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After completing der PhD at the University of Rhode Island (USA), Morakot Tanticharoen became a lecturer at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Thonburi (now KMUTT) where she has cofounded the School of Energy and Materials & the Division of Biotechnology, later served as its Dean and Dean of School of Bioresources and Technology. She is a leading researcher in the field of microbiology and biotechnology. She was appointed as Director of National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology from 2000 – 2008. She also served as Chairman of the ASEAN Sub-Committee on Biotechnology from 2005- 2008. Now, she is the senior advisor to NSTDA President. She also serves as the senior advisor to KMUTT President and as Professor Emeritus at KMUTT.


Contact: morakot.tan[at]


Publications and activities

Hertel, T., Elouafi, I., Tanticharoen, M. et al. (2021) Diversification for Enhanced Food Systems Resilience. Nat Food 2, pp 832–834.

Hertel, T., Elouafi, I. , Ewert, F., and Tanticharoen, M. (2021) Building Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks and Stresses.  In: von Braun, J., Afsana, K., Fresco, L.O., & Hassan, M. (Ed.). (2021). Science and Innovation for Food Systems Transformation and Summit Actions, Papers by the Scientific Group and its partners in support of the UN Food Systems Summit. ScGroup of the UNFSS (2021).

Tanticharoen, M., Meerod, W and Sutapakdeed, K. (2017) Bioeconomy : The next step of the Thai cassava industry. Thai Tapioca Trade Association (TTTA) Annual Report 2017. (in Thai)

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