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NSTDA President led a team of executives unveiling the “6-6-10” strategy for year 2019 and highlighting key achievements made in 2018 at the press conference held on 13 December 2018 at the Sukosol Hotel Bangkok.

 

 

Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President, revealed that the “6-6-10” strategy represents 6 Research Pillars, 6 Frontier Research และ 10 Technology Development Groups (TDGs). The new strategy aims to strengthen science, technology and innovation (STI) in order to enhance the nation’s competitiveness, drive the economy and support Thailand 4.0 agenda. Six research pillars -- consisting of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Electronics and Information Technology, Material and Manufacturing Technology, Energy Technology and Agenda–based Technology – aims to develop solutions for current challenges.  In order to build the strong foundation for future development, six areas of frontier research are identified as Quantum Computing, Bionics, Nano Robotic, Terahertz, DNA Data Storage and Atomic Precision Bioimaging & Plant Electric Circuits.  Finally, ten TDGs are based on capabilities that NSTDA has developed over the past decades and will be fully exploited to directly address national economic development. Ten TDGs are 1) Precision Agriculture, 2) Food & Feed, 3) Biochemicals, 4) Cosmeceuticals, 5) Biopharmaceuticals, 6) Precision Medicine, 7) Medical Devices & Implants, 8) Dual-use Defense, 9) Mobility & Logistics and 10) Energy.

 

 

 

To effectively carry out research and innovation, in 2019 NSTDA will be a key driver to push forward an establishment of national S&T infrastructure. This new infrastructure includes National Biobank, Genome Research Center of Thailand, Thailand Supercomputer Center, Center for Cyber–Physical Systems and Center for Life Cycle Assessment and will function at the national level to fully serve research and innovation communities in Thailand.

 

NSTDA President further reported the performance and achievements made over the past year. A number of innovative solutions have been highlighted, including an application of protease as mycotoxin binder for animal feed, natural preservatives for food and feed produced from egg white lysozyme, knee joint prostheses designed for anatomy and usage of Asian people, H-FAME technology to produce high quality biodiesel, a flexible-substrate wastewater treatment system for biogas production and a mobile application for use in the diagnosis of rice disease, for instance.

 

 

In 2018, NSTDA published 546 scientific papers, filed 383 IP applications and carried out 261 projects transferring technologies to 335 recipient organizations. The Agency has generated a 45,000 million baht economic and social impact and was instrumental in raising a 14,000 million baht investment in science, technology and innovation made by manufacturing and service sectors.

 

Through various programs promoting research and innovation in Thai private sector, NSTDA obtained 485 applications for technology licenses under the 30,000 Baht-per-technology campaign called Thailand Tech Show, certified 404 R&D projects performed by enterprises worth over 1.3 billion baht for 300% tax exemption, approved 226 new products and services qualified for government procurement program under Thai Innovation List, and supported 87 projects under Startup Voucher program. Under the Innovation Technology Assistance Program or ITAP, NSTDA supported 1,610 SMEs to carry out research projects in 2018. With a 737 million baht investment, ITAP was able to generate an economic impact of over 3 billion baht. NSTDA testing labs and centers performed over 50,000 tests worth approximately 180 million baht for clients from public and private sectors.

 

On the manpower development mission, NSTDA granted 790 scholarships to high-school, undergraduate and graduate students and post doctoral fellows, accepted 324 students and visiting researchers from Thailand and overseas to work in NSTDA laboratories and hosted the 15th Asia-Pacific Conference on Giftedness 2018 (APCG2018).

 

In 2018, NSTDA has been entrusted to implement important projects under the Thai Government’s “Big Rock” program. These projects are Coding at School project aiming to develop computer coding skill among children, Fabrication Lab project enhancing STEM education and developing young innovators, establishment of National Biobank, promoting herbal production with plant factory, and strengthening medical device industry.

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BIOTEC-NSTDA recently introduced a new fragrant glutinous rice named Nan59. The new variety was developed from dwarf RD6 resistant to blast and bacterial blight diseases, which was also developed by BIOTEC and has already gained popularity among farmers in the north and northeast of Thailand. The new variety has a broad-spectrum disease resistance and fragrance, while maintaining a sturdy and short form and high yield of the original variety.  The short and sturdy form makes it easy to be harvested by a machine, thus solving the problems associated with high cost and shortage of labor.

