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October 07, 2016

ERD 2016: Workshop on Effective Proposal Preparation for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Workshop on Effective Proposal Preparation for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions By EURAXESS ASEAN with the support of National Science and Technology Development Agency Thailand (NSTDA) and SEA-EU-NET Thursday 24 November, 2016 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Ballroom 1, Sofitel Hotel Sukhumvit   The European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) support research training and career development focused on innovation skills. The programme funds worldwide and cross-sector mobility that implements excellent research in any field. There are MSCA grants for all stages…
July 13, 2016

Thai-German S&T Cooperation: 3rd Researcher Mobility Scheme

The International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany, the National Science and Technology Development Agency in Thailand (NSTDA), and the following Thai universities: Chiang Mai University, Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University, Khon Kaen University, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Mahidol University, Prince of Songkla University, Thammasat University, Suranaree University of Technology, Srinakharinwirot University, Burapha University, Naresuan University, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang agreed to support “Thai-German S&T Cooperation: 3rd Researcher Mobility Scheme ”.…
June 21, 2016

ASEAN-Japan Workshop in THAILAND on Innovation, Science and Technology for Sustainable Development

On June 9th 2016, the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) together with the STS Forum Japan and the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro) hosted the ASEAN-Japan Workshop in THAILAND on Innovation, Science and Technology for Sustainable Development at Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok. The objectives of the STS Workshop are (1) to provide a new mechanism for open discussions on an informal basis, and (2) to build a human network that…
May 19, 2016

Climate Action and Resource Efficiency in South East Asia: Thematic and Fund Opportunities

A workshop on “Climate Action and Resource Efficiency in Southeast Asia: Thematic and Funding Opportunities” was organized on 12 May 2016 during the STI Days 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Dr. Anil Kumar from AIT, Thailand welcome the participants and presented the objectives as well as achievements of SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN project. SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN “Sustain and Enhance Cooperation on Sustainable Development between Europe and Southeast Asia” project is funded by European Commission under the FP7 Programme.  Dr. Shilpi Saxena, NCP from Germany…
April 25, 2016

UK-Thailand Symposium on Nanomaterials and their Applications

  Dr. Chadamas Thuvasethakul, NSTDA Executive Vice President presided over UK-Thailand Symposium in Nanomaterials and their Applications at The Sukosol Hotel, on April 21st, 2016.   Jointly organized by Royal Society of Chemistry and NSTDA, the one day symposium has been embraced by audiences range from scholars in leading universities to private and public sector Nanotechnology and Applied Chemistry practitioners.       Mesmerizing and inspiring research results depicted from both UK and Thai internationally eminent experts are expected to…
April 19, 2016

Information Session on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Individual Fellowships

Information Session on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Individual Fellowships -Supporting post-doctoral research in Europe - 29 April, 10.00 – 11.30, Bussakorn Room, 1st Fl., NECTECNational Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand    Science Park   What is the about? The MSCA Individual Fellowships programme is an opportunity for researchers based in Thailand to work in research labs in Europe for up to two years.  The Fellowships are awarded to the most promising post-doctoral researchers of any nationality who want to…
April 05, 2016

Advancing your Research Career in Europe: Funding and Fellowship Opportunities for Researchers in Southeast Asia

EURAXESS ASEAN and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)present:“Advancing your Research Career in Europe: Funding and Fellowship Opportunities for Researchers in Southeast Asia”A EURAXESS Share event featuring information on researcher mobility programs by leading European research and funding agencies13 May 2016Sofitel Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok, Thailand   This full day workshop being organised by EURAXESS ASEAN and NSTDA will  present European funding and fellowship opportunities available to researchers in Thailand and Southeast Asia. This is your chance to meet…
March 11, 2016

UK-Thai Symposium on Nanomaterials and their Applications

21 April 2016   NSTDA, Thailand Themes Nanomaterials including nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanowires Applications include: Energy storage: batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors Bioengineering and biomedical devices.   Speakers Suwabun Chirachanchai, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Harry Hoster, Lancaster University, UK Duncan Graham, University of Strathclyde, UK Deanpen Japrung, National Nanotechnology Center, Thailand Ian Kinloch, University of Manchester, UK Tuomas Knowles, University of Cambridge, UK Pimpa Limthongkul, National Metal and Materials Technology Center, Thailand Nitipat Pholchai, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand Pornsak…
March 11, 2016

NSTDA host representative of US Department of State Bureau of Oceans & International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

  On 8 March 2016, NSTDA host Dr. Nathaniel  Schaefle, Bilateral Science & Technology Program Analyst, US Department of State Bureau of Oceans & International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. // Truehits.net
March 11, 2016

Russian Embassy in Thailand vitsit to National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

  On 3 March 2016, delegation from Russian Embassy in Thailand, Russian Federation visit to National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). // Truehits.net
January 18, 2016

BIOTEC researchers honored with the 2015 TRF-OHEC-Scopus Researcher Awards in Heath Sciences

Dr. Sissades Tongsima, Head of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Laboratory and Dr. Jittima Piriyapongsa, BIOTEC researcher were presented with the 2015 TRF-OHEC-Scopus Researcher Award and the 2015 TRF-OHEC-Scopus Young Researcher Award in the field of Health Sciences, respectively.   Dr. Sissades Tongsima (left) and Dr. Jittima Piriyapongsa (right)received the prizes from Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong, Deputy Prime Minister. Dr. Sissades Tongsima was honored for his work on "Genome Wide Association Study Computational Workflow for Identification of Genetic Markers Associated with Common…
December 25, 2015

Prof. Prida Malasit - 2015 NSTDA Research Chair Grant Recipient

Prof. Prida Malasit, Director of Medical Biotechnology Research Laboratory, a joint laboratory between BIOTEC and Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, was awarded the 2015 NSTDA Research Chair Grant to work on "Integrative researches for a set of novel biomarkers applicable to diagnosis, prognosis and treatments of patients with dengue hemorrhagic fever".   Dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome are severe forms of dengue virus infection and are still one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality…
December 24, 2015

Workshop on Drip Fertigation: Melon Model

Date: 1 – 5 February 2016   Venue: Agricultural Technology Research Institute, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna Lampang (RMUTL), Thailand   Organized by: National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)   In Collaboration with: Agricultural Research Organization, Israel Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna Lampang (RMUTL), Thailand   Rational Background: Water and Plant nutrient are the most essential factors for optimal…
December 24, 2015

Seminar on Technologies for agricultural industry in dryland: Case study from Israel

Date: 29 January 2016 Venue: Auditorium, BIOTEC Building, Thailand Science Park, Pathum ThaniOrganized by: National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)In Collaboration with: Agricultural Research Organization, Israel Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel   Rational Background:Some 95% of Israel is dry sub-humid, semi-arid, arid or hyper-arid, with 60% of the country’s land area covered by the Negev Desert. Thus Israel is almost entirely comprised of drylands…
December 16, 2015

Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) - Call Open

              Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)     CALL OPEN – Closing date is 28 April, 2016 What Is the MSCA Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA-RISE) RISE is one of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) under Horizon 2020, the European Framework Program for Research and Innovation.   What is the aim of MSCA-RISE? MSCA-RISE aims at international and inter-sector collaboration through promoting research and innovation exchanges of staff. …
December 09, 2015

LAMP-LFD assay for malaria parasite detection

Malaria is largely a preventable and curable disease. However, a delay or an inappropriate treatment can result in serious adverse outcomes for patient. Rapid, simple and cost-effective diagnostic tests that can be easily adapted and rapidly scaled-up at the field or community levels are needed. BIOTEC researchers have developed an assay platform using the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) technique in combination with lateral flow dipstick for the detection of malaria parasite. The malarial dihydrofolate reductase–thymidylate synthase (dhfr-ts) gene, a target…
December 09, 2015

Biosafety Guidelines for Contained Use of GMMs

Genetically Modified Microorganisms (GMMs) have been utilized to produce specially designed products mostly in the industrial scale from pharmaceutical and medical equipment industry, food industry, to biotechnology industry. Since GMMs have been used in wide range of industries, the guidelines on biosafety techniques for use genetically modified microorganisms are greatly needed. A Thai version of "Biosafety Guidelines for Contained Use of Genetically Modified Microorganisms at Pilot and Industrial Scales" launched in 2004 by the Technical Biosafety Committee (TBC) to ensure…
November 13, 2015

TBRC app: A simple way to place an order for biological materials from TBRC

Launched in February 2015, Thailand Bioresource Research Center (TBRC) partners with biological resource centers in Thailand and ASEAN region to offer diverse sources of biomaterials such as microbial cultures and plasmids for R&D in life science and biotech industry. The order placement is now made easier with TBRC app, available on the App Store and Google Play Store. The app makes it easy for you to register an account, navigate, search and place an order with TBRC in a few…
November 13, 2015

