BIOTEC holds opening ceremony to welcome researchers from Asia-Pacific region to the 2011 HRD program


On 5 July 2011, the opening ceremony for participants of Human Resource Development Program in Biotechnology 2011 was held at BIOTEC. This year twelve participants are young researchers from seven countries, namely Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Vietnam. The Program aims to build up R&D capability for developing countries as well as foster research network among countries in this region.

As this Program places importance on improving research skill, it is designed to be an on-the-job and research-based training in BIOTEC’s laboratories under the guidance of BIOTEC researchers. The program of training is divided into two segments, fundamental and advanced courses. During a period of three months, ten researchers in fundamental course will be trained in basic techniques in different research areas such as plant biotechnology, protein-ligand engineering and molecular biology, shrimp molecular biology and biotechnology, biodiversity and bioresource utilization for fundamental courses while other two participants will stay over a period of six months to learn advanced techniques.

In addition to lab training, participants will have an opportunity to visit factories or other research institutes to gain experience in biotechnology and bioindustry development in Thailand. At the end of the training, all trainees will give seminars of their research work to their peers and BIOTEC researchers. For more information about BIOTEC HRD program, please visit



Posted on 5 July 2011.