Special Project Research supervisor

Research interest

CU-MEDi Special Project in Biomedical Sciences

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YONG POOVORAWAN

Professor

Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest 

  • Hepatology
  • Virology
  • Molecular biology
  • Epidemiology
  • Emerging infectious diseas

 Prof. Poovorawan is currently the Director of the Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. He obtained the MD in 1974 from Chulalongkorn University and his specialization in pediatrics in 1978 from Chulalongkorn Hospital. In 1984, he became a Research Fellow in Paediatric Hepatology at King’s College Hospital Medical School, London. He is widely noted for his research in the fields of pediatric hepatology, viral hepatitis and virology, and is regarded as a subject expert on clinical virology both nationally and internationally. He has authored more than 480 publications and received numerous awards for his contributions to his fields of research.

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NIJASRI CHARNNARONG SUWANWELA

Professor

Director of Comprehensive Stroke centre, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

Research interest 

  • Neurology
  • Stroke
  • Telemedicine

Prof. Suwanwela pioneered the ‘Stroke Fast Track’ program and the use of thrombolysis as well as establishment of stroke unit in Thailand. She also had a leading role in the development of telestroke network in Bangkok for acute stroke management. Her research mainly focused on acute stroke care and stroke care system in Thailand. Recently, she is the principle investigator of a large-scale population based study of atrial fibrillation in Thailand. She is also interested in innovation and technology where she received grants for development of stroke homecare robot and AI for stroke subtype prediction with the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University.

Associate Professor

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ASADA LEELAHAVANICHKUL

Associate Professor

Immunology Unit, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine

Research interest :

  • Sepsis, probiotics
  • macrophages
  • neutrophils and animal models

Post doctoral fellowship at NIH, USA for 5 years with 15 publication, including “Nature medicine”. Currently, 10 years in Chulalongkorn with 127 publications on “pubmed” and 20 publications per year for 3 years in a row. Our teams consist of nearly 15 persons with several laboratory techniques (Flow cytometry, Con focal microscopy, Seahorse cell energy analysis, microbiome analysis, etc.). Our ultimate goal is to translate the knowledge from basic science to the bedside clinical practice.

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BOONRAT LOHWONGWATANA

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering Research Center and Metallurgical Engineering Department

Research interest :

  • 3D printing
  • Biomaterials
  • orthopedics
  • plastic surgery
  • Neuro surgery

Dr. Boonrat is an Associate Professor of Metallurgical Engineering at Chulalongkorn University. Dr. Boonrat held numerous advisory positions and executive positions such as: Committee Boards of the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Director of Biomedical Engineering Research Center, Director of Chulalongkorn University Technology Center (UTC) MedTech division, Assistant Dean in Research, and Deputy Head of Department. He also advises various companies in the electronic, automotive, biomedical and jewelry industries. He has completed more than 30 research projects with industrial partners such as Western Digital, Pandora, Toyota, Mattel, Thaioil, IRPC, PTT, etc. He has received numerous awards including Thailand Young Metallurgist award (2013) and Thailand Young Technologist award from Princess Mahachakkri Sirindhorn (2012). Other accolades included Research Awards (2014, 2015), and Innovation Award (2007) from the Santa Fe Symposium for jewelry manufacturing technology. He has pioneered the 3D printing of biomedical titanium for orthopedic, plastic surgery and neuro-surgery applications. As the devices are fully customized patient-specific, the outcomes of 370+ clinical cases have shown this technology as a promising pathway to make impacts. The TFDA approval and commercialization of research gave birth to Meticuly, a spin-off company that focuses on the platform to create on-demand devices for leading medical professors from medical schools in Thailand and South East Asia. Conformed with Thai FDA and EN ISO13485, many products are currently in commercial stage helping patients in Thailand. As of 2020, several products are now submitted for USFDA 510(k). Working closely with surgeons in the fields of orthopedic, neuro surgery and plastic surgery, fully anatomical devices may restore full range of motions and expedited recovery. The drop-in solution allows for minimally-invasive incision and short surgical theater time. Meticuly recently received the following awards: First Place of the Digital Venture Accelerator batch 1 (2017), and First Place at the 5th Seedstars Global Summit (2018)’s pitch corner.