Ministry unveils new battle vehicle

    The Defence Ministry Monday gave the public another look at its locally developed 8×8-metre armoured vehicle known as the "Black Widow Spider", at the opening of an international defence and security trade show at Impact Muang Thong Thani.The vehicle, locally produced, was designed and developed by the Defence Technology Institute (DTI) in collaboration with the National Metal and Materials Technology Centre (MTEC) and a private firm.DTI director Gen Sompong Mukdasakul said the Black Widow Spider marked a big…
November 13, 2015

NECTEC puts emphasis on R&D SEVEN FOCUS GROUPS TO BENEFIT FROM BREAKTHROUGH PROJECTS

WITH THE aim of improving the quality of life of Thai people and developing research and development to meet the needs of the country, Nectec is focusing on utilising R&D as well as information technology to support seven focus groups. Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn, executive director of National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (Nectec), said the agency has a three-year plan - from 2014-16 - to utilise R&D projects for supporting seven key sectors - food and agriculture, healthcare and public health,…
October 28, 2015

Discovery of a halotolerant yeast, a potential starter culture for soy sauce fermentation

Soy sauce is made by the fermentation of soybeans combined with wheat flour, rice flour, and brine. The production involves two steps: koji fermentation using Aspergillus oryzae and moromi fermentation by adding brine solution into the koji.  In moromi fermentation, glutaminase produced by naturally-present yeast converts l-glutamine originated from soy protein to l-glutamic acid, a compound responsible for “umami” taste. Given the high salinity condition of moromi fermentation, a halotolerant yeast would be beneficial to the soy sauce fermentation.  …
October 01, 2015

Enjoy Science Project aims to improve vocational education

Chevron partners with public, private sectors on STEM training With the aim of helping increase Thailand's competitiveness, Chevron recently rolled out an "Enjoy Science Project", working with public and private partners to strengthen Thailand's innovation by improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and vocational education across the country. Enjoy Science has long-term goals to develop Thailand's STEM workforce sustainability. It is a five-year project with an investment of US$30 million (Bt1 billion). It involves a range of partners in…
October 01, 2015

The e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP) Project Workshop

The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) in collaboration with e-ASIA JRP Secretariat Office and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) are cordially invite researchers and interested persons to the e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP) Project Workshop on Monday, October 12, 2015 at NSTDA Thailand Science Park, Pathum Thani. In the event, the participants will have a chance to hear the achievements with lessons learned from the completed project and progress report from the on-going projects under the…
September 01, 2015

NSTDA-EURAXESS Science Slam 2015

Science Communication Competition – First Prize is a Networking Trip to Europe! The popular EURAXESS Science Slam 2015 has officially kicked off in six regions across the globe. The annual science communication competition takes place this in ASEAN, Brazil, China, India, Japan, and North America. The lucky winners will travel to Europe for the unique chance to network with research peers at one of Europe’s top research institutes. EURAXESS Links ASEAN and its national partners, including NSTDA, are organising qualifying…
August 24, 2015

BIOTEC researcher receives 2015 Plant Breeder Award

  Dr. Theerayut Toojinda, BIOTEC Senior Researcher from Rice Gene Discovery Laboratory was named the recipient to the 2015 Plant Breeder Award presented by the Plant Breeding and Multiplication Association of Thailand.   Dr. Theerayut has accumulated expertise in plant breeding for 28 years. His research is centered on the use of marker aided selection (MAS) to improve the effectiveness and precision of conventional rice breeding with the goal to improve tolerance to unfavorable environmental conditions and resistance to pests…
August 21, 2015

Southeast Asia - Europe Pilot Joint Call for Mobility in the Thematic areas of Environment, Health, and Food

Southeast Asia - Europe Pilot Joint Call for Mobility is opened until September 14th (23:59 CET)   Type of funded projects: Europe-Southeast Asian mobility projects with at least 2 partners from both regions in the fields of Environmental (climate change, water resource management, smarter cities, biodiversity & energy), Health ((neglected) infectious diseases, antimicrobial drug resistance) or Food (agricultural productivity, sustainability and standards, value chain) research to establish new and strengthen existing networks with multidisciplinary approaches between both regions.   Participating…
August 18, 2015

MTEC receives the 2015 National Outstanding Award in Occupational Health and Safety for 4 consecutive years

    The Nation Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) receives Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety, Health and Environment at the international level in 2015.  We are pleased to receive this award and be recognized for our commitment to maintain a safe and healthful workplace.   Professor, Dr.Pramote Dechaumphai , MTEC Deputy Executive Director and Safety, Health and Environment team receive an award for outstanding workplace safety, health and environment at the international level in 2015, the fourth consecutive year presenting…
August 04, 2015

NECTEC launches SafeMate

NECTEC launches SafeMate. A mobile application for a safer drive. Available to download now on Android and iOS.   Recent Statistics revealed that Thailand has the second most dangerous road in the world, per 100,000 population. The effects of road accidents can be fatal and catastrophic. With an effort to reduce the risk of road traffic accident, The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), under the Ministry of Science and Technology Thailand, is launching a mobile application on Android…
July 24, 2015

Science park earmarked top R&Dhub CORPORATES EYED FOR INTEGRATED FACILITY

THAILAND SCIENCE Park, the research estate of the National Science and Technology Development Agency, plans to build the largest fully integrated research and development hub in Thailand, said Janekrishna Kanatharana, vice president of NSTDA and director of TSP.In an exclusive interview with The Nation, Janekrishna said the TSP wanted to attract private enterprises to set up R&D facilities at the park. It aims to become the country's first R&D hub and to provide integrated solutions in science and technology to…
July 16, 2015

BIOTEC Post-doctoral Fellowship Announcement 2015 - 2016

BIOTEC is seeking 4 positions for post-doctoral researchers in area of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Plant Genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Applied Microbiology, Computational Chemistry, Molecular Modeling and Crystal Structure. Position 1: Computer-Aided Drug Design for new effective PfDHFR inhibitors Job description: The candidate will design and evaluate new effective DHFR inhibitors by fragment-based drug design and 3D-QSAR approaches. Eligibility/Specific Qualifications: Candidate must have skills in Computational Chemistry, Molecular Modeling and Crystal Structure. Position 2: Mechanisms of resistance to the Brown planthopper (BHP) in …
June 29, 2015

Newton Fund UK-China-Philippines-Thailand-Vietnam call for collaborative research proposals in rice research

  Call status: Open Application deadline: 13 August 2015, 4pm GMT Summary The UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), in collaboration with the: UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) Thailand Agricultural Research and Development Agency (Public Organisation) (ARDA) Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development and Department of Science and Technology (PCAARRD DOST) Philippine Rice Research Institute, Department of Agriculture…
June 10, 2015

Bead array for listeria detection

Bacteria of the genus Listeria currently contain six species, but only L. monocytogenes is pathogenic to humans, causing listeriosis. Well established traditional methods are tedious and time consuming and thus are not suitable for screening large numbers of food samples required to meet increasing global demand.Some high-throughput methods based on detecting nucleotide sequences need sophisticated detectors, elaborate sample extraction, and highly-trained personnel. Therefore, immunoassays are still preferred by many end-users for high volume sample screening.   Bead array for L. monocytogenes detection…
June 10, 2015

The Seventh Meeting of NSTDA International Advisory Committee (IAC)

  The Seventh Meeting of NSTDA International Advisory Committee (IAC) was held on 9 May 2015 at Sirindhorn Science Home, Thailand Science Park, Pathum Thani. The meeting was chaired by Prof. . Peter A. Singer, CEO, Grand Challenges Canada and Director of McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, Canada and six IAC members wereable to attend as listed below. · Dr. Ryoji Chubachi , President, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. · Prof. Lene Lange, Aalborg University,…
April 07, 2015

BIOTEC Post-doctoral Fellowship Announcement 2014 - 2015

BIOTEC is seeking 4 positions for post-doctoral researchers in area of Molecular biology, Genetics, Cell biology and Computational Chemistry, Molecular Modeling, Crystal Structure. Position 1: Identification of new compounds that have potential use in antimalarial combination therapy Job description:The candidate will join the current research team to study the effect of antimalarial compounds from the Malaria Box on transgenic P. falciparum parasites that will be controlled for expression of candidate genes using glmS ribozyme system. The identified compounds will be…
April 01, 2015

NAC 2015: International Funding Programs: Opportunitues for Thai Researchers

  The International Cooperation Division, NSTDA, with National Annual Conference (NAC) 2015 would like to invite students, researchers, academics and all interested participants to join the session of “International Funding Programs: Opportunities for Thai Researchers". The seminar will provide the information regarding the research funding programs and the exchange scholarships from various agencies namely EURAXESS Links ASEAN, e-Asia & SATREPS, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), AUN/SEED-Net, Researcher Links-UK Newton and Project Policy Partnership on STI-APEC. In the…
March 30, 2015

