011; 85: 584-90. (IF = 3.698, Q1)

12) Auesukaree C, Damnernsawad A, Kruatrachue M, Pokethitiyook P, Boonchird C, Kaneko Y, Harashima S. Genome-wide identification of genes involved in tolerance to various environmental stresses in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J. Appl. Genet. 2009; 50: 301-10. (IF = 1.929, Q3)

13) Auesukaree C, Fuchigami I, Homma T, Kaneko Y, Harashima S. Ddi1p and Rad23p play a cooperative role as negative regulators in the PHO pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2008; 365: 821-5. (IF = 2.371, Q2)

14) Waranusantigul P, Kruatrachue M, Pokethitiyook P, Auesukaree C. Evaluation of Pb phytoremediation potential in Buddleja asiatica and B. paniculata. Water Air Soil Pollut. 2008; 193: 79-90. (IF = 1.551, Q3)

15) Auesukaree C. cDNA microarray technology for the analysis of gene expression. KMITL Sci. Tech. J. 2006; 6: 29-34. (review)

16) Auesukaree C, Tochio H, Shirakawa M, Kaneko Y, Harashima S. Plc1p, Arg82p, and Kcs1p, enzymes involved in inositol pyrophosphate synthesis, are essential for phosphate regulation and polyphosphate accumulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J. Biol. Chem. 2005; 280: 25127-33. (IF = 4.258, Q1)

17) Auesukaree C, Homma T, Tochio H, Shirakawa M, Kaneko Y, Harashima S. Intracellular phosphate serves as a signal for the regulation of the PHO pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J. Biol. Chem. 2004; 279: 17289-94. (IF = 4.258, Q1)

18) Auesukaree C, Homma T, Kaneko Y, Harashima, S. Transcriptional regulation of phosphate-responsive genes in low-affinity phosphate-transporter-defective mutants in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2003; 306: 843-50. (IF = 2.371, Q2)

 



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