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CHAIYABOOT ARIYACHET

Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry 

Research interest :

  • Diabetes 
  • Liver Fibrosis  
  • Stem Cell
  • Hepatic Stellate Cell 
  • Reprogramming

I’m interested in cell replacement and gene therapy for diseases related to the gastrointestinal system (gut, liver and pancreas). My previous work has engineered the gastric tissue as a renewable source for insulin production. My current work includes culture of adult stem cells from human gastrointestinal tract as a resource for production of new insulin-producing cells. In addition, I’m working on identifying therapeutic targets for treatment of liver fibrosis.

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SOLAPHAT HEMRUNGRROJN

Associate Professor

Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • AI in neuroscience
  • Alzheimer’s disease 
  • Neuropsychological assessment

Solaphat Hemrungrojn, MD Associated Professor Director of center of technology for cognitive care in elderly ( CU-Nectec) Director of cognitive fitness center , King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital Research interests – AI in neuroscience , Alzheimer’s center , Neuropsychological Assessment Short Bio Associated Professor Solaphat pioneered the cognitive fitness program for elderly to provide the elderly with ways to prevent dementia. She is director of cognitive fitness center , real lab for innovative work that can actually be brought into service. She also had a leading role in the development of neuropsychological assessment comprehensive system in Thailand. She is also interested in innovation such as brain computer interface training , AI for detect depression , Smart walker for dementia patient. She is member of executive board committee of UTC ( University technology center)of Chulalongkorn University.

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SUPHOT SRIMAHACHOTA

Associate Professor

King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

Research interest :

  • Structure heart Intervention
  • Acute coronary syndrome

Assoc. Prof Srimahachota interested in STEMI intervention and first established fast track system in Chulalongkorn Hospital and in Thailand since 1999. He had many publications in this field including Thai ACS registry. He was also one of the committee to establish Thai ACS guideline in 2020. He is also interested in structural heart intervention and one of the team in development of new the devices such as device closure in ASD/PDA/VSD, Hydra valve for TAVI and Omega LAA occluder device.

Assistant Professor 

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CHANCHAI BOONLA

Assistant Professor 

Department of Biochemistry

Research interest :

  • Oxidative stress
  • Epigenetics
  • Urolithiasis
  • Cancer
  • Innovation

CB’s LAB is focusing on oxidative stress and epigenetic alteration in urolithiasis and cancer development. Cancers of our interest are bladder cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma. We have a strong intention to build innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products from our research findings. We seek people who think innovatively and have entrepreneurial mindset to join our journey.

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PARIT MEKAROONKAMOL

Assistant Professor

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

Research interest :

  • Pancreatobiliary diseases
  • Endoscopy
  •  Innovation in gastroenterology
  • Artificial intelligence in Gastroenterology
  • Medical education on simulator-based training

Dr. Mekaroonkamol is specialized in Gastroenterology and Advanced Endoscopy. His scholarly clinical endeavor centers on the innovative diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic modalities for numerous digestive diseases, particularly on acute pancreatitis, obesity medicine, and gastric per-oral endoscopic pyloromyotomy (GPOEM), a novel endoscopic procedure to treat gastroparesis. He has published in many leading tier 1 journals in the field. His ongoing randomized controlled trials include studies on novel therapies for severe pancreatitis, preventive measures to reduce post-ERCP pancreatitis, and peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia. Conceptualizing project will focus on AI in Gastroenterology, Medical education on simulator-based endoscopy training, and bariatric endoscopy.

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POKRATH HANSASUTA

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Medicine , Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

Research interest :

  • Viral Immunology
  • Tumour Immunology
  • Cellular
  • Immunotherapy
  • COVID-19, HIV, EBV

My group and I has a focus on Immunology of HIV, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections, and more recently SARS-CoV-2. In basic science aspects, we aim to identify mechanisms which people living with these viruses may use to protect or control the infections. Information acquired from our studies can be translated into (prophylactic and therapeutic) vaccine development. We also work on “translational” research area where we develop suitable T cells for treating patients with cancers. These malignancies include nasopharryngeal carcinoma ( cancer of the nasopharynx), T/NK cell lymphoma (a kind of white blood cell cancer), and breast cancer. At the time-being we are running proof-of-concept EBV-specific T cell therapy in Thai patients with advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma. We have also been successful for development of CD19+ CAR-T cells the cells of which was approved by US FDA in 2017 to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The treatment, though very effective, is not affordable ($475,000) by almost all of Thai patients and others from poor countries. The CAR-T-cell treatment established in our laboratory would provide otherwise unaffordable therapy for Thai leukemic patients and those from neighboring countries. This state-of-the-art platform help us to develop other CAR-T cells targeting at HIV/AIDS aiming for cure and EBV-associated malignancies. We currently put our effort into COVID-19 research in order to answer two important questions: 1) what is the immune correlate to COVID-19? And 2) Whether people previously vaccinated with inactivated COVID-19 vaccine are boosted with more “potent”vaccine and what are the safety and immunogenicity profiles?