 

According to Dr. Somvong Tragoonrung, BIOTEC Executive Director, the Rice Gene Discovery Laboratory, a joint lab between BIOTEC and Kasetsart University, was established with a prime objective to utilize biotechnology as a tool for making improvements in Thai rice. The laboratory mainly employs marker-assisted selection technique in the rice breeding program and has steadily developed capacity and manpower in genomic research, bioinformatics and rice breeding, with the ultimate goal of creating sustainable rice production and enhancing the competitiveness of rice industry in Thailand by developing novel varieties with superb cooking quality, resistance to pests and diseases, as well as tolerance to unfavorable environmental conditions such as flood, drought and saline soil. Over the past 15 years, the laboratory has introduced a number of new varieties such as flash flood-tolerant Homcholasit, flash flood-tolerant RD51, blast-resistant RD18, blast-resistant glutinous Thanyasirin and dwarf RD6 with resistance to blast and bacterial blight diseases. The success in developing these new varieties is credited to the strong collaboration with the Rice Department and several universities, as well as the engagement of rice farmers in the Participatory Variety Selection (PVS) program and producing quality rice seeds for long-term sustainability of rice farmer in the community.

 

 

The collaboration between BIOTEC and rice farmers in Nan province originated from the blast outbreak in Nan, resulting in an urgent need for blast-resistant varieties. BIOTEC presented farmers in Nan with 25 varieties of blast-resistant glutinous rice, which were planted and evaluated by farmers and eventually resulted in Thanyasirin variety, whose name was bestowed by Princess Sirindhorn. Later, the dwarf RD6 with resistance to blast and bacterial blight diseases was first introduced to farmers in Nan along with the campaign to promote seed production. The variety quickly gained popularity in the north and northeast of Thailand due to its high yield, disease resistance and sturdy form.

 

In 2016, farmer participatory variety selection trials were performed in Nan on 20 varieties of dwarf RD6 resistant to blast and bacterial blight diseases obtained from BIOTEC. This effort has led to the new variety, Nan59. Field Day was then organized to showcase this new variety to farmers from neighboring districts and provinces, provincial authorities, community leaders and seed buyers.

 

 

Dr. Boonrat Jongdee, Team Leader of NSTDA-funded project to build up capacity of seed producers in Thailand, explained that Nan59 was developed from dwarf RD6 with resistance to blast and bacterial blight diseases to have a broad-spectrum disease resistance and fragrance, while maintaining sturdy and short form and high yield of the original variety. It can resist as many as 11 out of 13 bacterial strains causing blight disease. The rice plant is 110-cm tall and has a short and sturdy form, enabling resistance to strong wind and machine harvesting. It gives an average yield of 3.75-4.37 tons/ha (600-700 kg/rai) and the yield can reach as high as 6.25 tons/ha (1000 kg/rai) in the fertile land. The cooking quality is comparable to that of RD6, which is well known for its soft grain when cooked.

 

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Press Release!

 

On 19 October 2018, NSTDA President and Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) officially launched the Thailand-China Joint Laboratory on Microbial Biotechnology. This Joint Laboratory will capitalize on the expertise of Thai and Chinese researchers to harness the power of microorganisms to develop solutions for global challenges.

 

 

Microbial biotechnology is a scientific discipline that enables scientists to discover useful applications of microorganisms, critical to advances in various industry that relies on microbial agents and microbial processes such as food, pharmaceutical and environmental technology.

 

Thailand-China Joint Laboratory on Microbial Biotechnology is a collaborative lab among three major research institutes in Thailand and China, namely the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS), Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) and the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), a member of NSTDA.  The three institutes have been collaboratively engaging in research and development in microbial biotechnology fields for years, particularly in the area of microbial database establishment and management under the framework of World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) and the Asian Consortium for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources (ACM).  The joint laboratory will further enhance the collaboration, especially on joint research in microbial biotechnology. In this initial stage, five joint research projects have been set up:

  • Yeast Evaluation and Biotechnology Application
  • High Value Compound from Microalgae and its Application
  • Exploration of Fungal Potential in Biotechnology
  • Synthetic Biotechnology for Biochemical Products
  • Microbial Big Data

 

This joint laboratory is the first step to connect China to countries in southeast Asia under the Microbial Silk Road Cooperation, IMCAS’s initiative supporting the “One Belt, One Road” policy of the Chinese Government. It will immensely enhance the collaboration and bring about prosperity to nations along the Microbial Silk Road.

