BIOTEC-HZI joint seminar on exploitation of the microbial bio- and chemodiversity

On 1 August 2012, BIOTEC and Department of Microbial Drugs, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Braunschweig (HZI) from Germany co-organized a joint seminar on “Exploitation of the microbial bio- and chemodiversity in Thailand and Germany” at the Thailand Science Park. The main objective was to exchange knowledge on discovery of microbial diversity and their utilization potentials, and initiate a network formation among scientists who share the interest in bioresources technology.



Prof. Marc Stadler, Head of HZI Microbial Drugs Department, is one of the world-leading researchers in applied mycology and natural products research. For this seminar Prof. Stadler led his research team including Dr. Kathrin Mohr and Mr. Eric Kuhnert, to give presentations on lead structure research based on natural products at HZI and screening for bioactive secondary metabolites.

Three BIOTEC researchers presenting their microbial discoveries especially in invertebrate-pathogenic fungi and bioactive compounds in Thailand were Dr. Masahiko Isaka from Bioresources Research Laboratory, Dr. Vanicha Vichai from Bioassay Laboratory, and Dr. Jennifer Luangsa-ard from Mycology Laboratory. There were more than 50 participants consisting of graduate students and scientists from BIOTEC, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Kasetsart University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Ramkhamhaeng University, and Prince of Songkla University.

Posted on 6 August 2012