For decades, our department has committed
our research power on public health threats against the
people of Thailand and around the world. As a basic science
department in an endemic country, our faculty members have
significantly contributed to current understanding at the
molecular level of diseases such as malaria and Thalassemia.
Our research group aims to use the power of biochemistry
to find effective new drugs against the malarial parasite
and to understand drug resistance mechanisms of the disease.
New technologies such as small RNA technology, affinity
selection, and cell-free systems are applied to study malaria
gene regulation and pathogenesis which may lead to development
of new drugs in the future. Our research interests on malaria
are also extended to a red blood cell disorders disease
such as Thalassemia. A lot of Thai people have Thalassemic
traits because they prevent malaria infection or reduce