Room : N316/2
Tel : 0-2201-5232
Fax : 0-2354-7172
e-mail : sasivimon.swa@mahidol.ac.th
Position : Assistant Professor


 
EDUCATION

2007. Ph.D. (Biological Sciences), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Dissertation title: Phylogeny of Kluai Tani (Musa balbisiana Colla), Its Related Cultivars and Hybrids Based on DNA Analysis.

1991. M.S. (Horticulture), University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A. Thesis title: Storage Conditions and Timing of Ethylene Treatment Affect Ripening Uniformity and Marketability of Tomato Fruits .

1988. B.S. Honor (Botany), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Senior project title: Taxonomy and Morphology of 15 Most Popular Bougainvillea as Ornamental Plants in Bangkok .


CAREER

January 2009 – present Assistant Dean for Public Relations and International Affairs , Faculty of Science, Mahidol University , Bangkok, Thailand

March 1995 – present Lecturer at Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University , Bangkok, Thailand.

1992 – 1994 General Manager, Siam InterFlorist Academy, Bangkok, Thailand

1988 – 1989 Assistant Researcher, Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

SCHORLASHIPS

1990 – 1991 Research Student Fellowship, Institute of Florida Agricultural Science (IFAS), University of Florida, U.S.A.

1990 – 1991 International Peace Foundation Scholarship, U.S.A.


RESEARCH INTEREST

•  Plant Systematics and Evolution
•  Plant Molecular Biology
•  Botany Education
•  Archaeology and Paleobotany
•  Scientific Illustrations

CURRENT RESEARCH TOPICS

•  Sustainable Managements of Banana Genetic Resources in Thailand
Sponsored by Thailand Research Fund and Commission on Higher Education (CHE)
March 2009 – March 2011
Researcher: Sasivimon Swangpol

•  Diversity of Banana Streak Endogenous Virus Sequences in Thai Bananas ( Musa L.)
Sponsored by M.S. (Plant Science) International Program, Mahidol University
23 May 2009 – April 2010
Researchers: Banyar Aung, Jamorn Somana, Panida Kongsawadworakul, and Sasivimon Swangpol

•  Analysis of Wild Banana Diversity in Thailand using Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP)
Sponsored by M.S. (Biotechnology) International Program, Mahidol University
25 August 2009 – July 2010
Researchers: Elias Gebremariam Oba , Panida Kongsawadworakul, Jamorn Somana, Sasivimon Swangpol , and Kanyarat Supaibunwatana

•  Taxonomic Study, Genetic Diversity and Conservation of Plants in Sri Nagarindra-Dam Plant Conservation Area, Kanchanaburi
Sponsored by Mahidol University, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), and Plant Genetic Resource Conservation Projects under H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Initiatives
November 2008 – October 2009
Researchers: Thaya Jenjittikul, Sasivimon Swangpol , Kanchit Thammasiri, Ngamnij Cheunboongarm, and Puangpaka Soontornchainaksaeng

CURRENT TEACHING LOADS

SCPL 562 Integrative Plant Sciences
SCPL 501 Advanced Plant Taxonomy
SCPL 423 Plant Molecular Biology
SCPL 301 Principles of Plant Taxonomy
SCPL 291 Scientific Illustrations
SCPL 287 General Botany Laboratory
SCPL 286 General Botany
SCPL 285 Plants and People
SCPL 261 Economic Botany

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

2009-Present Editor, Botanical Newsletter, Botanical Society of Thailand

2001-Present Member of Scientific Working Group of Her Royal Highness Princess Mahachakri Siridhorn's Plant Genetic 
         Resource Conservation Project

1999-Present President, Sci-Art Network (former Natural Scientific Illustrator Guild of Thailand)

1999-Present Board, The Society for Ornamental Plants of Thailand

2007- 2009 Editor, Journal of the Society for Ornamental Plants of Thailand, The Society for Ornamental Plants of Thailand

1999-200 6 Membership Registra, The Society for Ornamental Plants of Thailand

•  Secretary, The Society for Ornamental Plants of Thailand

AWARDS

•  The 2002 Fifteen Outstanding Research Projects, Thailand Research Fund (TRF) awarded to Green Hypermart: an Interactive Encyclopedia of Plant Produces and Products in Supermarkets (CD Rom) by Sasivimon Swangpol , Jate Sathornkit, and Thaya Jenjittikul

•  The 2002 Worthy Computer Program for Youth Produced by Government Offices, the National Youth Bureau (presently, the National Council for Child and Youth Development or NCYD), the Office of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand awarded to Green Hypermart: an Interactive Encyclopedia of Plant Produces and Products in Supermarkets (CD Rom) by Sasivimon Swangpol , Jate Sathornkit, and Thaya Jenjittikul

