Research Clusters and Centers

Molecular Medical Biosciences Cluster

New insights into specific disease processes are the basis of new applications in clinical care and treatment. We integrate the most recent knowledge and technology in cell and molecular biology with innovative ideas to study human diseases that represent the major public health concerns in Thailand. Molecular allergology Our current research is aimed to develop innovative allergy diagnostics using defined single allergen components for the detection of specific IgE. The scope of our research is to explore both innovative in vitro and point-of-care diagnostic tests.  

Molecular Agricultural Biosciences Cluster

Many of our research groups focus on biological processes and technologies used in development of economically important animals and plants, novel microbial products, new materials form natural rubber, bioactive natural products.  

Thalassemia Research Center

The center investigates the frequencies of different thalassemia genes, their molecular genetic nature, disease burdens, clinical manifestation and management. Our research goals are: (1) to understand genotype-phenotype interaction in beta-thalassemia, (2) to study the regulation of erythropoiesis and mechanisms of ineffective erythropoiesis, and (3) to develop novel treatments.  

Research Center for Neuroscience

We conduct innovative research on basic, applied, and clinical aspects of neurobiological basis of behavior, brain development and function, molecular neurobiology, neurodegeneration, and mental health problems.  

Center for Vaccine Development

CVD serves as a WHO-approved Reference Laboratory on serology and virology for dengue and JE viruses. CVD collaborates with Thai researchers and vaccine industries form several countries to launch both basic and applied research on dengue and JE diseases and their vaccine development.  

Center of Applied Shrimp Research and Innovation

The Center of Applied Shrimp Research and Innovation (CASRI) is established with the objectives to extend and transfer knowledge and innovations gained from molecular bioscience researches to the shrimp farmers. The Center strives for excellence in shrimp production and outstanding innovative products to reduce the cost of shrimp production such as female broodstock capable of producing male progenies, and a novel method to produce shrimp without unethical eye ablation. CASRI will play an important role in acquiring new knowledge in order to be able to solve new problems in shrimp production that may arise in the future. In addition, we are also committed to be a learning center for students and the public, generating mutual benefit wtih public engagement. This will bring us to the forefront as an important player in the Institute’s goal of becoming a social enterprise organization.