This month, Dr. Pissuwan attended UK-Thailand Workshop on Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases organized during May 17-19, 2017. This workshop was kindly supported by MRC (Medical Research Council), TRF (Thailand Research Fund), NSTDA, and Newton Fund.

The work from N-BMR group entitled “Comparison effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on immune cells in adaptive and innate immune system” was recently accepted to be published in IET Nanobiotechnology. And, Dr. Pissuwan was also awarded for Royal Golden Jubilee PhD advisor.

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Dr.Pissuwan gave a lecture entitled “Nanotechnology: Applications in Food and Nutrition” to students of Nutritional Program, Mahidol University on April 7, 2017.

We also congratulated to our former member Suchakree Tubtimkuna (Dew) for passing the entrance examination to attend Master Program at VISTEC.

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Dr.Pissuwan attended and provided a flash talk at Bristol Tackles Global Challenges Workshop during March 13-17, 2017 with a kind support from BristolBridge Project, Bristol University.

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On January 20, Dr.Pissuwan received a very good opportunity from Dr. Somchai Thanasitthichai and his research team to give a talk entitled “Gold nanoparticles: How they can involve in biomedical applications” at National Cancer Institute (NCI, Thailand).

Dr. Pissuwan joined TRF – OHEC Annual Congress 16 where she presented the research poster there.

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We went out for the end of the year party (Bōnenkai) after everybody has spent time on doing research for a whole year. This year N-BMR has organized the best performance award to members who have presented excellent research outcome. The awards were sponsored by Dr.Pissuwan.

In the meantime, the book chapter entitled “Monitoring and tracking metallic nanobiomaterials in vivo written by Dr. Pissuwan has been released.

1.Pissuwan D. Monitoring and tracking metallic nanobiomaterials in vivo in Monitoring and Evaluation of Biomaterials and their Performance In Vivo, Elsevier (Woodhead publishing), Part 3, Chapter 7, 2017, pp.135-145.

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Another activity this month is that Dr. Dakrong Pissuwan attended and gave an oral presentation at The 8th Princess Chulabhorn International Science Congress during November 13-17, 2016. The presentation entitled “Biological effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on human immune cells” was held on November 17, 2016.

In the meantime at the same congress, Ms. Sunisa Chaicherd attended and presented her poster there with the poster entitled “Effect of gold nanoparticles on cell viability of fibroblast and macrophage cells” on November 14-15, 2016. We would like to give a big thank to Center of Excellent on Environmental Health and Toxicology for their kind supports us to have a great opportunity to be in this congress.

We also attended the special event organized by Center of Excellent on Environmental Health and Toxicology along with other students from Toxicology Program, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University at Chulabhorn Research Institute on November 13.

N-BMR research group joined Mahidol University Open House. This year we showed our new type of nanoparticles that can kill drug resistant bacteria. We also provided our cream containing our anti-drug resistant bacterial materials as a prototype cream. Together with our questionnaire, we received nice feedback from high school students and other visitors who stopped by to visit our research show. The further good news is that some high school students are interested in Materials Science and Nano Engineering Undergraduate Program after knowing about the program!!!

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This month our N-BMR team joined a great moment on a graduation of Dr. Patinya Sukwong. We congratulate for his achievement. He is now working as a lecturer at Suan Dusit University. We also thank for his kind thought to give a donation to N-BMR family. With his donation together with other private funding, N-BMR’s members can have a printer used in the laboratory. We all are appreciated for his kind support and his contribution to the group. We also congratulate to our new coming members Ms. Preyaphat Tharin and Ms. Sasima Chotithammakul for recently completing their Master degree as well.

Another news is that Dr. Pissuwan was appointed to be an Associate Editor of journal Micro & Nano Letters.

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We are welcome Prof. Rajendran Director of Centre for Nanoscience and Technology at KSR group of Institutions, Tamil Nadu, India for a special visit and discussion with our N-BMR group besides his other activities at MUSC.

Ms. Supunsa Kongseng finally completed her thesis defence. We all congratulated for her achievement on her Ph.D. journey. And, it is a good time to celebrate for her.

