Published :: December 23,2014
Writter By :: Biochemistry Chiangmai University

Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine at Chiang Mai University. Our departmental mission is to offer internationally recognized teaching and research programs that are consistent with the visions of both the Faculty of Medicine and the Chiang Mai University. As part of this mission, our department offers numerous courses in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for undergraduates who are pursuing degrees in Medicine and other medical-associated fields. In addition, our department also offers graduate programs, with about 50 students pursuing M.Sc. degrees and about 20 students pursuing Ph.D. degrees at present. The graduates from our graduate programs, over 100 by now, have spread throughout the country and beyond the border, working in both government and private sector.

Graduate students in our department can choose to explore research in a variety of areas that are broadly related to biochemistry, molecular cell biology, molecular toxicology, molecular medicine, and bio-nanotechnology. Our research facilities include the Tissue Culture Laboratory, the Faculty Medical Instrument Center, the Molecular Biology Laboratory, and the Bioassay Research Laboratory. Specific research interests include mechanistic studies of natural products for medicine, nutrition, and cosmetics; environmental toxicology; nanotechnology-based drug delivery; and studies of the pathology of various human diseases, such as cancer, joint diseases, and Thalassemias. Our ongoing research activities receive financial support from the university, the private sector, many leading pharmaceutical and cosmetics manufacturers, and several governmental agencies, such as the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), the Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. Program (RGJ), the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), etc.

In the year 2011, we are proud to introduce our international Ph.D. program in Biochemistry, the first international Ph.D. program offered by the Faculty of Medicine. Coinciding with the inauguration of the international Ph.D. program, we are hosting the 3rd Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference, which will be held on April 6-8, 2011 in Chiang Mai , Thailand. The conference is set as an international conference in order to establish links among international researchers, and to broaden new research ideas across the borders. We are looking forward to meeting you there.

To learn more about our department, academic staff, research and publication, or the 3rd BMB conference, please browse through our website by clicking on the indicated links. We welcome any question you may have and please feel free to write to any of our staff.

Somdet Srichairatanakool, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chairman of Biochemistry