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DANAI WANGSATURAKA

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • medical education

Dr Danai Wangsaturaka is currently an assistant dean for academic affairs at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. After obtaining his MD degree, he furthered his study in Masters and PhD at Center for Medical Education, University of Dundee, Scotland. He has been a key person in curriculum planning, curriculum evaluation, faculty development and student engagement at his institution. His long-standing contribution in student engagement has resulted in Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University achieving ASPIRE-to-Excellence Award in Student Engagement in 2015 and him being awarded the National Role Model Teacher in Student Engagement in 2017.

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SARAN THANTAVISUT

Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopaedic,  Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Geriatric Hip fracture
  • Adult reconstruction
  • Medical invention
  • Infection control

Asst. Prof Saran is an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in orthopaedic trauma and adult reconstruction. He is the pioneer and director of the “Hip Fracture Fast Track” program in King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. His clinical research focused on surgical anatomy, novel surgical techniques, biomechanics study and geriatric trauma. He also achieved Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and currently performing various researches in collaboration with faculty of engineer, Faculty of pharmacy and Biochemistry departments. His non-clinical research focused on medical instrument invention, biomaterials, infection control modalities, 3D printing in medicine and controlled release medication.

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WERAYUT SRITURAVANICH

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology

Dr. Werayut Srituravanich is an Assistant Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University. Currently, he is the deputy head of the Bio-Medical Engineering Research Center (BMERC), Chulalongkorn University. He has been collaborating with medical professors and researchers in the development of innovative medical devices such as microneedles for drug/vaccine delivery, glaucoma drainage device, needle guide for ultrasound and skin prick test system.

Lecturer

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AKARIN HIRANSUTHIKUL

Lecturer

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Clinical neurology
  • HIV
  • Key population health

Dr. Hiransuthikul is a neurologist and a lecturer at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, and a NIH D43 CHIMERA programme fellow. His research focuses on neuroepidemiology and clinical neurology, particularly neuroHIV. He has also been working extensively in sexually transmitted infections and gender-affirming care among men who have sex with men and the transgender population.

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CHAIPAT CHUNHARAS

Lecturer

Chulalongkorn Cognitive, Computational & Clinical Neuroscience

Research interest :

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental Psychology
  • AI
  • Neurology

CC received his subspecialty trainings in Neurology and Internal Medicine and did his PhD in experimental psychology (Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience subfield) at UCSD. His current researches focuses on bridging the gap between basic and clinical neuroscience.

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CHAROENCHAI PUTTIPANYALEARS

Lecturer

Center of Excellence in Molecular Genetics of Cancer and Human Disease, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • cancer screening
  • cancer genetics
  • epigenetics

Dr. Charoenchai Puttipanyalears is affiliated to Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. He has authored and co-authored several national and international publications and also working as a reviewer for reputed professional journals. His research mainly focused on cancer screening marker, cancer genetics and epigenetics especially for WBCs marker. He is having an active association with different societies and academies around the world.

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CHINDANAI HONGSAPRABHAS

Lecturer

Department of Orthopaedics  Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Musculoskeletal tumor surgery
  • Biomedical engineering

Dr. Chindanai Hongsaprabhas is an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in musculoskeletal tumor and general orthopaedic surgery. His research focused on oncological and functional aspects of musculoskeletal tumor surgery, novel surgical techniques, computer assisted surgery, and innovative 3-D orthopaedic implants. He was invited to share experiences and presentations in many international academic meetings in the past 10 years.