•  1988 Professor Dr. Tab Nilanithi Award for Undergraduate Students with Outstanding Academic Records

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

ศศิวิมล แสวงผล และ จามร สมณะ 2552. ทรัพยากรพันธุกรรมกล้วยในประเทศไทย...ทรัพย์แห่งสุวรรณภูมิ ใน วิทยาศาสตร์เพื่อการพัฒนา: รวมบทความวิชาการ ฉลองครบรอบ 50 ปี แห่งการสถาปนาคณะวิทยาศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยมหิดล (ชโลบล อยู่สุข บรรณาธิการ) เอเอ็นที ออฟฟิศ เอ็กซ์เพรส กรุงเฟิศ เอ็กซ์เพรส กรุงเทพฯ หน้า 163-169. Link to pdf file...

Aung B, Somana J, Kongsawadworakul P, Swangpol S. (2010) In search for the origins of Musa balbisiana-genome containing bananas using their endogenous virus sequences. Thai Journal of Botany, 2 (1) supplement: 215-220.
Link to web page...

Swangpol, S. and Somana, J. (2011). Musa serpentina (Musaceae): a new banana species from western border of Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin 39: 31-36. Link to web page...

Pothavorn, P., Kitdamrongsont, K., Swangpol, S., Wongniam, S., Atawongsa, K., Savasti, J. and Somana, J. 2010. Sap Phytochemical Compositions of Some Bananas in Thailand. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 58 (15): 8782–8787.

Wongniam S, Somana J, Swangpol S, Seelanan T, Chareonsap P, Chadchawan S, Jenjittikul T. (2010) Genetic diversity and species-specific PCR-based markers from AFLP analyses of Thai bananas. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 38: 416-427.
Link to web page...

Swangpol, S. , Somana, J., Atawongsa, K., Wongniam, S., Chareonsap, P., Seelanan, T., Chadchawan, S., and Jenjittikul, T. (in preparation) Adjusting Subspecific Boundaries of the Wild Banana Musa acuminata Complex in Thailand Based on Morphological and Genetic Variation. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.

Kitdamrongsont, K., Pothavorn, P., Swangpol, S. , Wongniam, S., Atawongsa, K., Svasti, J., and Somana, J. Anthocyanin Composition of Wild Bananas in Thailand. J. Agric. Food Chem., 2008, 56 (22), 10853-10857.

Swangpol, S. , Volkaert, H. A., Sotto, R. C., and Seelanan, T. 2007. Utility of Selected Non-coding Chloroplast DNA Sequences for Lineage Assessment of Musa Interspecific Hybrids. Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Vol. 40 (3).

Chomchalow, S. , El Assi, N. M., Sargent, S. A., and Brecht, J. K. 2002. Fruit maturity and timing of ethylene treatment affect storage performance of green tomatoes at chilling and nonchilling temperatures. HortTechnology 12 (1): 104-114.

PROCEEDINGS / ABSTRACTS

Swangpol S, Pichakum A, Songnuan W, Chareonsap P. Assessment of Durian Genetic Resource in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand, Prior to the Great Flood 2011. In: 6th Botanical Conference of Thailand. 2012 Mar 28-30; Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Songklanakarin University, Songkhla, Thailand; Songkhla, Thailand: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Songklanakarin University, 2012. P. 21   Link to web page... new

Aung B, Somana J, Kongsawadworakul P, Swangpol S. (2010) In search for the origins of Musa balbisiana-genome containing bananas using their endogenous virus sequences. The 4th Botanical Conference of Thailand, Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden, Chiangmai, 24-26 Mar 2010: 58.

Swangpol, S., Somana, J., Wongniam, S., Rotchanapreeda, T., Aung, B. (2010). Morphological and Molecular Identification of Rare Yellow Bract Banana (Musa acuminata Colla) Mutants in Thailand (Abstract). In the 10th Thailand Research Fund Annual Meeting, 14-16 October 2010, at Holiday Inn Resort Regent Beach, Cha-am, Petchaburi, Thailand. The Thailand Research Fund and the Commission on Higher Education. Oral  Presentation. p. 59.

Swangpol, S. , Somana, J., Choeyto, Y., and Jenjittikul, T. 2009. Estimation of Genome Size in the Order Zingiberales Using Flow Cytometry (Abstract). The 5th International Symposium on the Family Zingiberaceae. , Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden , Xishuangbanna, China, 6-9 July 2009.

Wongniam S., Swangpol. S. , Somana J., Seelanan T., Charoensup , P. 2009. Genomic Markers for Thai Banana Cultivars Developed from AFLP Technique. The Third Botanical Conference of Thailand, Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University. 25-27 March 2009.

