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NU Lecturer Wins the Macao Scientific and Technological R&D for Postgraduates Award 2016
November 09, 2016 | by ЪѹԷ¹ | Views 1548


              On 12 October 2016, Dr. Supawadee Parhira, a lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Naresuan University, won the Macao Scientific and Technological R&D for Postgraduates Award 2016 from The Science and Technology Development Fund, Macao Government. The research topic was Bioactive Components from Calotropis Gigantea advised by Chair Professor Dr. Zhi-Hong JIANG, Macau University of Science and Technology, Taipa, Macau, China. 

              Dr. Supawadee Parhira's s tudy showed that the bioactive components from Calotropis gigantean have an inhibitory effect against human influenza viruses. This is good evidence supporting research on Calotropis Gigantea, a herb that has been used in Thai and Chinese traditional medicine and by physicians for a long time. Based on the study outcomes, the research team has registered 3 international patents and published in 3 international journals with good impact factors. In addition, the results of the study can also be used for further studies on the production of inhibitory drugs against cancer, viruses, and inflammation.

 

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