Dr. Nidchaya Aketarawong

 Group : Molecular and Medical Biotechnology

 

 

Contact Details :

 

Fruit Fly Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
272 Rama VI Road, Ratchathewee, Bangkok 10400 THAILAND

Tel : 02 441-9820 ext. 1130 Fax : 02 354-7160
E-mail :
nidchaya.akt@mahidol.ac.th

 

Present Position :

  Researcher at Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

 

Education :

 

2012

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biotechnology and Biology, University of Pavia, Italy

 

2009

Ph.D. (Biotechnology), Mahidol University, Thailand

 

2005

M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Mahidol University, Thailand
  2002 B.Sc (Biology) First Honors., Mahidol University, Thailand

 

Research Experiences :

 

2017-Present

Principle investigator of a research project, Mahidol University, Thailand

 

2015-

Secondary Chief Scientific investigator of a Coordinated Research Project FAO/IAEA Present research project “Comparing Rearing Efficiency and Competitiveness of Males from Salaya Genetic Sexing Strains (Bactrocera spp.) Including the Refinement and Transfer of Existing Technology for the Improvement and Application of Strains for Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management”, the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna,Austria.

 

2010-2015

Principle investigator of a Coordinated Research Project FAO/IAEA research project “Resolution of Cryptic Species Complexes of Tephritid Pests to Overcome Constraints to SIT Application and International Trade”, the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria.

 

2009-2014

Co-principle investigator of a Coordinated Research Project FAO/IAEA research project “Development and Evaluation of Improved Strains of Insect Pests for Sterile Insect Technique”, the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria.

 

2002-2009

Research assistant (Fruit fly molecular genetics), Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Grants :

 

Research Grant for Young Researcher from Mahidol University
Research Contracts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA-UN)
  1. “Development and Evaluation of Improved Strains of Insect Pests for Sterile Insect Technique” (2009 – 2014)
  2. “Resolution of Cryptic Species Complexes of Tephritid Pests to Overcome Constraints to SIT Application and International Trade” (2010 – 2015)
  3. “Comparing Rearing Efficiency and Competitiveness of Males from SalayaGenetic Sexing Strains (Bactrocera spp.) Including the Refinement and Transfer of Existing Technology for the Improvement and Application of Strains for Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management”(2015-2020)

 

Scholarships and Awards :

 

1. Scientific visiting scholarship(CICOPS scholarship) from the University of Pavia and the Organisation for the Right to Education (EDiSU), Department of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Pavia, Italy (October – December, 2013)

2. Post-doctorate fellowship from European Commission, an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 program (MAHEVA project), Department of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Pavia, Italy (2011 – 2012)

3. Ph.D. student exchange scholarship from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Government, Department of Animal Biology, University of Pavia, Italy (2005 – 2006)

4. Regional training award from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria to participate the Regional Training Course on Free Open Source Software for GIS and Data Management Applied to Fruit Flies in Southeast Asia, March 6th – 10th, Bangkok, Thailand (2017)

5. Regional training award from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria to participate the regional Training Course on Fruit Fly Monitoring and Suppression including MAT and SIT for Southeast Asia, September 15th – 19th, Bandung, Indonesia (2014)

6. Workshop award from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria to participate the Fruit Flies of Economic Importance Diagnostic Workshop, August 14th, Putrajaya, Malaysia (2016)

7. Awards supported registration, accommodation expenses, and travelling to participate the 1stInternational Symposium of TAAO (Tephritid workers of Asia, Australia, and Ocenia),August15th- 18th, Putrajaya, Malaysia (2016)

8. Awards supported accommodation expenses and travelling to participate the 3rdFAO-IAEA International Conference on Area-Wide management of Insect Pests,May22th- 26th, Vienna, Austria (2017)

9. Travel support to accompany the Department of International Economic, Ministry of Foreign Affair, Thailand, for business development in biotechnology in the Republic of Indonesia, September (2011)

10. Travel award from Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand to participate the 1stInternational Congress of Insect Biotechnology and Industry, August 19th -24th, Daegu, The Republic of Korea (2007)


Publications :

 

Laohakieat K, Aketarawong N, Isasawin S, Thitamadee S, Thanaphum S* (2016) The study of the transformer gene from Bactroceradorsalis and B. correcta with putative core promoter regions. BMC Genetics17:34.

