Thailand Centers of Excellence


For an overview of GVN Centers of Excellence, click here.

Mahidol Virus Network

Center Director: Professor Prasert Auewarakul

Mahidol 2
BSL-2 Laboratory at Faculty of Medical Technology
BSL-2 Laboratory at Faculty of Medical Technology
BSL-3 Laboratory at Faculty of Veterinary Science
BSL-3 Laboratory at Faculty of Veterinary Science

Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital 

Founded in 1888, the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital is the oldest medical school in Thailand and is ranked number 1 in the country. Offering state of the art facilities to staff and students alike, their excellent reputation is known internationally, having been ranked in the Time Higher Education and QS World University Ranking as number 3 in ASEAN and number 18 in Asia.

Since its establishment, Siriraj has been a paragon of quality medical practice, education, and research to other medical institutions, producing renowned medical practitioners, researchers, and instructors. Siriraj hospital aims to continuously improve their institution and their doors remain open to clinicians and researchers to produce quality research.

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital

  • Dr. Prasert Auewarakul
  • Navin Horthongkham, Ph.D.
  • Jaturong Sewatanon, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Kamol Suwannakarn, Ph.D.
  • Chutikarn Chaimayo, M.D., Ph.

Dengue group at Siriraj

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science, originally founded as a pre-medical school by Professor Dr. Stang Mongkolsuk in 1958, is one of the oldest and most distinguished institutes for post-graduate training and scientific research in Thailand and ASEAN. The faculty offers well-established B.Sc. programs and international graduate programs in multiple scientific disciplines, including 20 programs at the Masters’ and Ph.D. levels. The Faculty of Science is recognized for its commitment to research for international scientific advancement and national development, which have led to an outstanding academic atmosphere. The dedication to quality research allows staff to successfully compete for grants and receive numerous national and international accolade. The school emphasizes integration between teaching and research, and publication in world recognizes journal as a PhD graduation prerequisite, as well as most M.Sc. students. Currently, the department is hosting international students from ASEAN, South Asia, and Africa, university exchange programs from around the world, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara (Indonesia), Universitas Airlangga Surabaya (Indonesia), and Kaohsiung Medical University (Taiwan). We are pursuing our 21st century mission in international training for microbiologists.

  • Arunee Thitithanyanont
  • Sukathida Ubol, Professor
  • Tuksin Jearanaiwittayakul (Ph.D.)
  • Sarin Chimnaronk (Ph.D.)
  • Sarin Chimnaronk (Ph.D.)
  • Pornsawan Leaungwutiwong, (PhD.)
  • Punya Sunintaboon (Ph.D.)

Faculty of Medical Technology

Prof. Emer. Dr. Pilaipan Puthavathana, Asst. Prof. Dr. Hatairat Lerdsamran, and team at Faculty of Medical Technology work in close collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Witthawat Wiriyarat, Faculty of Veterinary Science on the theme of one health. We isolated several emerging viruses and used them as the test viruses in the seroepidemiological studies in human and animal populations to determine magnitudes of the outbreak situations. The team also carries out the molecular characterization of the virus isolates in collaboration with other institutes. To support the government and private sectors, Virology and Diagnostic laboratories at Faculty of Medical Technology play role in the evaluation of diagnostic reagents, medical devices, and assays for the anti-viral activities of several products. Some basic and applied research studies go along with these activities.