Visiting Professor is an international scientist with a proven track record of prominent professional achievement and an established overseas network. Visiting Professor scheme was designed to invite international prominent scientists whose work contribute to the research objectives of NSTDA to undertake a short-term visit, enabling them to contribute their knowledge and expertise towards strengthening international capability and cooperation in research of NSTDA.

Visiting Professor Scheme's objectives:

  • 1. To support visiting prof. to act as an advisor in NSTDA research projects or to undertake collaborative research with NSTDA researchers, resulting in high-quality and high-impact research output.

  • 2. To enhance institutional linkages with research institutions abroad through international scholarly network initiated by visiting prof.
  • 3. To enrich the intellectual landscape and research endeavor in line with NSTDA’s strategic direction through capacity building and mentoring for NSTDA research personnel and NSTDA co-researchers.

    4. To foster knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange between visiting prof. and NSTDA researchers, resulting in the enhancement of the institution’s intellectual atmosphere.
  • The individual must be invited by NSTDA to undertake a short-term visit. This period of appointment is up to 1 year/ term. Subject to performance review, visiting professor appointment may be renewed for up to 2 years or longer which will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

BIOTEC Visiting Professors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Intawat Nookaew

Associate Professor, Department Biomedical Informatics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

Expertise: Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Dr. Tuck Seng Wong

Senior Lecturer, Deputy Director of Recruitment (International) Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Sheffield

Expertise: Enzyme engineering, synthetic biology and biocatalysis BIOTEC’s Lab: Biorefinery and Bioproduct Technology Research Group

Dr. Yoshiyuki Kawakami

President, YK Consultant LLC, Japan

Expertise: Drug Discovery and Development BIOTEC’s Lab: Medical Molecular Biotechnology Research Group

Dr. Kim McConkey

Honorary Assistant Professor, School of Geography, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia
(from 2015)

Expertise: Seed dispersal BIOTEC’s Lab: National Biobank of Thailand

Prof. Kohei Oda

Professor, Emeritus, Department of Applied Biology, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan

Expertise: Enzymes and microbial applications in industry BIOTEC’s Lab: Functional Ingredients and Food Innovation Research Group

You can contact BIOTEC’s International Cooperation Section for more information:

International Cooperation Section
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)
113 Thailand Science Park, Phahonyothin Road, Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang Pathum Thani 12120 Thailand
Tel: + 66 (0) 2564 6700 Ext: 3332, 3327