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  Name (English) Mrs. Jarunya (NGERNPRASIRTSIRI) NARANGAJAVANA
  Sex Female
  Date of birth 19 July 1961
  Citizenship Thai
  Religion

Buddhism

  Marital status Married with Dr. Payattipol Narangajavana
  Language Thai, English
    Associate Professor
  Institution address

Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University Rama VI Road , Bangkok 10400 , Thailand
Tel : (66-2) 2015319 Fax : (66-2) 354-7160
E-mail : scjnr@mahidol.ac.th
http://www.sc.mahidol.ac.th/scbt/

  Present position Associate Professor
Head of Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Coordinator of Cassava Molecular Biotechnology Research Consortium
   
  Education  
  1974-1976 Junior high school certificate (in Science), Satri Kanchanaburi School, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
  1977-1978 High school certificate (in Science), Trium Udom Suksa School, Bangkok, Thailand
  1979-1982 B.Sc. (Biochemistry), Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand   Ngernprasirtsiri, J. (1982)  Analysis of protein and amino acid composition in various  varieties of seaweed in Thailand.  B.Sc. senior project,  under supervision of  Assist. Prof. Dr. Parichat Phusawang 
  1983-1985 M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Biotechnology Program, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand  Ngernprasirtsiri, J. (1985)  Cloning and expression  of the penicillin acylase gene from Escherichia coli.  M.Sc. Thesis,  under supervision of  Assoc.Prof. Dr. Pairor Thippayatat 
  1986-1990 D.Agr.Sc. (Biochemical Regulation), Laboratory of Metabolic Regulation, Institute of Biochemical Regulation, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan  Ngernprasirtsiri, J. (1990)  Studies on the regulatory mechanisms of gene expression and DNA methylation in higher plant cells.  D.Agr.Sc. Thesis,  under supervision of  Prof. Dr. Takashi Akazawa

  Career
  1990-1991 Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University
  1991-1993 Lecturer, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
  1993-2004

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science,Mahidol University

  2004-present Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science,Mahidol University
     
 

Organizational activity

  1996-1998 Secretary and Committee of Undergraduate Program in Biotechnology : Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
  1996-2002 Committee of Plant Biotechnology Module of Graduate Program in Biotechnology : Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
 

1997-2008

Technical Sub-committee : National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, National Science and Technology Development Agency
1997-present Plant Biosafty Sub-committee :  National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, National Science and Technology Development Agency
  1998-2002 Deputy Chairman : Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
  1998-2005 Project Co-ordinator : Post-Graduate Education Development Program in Biotechnology Project, for Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, support by Ministry of University Affairs
  2002-2005 Secretary and Committee of Graduate Program in Biotechnology : Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
  2004-present

Research Consortium Co-ordinator : Cassava Molecular Biotechnology Research Consortium (CASS-MOL-BIOTECH), supported by National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

  2006-present Committee of Treasurers: Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
  2006-present Chairman of the committee of Academic Quality Assurance: Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
  2006-present Working evaluation committee : Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
  2008-present Committee of Center of Excellence on Agricultural Biotechnology of Mahidol University, Postgraduate Education and Research Development Office, Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education
  2008-present Committee of Agricultural Biotechnology Module of Graduate Program in Biotechnology :Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of  Science, Mahidol University
     
  Field of specialization
    Plant Biochemistry
Plant Molecular Biology, Gene Expression and Regulation           
Plant Genetic Transformation 
     
  Research interests
 

I have been particularly interested in the mechanisms regulating plant gene expression. I use forward and reverse genetic approaches to identify gene functions that are potentially useful in the production of high yields of novel products in crop plants and other biotechnological application. Recent research interests has been focusing on:
· Plant functional genomics study in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz.) to improve starch quality and quantity for industrial applications.
· Biochemical and molecular genetics related to latex yield and stress response of rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis L.).
· Environmental friendly-plant molecular farming.
· Epigenetic control: Implications for plant improvement.

 
 
 
     
  Scholarships and Awards
  1982

Highest Score in Biochemistry Award, Chulalongkorn University

  1986-1990 PhD Scholarship, The Hitachi Scholarship Foundation, Japan
 
1991
Promising Young Scientist Research Award : Foundation for the Promotion of  Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King, The Science Society of Thailand
 
1992
Outstanding Young Scientist Award : The Inoue Science Foundation , Japan
 
1995-1998
TRF Research Scholar, Thailand Research Funds, Thailand
 
1997

Ciba Foundation Symposium Award for Promising Young Scientist in Epigenetics Research : Symposium No. 214 Epigenetics, The Ciba (Novartis) Foundation , UK

     
  Fellowships and Trainings:
  1981 B.Sc. Research Training at Analytical Laboratory, Ramathibodhi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
c/o  Prof. Dr. Wichai Tanpaijitti (M.D.), Ramathibodhi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
  1992

Research Fellowship, BioScience Center, Nagoya University, Japan  
c/o  Prof. Dr. Takashi Akazawa, Institute of Biochemical Regulation, Nagoya University, Japan

  1994/td> Research Fellowship, JSPS-NRCT Scientific Cooperation Program, Japan  
c/o Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Kamada, Institute of Biological Sciences, Tsukuba University, Tsukuba,  Japan
1996 Research Fellowship, Ministry of University Affair, Thailand   
c/o Prof. Dr. Stephen  Dellaporta, Department of  Biology, Yale University, New Haven, USA
  1997 Research Fellowship, The Ciba (Novartis) Foundation, UK 
c/o Prof. Dr. Marjori Matzke, Institute of Molecular Biology, Austrian Academic of Sciences, Salzburg, Austria
  2006-2007 Visiting Scientist, Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya University, Nagoya Japan
c/o Prof. Dr. Tsukaho Hattori and Dr. Shin Takeda, Plant Cell Function Laboratory, Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya University, Nagoya Japan
     
  Teaching Courses:  
  Courses for graduate students
 

 SCBT 502:  Recombinant DNA Technology
 SCBT 601:  Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
 SCBT 602:  Gene Regulation
 SCBT 605:  Techniques in Biotechnology
 SCBT 606:  Advanced Industrial Biotechnology
 SCBT 614:  Current Topics in Biotechnology
 GRID 612:  Cell and Molecular Biology
 SCID 501:  Molecular Science
 SCID 502:  Cell Science
 SCID 503:  Systemic BioScience

Courses for undergraduate students

 

 SCBT 305:  Industrial Biotechnology
 SCBT 407:  Plant Biotechnology
 SCBT 495 & 496: Special Project in Biotechnology I & II
 SCAG 312:  Industrial Crop Science for Energy
 SCAG 476:  Agricultural Biotechnology

     
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