Room : N307
Tel : 0-2201-5238
Fax : 0-2354-7172
e-mail : scktr@mahidol.ac.th
Position : Head of Department


 

EDUCATION

B.S., Agriculture, 1977, Kasetsart University , Bangkok , Thailand

M.S., Agriculture, 1981, Kasetsart University , Bangkok , Thailand

M.S., Horticulture, 1982, University of Hawaii , Honolulu , Hawaii , U.S.A.

Ph.D., Horticulture, 1984, University of Hawaii , Honolulu , Hawaii , U.S.A.

Certificate in Plant Genetic Resources Conservation. 1990, University

of California at Davis , U.S.A.

FIELDS OF SPECIAL COMPETENCE

Orchid breeding & tissue culture
Plant cryopreservation
Plant genetic resources conservation
Horticulture

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008 – Present Head, Department of Plant Science

1999 – Present Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science

1996 – 2004 Head, Department of Plant Science

1995 – 1999 Assistant Professor, Deputy Head, Department of Plant Science

1993 - 1994 Lecturer and researcher, Department of Plant Science, Mahidol University

1985 - 1993 Agricultural scientist, in charge of orchid breeding and tissue culture at the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives

RESEARCH

       My research interests and teaching are focused on orchid technology and plant cryopreservation. My current research involves orchid breeding and micropropagation of selected genera, such as cattleya alliance, dendrobiums, phalaenopsis and vandaceous-type orchids. I am also working on techniques for plant genetic resources conservation in liquid nitrogen of some recalcitrant seeds, Thai orchid seeds and explants. Cryopreservation of some Thai orchid seeds using vitrification method has been very successful.

BOOKS

ครรชิต ธรรมศิริ. 2550. กล้วยไม้ไทย : การอนุรักษ์และการใช้ประโยชน์อย่างยั่งยืน. กรุงเทพมหานคร : อมรินทร์พริ้นติ้งแอนด์พับลิชชิ่ง จำกัด (มหาชน). 243 หน้า.

ครรชิต ธรรมศิริ. 2550. เทคโนโลยีการผลิตกล้วยไม้. กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรินทร์พริ้นติ้งแอนด์พับลิชชิ่งจำกัด(มหาชน). 283 หน้า.

SELECTED PUBLICATION

Kaewubon P, Sangdam S, Thammasiri K, Meesawat U. (2010) Plant regeneration through somatic embryogenesis from callus-derived PLBs of tropical slipper orchid (Paphiopedilum niveum (Rchb.f.) Pfitz.). Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology 4 (Special Issue 1): 29-35. Link to web page...

Sopalun K, Thammasiri K, Ishikawa K. (2010) Vitrification-based cryopreservation of Grammatophyllum speciosum protocorms, CryoLetters 31(4): 347-357. Link to web page...

Sopalun K, Thammasiri K, Ishikawa K. (2010) Micropropagation of the Thai orchid Grammatophyllum speciosum blume. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 101: 143-150. Link to full text...

Jitsopakul, N., K. Thammasiri and K. Ishikawa. 2008. Cryopreservation of Bletilla striata mature seeds, 3-day germination seeds and protocorms by droplet-vitrification. CryoLetters. 29:517-526.

Jitsopakul, N., K. Thammasiri and K. Ishikawa. 2008. Cryopreservation of Vanda coerulea protocorms by encapsulation-dehydration method. CryoLetters. 29:253-260.

Kheawwongjun, J. and K. Thammasiri . 2008. Breeding Spathoglottis spp. for commercial potted orchids. Acta Horticulturae. 788:47-52.

Pornchuti, W. and K. Thammasiri . 2008. Cryopreservation of protocorms of Dendrobium cariniferum Rchb. f . Acta Horticulturae 788:63-68.

Thammasiri, K. 2008. Cryopreservation of some Thai orchid species. Acta Horticulturae. 788:53-62.

Thammasiri, K . and L. Soamkul. 2007. Cryopreservation of Vanda coerulea Griff. Ex Lindl. Seeds by Vitrification. ScienceAsia. 33: 223-227. Woraprach, M. Kruatrachue, Y. Chitramvong, P. Pokethitiyook, E. S. Upatham,

Thammasiri, K . 2005. Conservation and sustainable development of orchids in Thailand . Proc. 17 th World Orchid Conference. 211- 220.

Lurswijidjarus, W. and K. Thammasiri . 2004. Cryopreservation of shoot tips of Dendrobium Walter Oumae by encapsulation/dehydration. ScienceAsia. 30: 293-299.

Thammasiri, K
. 2002. Orchidees en Thailand . Richardiana. 2: 135-149.


Thammasiri, K . 2002 . Preservation of seeds of some Thai orchid species by vitrification. Proc. 16 th World Orchid Conference. 248-251.

Thammasiri, K . 2000. Cryopreservation of seeds of a Thai orchid ( Doritis pulcherrima Lindl.) by vitrification. CryoLetters. 21: 237-244.

K. Thammasiri and S. Singhakaew. 2000. Toxicity of lead to common duckweed Lemna minor . Mahidol J. Vol 7 Supplement. pp. 11-16.

Thammasiri, K . 1999. Cryopreservation of embryonic axes of jackfruit. Cryo-Letters. 20:21-28.

Thammasiri, K . 1998. Effects of gamma irradiation on protocorm-like bodies of cattleya alliance. Proc. 15th World Orchid Conference: 403-409.

Thammasiri, K . 1997. Orchids in Thailand : A success story. APAARI, FAO. Angkor Publishers (P.) Ltd., New Delhi

Thammasiri, K . 1996. Current status on in vitro conservation in Thailand . International Workshop on in vitro conservation of Plant Genetic Resources. 4-6 July, 1995. Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia . 314 p.

Thammasiri, K ., S. Piriyathamrong, H. Hiranpradit, S. Chayantrakom, B. Lertrusdachakul, W. Jainum and P. Nukulkarn. 1988. Germplasm collection of Thai. orchid species. Proc. 6 th ASEAN Orchid Congress. 88-90.

Kamemoto, H., K. Thammasiri , M. Marutani and R.S. Kobayashi. 1987. Polyploidy in cultivars of yellow dendrobiums. J. Orchid Soc. India. 1:7-18.

Thammasiri, K ., C.S. Tang, H.Y. Yamamoto and H. Kamemoto. 1987. Degradation of flower pigments in Dendrobium hybrids. Lindleyana. 2:169-175.

Thammasiri, K ., C.S. Tang, H.Y. Yamamoto and H. Kamemoto. 1986. Carotenoids and chlorophylls in yellow-flowered Dendrobium species. Lindleyana. 1:215-218.

MEMBERS :

The American Orchid Society

Society for Cryobiology




 

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