 

In addition to the launch of Thailand-China Joint Laboratory on Microbial Biotechnology, a Document of Understanding on CAS-NSTDA Joint Program was signed between NSTDA and CAS. The NSTDA-CAS Joint Program is designed to facilitate collaborative activities under the platform of Joint Lab in the priorities of biodiversity & biotechnology, agriculture, material science and technology, computational science and technology, and railway-related science and technology. The two parties aim to facilitate at least 3 joint projects in the next three years, which will generate at least 10 joint publications and 10 joint workshops and seminars.

 

 

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L'Oreal Thailand recently announced the five recipients to the L’Oréal Thailand “For Women in Science” Fellowships 2018. Assistant Professor Dr. Surapa Thiemjarus and Dr. Wirulda Pootakham are two of NSTDA outstanding female researchers honored with these prestigious awards in physical sciences and life sciences, respectively.

 

 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Surapa Thiemjarus is a researcher at the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Laboratory, NECTEC-NSTDA. She was awarded for her work on pervasive healthcare system for elderly people and patients. Based on Body Sensor Networks and Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies, a continuous preventative monitoring system developed by her team addresses common health problems faced by older adults, such as bedsores and falls. Instead of relying on routine observation by the caregivers, the miniaturized and intelligent sensors can provide continuous monitoring of the wellbeing and safety of the elderly and patients and raise alarms if any adverse event is detected. Early interventions and preventative care can potentially reduce the mortality and morbidity rate and lead to a significant reduction in care costs for the family or government. To view her work, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzv1hD1yWe8.

 

 

Dr. Wirulda Pootakham, Head of Genomic Research Lab, BIOTEC-NSTDA was recognized for her work to elucidate thermal stress response and assess genetic diversity of corals in Thai waters. She and her team sequenced DNA barcodes (internal transcribed spacer; ITS) from the coral samples collected from various locations in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea. These DNA barcodes were subsequently used to assess the level of coral genetic diversity. In addition, the differences in gene expression between heat-tolerant and heat-sensitive coral colonies during thermal stress were compared. Basic knowledge obtained from these studies will be valuable in predicting the survival rate of coral reefs in Thai waters as they encounter fluctuating environments in the future. Molecular markers associated with heat tolerance can be used by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources to select heat-tolerant colonies and propagate them for coral reef restoration programs, which is part of a larger sustainable marine ecosystem conservation and restoration effort. To view here work, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/BIOTECNSTDA/videos/549215232189459/.

 

 

Other three winners include: Dr. Chanchao Lorthongpanich from Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Asst. Prof. Dr. Varisa Pongrakhananon from Chulalongkorn University and Dr. Chularat Wattanakit from the Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC).

**Photos and news credit: BIOTEC and NECTEC websites.

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On 10 September 2018, Dr. Somvong Tragoonrung, BIOTEC Executive Director and Mr. Somchai Witdumrong, Nakhon Phanom Governor participated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations to employ science, technology and innovation (STI) to enhance the production of raw herbs, herbal products and traditional medicines throughout the value chain in Nakhon Phanom Province. The project aims to improve the quality and productivity of herbal plants, as well as upgrade the manufacturing of herbal products to meet industrial standards.

 

 

The Thai Government places an emphasis on developing Thai herbs and is seeking to add higher value to them by processing them into medicine, food supplements, and health products. Thailand’s first Master Plan on Thai Herbal Development, 2017-2021, sets the roadmap for Thailand become a leading exporter of raw materials for herbal production and herbal products in the ASEAN region.

 

 

Plant factory system offers efficiency to crop production and resource consumption. Additionally, it can enhance crop quality such as enrichment in vitamins, anti-oxidants, and bioactive compounds. The system is therefore highly suitable for high-value crop such as herbal and medicinal plants.

