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Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Science
MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY
Wisdom of the land
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RESEARCH GROUP

1. Plant Diversity & Systematics

  • Endangered and wild tropical species systematics
  • Banana systematics and molecular marker development [link]
  • Durian diversity and molecular marker development [link]
  • Genomic characterization of phytoestrogen curcuma
  • Systematics of grass family (Ischaeminae, Rottboelliinae and Oryzeae)
  • Systematics of morning glory family (Argyreia, etc.)
  • Systematics of ginger family (Kaempferia, Curcuma, Globba, etc.)
  • Molecular Systematics of impatient family

2. Conservation and Breeding

  • Orchid conservation and breeding
  • Endangered and wild tropical species conservation and breeding
  • Banana molecular markers development
  • Phytoestrogen curcuma conservation
  • Ornamental plant conservation and breeding
  • Medicinal plant conservation and breeding

3. Plant Physiology

  • Highland Agricultural Plants and Subtropical Fruit
  • Plant Stress Responses
    • Salt tolerance of rice, eucalyptus, sugarcane
    • Flood and drought tolerance of durian

4. Plant Cell, Molecular Biology

  • Plant Cell, Molecular Biology of Rubber Tree
  • Plant Cell, Molecular Biology of Cassava
  • Molecular and chemical detection of narcotic and poisonous plants for forensic identification
  • Recombinant protein expression in moss for pharmaceutical purpose

5. Pharmaceutical Botany

  • Genomic characterization of phytoestrogen curcuma
  • Recombinant protein expression in moss for pharmaceutical purpose
  • Molecular and chemical detection of narcotic and poisonous plants for forensic identification

6. Multidisciplinary Plant Science

  • Molecular and chemical detection of narcotic and poisonous plants for forensic identification
  • Allergenic plant identification and characterization
  • Ethnobotany of hill tribes
  • Integration of herbal medicine in modern hospitals
  • Local wisdom on durian cultivation