Researches from Chulalongkorn University’s Professors Earns Five Outstanding Research Awards 2010 from Thailand Research Fund
Date published 8th February 2011
On 28th January 2011, Prof. Dr. Kraisid Tontisirin, Director of the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), presented honorable shields and certificates to the heads of 12 researcher teams winning the TRF’s Outstanding Research Award for the year 2010. Among the twelve award-winning researches were five researches from Chulalongkorn University’s professors. Prof. Dr. Charas Suwanwela, Chairperson of Chulalongkorn University Council, and Prof. Kua Wongboonsin, Ph.D., also attended and congratulated award-winning professors. The award-presenting ceremony was held at Meeting Room, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.
Five TRF’s Outstanding Research Award-winning researches of Chulalongkorn University professors are as follows:
“Legal Measure for Land Use Control” by Asst. Prof. Eathipon Srisolwaluk and team, Faculty of Law. The study focuses on the possibility of adopting community rights to solve land use problems. According to the findings, such idea is in alignment with Section 46 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand B.E. 2540. To solve such problems, the public land rights should be given to ‘units’, not individuals. The whole community should have the right to manage the use of their lands in accordance with their ways of life as well as cultural, social and environmental conditions.
“A Role for G6PD Mahidol in Protection against Malaria in Southeast Asia” by Assoc. Prof. Issarang Nuchprayoon, M.D., Ph.D., and Lecturer Dr. Chalisa Louicharoen Cheepsunthorn, Faculty of Medical Science, Faculty of Medical Science. The study focuses on the relation of the deficiency of Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria affecting people in Southeast Asia.
"Seismic Hazard Assessment and Mitigation of Seismic Risk in Thailand" by Assoc. Prof. Punya Charusiri, Faculty of Science, and Asst. Prof. Supot Teachavorasinskun, Faculty of Engineering. Key objectives of the study are to determine the actual seismic capacity of typical reinforced concrete (RC) buildings in Bangkok, most of which were designed and constructed without any consideration on seismic loading, and to find practical and effective ways to increase the capacity to an acceptable level.
“Frozen Boar Semen” by Prof. Dr. Mongkol Techakumphu, Dean of Faculty of Veterinary Science, and team. Main objectives are to improve the swine semen freezing technology and to study the factors affecting the quality of boar semen. The findings help benefit the country’s swine-raising industry as it not only reduces the reliance on technology and frozen semen imported from foreign countries but also increase the pregnancy rate and larger litters.
“Control of Streptococcosis in Farmed Tilapia by the Use of Autogenous Vaccine” by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Janenuj Wongtavatchai D.V.M., MS., Ph.D., and Hathairat Maisak, Faculty of Veterinary Science. Objectives are to develop the Streptococcus agalactiae vaccine and to test its effectiveness in tilapia for prevention of streptococcal disease.