Centre of Excellence in Medical Biotechnology (CEMB)
Website : http://www.medsci.nu.ac.th/web2012/unit/CEMB

To support and encourage the university researchers for improving their research skills, establishing research collaborations with other research organizations and disseminating the new knowledge from medical biotechnology research to public

1. To be a research centre for encouraging the university researchers to establish the research knowledge in the medical biotechnology research field
2. To develop research skills and promote undergraduate and postgraduate study in the university
3. To enhance the staff development with expertise in medical biotechnology research
4. To produce research publications either in national or international levels and disseminating the research knowledge to community
5. To establish the research collaboration for advancement of research leading to a high quality of research proposals

Research Focus

The research areas in the Centre of Excellence in Medical Biotechnology include both basic and applied researches in Medical Biotechnology
>> Basic research in Medical Biotechnology
Neuroscience Research
Hormone and Reproductive Research
Cardiovascular Research
Infectious Disease Research
Genetic Research
Cancer Research
>>Applied research in Medical Biotechnology
Both medicinal herbs and natural products have been studying for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation the diseases related to basic research in medical biotechnology.
Faculty of Medical Science
No. Name Position and Organization
1 Assoc.Prof.Dr.Samur Thanoi Department of Anatomy
2 Assoc.Prof.Dr.Sutisa Thanoi Department of Anatomy
3 Asst.Prof.Dr.Supaporn Lamlertthon Department of Microbiology and Parasitobiology
4 Assist.Prof.Dr.Boonruang Khamsri Department of Microbiology and Parasitobiology
5 Asst.Prof.Dr.Niwat Taepavarapruk Department of Physiology
6 Asst.Prof.Dr.Onrawee Khongsombat Department of Physiology
7 Asst.Prof.Dr.Wilawan Poomdonming Department of Microbiology and Parasitobiology
8 Asst.Prof.Dr.Donruedee Sanguansermsri Department of Microbiology and Parasitobiology
9 Asst.Prof.Dr.Wachirawadee Malakul Department of Physiology
10 Asst.Prof.Dr.Krongkarn Chootip Department of Physiology
11 Dr.Saisiri Miraseana Department of Biochemistry
12 Dr.Ittipon Phongpetchara Department of Anatomy
13 Dr.Khanitta Srimoungwong Department of Anatomy
14 Dr.Kannipa Tutsanapak Department of Microbiology
and Parasitobiology
15 Dr.Supaporn Puntheeranurak Department of Physiology
16 Asst.Prof.Dr.Sutthirat Sitthisak Department of Microbiology and Parasitobiology
17 Asst.Prof.Dr.Duangkamol Kunthalert Department of Microbiology and Parasitobiology
18 Dr.Aunchalee Thanwisai Department of Microbiology and Parasitobiology
19 Assoc.Prof.Dr.Pannika Neamsub Department of Microbiology and Parasitobiology
20 Dr.Udomsak Tangchausuriya Department of Microbiology and Parasitobiology
21 Asst.Prof.Dr.Nophawan Bunchu Department of Microbiology and Parasitobiology
22 Asst.Prof.Dr.Apichat Vitta Department of Microbiology and Parasitobiology
Faculty of Medicine
No. Name Position and Organization
1 Assoc.Prof.Dr.Sutatip Phongcharoen  
2 Assist.Prof.Dr. Prateep Warnnissorn Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
3 Asst.Prof.Dr.Nuttawut Saelim Faculty of Dentistry
4 Dr.Anupan Sittichokchaiwut Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
5 Dr.Rerngwit Boonyoam  

Publication / Output

Publication; 2012

Putiwat P. and Doungjit S. Gender Determination of Thais by Measurements of Adult Femurs. Journal of Science & Technology, Ubon ratchathani University.2012; 14 (2): 65-70

Bunchu N. Blow fly (DIPTERA: CALLIPHORIDAE) in Thailand: Distribution, morphological identification and medical importance appraisals. Int J of Para Res. 2012; 4(1): 57-64

Kerdsan W., Thanoi S and Nudmamud-Thanoi S. Changes in the Neuronal Glutamate Transporter EAAT3 in Rat Brain after Exposure to Methamphetamine. Basic Clin. Pharmacol. Toxicol. 2012; 111(4): 275-8

Sakulsak N. Metallothionein: An overview on its metal homeostatic regulation in mammals [Metalotioneina: Una Visión General de su Regulación Homeostática de Metales en Mamíferos]. Int J of Morphol. 2012; 30(3): 1007-1012

Bunchu N., Thaipakdee C., Vitta A ., Sanit S., Sukontason K. and Sukontason K.L. Morphology and developmental rate of the blow fly, hemipyrellia ligurriens (Diptera: Calliphoridae): Forensic entomology applications. J of Para. Res. 2012; 2012

Kerdsan W., Thanoi S., Nudmamud-Thanoi S. and Reynolds, G.P. An association between genotypic variations and protein expression of the glial glutamate transporter 2 in the human nucleus accumbens. Neurosci. Lett. 2012; 523(2): 108-110