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This month our team N-BMR (Regen@Gold) went to present our research along with other teams in Singapore. For this activity, we received a great support from Leave a Nest !

We also had two undergraduate students (Chanisara Kaewsasan & Boat) from Faculty of Pharmacology to join our group as a student trainee for around 2 weeks.

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Ms. Sunisa Chaicherd did her Master’s thesis proposal examination.

Our team from N-BMR (Ms. Porntida Wattanakull, Ms. Sunisa Chaicherd, Dr. Dakrong Pissuwan) with a collaborator Dr. Sujin Jiracheewanun from KMUTT joined Tech Plan Demo Day in Thailand 2016 organized by Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. We were fortunately awarded for the first prize of this event.

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This month Ms. Porntida Wattanakull did her Master’s thesis proposal examination.

We also went out to celebrate the Ph.D. completion of Dr. Patinya Sukwong.

Finally, two papers from our group have been published in Micro & Nano Letter and Journal of Applied Toxicology. These works were supported by many people. We also thank to all co-authors for their great contribution.

1. Sukwong, P., Somkid, K. Kongseng, S.,Pissuwan, D., Yoovathaworn, K. Respiratory tract toxicity of titanium dioxide nanoparticles and multi-walled carbon nanotubes on mice after intranasal exposure, Micro & Nano Letters, 2016, 11(4), pp.183–187.

2. Kongseng , S., Yoovathaworn, K., Wongprasert, K., Chunhabundit, R., Sukwong , P., Pissuwan D. Cytotoxic and inflammatory responses of TiO2 nanoparticles on human peripheral blood mononuclear cells, Journal of Applied Toxicology, 2016, In Press

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Congratulations Dr.Patinya Sukwongs
This month Patinya Sukwongs has completed his PhD. Congratulations Dr.Patinya Sukwongs.His thesis is "Toxic effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles and multi-walled carbon nanotubes in vitro and in vivo". We would like to thank Nattapon Pornnumpa for his contribution on his short work with us. He now moves to his next goal. We wish him the best of luck on his future path.

  Dr. Dakrong Pissuwan gave a lecurer entitled "The role of gold nanoparticles in biomedical applications" to graduate students at Faculty of Pharmacology, Silpakorn University.


This month Patinya Sukwongs and Dr. Dakrong Pissuwan joined International Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (NANO-15) in India. Patinya Sukwongs gave a talk entitled “Effect of TiO2 nanoparticles on C6 glioma cell destruction”.

By the meantime, Dr. Dakrong Pissuwan presented the work entitled “TiO2 nanoparticles and their impact on mouse and human immune cells”. Her presentation was awarded for the third prize under the theme Bio-nanomaterials for Biomedical Technology.

Dr. Dakrong Pissuwan also contributed as a session chair of Advance Nanomaterials: Synthesis and Application at NANO-15, India.

Finally, the end of the year 2015 , our Nanobiotechnology&Nanobiomaterials Research Group went out for Bōnenkai again.

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MU Open House !
Our group joined MU Open House of Multidisciplinary Unit to introduce the Study Program, gold nanoparticles, and other types of nanoparticles.

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A Welcome Party for Kanate & Nattapon!

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Welcome Kanate Thitiananpakorn !
He has joined our group as a short-term researcher.



A welcome party for Adeep!

More training completion!

Suchakree and Chanikarn completed their short research trainings.  This round Suchakree tried to synthesis core/shell nanoparticles. Chanikarn involved in three different nanotechnology researches.  We thank for their contribution to N-BMR group and wish them the best on their third year of study.

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Dakrong received research support from TRF-RSA

Training completion!

Sirinapa completed her work on synthesizing short gold nanorods using a new technique modified from J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 4989-4996. Sirinapa went back to continue her study at Thaksin University. We wish her the best of luck for her final year at Thaksin University.

Thank you very much to Associate Professor Worapot Suntornsuk for inviting our group to attend an interesting talk entitled "Use of a simple soap bubble to create nano-objects".