 

Aketarawong N*, Isasawin S,Sojikul P, Thanaphum S (2015) Gene flow and genetic structure of Bactroceracarambolae (Diptera, Tephritidae) among geographical differences and sister species, B. dorsalis, inferred from microsatellite DNA data. In: De Meyer M, Clarke AR, Vera TM, Hendrichs J (Eds): Resolution of Cryptic Species Complexes of tephritid Pests to Enhance SIT Application and Facilitate International Trade. ZooKeys540(2):239-272.

Manni M, Golmulski LM, Aketarawong N, Gabriella T, Scolari F, Somboon P, Guglielmino CR, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G* (2015) Molecular markers for analyses of interspecific genetic diversity in the Asian Tiger mosquito, Aedesalbopictus. Parasites & Vectors 8:188.

Schutze MK*, Aketarawong N, Amornsak W, Armstrong KF, Augustinos AA, et al. (2015) Synonymization of key pest species within the Bactroceradorsalis species complex (Diptera: Tephritidae): taxonomic changes based on a review of 20 years of integrative morphological, molecular, cytogenetic, behavioral and chemoecological data. Systematic Entomology 40(2): 456-471.

Isasawin S, Aketarawong N, Lertsiri S, Thanaphum S* (2014) Development of a genetic sexing strain in Bactroceracarambolae (Diptera: Tephritidae) by introgression of sex sorting components from B. dorsalis, Salaya1 strain. BMC Genetics15(Supple 2):S2.

Aketarawong N*, Isasawin S, Thanaphum S (2014) Evidence of Weak genetic structure and recent gene flow between Bactroceradorsaliss.s.and B. papayae, across Southern Thailand and west Malaysia, supporting a single target pest for SIT applications. BMC Genetics 15(1):70.

Aketarawong N, Guglielmino CR, Karam N, Falchetto, Manni M, Scolari F, Gomulski LM, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR* (2014) The oriental fruit fly Bactroceradorsaliss.s. in East Asia: disentangling the different forces promoting the invasion and shaping the genetic make-up of populations. Genetica 142(3):201-213.

Isasawin S, Aketarawong N, Thanaphum S* (2012) Characterization and evaluation of microsatellite markers in a strain of the oriental fruit fly, Bactroceradorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae), with a genetic sexing character used in sterile insect population control.European Journal of Entomology 109:331-338.

Aketarawong N, Chinvinijkul S, Orankanon W, Guglielmino CR, Franz G, Malacrida AR, Thanaphum S* (2011) The utility of microsatellite DNA markers for the evaluation of area-wide integrated pest management using SIT for the fruit fly, Bactroceradorsalis (Hendel), control programs in Thailand. Genetica 139:129-140.

Permpoon R, Aketarawong N, Thanaphum S* (2011) Isolation and characterization of Doublesex homologues in the Bactrocera species: Bactroceradorsalis (Hendel) and B. correcta(Bezzi) and their putative promoter regulatory region. Genetica 139:113-127.

Aketarawong N, Bonizzoni M, Thanaphum S, Gomulski LM, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR*, Guglielmin CR (2007) Inferences on the population structure and colonization process of the invasive oriental fruit fly, Bactroceradorsalis (Hendel). Molecular Ecology16:3522-2532.

Aketarawong N, Bonizzoni M, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G, Thanaphum S* (2006) Seventeen novel microsatellite markers from an enriched library of the pest species Bactroceradorsalissensustricto. Molecular Ecology Notes 6:1138-1140.

Oral Presentations :

“Population Genetic Studies of Bactroceradorsalis Species Complex: Proof of Concepts for Sterile Insect Technique Applications” at the 1st meeting of TAAO (Tephritid workers of Asia, Australia and Ocenia). August 15th -18th, 2016, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

 

“Population Genetics of B. dorsalis s.s. and B. papayae Supporting a Single Target Pest for SIT” at the 12th International Symposium on Biocontrol and Biotechnology (ISBB 2014) December 11th-13th, 2014, Chumphon, Thailand.

 

“Microsatellite markers as a genetic monitoring tool for SIT: An example of Bactrocera dorsalis in Thailand” at the 2nd meeting of TEAM (Tephritid workers of Europe, Africa and the Middle East): Biological Invasions of Tephritidae – ecological and economic impacts. July 3rd -6th, 2012, Crete, Greece.

 

“Population genetic analyses of oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, based on multilocus DNA marker” at the 8th National Grad Research Conference. September 7th - 8th, 2007, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

 

“Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Marker Studying in Agricultural Pest Fruit Fly” at the 1st Agricultural Biotechnology Graduated Conference. March 18th – 19th, 2004, Bangkok, Thailand.



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