In this collaboration, BIOTEC will be introducing plant factory system to herb farms in Nakhon Phanom Province and upgrade the herbal production system. Herbs produced in this province are supplied to community enterprises and Renunakhon Hospital, a major hospital in Nakhon Phanom Province that manufactures traditional medicines for using in the hospital and distributing to sub-district health promoting hospitals in Nakhon Phanom and nearby. As the demand of traditional medicines used in the hospitals is on the rise, plant factory system will enable herb production to meet the industrial demand.

 

 

 

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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 Complex Diseases". He has developed the computational workflow composing of two novel algorithms: 1) an unsupervised clustering algorithm, called iterative pruning Principal Component Analysis (ipPCA), which can identify population structure and group individuals according to their corresponding genetic profiles and 2) a statistical epistatic-based association technique that can explore all combinations of genetic marker pairs potentially associated with the disease. These two techniques could enrich biological insights from the Genome-wideassociation study (GWAS) data, and thus lead to greater social and economic benefits.

Dr. Jittima Piriyapongsa won the 2015 TRF-OHEC-Scopus Young Researcher Award for her work on "Application of Bioinformatics for Studying MicroRNA Gene Regulation and Human Diseases". Her research focuses on applying bioinformatics techniques to facilitate biological research and discovery in the areas of human gene regulation and diseases. This led to the construction of the first integrated database of microRNA-promoter interactions in the human genome, called microPIR (microRNA-Promoter Interaction Resource). The microPIR database is a valuable resource which can provide insights into currently uncharacterized mechanisms for some diseases and the development of a novel therapeutic technique for various diseases such as cancer through controlling the expression of disease-associated target genes. The customizable filtering tool assists scientists to identify good target candidates that fit with their interest, thus saving tremendous amount of time and expenses and facilitating the success of experimental validation. The database is freely available at http://www4a.biotec.or.th/micropir. More than one hundred researchers from various countries have requested the download of large-scale data for applying in different research projects. Recently, microPIR database version 2 was established to provide an advanced human-mouse comparative tool for the study of evolutionary conservation of microRNA-promoter interactions.

 

 

TRF-OHEC-Scopus Researcher Awards and Young Researcher Awards were established by the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) and Elsevier in 2009. These awards are presented annually to recognize the outstanding and exemplary new researchers and mid-career researchers who have received grants from TRF and OHEC in the fields of Life Sciences and Agricultural Sciences, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (including Chemical Engineering), Engineering and Multidisciplinary Technology, Health Sciences, Physical Sciences (including Mathematics and Physics) and Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

 

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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 in children of school age in tropical and subtropical regions. The ability to distinguish severe dengue from mild dengue fever is crucial as the former requires timely and intensive care to save the patients’ lives. Prof. Prida will lead a competent team of researchers from Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital and BIOTEC, to explore the complex mechanism of dengue virus infection to uncover biomarkers associated with the infection severity which can then be applied to the development of novel predictive diagnostics and better guidelines of clinical care and public health intervention.

 


Another Grant was presented to Prof. Dr. Somsak Panyakeow from the Department of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University to study on the Antimony-based Quantum Nanostructures for the Development of Infrared Detectors​.

NSTDA Research Chair Grants are awarded annually to outstanding senior scientists who have demonstrated a sustained high level of productivity to enable them to conduct a large-scale research project and provide mentoring of new investigators. Each grant is worth up to 20 million Baht for a five-year period.





 

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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 yield and quality of agricultural produces. However, daily demand of water and nutrients required by each specific crop at each specific growth stage can be varied substantially. In order to utilize the resources and expect for the result to the fullest, it is widely accepted that fertigation (fertilization + irrigation = the application of plant nutrients through the irrigation system) is “a must” method.


Fertigation is not only the best method to correctly and specifically apply fertilizers to irrigated crops, but also the key to various benefits e.g. maximizing crop and soil productivity, maximizing fertilizer efficiency, and better usage of marginal land (sandy, rocky, shallow or salt affected soils). Although fertigation has been practiced more and more extensively in commercial agricultural farms, the technique need to be learned and developed regularly to achieve maximum efficiency better reliability and suitability to each crop and plantation.

 

The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna Lampang (RMUTL) have realized the importance of fertigation technique and the needs of updated knowledge for personnel in educational, research and private sectors. The parties have agreed to organize the "Drip Fertigation Training" by inviting two distinct Israeli research scientists.

