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PhD in Agro-Industry and Biotechnology (International Program)

All applicants who are interested in applying for the international PhD programs at Walailak University must first look up at our potential advisors’s profiles on the College of Graduate Studies website to find the research topic and advisor that matches your field of interest. If you identify research area and potential research advisor, you are encouraged to send a research proposal directly to the advisor you are interested in working with. For scholarships, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at grad.walailak@gmail.com.

  • Ph.D. in Agro-Industrial Product Development, Kasetsart University
  • M.Sc. in Agro-Industrial Product Development, Kasetsart University
  • B.Sc. in Microbiology, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
  • Bio-based food packaging
  • Essential Oils and Food Preservation
  • Food Safety and Product Development
  • Siriporn Chaemsanit, Narumol Matan and Nirundorn Matan. 2018. Effect of peppermint oil on the shelf-life of dragon fruit during storage. Food Control 90: 172-179
  • Kitiya Suhem, Narumol Matan, Nirundorn Matan, Sorasak Danworaphong, Tanong Aewsiri. 2017. Enhanced antifungal activity of michelia oil on the surface of bamboo paper packaging boxes using helium-neon (HeNe) laser and its application to brown rice snack bar. Food Control
  • Sumethee Songsamoe, Narumol Matan, Nirundorn Matan. 2017. Antifungal activity of Michelia alba oil in the vapor phase and the synergistic effect of major essential oil components against Aspergillus flavus on brown rice. Food Control 77:150-157
  • Kanockwan Puangjinda, Narumol Matan, Mudtorlep Nisoa. 2016. Effects atmospheric radio-frequency plasma treatment on popping characteristics of popped rice and its nutritional evaluation. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies 35:119-124
  • Kitiya Suhem, Narumol Matan, Nirundorn Matan, Sorasak Danworaphong, Tanong Aewsiri, 2015. Improvement of the antifungal activity of Litsea cubeba vapor by using a helium-neon (HeNe) laser against Aspergillus flavus on brown rice snack bars. International Journal of Food Microbiology 215: 157-160
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  • Ph.D. in Agriculture, Kasetsart university, Thailand
  • M.Sc. in Agriculture, Prince of Songkla university, Thailand
  • B.Sc. in Agriculture, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
  • Survey, classification, conservation and utilization of Nepenthes species in Thailand
  • Molecular marker development for drought tolerance in oil palm
  • Suraninpong P., Nuanlaong S. and Wuthisuthimethavee S. 2013. A new classification of Thailand’s Nepenthes species by genetic analysis of AFLP markers. Acta Hort. 1100, 77-82
  • Songkesornchart, M., Suraninpong, P. and Wutthisutimetawee, S. 2013. Development of molecular markers for detection of drought tolerance in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.). Agricultural Sci. J. 44(2): 401-404
  • Pimonrat, P., Suraninpong, P. and Wuthisuthimethavee, S. 2012. Acute effect of gamma radiation on stable characteristics of Spathoglottis plicata Blume. Acta Hort. 953:173-180
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  • Ph.D. in Fisheries, Hokkaido university, Japan
  • M.Sc.(Fish Diseases), Hokkaido university, Japan
  • B.Sc.(Fish Biology), Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • Shrimp culture
  • Phoonsamran, K., Direkbusarakom, S., Chotipuntu, P., Hirono, I., Unajak, S., Summpunn, P. and Wuthisuthimethavee, S. 2017. Identification and Expression of Vitellogenin Gene in Polychaetes (Perinereis sp.) Journal of Fisheries and Environment, 41(1): 1–11
  • Chettupon Pooljun, Sataporn Direkbusarakom, Piyapong Chotipuntu, Ikuo Hirono, Suwit Wuthisuthimethavee. 2016. Development of a TaqMan real-time RT-PCR assay for detection of covert mortality nodavirus (CMNV) in penaeid shrimp. Aquaculture. 464: 445-450
  • Chottipan N., S. Boonrungsiman and S. Direkbusarakom . 2016. Comparison of suitable protein measurement for Thalassiosira weissflogii (Bacillariophyta) and Tetraselmis chuii (Chlorophyta).Phycological Research 2016;64: 72-76
  • Piyapong CHOTIPUNTU, Suwit WUTHISUTHIMETHAVEE, Sataporn DIREKBUSRAKOM. 2015. Decontamination of Monodon Baculovirus in Marine Shrimp Eggs using Upwelling Flow-Through System. Walailak J Sci & Tech. 12 ( 6) : 527-532
