Visit of RIKEN Plant Science Center


On 23 – 24 May 2007, BIOTEC hosted a visit of RIKEN Plant Science Center, led by Dr. Kazuo Shinozaki, Director. The aim of this visit was to exchange and update Japan and Thai researchers on R&D projects and to explore potential research collaboration.

A Joint Seminar on Plant Science was held on 23 May 2007 introducing participants to various plant research information. Presentations from this seminar are available here, lease click a title to download file.

Introduction of RIKEN Plant Science Center focusing on The Understanding of Plant Genomic Systems Involved in Productivity for More and Better Food and Biomass.

The following day, RIKEN researchers visited Rice Gene Discovery Unit at Kasetsart University Kamphaengsaen Campus. Rice Gene Discovery Unit is a specialized research unit set up in collaboration between BIOTEC and Kasetsart University. Its research work covers structural genomics and functional genomics of rice.


Dr. Apichart Vanavichit (in yellow shirt), Rice Gene Discovery Unit Director, showing the sample of aromatic rice


Dr. Theerayut Toojinda and visitors at field testing plot of drought tolerant rice

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