Royal Celebration at NAC 2015

Purple was the official color at Thailand Science Park this morning when staff and researchers of NSTDA and research agencies welcome HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn who presided at the Royal Opening Ceremony of 2 Scientific conferences.  The first is conference on HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's S&T Initiative Projects which is marked as a royal Celebration for HRH 60th Anniversary at Sirindhorn Science Home.  The second is the NSTDa Annual Conference (NAC 2015) under the theme " Science, Technology…
March 23, 2015

NSTDA’s Executive Vice President welcomed Federal Belgian Government and Thai-Belgium STI

24 February 2015, Dr. Chadamas Thuvasethakul, NSTDA’s Executive Vice President, welcomed Mr. Gerard Cielen, Policy Advisor to the State Secretary for Science Policy, Federal Belgian Government, and 8 others Thai-Belgium STI delegations to visit NSTDA and Thailand Science Park. The visit focused on the Life Science research at NANOTEC by Dr. Uracha Ruktanonchai, Senior Research of NANOTEC and on the overview of Thailand Science Park presented by Dr. Akeanong Jangbua. Mr. Cielen and Dr. Chadamas exchanged positive view current progress…
March 13, 2015

Joint Health Research Call: MRC - NSTDA - TRF focusing “National Strategic Diseases of Thailand”

  Key dates Open date: 09/03/2015 Closing date: 02/06/2015 (16:00 UK Time) Deadline for submission of Expression of Interest: 01/05/2015 Deadline for submission of Full Application: 02/06/2015 Objectives and Scope Thailand is presently in a period of epidemiological transition, reflected in key changes in the morbidity and mortality.  Today, the major and rising causes of death among Thai citizens are non-communicable diseases. The number one cause of death is cancer.  The prevalence rate of communicable (infectious) diseases, which used to…
March 11, 2015

Public-private partnership with National Science and Technology Development Agency, Ministry of Science and Technology to strengthen local IT ecosystem through collaborative tools and resources

  BANGKOK, 18 February 2015 – Microsoft (Thailand) Limited continues to drive Thailand’s digital development in partnership with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) under the Ministry of Science and Technology by establishing  the Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) at  the NSTDA’s central Bangkok facility in Yothi Road.   One of 113 MICs in 37 countries globally, the Microsoft Innovation Center @NSTDA provides world-class resources and support for IT students, entrepreneurs and startups through practical training courses, employment and…
February 16, 2015

Making quality silage with lactic acid bacterial starter culture

In response to increasing demand for animal feed in livestock sector, significant progress has been made in the improvement of forage crops in Thailand.  Fast-growing and high-yield varieties of forage cane and napier grass have already been developed by BIOTEC-Kasetsart University and the Department of Livestock Development, respectively. However, feed shortage still persists during the dry season. To solve this problem, the concept of using starter culture for ensilaging green fodder was introduced. Fast-growing lactic acid bacteria (LAB) were screened…
February 04, 2015

BIOTEC research honored with the NRCT Awards 2014-2015

The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) recently made an announcement of NRCT Awards. The awards announced this round were 2014 Outstanding Researcher Awards, 2014 Research Awards, 2014 Thesis Awards and 2015 Invention Awards.  The following are the work of BIOTEC researchers that receives these prestigious recognitions: The project on “The Development of DNA Microarray Technology to Address Poor Reproductive Maturation Problems in the Black Tiger Shrimp (Peneaus monodon)” was among the recipients of 2014 NRCT Research Awards.   The technique…
January 28, 2015

Minister of S&T, Lao PDR Visit NSTDA

14 January 2015, Prof. Dr. Boviengkham Vongdara, Minister of Science and Technology of Lao PDR visit National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).   Researchers from National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) and National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) presented their research project are: Machine Translation Embedded System Biodiversity and Ecological Research // Truehits.net
January 26, 2015

European Union Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

An Opportunity to Build International Partnerships with European Research Institutions and Companies   CALL NOW OPEN   What Is the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) The RISE of one the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) under Horizon 2020, the European Framework Program for Research and InnovationWhat is the aim of RISE?The RISE aims at international and inter-sector collaboration through promoting research and innovation exchanges of staff.  RISE will support short-term mobility of research and innovation staff at all career…
December 18, 2014

Mobile information system offers benefits to silk farmers

NECTEC AND SERICULTURE AGENCY DEVELOP TAMIS APPLICATION TO ENHANCE PRODUCTIVITY, QUALITY OF LIFE FOR 110,000 FARMING HOUSEHOLDSTO IMPROVE productivity and the quality of life of Thai silk farmers, the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) has worked with The Queen Sirikit Department of Sericulture to develop a mobile information system for the provision of key data to those in the sector nationwide.TAMIS ( the Thailand Agriculture Mobile Information System) is an Android tablet application that allows government officers to…
November 26, 2014

NanoThailand 2014

NanoThailand 2014 opened this morning at Thailand Science Park with a Keynote speech by Prof. Mihail C. Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology,NSF, USA on the topic of “Nanotechnology Tomorrow: Immersion in to socio-economic projects”. According to Prof. Roco, the global nanotechnology labour and market  is expected to double each three years reaching about $4 trillion market and encompassing 8 million jobs by 2020. “There will be a shift from “passive” to “active” nanostructures/nanosystems” said Prof. Roco. “The nanosystems will be self powered,…
November 27, 2014

Visit of The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

10 November 2014 during 13:30 – 16:30 at NANOTEC Board Room, 4th Floor, Innovation Cluster 2 Building, NSTDA   // Truehits.net
November 27, 2014

Visit of University College Dublin, 30 October 2014

30 October 2014 at 14.30-17.00 hrs. Room 513, 5th floor, BIOTEC BuildingThailand Science Park, Pathum Thani   // Truehits.net
November 27, 2014

Opening Ceremony of the e-ASIA Joint Research Program Secretariat Office

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 during 12:00 – 15:00 hrs. INC 1 Corridor, Innovation Cluster1 Building, Thailand Science ParkNational Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)     // Truehits.net
November 27, 2014

Introduction of JSPS activity in Asia and sharing information about research opportunity in Japan

October 16, 2014 at 10:00 – 11:30 hrs.Lobby C, INC 2 Building, Tower CNational Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)   // Truehits.net
November 27, 2014

Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR. visit NSTDA on 1 October 2014

Delegations from Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR. visit NSTDA on 1 October 2014 // Truehits.net
November 19, 2014

Nectec project aims to optimise agricultural zoning

THE NATIONAL Electronics and Computer Technology Center(NECTEC) plans to focus on seven areas as it tries to create the prototype model for agricultural-data integration and zoning optimisation.Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn, who was appointed executive director of NECTEC in March, said the state agency planned to utilise research and development for the benefit of government, communities and the private sector. The seven categories on which this R&D will focus are food and agriculture, manufacturing, service industry, energy and environment, community and the disabled,…
November 19, 2014

Cinema gets scientific

Twenty-six films from 12 countries are being screened during the 10th Science Film Festival, which is currently running in Bangkok and 18 other provinces, until Dec 14.The films are presented in four categories - Family Edutainment; Ecology and Environment; Natural Science, Life Science and Technology; and Culture and History.Among the highlights are:Wildlife: Sophisticated Farmers -  Leafcutter AntsDirected by Ichiro Yamamoto, this Japanese documentary takes us deep in the tropical forests of Central America where an extraordinary creature lives - the…
November 19, 2014

Our leading ladies of SCIENCE L'OREAL TEAMS UP WITH UNESCO IN RECOGNISING THAILAND'S MOST PROMISING FEMALE RESEARCHERS

In many countries around the world, science is still considered the forte of men, with women usually relegated to the more menial position of lab assistants. Fortunately Thailand is not among those nations, as L'Oreal (Thailand) has once again underlined by announcing it has granted fellowships to five female researchers under its "For Women in Science" 2014 programme.Now in its 12th year, the programme has recognised three leading lights from Chulalongkorn's science faculty - Assistant Professor Dr Onruthai Pinyakong from…
November 19, 2014

Incubating IT start-ups on the cards

The government is working on financial tools to help raise funds for information technology start-ups.The Securities and Exchange Commission is in the process of drafting new regulations related to crowdfunding to allow startup tech companies, which have innovative ideas, to raise funds or contributions from a large number of people via the internet.Additionally, the government plans to set up a new venture capital fund to invest in tech SMEs, which have high potential to generate a return of 10-12 times…
November 18, 2014

BIOTEC researcher receives the 2014 TRF-CHE-Scopus Young Researcher Award

Dr. Pornkamol Unrean, BIOTEC Researcher based at Biochemical Engineering and Pilot Plant Research and Development Laboratory was honored with the 2014 TRF-CHE-Scopus Young Researcher Award in the field of Engineering & Multidisciplinary Technology for her work on “Systematic Bioprocess Development of Sustainable Biofuel Production”. Her research aims to systematically develop an efficient, robust and economical process for production of valuable biofuel from lignocellulosic biomass using the combined approaches of metabolic network model, statistical analysis, kinetic-based model, co-culture fermentation technology and…
November 18, 2014

