On February 10, 2022, Assoc. Prof. Apichat Jiravuttipong Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University officially opened and welcomed guests to the Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program (PMAYP) Conference 2021-2022 held by Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, The e-Asia Joint Research Program, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program at Lecture Room 1, 4th Floor, Wechwichakarn Building, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen and online (via facebook live: https://www.facebook.com/medkku) on the titled “Targeting cell cycle for Precision Treatment of Cancer and Advanced Technology for cancer Research”.
The purpose of the symposium was to encourage exchange cutting-edge research and technologies and to promote discussion between professors, lecturers, researchers, medical staff and students. The conference was moderated by Prof. Sopit Wongkham Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, the event started with an overview of the Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program.
Prof. Peter Sicinski, M.D., PhD. from Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, and Department of Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University attend the Mentor Session spoke on the topics of ‘Cell cycle machinery in development and in cancer’ and special talked ‘How come a medical doctor to be outstanding scientist’.
Prof. Seiji Okada, M.D., PhD. From Division of Hematopoiesis, Center for AIDS Research, and Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University spoke on topics of ‘eAsia: Assisted technologies for cancer research’
Dr.Charupong Saengboonmee PMAYP Scholar Year 2018, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, spoke on the ‘Cyclins and Cyclin Dependent Kinases: A Potential Target-Treatment for Cholangiocarcinoma with Diabetes’.
Assoc. Prof.Siwanon Jirawatnotai Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University spoke on the ‘Overcoming Cancer Drug Resistance Using the Acquired Vulnerability Screens’.
Assoc. Prof.Kulthida Vaeteewoottacharn Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University spoke on the ‘Initiation of Thai Patient-Derived Xenograft Cancer Model Biobank for Precision Medicine’.
Closed the morning session with Asst. Prof.Wunchana Seubwai Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University on the ‘A Pilot Study Using Big Data Analytics for Cancer Research’.
The seminar was a great success with participants in the auditorium and online.