Welcome to Department of Microbiology

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University is one of the oldest departments of Microbiology in Thailand. It was also the first that graduated Ph.D. in the country. For more than 50 years, it has produced highly-qualified graduates who become professors in many universities in Thailand and neighboring countries, as well as researchers in many research institutes. The Department emphasizes the integrations between teaching and research. All Ph.D. students have published their works in qualified international journals and so do most M.Sc. students.

On the verge of the establishment of ASEAN Economic Community, The Department hopes to contribute to the progress of ASEAN towards knowledge-based economy by providing graduate and post-graduate training in all aspects of microbiology; that is, bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology ,and immunology. Specific areas of expertise can be found in the Department websites. It also aims to include bioinformatics and genomics, particularly as applied to microbiology, to the coverage.

Currently, The Department has hosted a number of foreign students from ASEAN, South Asia and Africa and has student exchange programs with universities as far as University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are continuing our mission to be an international training ground for Microbiology students of the 21st century.

I encourage you to explore our Department web sites and contact us when you wish to explore in more detail.

Prasit Palittapongarnpim, M.D.