Five organizations join force to develop biomedical sensors

On 15 October 2014, Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology, presided over the launch of Biomedical Sensors Network, consisting of 5 major organizations, namely Science for Sustainable Future Institute Foundation, NSTDA, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI), Pacific Biotech Co., Ltd. and Mobilis Automata Co., Ltd. With the strength of partners from upstream to downstream, the Network aims to boost the creation of technologies, products and innovations in biomedical sensors that will meet the domestic and…
November 18, 2014

MTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2015

Countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups at MTEC. The program allows successful candidates to advance their own research while contributing to the progress of research in Thailand.   Postdoctoral Fellowship for FY 2015 – The National Metal and Materials Technology Center, Thailand   Guidelines The National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) invites scholars/ Ph.D. graduates whose work focuses on metal and materials technology and related fields to apply for a…
October 10, 2014

Workshop on How to Prepare a Successful Proposal for EU Funding Program

Friday, 7 November, 2014 Sofitel Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand   Presentation files European Research - How to start HORIZON 2020 European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020 Target audience: Ph.D. Students, researchers, university lecturers, research administrators, and funding agenciesParticipation is free of charge. Seating is limited, however, so we ask you to confirm your participation as soon as possible. To register please click here:  http://www2.mtec.or.th/eventnstda/Template/index.aspx?eventid=S14105Effective proposal writing is essential to the development of any researcher’s career. There are several…
October 10, 2014

EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN 2014

About the EURAXESS Science Slam: EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN 2014 is the second edition of an event giving young researchers in ASEAN the chance to showcase their research projects to their peers and the wider public in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere. A jury of experts will select 5 finalists from the online submissions. Each of the 5 finalists will present a topic related to their research to an audience of non-experts at the final slam to be held in…
October 08, 2014

MTEC Researchers won Outstanding Presentation Awards at the 4th WMRIF Young Scientists Workshop

  Dr. Tong jai Chookajorn and Dr. Chakkrist Phongphisutthinan, researchers from Materials Reliability Research Unit,  won the Outstanding Presentation Awards at the 4th WMRIF Workshop for Young Materials Scientists, held during September 8-10, 2014. The event was hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder Colorado, USA.It is the first time since the first workshop in 2008 that more than one winner are from the same institute. The prize includes an all expense paid trip for up…
October 08, 2014

MTEC receives National Outstanding Invention Awards

    Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, NSTDA president congratulated to Dr. Surapich Loykulnant and colleagues from Natural Rubber Research Unit, received National Outstanding Invention Awards.  The Awards are as follows:   Invention Award 2013, in the Agriculture, and Agro-Industry, from the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), “Innovative and Environmentally Friendly Production Skim of Natural Rubber,led by Dr. Surapich Loykulnant, received National Outstanding Invention Award 2013.   Special Prize Award 2013, “Waste Management Technology in Natural Rubber Latex Industry”, was recognized…
October 08, 2014

MTEC research team receives Packaging Award 2014 (IPIA 2014)

  MTEC research team was awarded winning “Science and Technology Excellence Award Public Category”, for the project  “Dual Function Package for Longan: Fresh & Safe Freshness Quality Retention and Reduction of SO2 Fumigation Level”, in the International Packaging Innovation Award (IPIA) 2014, at BITEC Bangkok, June 13, 2014, organized by the Department of Packaging and Materials Technology, Faculty of Agro-Industry,Kasetsart University.The development of active packaging films is to preserve the freshness of food products and to inhibit microbial growth in…
October 08, 2014

Energy-Saving Solid Tyres for Forklifts "Outstanding Research Award"

Dr. Pairote Jittham and his research team from Natural Rubber Focus Unit, received the outstanding research project 2013, from the Thailand Research Fund for developing and coordinating research projects on the “Energy-Saving Solid Tyres for Forklifts”. The Thailand Research Fund presented the award to Dr. Pairote Jittham at the InterContinental Hotel, Bangkok on August 29, 2014.Energy-Saving Solid Tyres for ForkliftsResearch on forklift Solid Tyres is one of the sixteen finalists selected for outstanding research projects 2013, from the Thailand Research…
October 08, 2014

Zeta technology received Merit Award at National Innovation Day 2014

On June 20, 2006 the government endorsed the proposal by the Ministry of S&T to honor HM the King as Father of Thai Innovation for his achievement in the royal initiative project “Tricking the soil”. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, the National Innovation Day is held on Oct 5 of every year.     Congratulations to Dr. Kittiwut Kasemwong, researchers at NANOTEC Nano Delivery System Lab, and Dr. Kitti Supchukun MD of KLEAN Greentech Co.,Ltd whose joint research on “Zeta-Technology”…
October 08, 2014

Dr. Theerayut Toojinda honored with the 2014 ASEAN Meritorious Service Award (AMSA)

Dr. Theerayut Toojinda, BIOTEC senior researcher was named a recipient to the 2014 ASEAN Meritorious Service Award (AMSA) in recognition for his significant contribution to the development and application of science and technology in the ASEAN region. The award presentation ceremony was organized on 25 August 2014 in conjunction with the 9th ASEAN Science and Technology Week held in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia on 18 – 27 August 2014.Dr. Theerayut Toojinda works at the Rice Gene Discovery Unit, a joint…
September 17, 2014

Prize for clean water wonder

Thai researcher Nuttaporn Pimpha has won the ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women for her development of the "nano water filter" that purifies drinking water for victims of natural disasters.Ms. Nuttaporn, of the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), said her work aims to provide clean water for those suffering from disasters such as the 2011 floods."This filter can be disinfected on the surface and nanotechnology prevents mucus and moss from forming, helping produce quality water" she said.It cab produce 200 liters of…
September 05, 2014

Home-grown teams win big at iCreate 2014

Two Thai teams took first prize in two categories of the Technology and Design at the Student Design Challenge at the International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering (iCreate 2014), recently held in Singapore.   Co-organised by the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) and Singapore Therapeutic, Assistive & Rehabilitative Technologies Centre, winner of Student Design Challenge's Technology Category was the "Center Of Pressure Devices For Reducing Fall Risk In Elders" by the team from the Computer Engineering Faculty of Kasetsart…
August 29, 2014

Call for Candidates:Junior Research Fellowship Program

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 Download >> Application form   1. Program Overview & Eligibility Requirements The Junior Research Fellowship Program aims at jumpstarting the career of young Thai researchersby giving them the opportunity to develop promising collaboration with their French counterparts.This program supports Thai post doctorates, graduated in 2010 or after, who intend to conduct aresearch project of two to six months within a French laboratory. All fields of research will be considered and the selection will…
August 25, 2014

Call for Travel grant proposals under Researcher Links - Newton Fund Programme

The British Council in collaboration with the Higher Education International Unit and Thailand Research Fund (TRF) have launched a call for "Travel Grant Proposals" under Researcher Links - Newton Fund Programme to early career researchers (at the beginning of their research careers and have been awarded their PhD not more than 10 years prior to applying for the Travel Grants).The programme, 'British Council Researcher Links', provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and partner countries to interact, learn…
July 29, 2014

The International European Research Council Starting Grants Support Scheme - Call for Proposals

SEA-EU-NET offers 10 grants to excellent researchers to assist in preparing an ERC Starting Grant proposal! Open until 1 September 2014! BackgroundThe European Research Council (ERC) supports excellence in frontier research through a bottom-up, individual-based, worldwide competition. The ERC provides support to individual scientists, not research networks or institutions, and covers all scientific disciplines. The ERC has a budget of €13 billion for the period 2014-2020 and offers Starting Grants (2-7 years after PhD), Consolidator Grants (7-12 years after PhD),…
June 03, 2014

BIOTEC-NSTDA presents Homcholasit seeds to Princess Sirindhorn to ease farmers in flood-affected areas

7 May 2014, Chaipattana Building, Chitralada Villa - BIOTEC-NSTDA and Phak Hai Agricultural Cooperative Ltd. presented 3 ton of Homcholasit seeds to H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to bestow on rice farmers in the flood-affected areas in Phattalung Province.     Homcholasit rice is developed by Rice Gene Discovery Unit, in collaboration with Kasetsart University and the Rice Department. It is a cross between KDML105 and IR57514, developed with qualities for flash flooding tolerance and fragrance using marker-assisted selection technique.…
May 30, 2014

Curator Course for Microbial Resources Management

BIOTEC in collaboration with NITE Biological Research Center (NBRC) of Japan organized Curator Course for Microbial Resources Management, aiming to develop curators’ skills in the management of biological resources including storage and identification of microorganisms and management information as well as to strengthen the linkages among culture collections. This year the lecture topics focused on the areas of microbial taxonomy, trend in bio-resource management and biobusiness, legal management and biosafety which were delivered by Thai and Japanese experts.   This…
May 08, 2014

The Sixth Meeting of NSTDA International Advisory Committee (IAC)

