BIOTEC Researcher to participate in the ASEAN-U.S. Science & Technology Fellows Pilot Program

Dr. Honglada Thoetkiattikul, BIOTEC researcher at Enzyme Technology Laboratory, Bioresources Technology Unit, has been selected to join the ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellows Pilot Program. The Program is managed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the U.S. Mission to ASEAN.


The ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology (S&T) Fellows Pilot Program aims to strengthen science and technical input to ASEAN strategic S&T priorities by increasing science capacity and the capacity for science-based policymaking. Eight fellows will work for one year in the fields of biodiversity, climate change, early warning for disaster risk reduction, health and water management in government ministries in their five home countries with the goal of increasing utilization of science, technology and objective analysis of existing data in decision making.


Dr. Honglada will work in biodiversity field at BIOTEC, Thailand. She hopes to develop a strong network within the ASEAN community, the ASEAN Secretariat, the US community and colleagues from other connected sector ministries in Thailand and globally to strengthen our regional capacity on the conservation of biodiversity for a sustainable future.

Posted on 21 April 2014