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CHATCHANAN DOUNGKAMCHAN

Lecturer

Department of Anatomy, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • fertility preservation in transgender women
  • stem cells
  • spermatogenesis
  • infertility

Dr. Doungkamchan received her medical degree from Chulalongkorn University in 2012 and was assigned to a lecturer position at the department of Anatomy since 2014. She received PhD in molecular biology and developmental biology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA in 2020. She also continued for a brief postdoctoral training on the same research focus of spermatogonial stem cell and infertility. The ongoing research project includes fertility preservation in transwomen. We will explore the need, expectations and perspectives of transwomen towards fertility preservation procedures. Student will also have a chance to examine mechanisms of infertility to determine appropriate fertility preservation measures for transwomen.

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CHATCHAI NOPVICHAI

Lecturer 

Advanced Laboratory for Neurology and Infectious Diseases, Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Centre.

Research interest :

  • Advanced Diagnosis Techniques
  • Multi-Omics 
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases 
  • Advanced Biochem Med

Dr. Chatchai Nopvichai pioneered the novel uses of Multi-Omics techniques, especially Mass Spectrometry System for medical purpose. His team, “ARDNI” at Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Centre is a consortium of multi-disciplinary teamwork including physicians, medical technologists, scientists, and bioinformaticians to develop the next generation of biomarkers measurement and diagnosis techniques, also the finding of novel bioactive molecules under the conceptual framework “From Bench to Better Life”. Any research proposals/ideas are welcome at his laboratory.

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CHAVIT TUNVIRACHAISAKUL

Lecturer

Department of Psychiatry  Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • geriatric psychiatry
  • informatic and precision medicine
  • brain stimulation
  • depression
  • cognitive impairment

I help running the Dementia Day Center and Dementia Clinic of King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. I also be a part of clinical instructor team of geriatric psychiatry training program. My current research and development projects are about patients with dementia, patients with depression that have other medical conditions, adapting current wearable technology to help older patients (e.g. smart watch and VR), and evaluating the use of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in patients with depression.

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EINAPAK BOONTAVEEYUWAT

Lecturer

Photodermatology Unit, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Phototherapy,
  • Photodermatoses,
  • Photoprotection,
  • Sunscreen,
  • Photosensitiser development

Dr Einapak Boontaveeyuwat qualified in Medicine at the Chulalongkorn University which was also where she received her M.D. in 2005. After general medical training in Nakhonratchasima (2006-2009) and a period of research in Siriraj Hospital in clinical treatment innovations including radio frequency (2008-2009), she undertook dermatology training in Siriraj Hospital where she developed an interest in photodermatology (2009-2013). She therefore went on to complete a clinical fellowship in Photobiology with Professor Pravit Asawanonda at the Division of Dermatology, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand where she has started an appointment as Consultant Dermatologist and also Clinical Lecturer since November 2015. After another period of clinical research and practice in photodermatoses, photodiagnosis and phototherapy in Photodermatology unit, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK (2015-2018), she has resumed her current appointment as Consultant Dermatologist and Clinical Lecturer at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University since November 2018. Dr Boontaveeyuwat has clinical and research interests in photosensitivity diseases particularly in xeroderma pigmentosum, porphyrias and actinic prurigo, photodiagnosis, phototherapy including heliotherapy and photodynamic therapy. Dr Boontaveeyuwat has been ambitiously working on Sunrise Phototherapy Network by King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital which will offer all the areas in Thailand our exquisite expert services under tele-consultation, RECKON clinic along with safe guided natural sunlight treatments, Self-Heliotherapy in TH (SHOT), Daylight-Photodynamic therapy (Daylight-PDT), and our invented home light based devices (Home PhoD).

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JAKAPAT VANICHANAN

Lecturer 

Division of infectious diseases, Department of medicine.

Research interest :

  • Transplant infectious diseases
  • Immunocompromised host

Dr. Jakapat completed Internal medicine residency training program from Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham, MA. He became a transplant infectious diseases specialist after a 3-year training in MD Anderson Cancer Center and University of Texas at Houston. He started his career path as faculty member in Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in 2016 and established transplant ID consultant service for in-patient setting as well as specialized clinic for out-patient.

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NOPPADOL WACHARACHAISURAPOL

Lecturer  

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Pediatric infectious diseases
  • antimicrobial agents
  • pharmacokinetics

Noppadol Wacharachaisurapol, BSc (Pharm), MD, is a lecturer at the Department of Pharmacology. He is also a researcher at the clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics research unit. His research field includes pediatric infectious diseases especially MDROs treatment, antimicrobial pharmacokinetics, and antimicrobial stewardship.

