August 2-6, 2020, 10:00 a.m. at Centara Grand Hotel and Bangkok Convention Center, Bangkok – National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, joining research network all over the country held the 15th “Thailand Research Expo 2020” under the theme, “Research for national development towards stability, wealth and sustainability”. This year, the event was honored to have Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to preside over the opening ceremony.
The 15th Thailand Research Expo 2020 featured meetings on various subjects key to national problem solutions based on research and innovation, exhibitions, presentation of quality research works all over the country, competition of innovations at higher education level, the last of which promotes students who have incubated their knowledge and inspiration to create innovation to have a chance to present their work and to compete with their counterparts. There was also prize awarding session in the event.
August 2, 2020, 13:30-16:30 p.m., at World Ballroom, 23rd Floor, Centara Grand Hotel and Bangkok Convention Center, Bangkok – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University gave a special talk on, “Solving COVID-19 crisis with medical innovations” (Biomedical Engineering and Artificial Intelligence). Another interesting session was a forum by Prof. Bundhit Eua-arporn, Ph.D., President of Chulalongkorn University and Prof. Banchong Mahaisaviriya, M.D., President of Mahidol University, which was moderated by Prof. Somkiat Watanasirikul, M.D., President of Thailand Biomedical Engineering. A lot of audience attended.
From Khon Kaen University, 7 research works of 2020 of KKU researchers and students had been selected for the competition and presentation, namely: 1) The Clinical and Anti-microbial Effect of Curcuma Longa Extract Gel with Blue Light in Photodynamic Therapy Adjunct to Conventional Periodontal Treatment 2) Effects of silicon dioxide on stability and texture of sunscreen in the form of emulsion 3) Natural Oleamide 4) Light-sensitive additive in photodynamic for treatment of targeted molds 5) Serum for hair-root cells 6) Natural shampoo and 7) Amarin treatment for acne and inflammatory wound. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University and Prof. Thidarat Bunmars, Ph.D., Vice President for Innovation and Enterprise visited the exhibition and appreciated the works from KKU. The competition results will be announced on August 5, 2020.
The 15th Thailand Research Expo 2020 is a national stage where researchers and students present their quality research works, technologies and innovations. The event lies behind propulsion of supporting mechanisms and building of inspiration for new research works and innovations of the country. It is the knowledge bases for utilizers at the national and international level. It drives forward innovations in medicine and public health that lead to prevention, mitigation, and treatment of the new coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as well as getting prepared for any newly emerging diseases through research and innovations. This event has continuously been organized since 2006 with good cooperation from the research network all over the country and all sectors concerned, including National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT). This is the 15th time it has been organized. The presentations at the expo cover 6 groups, namely, medicine and public health, energy, social, environment, education, art and culture, architecture and creative tourism, agriculture, promotion of small and medium enterprises and community enterprises.
If interested in the works and on-line seminars of all subjects, visit: www.researchexpo.nrct.go.th และ www.nrct.go.th
Or for more information, visit: https://www.thailandexhibition.com/talk/detail/?id=5f0d7a4593bb4
News: Benjamaporn Mamuk, Udomchai Supannawong
Photos: KKU Innovation and Enterprise Section