Degree Programs and Admission :

Department of Biochemistry offers graduate degrees, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry (International Program). See more details about our academic curricula

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Doctor of Philosophy Program in Biochemistry (2017)
Master of Science Program in Biochemistry (2017)

 

Old Program Specification

2016

 
Why us?
The following information lists reasons for choosing us as your graduate training choice.
No 1 Program of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Thailand
Our department has long operated as a leading program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Thailand. We are the first department in our country to offer graduate degrees in Biochemistry. Based on Thai university ranking in the year 2005 by Thai Commission on Higher Education (CHE), we were the top-ranked program of Biochemistry in Thailand.
Highest Publication Output per Staff
Currently, we have 18 staff members who are well established for leading their research teams and routinely publish their papers in international journals with high impact factor [ .. see more details .. ]. On average, each staff publishes about 2.5 papers per year, possibly the highest ratio for any departments of Thai University. This indicates your good opportunity to publish your research findings in good international journals.
Your Qualification is Guaranteed
Throughout our long history of almost 45 years, more than 475 graduates have been trained. They are currently key players in Thai scientific community. By being trained from our program, your quality in research is guaranteed and recognized by Thai Scientific community. Our Ph.D. students usually publish at least two papers with their names as the first authors. Most of our M.Sc. students have at least one publication in international journal per person.
Variety of Research Topics
Research is a vital part for our academic program. Research ongoing in our department covers 7 research areas: 1) Aquatic Molecular Biology
2) Bionanotechnology 3) Cancer and Stem Cell Biology 4) Gene Regulation and Metabolic Science 5) Structural Biology and Enzyme Catalysis 6) Plant Molecular Biology and 7) Systems Biology. With a wide range of research topics, students enrolling in the program can be sure that their favorite research choices can be met.
Up to Date Coursework and Program
Our academic curriculum is regularly revised and offers up-to-date knowledge in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology. M.Sc. students are required to enroll for at least 24 credits of coursework. Beginning from the year 2009, four more new courses and a newly revised curriculum have been introduced. The new courses are SCBC609 Structure and Mechanism of enzymes, SCBC610 Modern Metabolism, SCBC611 Functional Genetics and Genomics, and SCBC612 Current Protocols in Biomolecular Research.This course adjustment is part of our commitment to assure that our students are trained with up-to-date knowledge of the international standard. ... [ See more details ].
International Experience
Most of our Ph.D. students receive scholarships for conducting part of their research overseas. Our staff have many international collaborations and host several oversea visiting professors and students every year.
Teaching in English
All teaching materials are at the international standard level and all teaching is conducted in English.
Support and Scholarships
All students with high performance in academic activity and research productivity are provided with scholarships. On average, about 90% of students in our department receive scholarships that cover tuition fee and monthly stipend. Staff and students regularly receive supports to participate in international conferences and collaborative projects, providing opportunities to interact with scientists overseas.
Excellent Equipments and Facilities
The department houses 17 research laboratories, 3 culture rooms, a P2-containment facility, an IT room and three instrument rooms. Each laboratory is well equipped with scientific apparatuses necessary for carrying out research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Students have access to some special equipments and facilities that are not commonly available in Thailand. These include X-ray Diffractometer, Stopped-flow Spectrophotometer, Anaerobic Glovebox, Rapid Quench Flow Apparatus, etc. [ See more details ]. Other sophisticated instruments necessary for the research such as mass spectrometer, atomic absorption analyzer, HPLC, GC, etc. are available at Central Instrument Facility (CIF) of the Faculty.
Friendly Environment
Overall, our department provides stimulating atmosphere with high level of scientific and academic integrity, and yet is friendly and collegiality. We have our annual Biochemistry trip every year to welcome new students and provide opportunities for all department members to do social gathering outside the lab.
Who can Apply?
For Ph.D. program
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Students studying in the final year at the bachelor level, or hold a degree in B.Sc. (any area) or a bachelorís degree in clinical and health sciences with GPA of at least 3.50. Students with GPA less than 3.5 may also apply with permission from the Program Directors.
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Students studying in the final year at the M.Sc. level, or hold a degree in M.Sc. (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology or related area).
For M.Sc. program
Students studying in the final year at the bachelor level, or hold a degree in B.Sc. (any area) or a bachelorís degree in clinical and health sciences with GPA of at least 2.50. Students with GPA less than 2.5 may also apply with permission from the Program Directors.
Curriculum, Course Requirement, and Tuition Fee:
For more details about our academic program and admission, tuition fee, please contact :
  Program Director
Ph.D Program : Assoc. Prof.Kittisak Yokthongwattana(e-mail : kittisak.yok@mahidol.ac.th)
M.Sc. Program : Assoc. Prof.Kittisak Yokthongwattana(e-mail : kittisak.yok@mahidol.ac.th)
Tel. + 66 2 201-5600-1 Fax. +66 2 354-7174