  The Sixth Meeting of NSTDA International Advisory Committee (IAC) was held on 29 March 2014 at Sirindhorn Science Home, Thailand Science Park, Pathum Thani.  The meeting was chaired by Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda, President of National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan and six IAC members wereable to attend as listed below. •    Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda, President, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan.•    Dr. Lene Lange, Director of Research, Centre for Bioenergy, Aalborg University, Denmark. •    Mr. Craig Roy,…
May 07, 2014

Infoday on HORIZON 2020 Funding Opportunities and Workshops on EU Project Participation

Presentations Introduction to Horizon 2020: how it works and how to participate by Ms. Carole Glynn, Director, FRIENZ, New Zealand Opportunities in “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials” by Mr. Patrick Ziegler, European and International Cooperation/ Project Management Agency c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR) Opportunities in “Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy” by Ms. Miriam de Angelis, H2020 National Contact Point, APRE, Italy Opportunities in “Secure, clean and…
April 29, 2014

CALL FOR PROPOSAL ANNOUNCEMENT - CONNECT2SEA

The CONNECT2SEA project launches a call for proposals for European and South East Asian R&D ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) teams to initiate and to broaden ICT R&D collaboration.   CONNECT2SEA (www.connect2sea.eu) is a project funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration, aiming at promoting synergies between ICT-related research, development and innovation actors, activities and programmes in EU and in South East Asia.  This call addresses bottom up collaboration initiatives, offering Individual Travel…
April 23, 2014

The 10th NSTDA Annual Conference 2014 (NAC2014)

On 31 March 2014, H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously presided over the opening ceremony of the 10th NSTDA Annual Conference 2014 (NAC2014) organized by the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) from 31 March – 3 April 2014 at Thailand Science Park, Pathum Thani. Held under the theme “S & T: Driving Force for Sustainable Development”, NAC2014 activities included seminars, exhibition, NSTDA open house, S&T job fair, investor zone and also a one-day camp for students.    …
March 11, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship for FY 2014 – The National Metal and Materials Technology Center, Thailand

Countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups at MTEC. The program allows successful candidates to advance their own research while contributing to the progress of research in Thailand.   GuidelinesThe National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) invites scholars/ Ph.D graduates whose work focuses on metal and materials technology and related fields to apply for a post-doctoral research fellowship.The fellowship’s purpose is to provide opportunities for young and promising researchers from other…
February 11, 2014

Strengthening EU- ASEAN Bi -regional Science & Technology Cooperation & Innovation

The first ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days took place at Thailand Science Park January 21-23, 2014, and attracted more than 500 scientists, policy makers, funding agencies and innovative companies from across ASEAN and Europe.     The event, which was hosted by Thailand’s National Science and (NSTDA) and the FP7 funded SEA- EU-NET project (www.seaeu.net),  marked the ASEAN launch of Europe’s new framework program for research and technological development called Horizon 2020, an 80 billion euros program supporting research…
January 06, 2014

7th International Climate Change Conference: London 21-25 February 2014

Conference Focus   A major international conference on Climate Change will be held in London, England on February, 21-25, 2014.The conference is for any one with an interest in, and concern for, scientific, policy and strategic perspectives in climate change. It will address a range of critically important themes relating to the vexing question of climate change. Plenary speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the fields of climatology and environmental science, as well as numerous paper,…
December 27, 2013

ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days

ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days (ASEAN-EU STI Days) 21-23 January 2014 Convention Center, Thailand Science Park, Pathum Thani     Registration Closed Thank you for your kind interest.Please kindly visit www.stidays.net for the completed event information.     Are you interested to apply for a research funding programs? Here, this is an event for you.Are you interested to enlarge your network opportunities with EU and ASEAN partners? Here, this is an event for you.Are you interested in the Mobility…
December 20, 2013

EU and Thailand open forum to raise awareness in Science & Technology for Public and Youth

Bangkok, 13 December 2013 - The Delegation of the European Union to Thailand joins hands with the National Science & Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) in organising an international conference on “Science & Technology for the Public/Youth”. The event provides a forum to exchange ideas in raising awareness in science and technology and allows an extensive discussion on effectiveness and transferability of programmes and interventions, the relations between policy-making, scientific community, and the public and media involvement.     AlmostOne hundred…
December 13, 2013

Formulating Grand Challenges Canada-ASEAN Program

Thailand organized the ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Grand Challenges Initiative Meeting on 13 December 2013 in Bangkok. Attending the meeting are representatives from ASEAN COST Focal Points, SCIRD Focal Points, Representatives from ASEAN Secretariat, and representatives from Grand Challenges Canada. The idea to formulate the Grand Challenges Canada-ASEAN Program in Science, Technology & Innovation was endorsed at the 65th ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology Meeting (ASEAN COST-65) which was held in Tagaytay City, Philippines in May 2013.…
November 28, 2013

Science & Technology for the Youth/Public Conference

Science & Technology for the Public - Thailand and Europe experiences Conference Landmark Hotel, Bangkok Wednesday 11 December 2013   The current conference aims at enhancing cooperation and dialogue in Science for the Public/Science for Youth. It shall serve as a platform for exchange of experience between Europe and Thailand in this field. The Conference is funded by the Thailand-EU Policy Dialogue Support Facility (PDSF) and is organised in close cooperation with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA),…
November 27, 2013

BIOTEC researcher won Grand Challenges Canada grant to search for dengue vaccine candidates

Dr. Bunpote Siridechadilok, BIOTEC researcher at Medical Biotechnology Research Unit, a joint lab between BIOTEC and the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University won a 100,000 Canadian dollars research grant from Grand Challenges Canada, Stars in Global Health Program to develop a new technology to speed up the search for dengue vaccine candidates. Dengue is a major threat to public health in most tropical and subtropical countries. The infections are estimated to reach almost four-hundred-million per year and three-billion…
November 26, 2013

Scholarship student win Medical Science 2013 award

  Congratulations to Teerapong  Yata (PhD candidate) who was awarded the 1st Prize winner of the Educational award for excellence in Medical Science 2013. This annual award is for Thai student in the final stage of PhD research in UK who has a record of outstanding performance and exceptional academic achievements during the time of study here. The award ceremony was organized by the Anglo-Thai Society at the Oriental club in London, UK on 20 November.Teerapong  Yata is a NANOTEC…
November 26, 2013

BIOTEC licenses feed enzyme technology to Asia Star Animal Health

BIOTEC and Asia Star Animal Health Co., Ltd. (ASAH) signed a licensing agreement to facilitate the transfer of feed enzyme technology developed by Bioresources Technology Unit to the company for commercial production. The technology, derived from a collaborative research between BIOTEC and ASAH, includes the new fungal strain, Aspergillus sp., which was screened from BIOTEC Culture Collection and the solid state fermentation technique for enzyme production. This new fungal strain is capable of producing high level of multi-enzyme complex, mainly…
October 31, 2013

The Taguchi Award 2013 and the Ajinomoto Lecture Award 2013

Ms. Wansika Kiatpathomchai, BIOTEC researcher, based at Center of Excellence for Shrimp Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, was awarded Taguchi Prize for Outstanding Research Achievement in Biotechnology 2013 and Assoc. Prof. Apichart Vanavichit, Director of Rice Gene Discovery Unit, was the recipient to the Ajinomoto Lecture Award 2013. Both awards were announced at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Thai Society for Biotechnology and International Conference 2013 (TSB 2013) on 17 October 2013. Ms. Wansika was recognized for her success in…
October 11, 2013

Call for proposal: 2nd Call of Thai-German Researcher Mobility Scheme

The International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany, the National Science and Technology Development Agency in Thailand (NSTDA), and the following Thai universities: Chiang Mai University, Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University, Khon Kaen University,  King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Mahidol University, Prince of Songkla University,  Thammasat University, Suranaree University of Technology, Srinakharinwirot University, Burapha University, Naresuan University, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang agree to support “Thai-German S&T Cooperation: 2nd Call of Researcher Mobility…
October 11, 2013

Dr. Somvong Tragoonrung named 2013 Outstanding Technologist

Dr. Somvong Tragoonrung, Director of Genome Institute, BIOTEC, and staff from DNA Technology Laboratory and Genome Institute were honored with the 2013 Outstanding Technologist Award, presented by the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King. He was recognized for his expertise in genomic technology and using the technology to enhance quality assurance of exported agricultural products and support plant breeding research.   Dr. Somvong has been instrumental in defining genomics research…
October 11, 2013

Two BIOTEC researchers honored with L'Oréal Thailand “For Women in Science” Fellowships in 2013

Dr. Taridaporn Buajarern from Bioresources Technology Unit and Dr. Jittima Piriyapongsa from Genome Institute were named recipients to L'Oréal Thailand “For Women in Science” Fellowships in 2013. Dr. Taridaporn was awarded in the field of chemistry for her research on “Exploration of bioactive compounds from Thai microorganisms” for further utilization in drug discovery process, or in agricultural area such as agrochemical development. The research includes careful selection/evaluation of the microorganisms and cultivation under optimal fermentation conditions. Compounds produced by microorganisms…
October 11, 2013

