Director of National Biobank of Thailand
To become a reference ISO certified Biobank that utilizes advanced research and development in our long-term conservation program and promote the sustainable use of the nation’s biological resources.
1. Serving as a Biobanking national infrastructure for long-term conservation of biological resources.
2. Creating and fostering of Thailand biological resource conservation network.
3. Promoting advanced biotechnological research with insight information of nation biological specimens stored in NBT.
4. Serving as a reference national biological resource portal.
March 26, 2019 – The Genomics Thailand Initiative program (2020 - 2025) was approved by the Cabinet with a gross budget of 4,470 million baht to implement genomics medicine in Thailand. NBT was appointed to serve as a national genomics data center for managing and processing genomic data of 50,000 Thai volunteers.
April 26, 2019 – The National Biobank of Thailand: Seed banking Project was awarded in the honor of the Royal Coronation of King Rama X to continue the Royal-initiated plan for conservation of natural resources.
2019 – NBT joined the plant genetic conservation project under the Royal initiation of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (RSGD). NBT activities comprise collection and identification of biological specimens, development of efficient long-term conservation techniques and collaboration with community aiming to increase income as well as to conserve local biological resources.
May 17, 2019 – Satinee Suetrong, NBT researcher, along with other international marine fungi curators published an article on the “Fungal Diversity” journal, entitled “An online resource for marine fungi” (www.marinefungi.org)