  • Pitchanee Jariyapong, Wattana Weerachatyanukul, Sataporn Direkbusarakom, Ikuo Hirono, Suwit Wuthisuthimethavee, Charoonroj Chotwiwatthanakun. 2015. Enhancement of shrimp immunity against white spot syndrome virus by Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus-like particle encapsulated VP28 double-stranded RNA. Aquaculture, 446: 325-332
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  • Ph.D. Fisheries & Allied Aquacultures, Auburn University, USA
  • M.Sc. Biology, Fisheries & Allied Aquacultures, Kasetsart university, Thailand
  • B.Sc. In Fisheries Science, Rajamangala University of Technology, Thailand
  • Fish culture with environmental friendly by the fish and plant grow together in recirculating system
  • The smart methods to condition the greenhouse ambient for fish and plant production
  • The monitoring of effluents from the commercial aquaculture for effecting of surrounding area
  • Chromosomal Characteristics of the Three-spot Damselfish, Dascyllus trimaculatus (Perciformes, Pomacentridae) in Thailand, Cytologia, 82 (01), 2017
  • NOR Polymorphism and Chromosome Analysis of Banggai Cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni (Perciformes, Apogonidae), Cytologia, 82 (01), 2017
  • The First Chromosomal Characteristics of Nucleolar Organizer Regions and Karyological Analysis of Two Chaetodontid Fishes, Cytologia, 82 (01), 2017
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  • Ph.D. in Food Technology, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • B.Sc. in Food Technology, Walailak University, Thailand
  • Food Science and Innovation
  • Chemistry and Technology of Seafood
  • Meat Science and Technology
  • Chaijan, M., & Panpipat, W. (2018). Feasibility of a pH driven method for maximizing protein recovery of over-salted albumen. Food Bioscience, 24, 89-94
  • Abdollahi, M., Marmon, S., Chaijan, M., & Undeland, I. (2016). Tuning the pH-shift protein-isolation method for maximum hemoglobin-removal from blood rich fish muscle. Food Chemistry, 212, 213-224
  • Chaijan, M., Panpipat, W., & Nisoa, M. (2017). Chemical deterioration and discoloration of semi-dried tilapia processed by sun drying and microwave drying. Drying Technology, 35(5), 642-649
  • Chaijan, M., & Undeland, I. (2015). Development of a new method for determination of total haem protein in fish muscle. Food Chemistry, 173, 1133-1141
  • Wongwichian, C., Klomklao, S., Panpipat, W., Benjakul, S., & Chaijan, M. (2015). Interrelationship between myoglobin and lipid oxidations in oxeye scad (Selar boops) muscle during iced storage. Food Chemistry, 174, 279-285
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  • Ph.D. in Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • M.Sc. in Food Technology, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
  • B.Sc. in Food Technology, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
  • Functional Ingredients
  • Lipid Science and Technology
  • Protein Functionality
  • Panpipat, W., Chaijan, M., & Guo, Z. (2018). Oxidative stability of margarine enriched with different structures of β-sitosteryl esters during storage. Food Bioscience, 22, 78-84
  • Panpipat, W., & Chaijan, M. (2017). Functional properties of pH-shifted protein isolates from bigeye snapper (Priacanthus tayenus) head by-product. International Journal of Food Properties, 20(3), 596-610
  • Panpipat, W., & Chaijan, M. (2016). Potential production of healthier protein isolate from broiler meat using modified acid-aided pH shift process. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 9(8), 1259-1267
  • Panpipat, W., & Chaijan, M. (2017). Palm Stearin as a Pork Back Fat Replacer for Semi-Dried Tilapia Sausage. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 17(2), 417-424
  • Chen, Y., Cheong, L. Z., Zhao, J., Panpipat, W., Wang, Z., Li, Y., ... & Su, X. (2019). Lipase-catalyzed selective enrichment of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in acylglycerols of cod liver and linseed oils: Modeling the binding affinity of lipases and fatty acids. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 123, 261-268
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  • Ph.D. in Medical Technology, Mahidol university, Thailand
  • B.Sc. In Medical Technology, Walailak UNiversity, Thailand
  • Odor-related brain responses
  • Effects of essential oil inhalation on brain functions
