Thailand-Virginia Tech Joint Seminar on “Applications of Biotechnology in Modern Agricultural and Medical Research”

BIOTEC in collaboration with Virginia Tech – Fralin Biotechnology Center organized a mission of four Virginia Tech faculty members to visit Thailand during 19-22 June 2007 to explore collaboration in the field of biotechnology between Thai researchers and Virginia Tech.

Joint Seminar on “Applications of Biotechnology in Modern Agricultural and Medical Research” was held on 19- 20 June 2007, sharing the information on selected and current research works at Fralin Biotech Center and in Thailand, focusing on vector research, malaria drug research, plant sciences, microbial diversity, application of RNAi technology and cell development biology research. Seminar was well attended by Thai researchers, university students and faculties, creating a broad network between Thai research and academic institutes with Virginia Tech.

Site visits to Mahidol University (Faculty of Science and Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics), Kasetsart University Kampaengsaen Campus, BIOTEC Rice Gene Discovery Unit, took place on 21-22 June 2007 to see research infrastructure in Thailand.

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BIOTEC executive and guests from Virginia Tech – Fralin Biotechnology Center (from left to right); Dr. Surot Thangjitham, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics; Dr. David G. Schmale III, Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, Dr. Morakot Tanticharoen, BIOTEC Director; Dr. Kevin M. Myles, Department of Entomology, Dr. Carla Finkielstein, Department of Biological Sciences and Dr. John M. McDowell, Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science.

 
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Dr. Amorntip Muangprom and her rice research in greenhouse at Thailand Science Park

BIOTEC Mycology Herbarium at Thailand Science Park

 

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Site visit at Rice Gene Discovery Unit (left) and Plant Genetic Engineering Unit, Kasetsart University (Kampaengsaen Campus) Visit at Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

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