On 29 December 2010, the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) announced the winners of NRCT Outstanding Researcher Award 2010. Among the recipients of the awards is Prof. Anchalee Tassanakajon, Director of Center of Excellence for Molecular Biology and Genomics of Shrimp, a joint lab between BIOTEC and Chulalongkorn University. She was honored for her hard work and contribution in shrimp molecular biology and genomics laying the strong foundation for shrimp research and development in Thailand.
Two new BIOTEC researchers also received NRCT thesis awards for their Ph.D. dissertation. Dr. Honglada Thoetkiattikul, from Bioresources Technology Unit was recognized for her thesis titled “Expression and functional studies of the Microplitis demolitor bracovirus IkB-LIKE gene family”, supervised by Prof. Dr. Michael Stand of The University of Georgia. Dr. Piti Amparyup, from Center of Excellence for Molecular Biology and Genomics of Shrimp, received an award for his thesis titled “Development of genetic markers for increasing production efficiency of the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina in Thailand” under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Padermsak Jarayabhand of Chulalongkorn University.
The award presentation ceremony will be held in conjunction with 2011 National Innovation Day, during 2-5 February 2011 at IMPACT Arena Muang Thong Thani.
Posted on 30 December 2010.