Research Areas

This program brings together more than 13 staff members with diverse research interests and is designed to provide a broad education leading to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology. Program research areas include, but are not limited to the following:

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Animal Cell Culture Biotechnology
(kanokwan.poo@kmutt.ac.th or yaowaluck.ros@kmutt.ac.th)

  • Bioprocess Development in animal cell culture with the goals to optimize production processes of bio-products
  • Virus-like particle (VLP) production using Baculovirus and insect cells
  • Design and development of vaccines against animals’infectious diseases
  • Bioprocess technology of animal cell culture for production of high value products

Algal Biotechnology
(boosya.bun@kmutt.ac.th/ marasri.rue@kmutt.ac.th)

  • Mass cultivation of microalgae: physiology, harvesting and collection
  • High value products (e.g. biomass, phycocyanin, lipid, polysaccharides): Extraction and Scale up
  • Molecular Biology
  • Omics analyses, Bioinformatics, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics

BICEP (Bioactive compound & Efficient platform)
(marasri.rue@kmutt.ac.th/teeraphan.lao@kmutt.ac.th)
http://bicep.kmutt.ac.th

  • Bioactive compound discovery/ design/ mechanisms
  • Systems Biology of Photosynthesis
  • Efficient platform: Computational tools & Bio-Improvement

Sensor Technology
(werasak.sur@kmutt.ac.th)
http://nano.kmutt.ac.th
http://freak.kmutt.ac.th/research/biodigital

  • Nucleic acid/ immuno based sensing and diagnostics
  • Structural and functional nucleic acid in nanobiotechnology
  • Noninvasive and personalized healthcare sensors biodigital and ubiquitous computing

Fungal Biotechnology
(supapon.che@kmutt.ac.th)

  • Systems Biotechnology for improvement of yeast and fungal strains for production of high-value compounds
  • Molecular characterization of fungal polyketide synthase for the production of biomaterials and bioactive compounds
  • Physiological regulation of essential fatty acid production in fungi
  • Lipidomics study of single-cell-oil producers

Biodiversity
(taweerat.vic@kmutt.ac.th)

  • Polysaccharide from submerged culture of mushroom: Production, Biological activity and Characterization
  • Novel bioactive compounds from endophytic fungi

Microbial Fermentation Technology
(yuwapin.dan@kmutt.ac.th)

  • The collaborations research with the industry under Biotechnology Practice School program (BiPS)
  • Fermentations of biological products:
  1.  Animal feeds for poultry , shrimp
  2. Biofertilizer: Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria
  3. Environmental friendly products : H2S, NH3, nitrite and
    nitrate reductions using microorganism
  4. Probiotics: Lactic Acid Bacteria

Remediation
(paitip.thi@kmutt.ac.th)
http://www.remediation.kmutt.ac.th
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RMTLAB/

  • Phytoremediation/bioremediation of water, air, soil pollutants
  • Recovery of electronic waste by bioleaching
  • Adsorption of gaseous pollutants by modified activated carbon/agricultural waste
  • Improve crop productivity by biochars, clays, microorganisms

Excellent Center of Waste Utilization and Management (ECoWaste)
(pawinee.cha@kmutt.ac.th)

  • Microbiological and Biochemical Aspect: Basic knowledge of microbiological and biochemical mechanisms of anaerobic digestion (AD), modified high effective AD microbes, development of novel microbial techniques to quantify and qualify AD microbes using molecular approaches.
  • Reactor and Process Development: Anaerobic reactor design and development with high efficiency along with biogas purification.
  • Computational Aids and Process Optimization: Mathematical models to predict biochemical pathway and hydrodynamic mechanisms in AD to control its treatment efficiency, development on-line measurement for the control of the biogas reactor.
  • Environmental Research and Management: Water and energy audit for increasing efficiency and optimize the utilization of natural resources, water, and energy in the tapioca starch industry to a near-zero discharge starch factory, with the aim of determining the capacity and limitations of production

Solid State Fermentation & Bioprocess Engineering
(anan.ton@kmutt.ac.th)

  • Pilot scale production of the high value quality animal feed, industrial enzymes and Koji by in computer-controlled rotating drum reactors
  • Scale up production of recombinant protein