Dr. Panwajee Payongsri
 Group : Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering
Contact Details :
Room BT210
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
Rama VI Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel : 0-2201-5315 Fax : (66-2)
E-mail :
Current Academic Appointment :
Lecturer, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
Research Interest :
- Protein engineering with a full understanding of the various stages involved in the development and manufacture of bioproducts
- Engineering biocatalyst for better performance
- Bioprocess planning and evaluation
Education :
2009-2014 PhD, Biochemical Engineering, University College London
2008-2009 MSc, Biochemical Engineering, University College London (Distinction award)
2005-2008 BSc, Biotechnology, Imperial College London (Upper Second Class Honours)
Training and Experience :
Apr 2010 Pilot plant scale fermentation, disc stack centrifuge, homogeniser, tubular bow centrifuge
March 2009 Pilot scale culture of mammalian cell culture and scale down technology
Achievements and Awards :
Aug 2009 Avecia Biologics award for best MSc project performance
Project title: Process design and considerations for influenza vaccine production by mammalian cells.

Publications :

1. Pongtharangkul, T., Chuekitkumchorn, P., Suwanampa, N., Payongsri, P., Honda, K., Panbangred, W., 2015. Kinetic properties and stability of glucose dehydrogenase from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens SB5 and its potential for cofactor regeneration. AMB Express 5, 68.
2. Payongsri, P., Steadman, D., Hailes, H.C., Dalby, P.A., 2015. Second generation engineering of transketolase for polar aromatic aldehyde substrates. Enzyme Microb. Technol. 71, 4552.
3. Payongsri, P., Steadman, D., Strafford, J., MacMurray, A., Hailes, H.C., Dalby, P.A., 2012. Rational substrate and enzyme engineering of transketolase for aromatics. Org. Biomol. Chem. 10, 90219.
4. Strafford, J., Payongsri, P., Hibbert, E.G., Morris, P., Batth, S.S., Steadman, D., Smith, M.E.B., Ward, J.M., Hailes, H.C., Dalby, P.A., 2012. Directed evolution to re-adapt a co-evolved network within an enzyme. J. Biotechnol. 157, 237245.
5. Steadman, D., Payongsri, P., Dalby, P. A., and Hailes, H. C. Evolved transketolase enzymes for the synthesis of novel aromatic α,α-dihydroxyketones and their use in 2-amino-1,3-diol synthesis using Transaminase. In preparation.

Last updated : 22/9/2016

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