Srimuangwong K., Tocharus C., Chintana P.Y., Suksamrarn A., Tocharus J. Hexahydrocurcumin enhances inhibitory effect of 5-fluorouracil on HT-29 human colon cancer cells. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012, 18 (19): 2383-2389

Nudmamud-Thanoi, S. and Thanoi S. Pseudoephedrine induces sperm abnormalities, lower sperm counts and increased apoptosis in rat testis. Cell Tissue Res. 2012; 1-6

Phoungpetchara I., Tinikul Y., Poljaroen J., Changklungmoa N.,
Siangcham T., Sroyraya M., Chotwiwatthanakun C.,Vanichviriyakit R., Peter J. Hanna, Sobhon P. Expression of the male reproduction-related gene
(Mar-Mrr) in the spermatic duct of the giant freshwater prawn,
Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Cell Tissue Res. 2012 Jun; 348(3):609-23

Onsa-ard A., Scholfield C.N., Ingkaninan K., Srimachai S., Kamkaew N., Chootip K. Oral Bacopa monnieri Is Antihypertensive In Rats Chronically Treated With L-NAME. Journal of Physiological and Biological Sciences. 2012; 25(1): 23-26

Maneesai P., Scholfield C.N., Chootip K. Piperine Is Antihyperlipidemic And Improves Endothelial-dependent Vasorelaxation In Rats On A High Cholesterol Diet. Journal of Physiological and Biological Sciences. 2012; 25(1): 27-30

Kamkaew N., Norman Scholfield C., Ingkaninan K., Taepavarapruk N., Chootip K. Bacopa monnieri Increases Cerebral Blood Flow in Rat Independent of Blood Pressure. Phytotherapy Research. 2012 Mar 23; doi: 10.1002/ptr.4685

Pibalpakdee P., Wongratanacheewin S.,Taweechaisupapong S., Niumsup P.R. Diffusion and activity of antibiotics against Burkholderia pseudomallei biofilms. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 2012; 356-359

Vitta A. Diagnosis of human angiostrongyliasis. Asian Biomedicine. Apr 2012, 6(2): 141-150

Abraham N.M., Lamlertthon S., Fowler V.G., Jefferson K.K. Chelating agents exert distinct effects on biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus depending on strain background: role for clumping factor B. Journal of Medical Microbiology. 2012 Aug; 61(8): 1062-1070

Casillas-Ituarte N.N., Lower B.H., Lamlertthon S., Fowler V.G., Lower S.K.
Dissociation Rate Constants of Human Fibronectin Binding to Fibronectin-binding Proteins on Living Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Clinical Patients. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2012 Feb 24; 287 (9): 6693-6701

Tong A., Tong S.Y.C., Zhang Y.R., Lamlertthon S., Sharma-Kuinkel B.K., Rude T. Ahn S.H., Ruffin F., Llorens L., Tamarana G., Biek D., Critchley I., Fowler V.G. Panton-Valentine Leukocidin Is Not the Primary Determinant of Outcome for Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections: Evaluation from the CANVAS Studies. PLOS ONE. 2012 May 18; 7(5) Article Number: e37212 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037212.

Sitthisak S., Kitti T., Boonyonying,K., Wozniak D., Mongkolsuk S., Jayaswal R.K. McsA and the roles of metal-binding motif in Staphylococcus aureus. FEMS Microbiology Letters. Feb 2012; 327(2): 126-133

Thanwisai A., Tandhavanant S., Saiprom N., Waterfield N.R., Long P.K., Bode H.B., Peacock S.J., Chantratita N. Diversity of Xenorhabdus and Photorhabdus spp. and Their Symbiotic Entomopathogenic Nematodes from Thailand. PLOS ONE. 2012 Sep 12, 7(9) Article Number: e43835 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043835

Thatcha Y., Watcharasupat T., Tummeepuk R., Yotpanya W., Eamsaard W., Fukruksa C., and Vitta A. Prevalence of intestinal helminthes in domestic chicken of Tha Pho Sub-District, Phitsanulok province. Chiangmai Veterinary Journal. 2012 ; 10(1): 3-9

Vitta A., Raxsina P., Bunchu N., Waree P., Thongwat D., Tangchaisuriya U., Poomidonming W. Intestinal Helminthiases in Two Communities of Phitsanulok Province, Northern Thailand. J Trop Med Parasitol. 2012 Jul;35(1): 1-5

Nateewornart,S., Vitta A., Pimolsri U. Spargana of Spirometra erinacei collected from Indochinese rat snake (Ptyas korros) in Naresuan University, Phitsanulok. J Med Tech Assoc Thai. 2012; 40: 4147-51

Publication; 2013

Phoungpetchara I., Kankuan W., Sumpownon C., Wanichanon C., Hanna P.J., Sobhon P. The effects of serotonin, dopamine, gonadotropin-releasing hormones, and corazonin, on the androgenic gland of the giant freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 2013 Nov

