BIOTEC launches tripartite collaboration with the National University of Mongolia and the Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences

On 22 December 2006, BIOTEC, the National University of Mongolia (NUM) and the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MSA) entered in a 2-year Research & Training Collaborative MOU. The collaboration will focus on the following areas:

  1. Microbial biotechnology
  2. Food biotechnology, focusing on fermented food
  3. Plant biotechnology

The MOU signing ceremony was presided over by H.E. Mr. Yaichil Batsuuri, the Ambassador of Mongolia in Thailand.

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Front (from left to right): Dr. Tumenjargal Davaasuren, Head of NUM Microbiological Department; Dr. Morakot Tanticharoen, Director of BIOTEC and Ms. Oyunbileg Yungeree, Head of MAS Plant Cell Laboratory. Back (from left to right): Dr. Sasitorn Jindamorakot,  BIOTEC Researcher; Dr. Malee Suwana-adth, BIOTEC Senior Advisor; H.E. Mr. Yaichil Batsuuri, Mongolian Ambassador in Thailand; Dr. Ochirkhuyag Balgorj, Head of NUM Biochemistry and Bio-organic Chemistry Department and Ms. Tserennadnid Rentsenkhand, Researcher from MAS Microbial Synthesis Laboratory.

This MOU signing ceremony was held in conjunction with a 1-week visit of 4 researchers from NUM and MAS. The researchers had the opportunity to attend the Workshop on Quality Management of Culture Collection for Curators, observe research activities at various laboratories in BIOTEC Central Research Unit and also discuss on potential research projects of mutual interest with BIOTEC researchers.

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