Dr. Saengchan Senapin is among four outstanding female scientists winning the award this year. Joining Saengchan as the recipient in the field of Life Science is Dr. Natini Jinawath from Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. Fellowships in Material Science go to Dr. Uracha Ruktanonchai from NANOTEC and Assistant Professor Dr. Hathaikarn Manuspiya from the Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University.
Dr. Saengchan is the 7th BIOTEC researcher winning this prestigious award, following Dr. Ubolsree Leartsakulpanich, Mrs. Wansika Kiatpathomchai, Dr. Lily Eurwilaichitr, Dr. Kallaya Dangtip, Dr. Kobkul Laoteng, Dr. Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri who were honored in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively. In addition, Dr. Chawanee Thongpanchang, was named UNESCO-L'ORÉAL International Fellow in 2007.
The 'For Women in Science' fellowship program established in Thailand since 2002 offering four fellowships annually, two for 'Life Science' and two for 'Material Science', valued at 200,000 baht each to female scientists. The program aims to promote women in the scientific field and to recognize outstanding capability of female scientists who are behind the success of breakthrough research and scientific developments that lead to improved quality of life.