Molecular Biology

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Sithichoke Tangphatsornruang

Molecular and Cell Biology
Thailand Biotech


 Sithichoke obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Cambridge in 2004. He started his career as a researcher in BIOTEC Starch Biosynthesis Laboratory. In 2007, Dr. Sithichoke was appointed the Head of Genomic Research Laboratory. His main focus is on plant genetic research, specifically to improve current understanding of plant genetics by applying genomic techniques. He has actively involved in oil palm research in collaboration with scientists from partner institutes to develop markers associated with high yield, thin shell and high sex ratio. He also collaborates with the Rubber Research Institute of Thailand to develop molecular markers associated with drought tolerance and disease resistance. He currently joins a research team conducting a multidisciplinary study utilizing the state-of-the-art -omics technologies for sugarcane breeding. In addition to research in plant and agricultural science, Dr. Sithichoke applies his expertise to bioresources and biomedical studies as well. He was awarded 2012 Young Scientist by the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Research Interest

 Molecular and Cell Biology

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