Dr. Sujinda Thanaphum

 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
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Position Held :

  Chief Scientific Officer for Research Contracts from the IAEA-UN
  Head of Fruit Fly Molecular Genetic Laboratory
  Member of National Executive Committee of the Fruit Fly Control Area under the Ministry of Agriculture
  Member of the International Subcommittee for the Frutt Fly Control Area under the Ministry of Agriculture
  Member of Excecutive Committee of the Graduate Programs in Biotechnology, Mahidol University
  Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Mahidol University.


Education :



Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Genetics), University of Hawaii, USA



M.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences (Genetics), University of Hawaii, USA
  1985 B.Sc. Biology, Mahidol University, Bangkok, THAILAND


Fellowships and Grants (recently) :


Three Research Contracts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA-UN)
  1. “Molecular Technology for the Effectiveness of the SIT” (year 2003 to 2008)
  2. “Development and Evaluation of Improved Strains of Insect Pests for SIT (year 2009 to 2014)
  3. “Resolution of Cryptic Species Complexes of Tephritid Pests to Overcome Constrains to SIT Application and International Trade” (years 2010 to 2015)


Visiting Scholarship to Univesity of Pavia, Pavia, Italy (2004) Scientific

  Visit Grant from the IAEA-UN under topic “Insect Transgenesis” (2005)


Honors :


“Thailand Recearch Scholar” Title from the Thailand Research Funds (1995)


Professional Activities :


- Local organizer for the third Research Coordination Meeting for the CRP “Molecular Technology for the Effectiveness of SIT” Bangkok, THAILAND during November 6th -10th , 2006. Support by the IAEA/FAO Joint Division.


- Organiser of the First ASEAN Fruit Fly: Research and Bionomics meeting. Bangkok Thailand March 9, 2012.


Scientific Service :


A member of the Expert Drafting Group to draft the diagnostic protocol of Bactrocera dorsalis complex for the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), FAO, UN

  An expert listed in the field environmental risk assessment criteria for genetically modified arthropods by the European Food Safety Authority
An expert listed in the field of the fruit fly and plant phytosanitation by the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards (ACFS)
  Reviewer for Scientific Journals such as Genetica, Insect Molecular Biology, PlosOne, African Biotechnology

Publications (Recently; * corresponding authors)

Isasawin S, N. Aketarawong, S. Thanaphum*. 2012. Characterization, evaluation, and    utilization of microsatellite markers from a genetic sexing strain of the oriental fruit    fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae), for sterile insect technique. Eur. J. Entomol. In press.

Aketarawong N, S. Chinvinijkul, W. Orankanok, C.R. Guglielmino, G. Franz,     A.R. Malacrida and S. Thanaphum*. 2011. The utility of microsatellite DNA     markers for the evaluation of area-wide integrated pest management using SIT for     the fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), control programs in Thailand. Genetica     139(1):129-140.

Permpoon R, N. Aketarawong, S. Thanaphum*. 2011. Isolation and characterization     of Doublesex homologues in the Bactrocera species: B. dorsalis (Hendel) and B. correcta (Bezzi) and their putative promoter regulatory regions. Genetica     139(1):113-127.

Permpoon R. and S. Thanaphum. 2010. “Isolation and characterization of oligomerization domain I and II coding regions of doublesex genes in agricultural fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)” Eur. J. Entomol. 107:121-126.

Aketarawong N. et al. 2007. Inference on the population structure and colonization process of the invasive oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) Mol. Ecol. 16:3522-32.

Orankanok W., S, Chinvijijkul, P. Sittilob, S. Thanaphum, and W.R. Enkerlin. 2007. Integrating the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) of Fruit Fly Control in Thailand. In Vreysen MJB, Hendrichs J, Robinson AS (eds.) Area-wide Control of Insect Pest: From Research to Field Implementation. Springer, Dordrecht, theNetherlands.

Aketarawong N. et al. 2006. Seventeen novel microsatellite markers from an enriched library of the pest species Bactrocera dorsalis sensu stricto. Mol. Ecol. Notes. 6:1138-40.

Thanaphum, S. and U. Thaenkham 2003. Relationships and forms within the Bactrocera tau (Walker) (Diptera: Tephritidae) taxon based on Heat Shock Protein Cognate Sequences. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 96(1): 44-53.

Last updated : 14/10/2016

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