 

Aims:

  • To enable the Thai participants in learning the fundamental knowledge, methodologies, research experience, and best practice in progressive irrigation & fertigation technology and application by Israeli scientists.
  • To practice on the given exercises both in the class and field regarding drip irrigation system, sensors assembly, fertigation calculation, measurement and operation.

 

Speakers

· From Israel

· Dr. Naftali Lazarovitch, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

· Dr. Uri Yermiyahu, Agricultural Research Organization, Gilat Research Center

  • From Agricultural Technology Research Institute (ATRI), Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna Lampang (RMUTL), Thailand

· Assoc Prof. Dr. Chiti Sritontip

· Asst Prof. Dr. Sanchai Panthachod

· Asst Prof. Dr. Sawit Meechoui

· Dr. Wirat Ampun

 

Language:

The whole course will be given in English without translation. However, a brief summary in Thai will be given in the last session of each day.

 

Number and Targeted Participants:
Expected participants are 60 persons who are from the following organizations:

a) Seed Company

b) Irrigation supply company

c) Fertilizer company

d) Private farms

e) Public organization

f) University

g) Research institutes

h) Department of Agriculture/Department of Agricultural Extension, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

Background of targeted participants:

  • Most of participants should be familiar with irrigation system. Certain experience/ knowledge in Fertigation would be an advantage in sharing with other participants in the course
  • Good command of English (all the program will run in English without translation)

 

Registration fees:

These fees are inclusive of 7% VAT, lunch and refreshment each day, workshop material and handout. However, all of the participants must be responsible for their own accommodation and transportation.

  • General THB 6,500
  • Student THB 5,500

 

Download documents: Registration form

 

Payment:

Payment method is wire transfer, please make a payment to

Bank Name: Bangkok Bank, Thailand Science Park Branch

Savings Account Name: BIOTEC - National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Account No.: 080-0-002800

Swift Code: BKKBTHBK

Bank Code: 0080

Address: 111 Phahonyothin Road, Khlong Nueng,

Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand

 

Registration deadline: 15 January 2016

 

Certificate:

The participants who attend the class over 80% of training hour will receive the certificate form the organizer

 

General information:
All of the participants must be responsible for their own accommodation and transportation.

For more information, please contact:

Technical Training Unit, BIOTEC
113 Thailand Science Park, Phahonyothin Rd., Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120
Tel: (66) 2564 6700 ext 3379 – 82 Fax: (66) 2564 6574 E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Recommended Hotels

1. Lampang Wieng Thong Hotel

Address 138/109 Phahonyohtin RD., Suandok, Muang, Lampang 52100

Website http://www.lampangwiengthong.co.th/

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Tel 0 5422 5801


2. Butnamtong Hotel

Address 57/2 Phahonyohtin RD., Chompoo, Muang, Lampang 52100

Website http://www.butnamtonglampang.com

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Tel 0 5435 2714


3. Kim City Lampang

Address 274/1 Chatchai RD., Sontui, Muang, Lampang 52100

Tel 0 5431 0238


4. Kawhom Residence

Address 43 Sanambin RD., Huawieng, Muang, Lampang 52000

Website http://www.kawhom-residence.com/home.php

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Tel 0 5422 1988, 086 304 2749


5. B2 Lampang Boutique and Budget Hotel

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Tel 0 5422 4400


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Website http://www.auangkhamlampang.com/web/

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Tel 0 5422 1306


Transportation

Lampang is approximately 600 km from Bangkok. The city is an important highway hub, with a 4-lane divided highways link to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, as well as major highway to Phrae and eastern Lanna provinces. Lampang is roughly a 1:30 hour bus ride to Chiang Mai. Lampang is a major stop for the Chiang Mai-bound train, approximately 10 hours from Bangkok.

Lampang Airport is served by Bangkok Airways (3 flights daily to Suvarnabhumi Airport) and Nok air (3 flights daily to Don Muang Airport).