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PRAVEE KRUACHOTTIKUL

Lecturer

Chulalongkorn University Technology Center

Research interest :

  • innovation 
  • innovation process development 
  • Applied digital and deep-tech research (i.e. AI, Data Science, Robotics, Automation, or IoT) for business applications such as health, medical, manufacturing, construction, etc.

Pravee Kruachottikul graduated in Ph.D. in the Technopreneurship and Innovation Management Programme, Graduate School, from Chulalongkorn University. His professional is a system integrator and innovation developer. He has an extensive background and work experience of more than 15 years in management within tech firms and deep-tech innovation incubator. His areas of research interests include innovation development and applied digital and deep-tech research (i.e. AI, Data Science, Robotics, Automation, or IoT) for business applications such as health, medical, manufacturing, construction, etc.

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POOMJAI NACASKUL

Lecturer

Scii – Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation

Research interest :

  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Evolutionary Optimisation Algorithms
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Sufficiency Economy Philosophy

BA in Physics & Economics double majors, MA in Operations Research, minor in Finance, from Case Western Reserve University, and Ph.D. in Computational Intelligence from Imperial College, University of London, with doctoral thesis on “Evolutionary Optimisation and Financial Model-Trading” 14+ years with the Bank of Thailand, final position Principal Researcher, Monitary Policy Group. 6+ years with Siam Commercial Bank, final position First Senior Vice President, Principal Data Scientist. Currently engaged in Data Science Consultancy projects with, amongst others, UOB Asset Management (Thailand), and on full-faculty contract with Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation, Applied Digital Intelligence section.

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PANOT SAINAMTHIP

Lecturer

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Clinical oncology
  • Cancer precision medicine
  • Cancer biomarker
  • Epigenetics

Dr. Sainamthip graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and recieved Board of Oncology from the Royal College Physicians of Thailand. He is now a lecturer at the Department of Pharmacology. He is a researcher at the CU-stem cell and cell therapy research center and also working along with Center of Excellence in Systems Biology. During his residency, he recieved The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Young Investigator full bursaries award for top abstract presentation in London 2020. His research field includes cancer biology, clinical application of well-known and novel therapy in cancer organoid model and integrated epigenetic biomarkers in circulating cell-free DNA of cancer patients.

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PHATCHARAPA OSATEERAKUN

Lecturer

Department of Orthopaedics Faculty of Medicine

Research interest :

  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Gait analysis

Dr. Osateerakun is a paediatric orthopaedist. The area of interests are deformity corrections especially in Cerebral Palsy patients and the related investigations, especially gait analysis. She has been doing a PhD project towards the feasible of using inertial measurement units for clinical gait analysis at Liverpool John Moores university, United Kingdom and would like to continue conducting the research for the benefit of Thai patients.

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PIRIYA WONGKONGKATHEP

Lecturer

Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Personalized Medicine
  • Cancer Bioinformatics
  • Proteomics

Dr. Piriya Wongkongkathep specializes in cancer multi-omics and personalized medicine. His research interests include cancer neoantigen discovery using multi-omics approaches, such as whole exome sequencing, RNA sequencing, and mass spectrometry-based proteomics to design the personalized treatment for cancer patients. Currently he is responsible for the first cancer neoantigen vaccine phase I clinical trial in Thailand at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. The aim is to stimulate mutation-specific immune responses to target cancer.

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POOSANU THANAPORNSANGSUTH

Lecturer  

Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Disease Health Science Centre/ Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

Research interest :

  • Molecular neurodegeneration
  • Prion diseases
  • Biomarkers
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Clinical neurology

Much of Dr. Thanapornsangsuth’s work is translational and focuses on neurodegenerative diseases embracing the core concepts of protein misfolding, propagation and downstream neuroinflammation. Being a clinical neurologist by training, he aspires to developing biomarkers that not only truly reflect the essential defining aspects of these diseases but also are clinically meaningful, easily applicable and require minimal resources. His current projects use seeding assays and mass spectrometry.

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PORNCHAI KAEWSAPSAK

Lecturer

Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Medicine

Research interest :

  • Nanopore sequencing
  • CRISPR-based detection Molecular biology

Our projects will mainly focus on two areas. We apply new CRISPR-Cas technology to detect nucleic acid for diagnosis or prognosis of different pathogens or disease-related genomic mutation. We are also interested in Nanopore sequencing, which new technology for long read DNA and native RNA sequencing. We are currently applying it to detect RNA modifications and identify genome of various microbes.