BIOTEC researcher wins the EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN 2013

Dr. Phanramphoei Namprachan Frantz, BIOTEC researcher of Virology and Cell Technology Laboratory, won the EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN 2013, a competition for researcher to showcase their research projects to their peers and the wider public in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere. Dr. Phanramphoei entered the first round competition by submitting a 3-minute VDO clip presenting her project in a fun and entertaining way. She was among the 5 finalists selected from 40 VDO submissions. The final-round competition was held in…
September 24, 2013

Two Thais among 5 finalists in Asean 'science slam' competition

Two Thai researchers have been named finalists of "Euraxess Links Science Slam 2013", organised by Euraxess Links Asean, a pan-European project that seeks to link up researchers in Europe with their counterparts in the Asean region.   They are Phanramphoei Frantz, who works in the field of virology and molecular genetics at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), and Sorachon Yoriya, a specialist in material science engineering who works at the National Metal and Materials Technology Center…
September 19, 2013

BIOTEC projects receive “Excellence in Science” awards from the Senate

Three projects from BIOTEC were awarded “Excellence in Science” by the Committee on Science, Technology, Communications and Telecommunications of the Senate. The certificate presentation ceremony, presided over by Mr. Nikom Wairatpanij, President of the Senate, was organized on 2 September 2013 at the Parliament Building.     Prof. Yongyuth Yuthavong, BIOTEC Senior Researcher, was awarded in the “Individual Category” for his accomplishment in the development of anti-malarial drug. Prof. Yongyuth, in collaboration with researchers from both local and international universities,…
September 19, 2013

A Multiplex Microsphere Immunoassay for Plant Pathogens

Seed industry is a primary industry which has a strong impact on the quantity and quality of agricultural products down the value chain.  Important to this industry is an ability to detect and identify plant pathogens which is essential to epidemiological and disease management studies, selective breeding programs and disease-free certification for import and export.  Conventional detection methods are time-consuming, laborious and require special skills such as in taxonomy to identify the pathogen responsible for disease. Researchers have developed a…
September 19, 2013

Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as an immunostimulant for a black tiger shrimp

BIOTEC researchers investigated an effect of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as feed supplement to improve immunity of the black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon). LPS was coated to commercial feed pellets and given to the shrimp. The immunity was tested by exposing shrimp to pathogenic bacterium Vibrio harveyi.   From the experiments, it was found that while the LPS containing diet did not have an effect on growth rate, it resulted in significantly higher survival rates when exposed to V. harveyi than…
September 19, 2013

Serotyping-NS1 ELISA for detection of dengue NS1 protein and serotyping of dengue virus simultaneously

Dengue is caused by four closely related viruses, dengue serotypes 1 – 4. Severe dengue hemorrhagic fever is associated with a secondary response to an infection by different dengue serotypes.  Determination of dengue serotypes in current and previous epidemics is also crucial in being able to predict the severity of the current epidemics and for monitoring the predominant serotypes as a warning to a potential dengue outbreak. Conventional methods of identifying DENV serotypes involve isolation of DENV in mosquitoes or…
September 19, 2013

2013 Biotechnology Researcher Award

Dr. Apichart Vanavichit, Associate Professor of Kasetsart University and Director of Rice Gene Discovery Unit, was awarded the 2013 Biotechnology Researcher Award from Biogenomed Co., Ltd.  This award honors Thai researchers with outstanding scientific achievements.   Dr. Vanavichit obtained a US patent in 2007 for the discovery of the method to increase aromatic fragrance in a rice plant for the first time in the world. This invention is based on the discovery that the inhibition of Os2AP gene can result…
September 16, 2013

The 8th AIST-TISTR-NSTDA Annual Conference

  National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan co-organized  the annual meeting on August 7, 2013 at Thailand Science Park Convention Center (TSP-CC), Pathum Thani, Thailand.     The discussed area in this conference and workshop are: Alternative Energy Automotive & Transportation System Materials Sciences Biofuel LCA for Biomass Utilization Biomass Refinery Environment Nanotechnology Metrology Electronics R&D Management and Collaboration  …
August 23, 2013

ASEAN Ranks 5th in FP7 Participation

Researchers from across Southeast Asia are actively participating in the European Union Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development (FP7), and have shown a significant increase in participation and funding rates over FP6.   ASEAN as a region now ranks 5th in FP7 participation after Russia, US, China and India.   ASEAN comprises the following ten countries in Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.  As of June 2013, there were 212 ASEAN…
August 23, 2013

"Tao Kae Noi Technology" project provides fun-filled educational activities in the "Idea to Market Boot Camp"

A Number of great activities for budding innovators have been organized in the "2nd Tao Kae Noi Technology" hosted by the Samart Innovation Project of the Samart Group Companies and the NSTDA Business Incubator and soon the winners of the event will be announced.  Most recently, after the last intensive session on technology training and marketing theory, the participants got out into the field for fun-filled but educational activities under the "Idea to Market Boot Camp".     The boot…
August 14, 2013

EURAXESS Science Slam ASEAN 2013

EURAXESS Links ASEAN is looking for ASEAN's best science slammers. Five finalists will battle it out for the title of EURAXESS Science Slammer ASEAN 2013 in the LIVE slam held in Singapore (Paulaner Brauhaus @ Millenia Walk) on 25 September 2013 (6.30 pm).   First prize is a free trip to Brussels to participate in the "EURAXESS Voice of the Researchers Conference" in November 2013.   Online submission of slam presentations is closed on 18 August 2013   EURAXESS Science…
June 24, 2013

BIOTEC signs on to battle shrimp disease

The National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) believes early mortality syndrome (EMS), blamed for the recent drop in Thailand's shrimp supply, will be alleviated this year.   Assoc Prof Suvit Tia, Biotec's deputy executive director, said the agency's Shrimp Biotechnology Business Unit (SBBU) has been working intensively for years with its research network of state universities and the private sector to tackle EMS.   "We're nearly finished with our job of mitigating the EMS outbreak in shrimp," said…
May 09, 2013

NECTEC puts S-Sense tool on market

The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (Nectec) yesterday introduced a Thai language-based social media analytical tool to evaluate product popularity among the online population.Social media analytics have captured 10% of the Thai research market over the past three years thanks to the popularity of social media.Thailand has 18 million Facebook users, ranking the country 13th in the world, and 1.5 million Twitter accounts.Chai Wutiwiwatchai, the head of Nectec's speech and audio technology laboratory, said the centre has developed S-Sense…
May 09, 2013

TaoKaeNoi Technology opens business opportunities for technology entrepreneurs

Technological and telecommunications business are different from other business in terms of innovation. Many times, young innovators present good ideas and creative proposals which have business prospects but they miss out on the opportunity to go ahead due to financial deficiencies and lack of business guidance. Read more: http://www.nstda.or.th/news/11719-nstda // Truehits.net
March 25, 2013

THREE FLAGSHIP INITIATIVES PLANNED Strategy to focus on farming, healthcare and tourism this year

  The National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre is pursuing three flagship initiatives for the co-creation of excellence with partners, the ultimate goal being to leverage the competitiveness of the country as a whole.Nectec executive director Pansak Siriruchatapong said the agency’s direction and strategy this year was concentrated on three initiatives – Smart Farm, Smart Healthcare and Digitised Thailand – which focus on utilising technology to support the agriculture, healthcare and tourism sectors.   With Smart Farm, the agency has…
December 18, 2012

The Thai-Israeli Workshop on Agro-technologies for Cassava

November 18-22, 2012Israel   At the 4th annual Thai-Israeli Science and Technology Cooperation Conference* on June 6-7, 2012, the team of Thai and Israeli researchers concluded to organize a follow-on “Thai-Israeli Workshop on Agro-technologies for Cassava” in Israel during 18-22 November, 2012.   On 22 November, 2012, at the cassava workshop, there were nine Thai delegates from the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), and the Department of Agriculture (DOA), Ministry…
December 18, 2012

The 5th Meeting of NSTDA’s International Advisory Committee

The fifth meeting of NSTDA’s International Advisory Committee (IAC) convened on 1-2 November, 2012 at the Anantara Riverside Hotel in Bangkok.  The meeting was chaired by Prof. Harald zur Hausen, Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Germany and was co-chaired by Dr. Robert Morris, Vice President Global Labs, IBM Research.   The first day of the two-day meeting comprised parallel tracks in agriculture and food as well as energy and the environment.  Leading researchers from NSTDA presented their research…
November 30, 2012

Vietnamese Deputy S&T Minister and H. E. Ambassador, Embassy of Vietnam visited NSTDA

    Dr. Nguyen Van Lang, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Chairman of Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park Management Board, Mr. Ngo Duc Thang, H. E. Ambassador, Embassy of Vietnam, and delegates from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam visited NSTDA on November 29, 2012, to exchange information on science, technology and Science Park between NSTDA and Hao Lac Hi-Tech Park Management Board. Dr. Chadamas Thuvasethakul, Executive Vice President of Policy Research, Information and Organization Communications welcomed the delegation.   //…
October 25, 2012

