Research & Innovation

Doctor of philosophy program in bioscience has main policy to enhance research quality up to international excellence. We are doing research covering various areas and expertise from basic to applied sciences, and frontier to innovation researches. We have dedicated Ph.D. students to create novel ideas and ready to extend the know-how. We facilitate a well-equipped central laboratory with modern scientific instruments for in-housed and external service. We promote research network of domestic and international institutions both in academic and industrial linkages. We encourage staff/student exchanges, collaborative development of technology, and cooperation with industries. We are opening for research collaboration and seeking for motivated partners.


Our current bioscience research contributes into six research clusters, namely 1) Agriculture and Food, 2) Biodiversity for Bioeconomy, 3) Biotechnology and Bioenergy, 4) Medical Science and Health, 5) Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, and 6) Drug Discovery and Natural Products. The details for each research cluster are described as follows:

Current Bioscience Research Clusters

1. Agriculture adn Food

  • Molecular biology and genetic engineering: crop improvement, GMOs
  • Plant-microbe interaction: crop improvement, disease protection
  • Bio-agents: bio-stimulant, bio-fertilizer, bio-tolerant, bio-control
  • Medicinal plants: bio-control
  • Microbiome: plants, animals, insects, and soil
  • Food flavor and additives
  • Smart sensors for agriculture and food (see Smart Sensors)

2. Biodiversity for Bioeconomy

  • New species: plants, animals, insects, microbes
  • Bioindicators: plants, insects
  • Population and developmental genetics: animals, aquaculture

3. Biotechnology and Bioenergy

  • Fermentation technology
  • Genetic/protein engineering
  • Biotechnology products: enzymes, functional peptides, lipids, active substances
  • Bioethanol: plants and microbes
  • Bioenergy: oil palms

4. Medical Science and Health

  • Cancer research
  • Microbiome for health of human and animals
  • Vaccines: farm animals and aquaculture
  • Biological test kits: allergy test kit
  • Active ingredients for skincare: snail mucus, golden cordyceps

5. Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

  • Genomics, Meta-genomics
  • Transcriptomics, Meta-transcriptomics
  • Peoteomics, Peptidomics, Secretomics
  • Translatomics
  • Metabolomics
  • System biology

6. Drug Discovery and Natural Products

  • Manipulation of biosynthetic pathway for drug discovery: microbes
  • Natural product discovery: medicinal plants, microbes
  • Drug synthesis and structural modification