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RONPICHAI CHOKESUWATTANASKUL

Lecturer 

Clinical Lecturer Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Cardiology: AI (and telemedicine)
  • meta-analysis, survival analysis
  • cohort study design.

Dr. Ronpichai Chokesuwattanaskul is a cardiac electrophysiologist, arrhythmia doctor, who is eager in the concept of collaboration and team players philosophy to generate innovation for community. HIs primary interest area is general cardiology, EKG, invasive procedures, AI, data science, bioinformatics, and data management. Other than clinical interest and teaching experiences, his works have been published in prestige journals, on average 10 publications per year in the past few years in addition to an extensive collaboration with faculties outside hospital including ivy league universities. He also plays role as academic editor of PLOS ONE journal.

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SIPAT TRIUKOSE

Lecturer

Chulalongkorn University Big Data Analytics and IoT Center (CUBIC)

Research interest :

  • Application of Data Science and Digital Technology in Healthcare (e.g. CVD, DM, CKD, Retina, Skin, Lung, COVID-19) 
  • Large-Scale Performance Evaluation 
  • Telemedicine

Dr. Sipat Triukose is a member of Chulalongkorn University Big Data Analytics and IoT Center (CUBIC) and a research group on Applied Digital Technology for Medicine (ATM). He is also a member of the Thai Red Cross education and research committee. Early in the career, his areas of interest revolve around performance measurement and evaluation of a large-scale system, such as the Internet and web, content distribution network, computer network, and social network. He later expanded his interest toward big data analytics, digital transformation, and artificial intelligence applications in several fields of study, especially in medical research and the healthcare system. In 2018, he co-founded TrueEye.AI, a medical technology startup focusing on utilizing medical research and deep technology to create a preventive and non-invasive medical solution. Dr. Sipat Triukose received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University (USA). Before joining Chulalongkorn University, he worked for National ICT Australia or NICTA (transformed to Data61 in 2016) in Sydney, Australia.

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SUWATCHAREEPORN ROTCHEEWAPHAN

Lecturer

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Clinical bacteriology
  • Mycobacteriology
  • Drug susceptibility testing
  • Diagnostic microbiology

Dr. Suwatchareeporn Rotcheewaphan is a lecturer of Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. She is providing teaching at Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. Currently, she is a director of Microbiology laboratory at Bhumisiri Mangkhalanusorn Building and Mycobacteriology laboratory, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. Her research focuses on the development of diagnostic methods for bacterial and mycobacterial infections, drug susceptibility testing, and the study of circulating mycobacterial strains in Thailand by using new and high throughput molecular techniques.

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SIRA SRISWASDI

Lecturer

Research Affairs, Head of Computational Molecular Biology Group, Director of Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Research interest :

  • Computational biology,
  • Proteomics, Biological networks
  • Machine learning

Dr. Sriswasdi studied theoretical mathematics, computer sciences, and computational biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Pennsylvania with focuses on mass spectrometry-based proteomics of red blood cells and protein-protein interaction networks in C. elegans. He also did a postdoctoral research on molecular evolution of hybrid fungal genomes at the University of Tokyo. His current research applies bioinformatics and machine learning techniques to answer molecular biology and medical questions – from developing deep learning models for de novo peptide sequencing and diagnosing diseases in chest x-rays to decoding cell developmental pathway from single-cell transcriptomics data.

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SIRIN NITINAWARAT

Lecturer  

Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Bio & Genetic engineering 
  • Data science 
  • Digital transformations  Preventive medicine 
  • Public health 
  • Health & wellness 
  • Telemedicine.

Dr. Sirin Nitinawarat obtained the B.S.E.E. degree from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, with first class honors, and the M.S.E.E. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. He was a postdoctoral research associate at the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He then had a career in the industry working as a senior systems engineer at Qualcomm Technologies, San Diego, California, USA, where he helped invented network technologies for cutting-edge smartphones for three years. After which he returned to Thailand as a lecturer at the International School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University. His research interests are in bio and genetic engineering, data science, digital transformations, preventive medicine, public health, health and wellness, and telemedicine.

