BIOTEC researcher wins TDR Career Development Fellowships (CDFs) from WHO


Dr. Darin Kongkasuriyachai, BIOTEC researcher from Protein-Ligand Engineering and Molecular Biology Laboratory received Career Development Fellowships (CDFs) in research areas related to infectious diseases of poverty from The UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). 

As a selected fellow, Darin will work with her mentor, Prof. Yongyuth Yuthavong and an international expert team, focusing on analysis of the global research efforts and agenda of specific infectious diseases and cross-cutting public health themes. The work will be included in two reports: "Thematic Reference Group Report on Innovation and Technology for Health Interventions for Infectious Diseases of Poverty" and "Global Report on Health Research for Infectious Diseases of Poverty". 

Darin obtained a Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, and a MPH from University of California at Berkeley. She has experience in malaria research in the United States and Thailand working in academic institutions, military organization, and government agencies. 

About TDR
TDR, a Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps coordinate, support and influence global efforts to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged. Established in 1975, TDR is based at and executed by the World Health Organization (WHO), and is sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and WHO. For more information, please visit

Posted on 26 May 2011.