Thailand Scientist and University Rankings 2021 by AD Scientific Index show 2 MD-KKU scientists are among the Top 25 in Thailand;
- Professor Banchob SRIPA, PhD, ranked 15th
- Professor Paiboon SITHITHAWORN, PhD, ranked 25
These rankings are based on the work 2,306 scientists from 135 institutions in Thailand.
Professor Banchob Sripa
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Control of Opisthorchiasis (Southeast Asian Liver Fluke Disease) – Tropical Disease Research Center, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand. Tel: +66-43-363113, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Banchob Sripa is a Senior Research Scholar, the Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Control of Opisthorchiasis (Southeast Asian Liver Fluke Disease), and Director of the Tropical Disease Research Center, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Currently, Dr.Sripa is a panel member of the WHO Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG2). He got a highest doctoral degree in Tropical Health from the University of Queensland (Australia) and experienced several post-graduate trainings in pathology and global health. He has been working as lecturer both undergraduate and graduate study for >30 years with over 50 MSc and PhD under his supervision. His research focus is mainly on human liver fluke in several aspects including its related cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), the bile duct cancer as well as other tropical diseases. Dr.Sripa is a world expert in pathology, pathogenesis and control of liver fluke infection and CCA. His integrated liver fluke control program named “Lawa model” is one of the two showcases with success helminth control of WHO/NZD4 (2015). Dr. Sripa has >260 research articles, viewpoints, editorials and reviews in peer reviewed international journals and book chapters recently in Nature Genetics, Lancet Oncology, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Trends Parasitology, Cancer Science, Hepatology, Proteomics, PLOS Pathogens, Scientific Reports, Advances in Parasitology and elsewhere with high citation index, h = 50. He was ranked as world expert in cholangiocarcinoma (2019), Helminths (2019) and Opisthorchiasis (2019-2021) by ExpertScape and among world top 2% scientists in Mycology and Parasitology by Stanford University (2020). He sits on the Deputy Editor of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Associate Editor of Tropical Medicine & International Health, and editorial boards of Infectious Diseases of Poverty (BMC Journal), Acta Tropica (Elsevier), J. Helminthology (Cambridge) and Tropical BioMedicine. He is a Chief Guest Editor/Volume editor for 5 Special Issues on liver flukes in Acta Tropica (2003), Parasitology International (2012), Parasitology International (2017), Advances in Parasitology (2018), and Acta Tropica (2021). He has received several scientific research awards, the most prestige the Thailand Outstanding Scientist Award from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of H.M. the King – the King Award (2013) and the Thailand Research Fund Senior Research Scholar (2013). Dr.Sripa is a former panel member of the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) panel of experts for biological agents of cancer, Disease Reference Group on Helminths (DRG), Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG1), WHO advisers, and ex- President of the Regional Network of Asian Schistosomiasis and Other Helminth Zoonoses (RNAS+).