Joint meeting in Nano Research #1

Our group had the first joint meeting in Nano Research with two talent research groups from Department of Biochemistry (Dr. Kanlaya Prapainop) and Forensic (Dr. Achirapa Bandhaya) at MUSC.

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Graduate students and student trainees of our group had a good chance to learn how to coat copper grids at Center of Nanoimaging, MUSC.  Thank you to K. Boy for spending time to traning students.

It is our pleasure to welcome our new member, Sirinapa Dokduang from Thaksin University to be a part of our research group. Sirinapa is a biology undergraduate student. She will be with us for one month and a half.  We also welcome Dew and View for returning back to our research group again during their summer break. Three of them are now working on nanomaterial synthesis and application.

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A welcome party for Porntida!

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Congratulations to Supunsa!
Congratulations to Supunsa for receiving Pitch’s Idea award. She did well on her talk entitled “Gold nanoparticles in biomedical application” in Young Scientist Forum, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University.

Songkran (Thai New Year)!
Our group prepared food for monks during Songkran period and did the traditional water pouring.


Welcome to our new member!
It is a great pleasure to welcome our new member, Porntida Wattanakull (Peung). Peung graduated from KMUTT, Thailand. Currently, she is a Master student of Materials Science and Engineering Program at Mahidol University (MUSC). She has started in our team, doing research on using nanomaterials for therapeutic application.

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Congratulations to Patinya!
Patinya presented his PhD research in Young Scientists Forum and received the best presentation award.

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Training completion!
Suchakree, Paweesuda, and Chanikarn finished their research training. They presented their work in a Nanobiotechnolohy&Nanobiomaterials group.Spherical gold nanoparticle synthesis and its surface were presented by Paweesuda. By the meantime, Chanikarn presented her work on producing of nanoparticles in wax. Lastly, Suchakree presented how to synthesize gold nanorods using a new technique.

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It is time for rest for everybody in the group at year-end party.


Young scientists!
Welcome back to Suchakree (Dew) who has returned to do research during this first semester break. Two more students Paweesuda Keepanawattana (Pin) and Chanikarn Chancharoen (View) from Dept. of Biotechnology also came to join the team during the break. All of them are the 2nd year undergraduate students. They have been working on synthesis of nanoparticles.

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Supansa attended the NanoThailand 2014 conference to present her work on "Effect of titanium dioxide on cell viability and cell apoptosis of human T-lymphocytes". She won the second place of a poster competition under the theme nanotechnology in human health. By the meantime, we also had a guest from Kumamoto University Japan, Prof.Takuro Niidome, visiting us.


The collaborative work with Dr. Annette Dowd and Prof. Michael Cortie from University of Technology Sydney, Australia was published in Trends in Biotechnology(1). Another collaborative work with Prof. Takuro Niidome from Kumamoto University, Japan has been accepted to be published in Nanoscale (2).

1. Dowd A., Pissuwan D., Cortie B. M. Optical readout of the intracellular environment using nanoparticle transducers, Trends in Biotechnology, 2014, 32(11), pp.571–577.
2. Pissuwan D., Niidome, T. Polyelectrolyte-coated gold nanorods and their biomedical applications, Nanoscale, In Press.

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A new comer!
It is a great pleasure to welcome a new student, Sunisa Chaicherd (Ann), joining the group. Ann has a background in biology from Silpakorn University and she is now currently in her first year of her Master course of Toxicology Program, MUSC. She has started in our team, doing research on nanotoxicology.

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Research meeting!
Supunsa had a poster presentation of her PhD work at a research meeting "Innovation for Safety and Wellness".

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Welcome and Good Bye!
It is a great pleasure to welcome Suchakree Tubtimkuna (Dew) to be the part of Nanobiotechnology&Nanobiomaterials. Dew is an undergraduate student from Dept. of Chemistry, MUSC. He just finished his first year in the university. During the semester break, he decided to do research on biocompatibility of nanomaterials. Dew has investigated how nanomaterials affect cell morphology and cell activity. The time flies so quickly; Dew will be back for the second year of his study. We wish Dew good luck in his second year in the university.

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