Uabundit N., Kanla P., Puthiwat P., Arunyanart C., Chaiciwamongkol K., Maleewong W., Intapan PM., Iamsaard S., Hipkaeo W. Ultrastructure of spermatogenesis in the testis of Paragonimus heterotremus. Korean J Parasitol. 2013 Dec; 51(6):669-76. doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.669. Epub 2013 Dec 31

Thepmalee C., Sanguansermsri P., Suwanankhon N., Chamnanpood C., Chamnanpood P., Pongcharoen S., Niumsap P.R., Surangkul D., Sanguansermsri D. Changes in the NS1 gene of avin influenza viruses isolated in Thailand affect expression of type I interferon in primary chicken ecbryonic fibroblast cells. Indian Journal of Virology. 2013 Oct-dec; 24(3): 365-372

Phuapittayalert L., Norkaew T., Supanpaiboon w., Chuenchoojit S., Hipkeao W., Swaddiwudhipong W., Sakulsak N. Increasing of Syncytial Knot and Fibrinoid Deposit in High-Cd Accumulated Human Placentas. International Journal of Morphology. 2013 Aug; 31(4) : 1210-1215

Kunthalert D., Henghiranyawong K., Sistayanarain A., Khoothiam K. A single-step polymerase chain reaction for simultaneous detection and differentiation of nontypeable and serotypeable Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Streptococcus pneumonia. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2013 Feb; 77(2) : 275-280

Kunthalert D., Novotny LA., Massa, HM., Ulett GC., Bakaletz LO., Kyd JM., Cripps AW. Epitope-specific immune recognition of the nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae outer membrane protein 26. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutic. 2013 Mar; 9(3) : 625-635

Promphet P., Bunarsa S., Kongbangkerd A., Sutheerawattananonda M., Kunthalert D. Alteration of lymphocyte subpopulations in mice fed lutein from marigold extract. Scientific Research and Essays. 2013; 8(1) : 22-25

Kiddee A., Henghiranyawong K., Yimsabai J., Tiloklurs M., Niumsup P.R. Nosocomial spread of class 1 integron-carrying extensively drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in a Thai hospital. International Journal of Antimicrobial agents. 2013 May; 42 : 301-306

Grundmann F., Kaiser M., Schiell M., Batzer A., Kurz M., Thanwisai A., Chantratita N., and B. Bode H. Antiparasitic Chaiyaphumines from Entomopathogenic Xenorhabdus sp. PB61.4. Journal of Natural Products. Sep 2013

Fukruksa C., Limmongkon A., Watcharasupat T., Tummeepuk R., Yotpanya W., Yimthin T., Eamsaard W., Vitta A. Prevalence of intestinal parasites in people of Ban Pang Sa, Sri Satchanalai District, Sukhothai Province. Journal of science and technology Mahasarakham University. 2013 Nov-Dec; 32(6) : 794-800.

Nateeworanart S., Vitta A., Polseela R., Kongmaroeng C. Pilot Study: Diagnosis of Hookworm and Strongyloides stercoralis Infection by Stool Examination Using Simple Smear, Formalin Ethyl Acetate Centrifugation and Agar Plate Culture. Journal Medical Technologist Association of Thailand. 2013 Aug; 41(2) : 4512-4519

Publication; 2014
Kitti, T., Thummeepak, R., Thanwisai, A., Boonyodying, K., Kunthalert, D., Ritvirool, P., Sitthisak, S. Characterization and Detection of Endolysin Gene from Three Acinetobacter baumannii Bacteriophages Isolated from Sewage Water. 1. Indian J. Microbiology. 2014 ( Articles not published yet, but available online Article in press About articles in press (opens in a new window)

Ngoenkam, J., Paensuwan, P., Preechanukul, K., Khamsri, B., Yiemwattana, I., Beck-García, E., Minguet, S., Schamel, W.W., Pongcharoen, S. Non-overlapping functions of Nck1 and Nck2 adaptor proteins in T cell activation. J Cell Commun Signal. 2014; 12 (1)

Tangchaisuriya, U.ab, Yotpanya, W.a, Kitti, T.c, Sitthisak, S.ab Distribution among thai children of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus lacking cna, fnbA and icaAD. 3. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2014; 45(1) : 149-156

Ruankham, W.a , Bunchu, N.bc, Koychusakun, P.a Prevalence of helminthic infections and risk factors in villagers of Nanglae Sub-District, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand. J Med Assoc Thai. 2014; 97(4) : S29-S35

Bunchu, N.ab , Moophayak, K.c, Sanit, S.d, Sukontason, K.L.d, Sukontason, K.d, Kurahashi, H. Two new records of isomyia paurogonita fang and fan, 1986 and sumatria latifrons malloch, 1926 (diptera: Calliphoridae) from northern thailand, with revised key to the species of isomyia. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2014; 56(2) : 175-177
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