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SOMPONG VONGPUNSAWAD

Lecturer

Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Virology, Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Medical Genetics

Sompong Vongpunsawad, Ph.D., studies viruses that cause respiratory and enteric diseases in adults and young children. These viruses are often transmitted rapidly and cause wide-ranging symptoms. Vaccination against measles, influenza, and rotavirus have greatly reduced these diseases, but infections by enteroviruses, respiratory syncytial virus, and norovirus remain of concern. The lab’s expertise focuses on the rapid detection of virus infection in patients, surveillance of disease outbreaks in the community, and identification of novel viral variants of clinical importance. Accurate and timely diagnosis of viral infection using molecular/immunological assays will significantly improve patient care and help develop better vaccines and therapies.

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THANA THONGSRICOME

Lecturer

Physiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Chronic kidney disease progression and measures to delay the progression
  • Glomerular hyperfiltration
  • Renal physiology

Thongsricome T. graduated Doctor of Medicine from Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and recieved Board of Internal Medicine, and Board of Nephrology from the Royal College Physicians of Thailand. Now he practices as a lecturer in renal physiology for Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, and a service nephrologist for King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital.

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TRAIRAK PISITKUN

Lecturer

Center of Excellence in Systems Biology

Research interest :

  • Systems Biology
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Proteomics
  • Antibody R&D
  • Computational Biology

Trairak Pisitkun is a physician-scientist who is now directing a biomedical research team at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He is also a volunteer scientist at the National Institutes of Health, USA. His interest is in applying systems biology approaches using multi-omics technologies, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, and advanced antibody technology to address unmet needs in clinical medicine, especially in the cutting-edge treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease. Currently, he is developing a personalized cancer vaccine and therapeutic monoclonal antibodies for cancer immunotherapy and implementing technologies that can practically deliver precision medicine for the Thai population.

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THUN ITTHIPANICHPONG

Lecturer

Department of Orthopaedics  Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Research interest :

  • Arthroscopy
  • Sports injury,
  • Biomechanics
  • Anatomy

Dr. Itthipanichpong received medical degree from the Chulalongkorn University, completed four years of training in orthopaedics and one year in sports medicine fellowship at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests are hip, knee and shoulder conditions included tendon tear, joint instability, traumatic injury, degenerative change and replacement surgery. Common diseases found in his clinic are rotator cuff tear, ACL injury, meniscus injury, shoulder instability and activity-related musculoskeletal pain. He is now working on many research projects and creates many surgical techniques for arthroscopic surgery. He is also working on a Ph.D project at at the department of biomedical engineering, Chulalongkorn university.

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WARINYA CHEMNASIRI

Lecturer

Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation

Research interest :

  • Smart Material
  • Sensors
  • New Product Development
  • Innovation in healthcare and medical applications

Dr. Warinya Chemnasiri has a professional experience across academia and industry developing new products from design to mass production. Her previous works include design, development, and fabrication of optical sensor prototypes with UI software and new telecommunication product development for autonomous car. With extensive experience in nanomaterial and sensors, her research interest involves smart material and sensors in healthcare and medical applications, and beyond towards innovation projects in this area. She is currently ScII Academic Director and Lecturer at BAScii program, where she is building an innovation ecosystem in line with SDG #9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure), as well as a fellow of the Innovative Teaching Scholar Program (Stanford University).

HEALTHCARE IS DELIVERED WHERE YOU ARE.

Have you ever imagined being your own personal doctor and managing your own health sitting in front of a TV at home? Testing that once seemed risky out of the hands of medical professionals is now more than ever a touchable reality. The advancement of handheld technology has brought an explosion of personal health gadgets such as smart watches that can monitor heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and calories burned. High-speed internet advances have allowed for the efficient use of mobile phone applications, online consultant services, telemedicine, and even AI therapists. Some laboratory tests can even be ordered from home at the click of the button, with tool kits delivered and results available quickly online. 

Future prospects of healthcare are moving from being doctor-centered to the patient viewpoint. Disease treatments will also expand to lifestyle remedies and coaching and extend out from visits to the hospital to a 24/7 online service. We might see more data doctors, where personal information of patients is streamed through an online platform and managed by professionals behind screens in ‘Care Hubs.’ After analysis of the person’s health data, they can provide individualized consult to each person, and recommend fitness programs that utilize entertainment and games to increase compliance. Personal devices will have bio-sensors to detect critical vital signs like irregular heartbeats and will be able to immediately send alerts to their doctors for any signs of life threatening conditions. Healthcare will be accessible where ever as internet connectivity becomes more and more ubiquitous.