NSTDA and CIRAD Partnership Signed

NSTDA and CIRAD agreed to promote, enhance and strengthen their cooperation in the areas of Life Sciences and Environmental Sciences where research subjects of mutual interest are Environmental Management, Agriculture, Food Production and Processing, Animal Disease Control and Biotechnology.The 5-year (2012-2017) NSTDA-CIRAD MOU was signed today by Dr. Gérard Matheron, President of CIRAD, and Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, President of NSTDA. // Truehits.net
October 22, 2012

Product Carbon Footprinting – Opportunities and Challenges

  The global threats imposed by climate change have prompted numerous mitigation actions from the international bodies – government and private sector.  One of which is in a development of the product carbon footprint labeling or “product carbon footprinting (PCF)” through measurements of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of goods and services over their entire supply chains.  The current leader of the pack is the agri-food sector. While PCF standards can create new opportunities for exporters, they also present challenges. …
October 04, 2012

Establishment of the First Children’s University in Thailand

    How to make science fun is a loaded question.  The quest to entice students to learn and love science is even more elusive.  Somehow these questions have been successfully answered by the Children’s University at Bielefeld University in Teutolab.  This Children’s University was founded by Prof. Dr. Katharina Kohse-Hoinghaus in 1994 with a goal to promote joint scientific activities between junior to senior high school level students and their undergraduate and graduate student research mentors.  The project has…
September 28, 2012

Thailand and Japan Cooperate on Monitoring Technology to Tackle VOCs Problems at Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate

    Bangkok (September 28, 2012): The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Chulalongkorn University, the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) and Fujitsu Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement the VOCs Monitoring and Environmental Information Management System (VM-EIMS) at Map Ta Phut to promote sustainable industrialization in Thailand. The signing ceremony for this initiative was witnessed by the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of…
September 17, 2012

Third Secretary of Embassy of Peru visited NSTDA

On September 12, 2012, Mr. Miguel Fuentes, Third Secretary of Embassy of Peru visited NSTDA to learn more about Thailand Science Park and to discuss possible future collaboration with NSTDA.  Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat, Vice President of International Relations & Organization Communications, NSTDA, welcomed Mr. Miguel Fuentes.   // Truehits.net
September 14, 2012

Handover ceremony of the Thai exported sugar cane harvesters to Brazil

  H. E.  Paulo Cesar Meira de Vasconcellos, Ambassador of Brazil to Thailand, Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and Mr. Samart Leethirananon, Director, Samart Kasetyont (SMKY) Part., Ltd. presented at the handover ceremony of the second Thai-made sugar cane harvester to be exported to USINA PETRIBU, Pernambuco, Brazil. The photo is taken at Samart Kasetyont (SMKY) Part., Ltd. in Chinat province. (August 31, 2012)   // Truehits.net
September 03, 2012

IASP Asia-Pacific and West Asia Divisions 2012

Thailand Science Park invites you to attend the Joint Conference of IASP Asia-Pacific and West Asia Divisions 2012 (IASP Asia 2012) 'Open Innovation: A Great Opportunity to Seize....Science Parks, Incubators, Universities, and Companies Using Open Innovation to their Advantages' to be held at Shangri-la Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand from Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 November 2012.   For more information on the conference and the registration, please visit website: www.iaspasia2012.com.   // Truehits.net
August 21, 2012

University of Western Australia delegation visited NSTDA

Prof. Robyn A Owens, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Prof. Tony O’Donnell, Professor and Dean, Faculties of Science, and Mr. Shaun Wellbourne-Wood, Director, the International Science for our Future Festival and International Development Manager visited NSTDA on August 14, 2012, to introduce University of Western Australia  and discuss possible future collaboration with NSTDA.  Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat, NSTDA Vice President of International Relations & Organization Communications, welcomed the delegation.   // Truehits.net
August 15, 2012

Chinese Vice S&T Minister visited NSTDA

Dr. Jianlin Cao, Vice Minister of Science and Technology and delegates from the People's Republic of China visited NSTDA on July 31, 2012, to exchange information on science, technology and innovation policy and discuss possible future collaboration between NSTDA and Chinese research institutes.  Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, NSTDA President, welcomed the delegation.   // Truehits.net
August 14, 2012

Three NSTDA Researchers shaping Thailand’s future

In a special publication marking the Bangkok Post’s 66th anniversary, three NSTDA researchers were honored as “young leaders shaping Thailand’s future”.  Dr. Chai Wutiwiwatchai from NECTEC was recognised for his outstanding research on Thai text–to-speech technology for the disabled. Dr. Siwaruk Siwamogsatham, an expert in wireless communications and security technology from NECTEC, was recognised for his development of the signal jamming “T-Box” which has been credited with saving lives in the south of Thailand. And Dr. Uracha Ruktanonchai, Head of…
July 18, 2012

Diasporas & Reverse Brain Drain

Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat, Vice President of NSTDA, was panelist in diasporas discussions for a launch of the “Developing a road map for Engaging Diasporas in Development" handbook (http://gfmd.org/diaspora-handbook).  It was organized by IOM (International Organization for Migration) and MPI (Migration Policy Institute) on July 11, 2012 at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand. Dr. Noppawan made positive comment on the handbook.  She also stressed the value of Reverse Brain Drain and Brain Circulation as well as their benefits to Thailand.…
July 11, 2012

How can collaboration between European and international partners be strengthened?

A recent study by the European Commission “The World in 2025: Rising Asia and Socio-Ecological Transition” predicted that by 2025, 61% of the world’s population will be in Asia and Asia will make up more than 30% of world’s GDP.   Recognizing the fundamental importance that science and technology plays in advancing economic growth and international competitiveness, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the EU have forged a new scientific partnership this year, the ASEAN-EU Year of Science, Technology…
May 14, 2012

Research recovers after a year of natural disasters

During the 2011 great flood disaster in Thailand, NSTDA was also affected .  However, a speedy recovery was observed.   In this event, a few S&T innovations related to flood management were developed by NSTDA.  A better disaster preparedness strategy for its campus was also proposed and planned. >>http://issuu.com/asiaresearchnews/docs/final_rseanews2012?mode=window&pageNumber=34   // Truehits.net
April 27, 2012

European Union Research Fellowships

European Union FP7 International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) and International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) are now open for application.International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) is designed to give researchers from outside of Europe an opportunity to work on research projects in Europe. This helps to develop research cooperation between Europe and other parts of the world to everybody’s benefit. Please click here.International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) is a program funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development of FP7. They…
February 28, 2012

NSTDA's Strategic Plan 2012-2016

NSTDA is committed to working with partners to conduct R&D whose outputs to be put to pratical use and have high value for society and the economy.  NSTDA has determined its overall operation to meet Thailand's S&T development goals as follows: To conduct research with outputs of practical use that will benefit the country's economy and society with a value three times its expenditure. To support the manufacturing, services, and agricultural sector to double their investment in fiscal year 2011…
February 03, 2012

MCT 2012 An ISMRM Global Outreach Program, May 14-16

MR club of Thailand (MCT) is formed by Thai professionals from various fields (MD, technologist, and scientist) working on Magnetic Resonance (MR) technology for medicine. Our goal is to promote the use of and research collaboration in the rapidly advancing MR technology in Thailand and ASEAN. The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) is a multi-disciplinary nonprofit association that promotes innovation, development, and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology throughout the world.This year MCT and ISMRM…
January 24, 2012

Thailand PV Status Report 2011

This report aims to provide an overview of the status of solar PV in Thailand in 2011 coupled with a recent update on related policies and incentives. Download: Thailand PV Status Report 2011
December 29, 2011

Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policy in a Developing Country Context (DEIP)

"Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa", Phuket, Thailand5-9 March 2012 Deadline for application: 31 January 2012The Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies in Developing Countries (DEIP) is a one-week course provided by UNU-MERIT (Maastricht Economic and Social research and training centre on Innovation and Technology, United Nations University, The Netherlands). Proven to be popular since 2004 inception, this course has been designed for policy makers in science, technology and innovation policy, particularly in developing countries. Focus on strategic decision-making about technology…
December 22, 2011

Yongyuth Yuthavong Discusses the Challenges That Face Scientists in Thailand

Prof. Yongyuth Yuthavong discusses the challenges that face scientists in Thailand and the importance that society understands the significant impact of science.  Though science cannot go far beyond the general state of the country, we can aspire to be the leading developing country producing good science for a good cause.   Prof. Yuthavong shares his passion and his path to the malaria research and the current state of the development of the novel antimalarial agents.  The new P218 antimalarial candidate with…
November 30, 2011