 

 

· Bangkok Airways flights information

 

Suvarnabhumi Airport - Lampang

Lampang - Suvarnabhumi Airport

Flight

Time

Flight

Time

PG 203

06.20 – 07.50

PG 204

08.20 – 09.50

PG 207

12.00 – 13.30

PG 208

14.00 – 15.30

PG 205

16.30 – 18.00

PG 206

18.30 – 20.00

 

Website: http://www.bangkokair.com/tha/pages/home


· Nok Air flights information

 

Don Muang Airport - Lampang

Lampang – Don Muang Airport

Flight

Time

Flight

Time

DD8504

06:00 – 07:30

DD8505

08.00 – 09.30

DD8510

11.55 – 13.25

DD8511

14.30 – 16.00

DD8522

17.30 – 19.00

DD8523

19.30 – 21.30

 

Website: http://www.nokair.com/

 

 


 

Workshop Program:

 

Date/Time

Title

Lecturers

Monday, 1 February 2016

Morning: Lecture session

08:00 – 08:30

Registration


08:30 – 08:40

Opening ceremony

RMUTL

08:40 – 10:20

Course introduction and introduction to irrigation principles

Dr. Naftali Lazarovitch

10:20 – 11.40

Coffee break


10:40 – 12:20

Introduction to fertilization and fertigation principles

Dr. Uri Yermiyahu

12:20 – 13:00

Lunch


Afternoon: Workshop session

13:00 – 14:45

Gravity fed family drip irrigation system

  • Assembling drip irrigation system and performing measurements of discharge variability

Dr. Naftali Lazarovitch

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee break


15:00 – 16:45

Fertilizer systems and fertilizer suitable for fertigation

  • Making nutrient solution and measured the mineral concentration in the solution

Dr. Uri Yermiyahu

16:45 – 17:15

Summary (in Thai)

Speakers from ATRI, RMUTL




Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Morning: Lecture session

08:30 – 10:15

The soil as water reservoir and irrigation scheduling

Dr. Naftali Lazarovitch

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee break


10:30 – 12:15

Fertigation technology

Dr. Uri Yermiyahu

12:15 – 13:00

Lunch


Afternoon: Workshop session

13:00 – 14:45

Gravity fed family drip irrigation system

  • Pressure discharge curve for uncompensated drippers
  • Pressure drop along the line
  • Soil water content distribution

Dr. Naftali Lazarovitch

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee break


15:00 – 16:45

Fertilizer systems 1

  • Assembling fertigation systems and performing measurements of mineral concentration in irrigation water

Dr. Uri Yermiyahu

16:45 – 17:15

Summary (in Thai)

Speakers from ATRI, RMUTL




Date/Time

Title

Lecturers

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Morning: Lecture session

08:30 – 10:15

Introduction to drip irrigation 1

Dr. Naftali Lazarovitch

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee break


10:30 – 12:15

Fertilizers calculations

Dr. Uri Yermiyahu

12:15 – 13:00

Lunch


Afternoon: Workshop session

13:00 – 14:45

Drip irrigation in soilless culture

  • Online compensated drippers in pots
  • Pressure discharge curve
  • Discharge rate along the line
  • Pressure drop along the line

Dr. Naftali Lazarovitch

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee break


15:00 – 16:45

Fertilizer systems 2

  • Assemblingfertigation systems and performing measurements of mineral concentration in irrigation water

Dr. Uri Yermiyahu

16:45 – 17:15

Summary (in Thai)

Speakers from ATRI, RMUTL





Thursday, 4 February 2016

Morning: Lecture session

08:30 – 10:15

Introduction to drip irrigation 2

Dr. Naftali Lazarovitch

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee break


10:30 – 12:15

Fertigation use efficiency

Dr. Uri Yermiyahu

12:15 – 13:00

Lunch


Afternoon: Workshop session

13:00 – 14:45

Drip irrigation in soilless

  • Pot capacity with different soil less cultures
  • Water balance

Dr. Naftali Lazarovitch

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee break


15:00 – 16:45

Liquid fertilizers

  • Making stock solution for fertigation systems

Dr. Uri Yermiyahu

16:45 – 17:15

Summary (in Thai)

Speakers from ATRI, RMUTL

Friday, 5 February 2016

08:00 – 14:00

Field Trip to Melon Farm

  • Measurements: Root distribution, Soil water content distribution and Soil electrical conductivity distribution


15:00 – 16:00

Course summary


16:00

Closing ceremony


 

Note: The participants will practice the given exercises both in the class and field regarding drip system & sensors assembly, operation and measurement

 

 

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