Choeyto, Y., Swangpol, S. , Jenjittikul, T. and Somana, J. 2009. Estimation of Nuclear DNA Content in the Ginger Order (Zingiberales) Using Flow Cytometry (Abstract). The 19 th Science Exhibition for Undergraduate Students. Faculty of Science, Mahidol University. Bangkok, Thailand. 19 March 2009.

Choksuwanloet, P., Swangpol, S. , and Somana, J. 2009. Genome Designation of Thai Musa Cultivars using Flow Cytometry and Morphology (Abstract). The 19 th Science Exhibition for Undergraduate Students. Faculty of Science, Mahidol University. Bangkok, Thailand. 19 March 2009.

Athawongasa K., Somana J., Seelanan T . , and Swangpol, S. 2008. Morphological Diversity of Wild Banana ( Musa acuminata Colla) in Thailand (Abstract). The 2 nd Botanical Conference of Thailand at Department of Biology, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 26-28 March 2008.

Wongniam S., Athawongasa K., Somana J., Piyarat Charoensup 3 , Seelanan T., and Swangpol. S. 2008. Genetic Diversity of Wild Banana ( Musa acuminata Colla) in Thailand Based on AFLP Analysis (Abstract). The 2 nd Botanical Conference of Thailand at Department of Biology, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 26-28 March 2008.

Chaohongsa, W., Somana J., Swangpol S. (2007) Distribution of Tannin and Its Quantitative Relation to Astringency in Banana Tissues (Abstract). Science Exhibition, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, 12 March 2007.

Wongniam, S., Athawongsa, K., Chareonsap, P., Swangpol, S. , Somana, J. and Seelanan, T. 2007. Molecular and Morphological Diversity of Thai Banana (Musa) Cultivars, In: Abstract: First Biochemical and Molecular Biology Congress, 25-27 April 2007, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. The Science Society of Thailand and Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Athawongasa, K., Swangpol. S. , Somana, J., Seelanan, T. 2006. Diversity of wild bananas (Musa acuminata Colla ) in Thailand (Abstract), In: International worhshop on tropical and subtropical fruits at Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel, Chiangmai, Thailand, 27-30 Nov 2006, p. 13. Ministry of Agriculture, Bangkok, Thailand.

Wongniam, S., Swangpol, S. , Somana, J., Seelanan, T. 2006. Assessment of origin and genetic diversity of Thai banana cultivars using AFLPS (Abstract). International worhshop on tropical and subtropical fruits at Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel, Chiangmai, Thailand, 27-30 Nov 2006, p. 16. Ministry of Agriculture, Bangkok, Thailand.

Kidamrongsont, K., Somana, J., Swangpol, S. 2006. Distribution pattern of wild bananas (Musa spp.) in Thailand and relationship with cultivated bananas, using anthocyanin component from bracts (Abstract). International worhshop on tropical and subtropical fruits at Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel, Chiangmai, Thailand, 27-30 Nov 2006, p. 17. Ministry of Agriculture, Bangkok, Thailand.

Pothavorn, P., Somana, J., Swangpol, S. 2006. Phenolic composition and its related metabolites in banana (Musa spp.) sap (Abstract). International worhshop on tropical and subtropical fruits at Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel, Chiangmai, Thailand, 27-30 Nov 2006, p. 22. Ministry of Agriculture, Bangkok, Thailand.

Swangpol, S. , Volkaert, H., and Seelanan, T. 2005. Lineages in Banana Cultivars as Revealed by DNA Sequence Polymorphisms. Abstract: 17th International Botanical Congress, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, 17 - 23 July 2005, p. 470. Austria.

Swangpol, S. , Volkaert, H., and Seelanan, T. 2005. Genealogical Relationship of Thai Bananas Based on Chloroplast DNA Sequence Analyses. Abstract: 13th Flora of Thailand Meeting, 11-15 July 2005, Department of Botany, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Swangpol, S. , Volkaert, H. and Seelanan, T. (2004). Domestication History of Banana Cultivars of the BBA/BBB ‘Namwa' and ‘Saba' Complex. Abstract Guide: First International Congress on Musa, Penang, Malaysia, 6-9 July 2004, p. 24, INIBAP.

Swangpol, S., Sotto, R., Seelanan, T., and Volkaert, H. (2004). Maternal Genealogy of Asian Banana Cultivars Inferred from Chloroplast DNA Polymorphisms. Abstract Guide: First International Congress on Musa, Penang, Malaysia, 6-9 July 2004, p. 65, INIBAP.

Swangpol, S. , Sathornkit, J., and Jenjittikul, T. 2000. Green Hypermart: an Interactive Encyclopedia of Plant Produces and Products in Supermarkets. In: Extended Abstracts of 26th Congress on Science and Technology of Thailand, 14-17 October 1999, p. 660. The Science Society of Thailand and Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand


 

 

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