  • Koomhin, P., Punsawad, C., Suwannalert, P., & Palipoch, S. (2017). Effect of a heme oxygenase-1 inducer on NADPH oxidase expression in alcohol-induced liver injury in male Wistar rats. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 16(5), 1039-1044
  • KOOMHIN, P., SATTAYAKHOM, A., PALIPOCH, S., PUNSAWAD, C., & TAPECHUM, S. (2017). Effects of Non-Spatial Pre-Training on Learning and Memory Impairment Detection in the Morris Water Maze. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology, 15(2), 169-177
  • Palipoch, S., & Koomhin, P. (2015). Oxidative Stress-Associated Pathology: A Review. Sains Malaysiana, 44(10), 1441-1451
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  • PhD in Biotechnology,  Mahidol University, Thailand
  • B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Development of gene expression system
  • microbial enzyme applications
  • Jomrit J., Isarangkul D., Summpunn P., Wiyakrutta S. A kinetic spectrophotometric method for the determination of pyridoxal-5’-phosphate based on coenzyme activation of apo-D- phenylglycine aminotransferase. Enzyme Microb Technol. 2018; 117: 64-71
  • Summpunn P., Jomrit J., Panbangred W. Improvement of extracellular bacterial protein production in Pichia pastoris by co-expression of endoplasmic reticulum residing GroEL-GroES. J Biosci Bioeng. 2018; 125(3): 268-274
  • Phoonsamran K., Direkbusarakom S., Chotipuntu P., Hitono I., Unajak S., Summpunn P., Wuthisuthimethavee S. Identification and expression of vitellogenin gene in polychaetes (Perinereis sp.). J Fish Env. 2017; 41: 1-11
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  • Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology, Ehime University, Japan
  • M.Sc. (Horticulture), Kagawa University, Japan
  • B.Sc. (Agriculture), Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • Plant tissue culture
  • Production of plant secondary metabolite from cell culture
  • Pliankong P., Suksa-Ard P., Wannakrairoj S. Chitosan elicitation for enhancing of vincristine and vinblastine accumulation in cell culture of Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don. Journal of Agricultural Science. 2018; 10(12): 287-293
  • Pliankong P., Suksa-Ard P., Wannakrairoj S. Effects of colchicine and oryzalin on polyploidy induction and production of capsaicin in Capsicum frutescens L. Thai Journal of Agricultural Science. 2017; 50(2): 108-120
  • Pliankong P., Suksa-Ard P. Effects of ferulic acid on capsaicin production in Capsicum frutescens L. cell suspension culture between diploid and polyploid cell. Thai Journal of Agricultural Science. 2012; 44 (3): 319-325
  • Keatmetha W., Suksa-Ard P., Mekanawakul M., Te-Chato S. In vitro germplasm conservation of Garcinia mangostana L. and Lansium domesticum Corr. Walailak J Sci and Tech. 2006; 3(1): 33-50
  • Keatmetha W., Suksa-Ard P. Effects of rooting substrates on in vitro rooting of Anthurium andraeanum L. cv. Avanti. Walialk J Sci and Tech. 2004; 1(2): 49-55
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  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences
  • B.Sc. in Medical Technology
  • Natural Products
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Immuno-modulation
  • Dhar, R., Kimseng, R., Chokchaisiri, R., Hiransai, P., Utaipan, T., Suksamrarn, A. & Chunglok, W. (2018) 2′,4-Dihydroxy-3′,4′,6′-trimethoxychalcone from Chromolaena odorata possesses anti-inflammatory effects via inhibition of NF-kappa B and p38 MAPK in lipopolysaccharide-activated RAW 264.7 macrophages. Immunopharmacology and immunotoxicology, 40 (1), 43-51
  • Somchit, N., Kimseng, R., Dhar, R., Hiransai, P., Changtam, C., Suksamrarn, A., Chunglok, W., Chunglok, W. (2017). Curcumin pyrazole blocks lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation via suppression of JNK activation in RAW 264.7 macrophages. Asian Pacific journal of allergy and immunology, [Epub ahead of print]
  • Hiransai, P., Tangpong, J., Kumbuar, C., Hoonheang, N., Rodpech, O., Sangsuk, P.,Inkaow, W. (2016). Anti-nitric oxide production, anti-proliferation and antioxidant effects of the aqueous extract from Tithonia diversifolia. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 6(11), 950-956
  • Deng, Y., Sriwiriyajan, S., Tedasen, A., Hiransai, P. & Graidist, P. (2016). Anti-cancer effects of Piper nigrum via inducing multiple molecular signaling in vivo and in vitro. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 188, 87–95
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