Friends of NSTDA Helps Speed Flood Recovery

Friends of National Science and Technology Development Agency (FoN) organized the “FoN: Together Thailand Recovery Campaign” at the Ministry of S&T on November 30.  The aim of the event is to act as a venue for members of FoN to showcase research output that will help speed after flood recovery process in the form of Recovery Kit. Participating members included NSTDA, NANOTEC, NECTEC, Arunsawad.Com, BCT, Betagro, Digitdi, iNET, NETKA System, Build Asia, and Hi-Grimm Environmental and Research Co.,Ltd.  The event…
November 09, 2011

NANOTEC Partners UNITAR to Promote Nano-Safety Awareness in Thailand

The National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) has signed a collaborative agreement with the United Nation Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to promote training and capacity building for the development of nano-safety pilot project in Thailand. “The phase 1 of the public awareness campaign will be for 18 months” said Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director, NANOTEC. “We will work with our local partners to undertake training and capacity building initiatives to support public awareness of nano-safety. It is important that the…
November 07, 2011

Suggested Treatments for Foul Water and When EM Is Effective

Suggested treatments for foul water and when EM is effectiveby King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) and National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)Stagnant water becomes putrid when organic matters in the water start to decay.  Examples of these organic matters include human waste, municipal waste (from cities) and agricultural biomass (from farm lands).  When the natural microbes start decomposing these organic matters, they also use oxygen from the water as…
October 04, 2011

Special lecture “My research along the way to Stockholm” by Prof. Harald zur Hausen

The shared Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2008 went to the discoveries of two viruses causing severe human diseases.  While Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Dr. Luc Montagnier received the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS, Prof. Harald zur Hausen shared this 2008 Prize for finding the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer, the second most common cancer among women.  His research made it possible for the world’s first vaccine against cervical cancer…
October 03, 2011

Thai-German S&T Cooperation Researcher Mobility Scheme

ObjectivesThe objective of the joint researcher mobility scheme is to facilitate bilateral cooperation between the scientific communities of Thailand and Germany by supporting the development of joint research projects, through funding of bilateral workshops/seminars, exchange visits of scientists , and visits of composite (scientific and industrial) delegations. Its general provision is to organise a yearly “call for proposals” to which bilateral Thai-German teams can respond with joint project proposals. These proposals will be evaluated by a joint Thai-German team. A…
October 03, 2011

Joint Collaboration Development Awards UK-NSTDA Researcher Mobility Scheme

Key dates Applications by 31  October 2011 Decision notification by 15 December 2011 Travel to be complete and invoices submitted by 25 March 2012 The objectives of the UK-Thailand: Partners in Science initiative which was formally announced in September 2009 are as follows: To increase the extent of bilateral research co-operation between the two countries To encourage scientific collaboration and networks for mutual benefit To build scientific capacity within the Thai scientific community The scientific workshops conducted under UK-Thailand: Partners…
August 22, 2011

NSTDA Awarded with Certificate for CFO Project as Pilot Organization to Reduce CO2 Emissions

With increased global warming, it is impossible to deny that continued human activities are the main cause.  These activities range from energy consumption, industrial development and expansion, transportation, to deforestation as well as the destruction of natural resources.  Certainly, all of this has affected humanity. In order to solve the problem, the concept of a “Low-Carbon Society” has come into existence.  It principally focuses on greenhouse gas reduction processes or activities that can be done in daily life. The Thailand…
March 03, 2011

Postdoctoral Fellowship 2011-The National Metal and Materials Technology Center

GuidelinesThe National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) invites scholars/ Ph.D graduates whose work focuses on metal and materials technology and related fields to apply for a post-doctoral research fellowship.The fellowship’s purpose is to provide opportunities for young and promising researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups at MTEC.  The program allows sucessful candidates to advance their own research while contributing to the progress of research in Thailand.Eligibility- Applicants must…
December 20, 2010

Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE2010)

In 2010, the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, has received a great honor to organize 17th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE2010) on 22nd -23rd November 2010, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand .  This conference has long been a tradition for chemical engineers in both academic institutions and industries in South East Asia and Asia Pacific regions to gather and exchange knowledge in the field.  For more details http://rsce2010.engr.tu.ac.th/   // Truehits.net
December 20, 2010

NSTDA European Union FP7 Information Day

New European Union FP7 Calls for Proposals to be Announced End of July 2010 The European Union Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development (FP7) is the main mechanism by which the European Union funds research and development, both within the European Union as well as outside of Europe. This funding program has a budget of more than €50 billion between 2007 and 2013. Nearly all elements of FP7 are open to participation by Thai researchers and institutions. At…
December 20, 2010

Postdoctoral Fellowships Program @ NSTDA

Postdoctoral Fellowships Program The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand I. Introduction To expedite the national Science and Technology (S&T) development mission, one initiative taken by NSTDA is in the establishment of a postdoctoral fellowships program.  This program highlights the importance of the well-trained S&T human resources and their career path in research.  The program provides research grants for Ph.D. graduates to gain experiences in specialist areas with NSTDA’s lead scientists in a world-class Research and Development (R&D)…
December 20, 2010

Postdoctoral Fellowship 2010–The National Metal and Materials Technology Center, Thailand

Guidelines The National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) invites scholars/ Ph.D graduates whose work focuses on metal and materials technology and related fields to apply for a post-doctoral research fellowship. The fellowship’s purpose is to provide opportunities for young and promising researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups at MTEC. The program allows sucessful candidates to advance their own research while contributing to the progress of research in…
December 20, 2010

European Union FP7 International Incoming Fellowships (IFF) Now Open to NSTDA Researchers

What are International Incoming Fellowships (IFF)? International Incoming Fellowships are designed to give researchers from outside of Europe an opportunity to work on research projects in Europe.  This helps to develop research cooperation between Europe and other parts of the world-to everybody’s benefit. What is the aim of the Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships? This program is designed to attract top-class experienced researchers from outside of Europe to work and undertake research in Europe for 1 to 2 years (incoming…
December 20, 2010

Opportunity to Invite European Researchers to Conduct Research at NSTDA

European Union FP7 International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) – Call is now Open  What are International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF)? IOF is a program funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development of FP7. They are designed to encourage European researchers to spend time conducting research in institutions outside of Europe such as NSTDA.  Who can apply? IOFs are for researchers from EU Member States and Associated Countries. To apply, the researcher must have either a doctoral…
December 20, 2010

Workshop on Gene Discovery of non-culturable microbes using Metagenomic approach

From May 24-27 BIOTEC Training Unit is organizing the “Workshop on Gene Discovery of non-culturable microbes using Metagenomic approach” at BIOTEC Thailand Science Park. The aim of the workshop is to introduce participants to genomics DNA extraction process and its importance to biotechnology research. Participants to the workshop are from research institutions and academic sector. Metagenomic is the study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples. The samples study provides a new level of insight into the diversity and…
December 20, 2010

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

To support and encourage Ph.D graduates in metal and materials technology and related fields to strengthen their research and devlopment experiences, under supervision of fellow researchers. This opportunity provides successful candidates a preparation of conducting advanced research in the future. The fellowship program also aims at creating highly qualified researchers who will be driving forces to deliver research outcomes which are beneficial to the country. Eligibility - Applicants must hold a Ph.D from recognized institutions in Thailand or overseas and have…
December 20, 2010

4th International Advisory Committee will meet in Bangkok in June 2010

During June 10-11, 2010, NSTDA will host its fourth International Advisory Committee meeting at the Thailand Science Park and the Royal Orchid Sheraton in Bangkok. The new NSTDA’s International Advisory Committee for 2010-2012 is now established.  It is comprised of 15 internationally known and well respected strategists, administrators, advisors and scientists.   The IAC meeting agenda covers a wide range of topics of discussions — from S&T solution provider and commercialization, to strategies in human resources development, organization strategies and productivity…
December 20, 2010

ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development

The 2010 ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Awards in Sustainable Development are open for applications and nominations.  This year the awards will be given to young scientists, based in the Asia Pacific region, who have made significant contributions to the field of Sustainable Development in any of four areas: Energy, Water, Agriculture & Food Security, and Economics, Business & Management.  The award is open to those engaged in graduate education and research activities that emphasize sustainable development in any of the above…
December 20, 2010

UK-Thailand: Partners in Science Launches

NSTDA, Imperial College London Sign Memorandum of Understanding A memorandum of understanding for science and technology collaboration between NSTDA and Imperial College London was completed and signed in March. Imperial College Rector, Sir Roy Anderson signed the MOU while in Thailand as guest of honor for the opening of the NSTDA Annual Conference. H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the opening. Dr. Thaweesak Koanatakool, NSTDA Vice-President, led a follow up mission in late April for a productive series of…
December 20, 2010

NSTDA Opens FP7 Promotion Office

NSTDA is opening the FP7 Promotion Office to promote the participation of Thai researchers in The European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. The EU’s principal mechanism for funding research, FP7 is a seven-year program, 2007 to 2013, with a total budget of over € 50 billion. That figure represents a substantial increase of 63 percent over the previous Framework Programme, FP6, reflecting the high priority that the EU gives to research. FP money is for the…

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