KKU doctors confirm, those receiving two shots of Sinovac should get a booster to help prevent Covid-19 crisis

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Monday August 16, 2021 – Khon Kaen University met the press to release news about the research on immunity of those receiving Sinovac. KKU Medical Team led by Prof. Surasak Wongratanacheewin, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School; Asst. Prof. Supranee Pantanawiboon, Ph.D., a lecturer of Department of Microbiology of the Faculty of Medicine, as the research team leader; Asst. Prof. Athibodee Meesing, M.D., a lecturer of the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine; Ajarn Natsamol Tanakulrungsarit, Assistant to the President for Special Affairs joined at the press meeting, which took place at Sarasin Room, Sirikunakorn Building, Khon Kaen University.

Win-Win for all! Home Isolation user’s disclose the distant care from doctors, patients and community can be confident of the system

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The situation of Covid-19 is severe these days, with rapidly increasing number of infected people. Khon Kaen University thus came up with the Home Isolation Management System to assist Srinagarind Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine, KKU, so that more patients can be accepted into the hospital’s system and more normal patients can receive their treatment as usual. After the start, a lot of Covid-19 patient cases could be discharged, demonstrating that the system is satisfactory.

KKU launches “Home Isolation” system, with hope hospitals all over the country will use in caring Covid-19 quarantined patients at their homes

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During Covid-19 pandemic, which results in a staggering number of patients, hospitals’ patient treatment and care system has been overcrowded and can no longer bed a lot of patients. The country found it vital to design a new system to accommodate the patients by asking those with minor symptoms or the patients labeled ‘green’ to rest at home, or what is called ‘Home Isolation’. However, for the patient to rest at home safely while being able to efficiently contact the doctors at hospital, it is necessary for hospitals to have certain devices for the purpose. Khon Kaen University’s hospital therefore comes up with the ‘Home Isolation Management System’ that meets the Telemedicine standard of Thailand, with hope to successfully undergo the crisis.

KKU joins two giant private companies to develop world products from hemps, assist farmers and stimulate Thai economy

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Tuesday August 3, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. – Khon Kaen University, NR Instant Produce Public Company (NRF) and Golden Triangle Health Co. Ltd. (GTH) signed an MOU for joint research, planting and extracting hemps. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of KKU signed for Khon Kaen University, Khun Dan Pathomwanit, Chairman of NRF officers and Khun Julaphas Khruasophon, Founder of GTH signed for NRF and GTH, respectively. Executives of the two companies and mass media, totaling over 70 people, attended the ceremony that took place at Sarasin Room, Sirikunakorn Building, Khon Kaen University.

KKU holds IP DAY 2021, a gathering of outstanding researchers and Industry that aims to discuss new research topics and create innovations for Thai industries

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On July 30, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided, over the opening ceremony “Industry meets researchers project Join to find research problems and create innovations to promote the Thai industrial sector.” Organized by Innovation and Enterprise together with Research and Graduate Studies. With Prof. Thidarut Boonmars, Vice President for Innovation and Enterprise, report on the background of the project.  This event is organized online via Zoom Meeting and A lot of academics and interested people from the business sector joined the meeting.

The success of 2 outstanding prototype projects under U2T of KKU that win in the U2T Hackathon 2021 and prove KKU strength in community responsibilities

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The national socio-economic restoration emphasizes the work at the community level by building jobs and occupations for self-reliance according to the principle of sufficiency economy. 60,000 new graduates and the public are employed to work in communities or sub-districts in one year. This project is called University to Tambon or U2T, carried out under 4 objectives: upgrading sub-district society by a university acting as a system Integrator, managing the community Big Data, employing the public, new graduates and students, and restoring community economy by solving the community problems. Khon Kaen University has joined the project under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation by being the Upper Isan node, regulating and carrying out the work in 395 sub-districts of 15 provinces in a group of 9 universities. 16 faculties and departments of Khon Kaen University have joined to take responsibilities over 135 sub-districts. The length of the project is one year until December 2021.

IAD KKU organizes an online workshop “Conquering foreign research fund, NIH grants” to encourage and prepare KKU researchers gaining research scholarships from renowned research institutes abroad

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On July 21, 2021, 09.45-12.40 hrs, the International Affairs Division (IAD), Khon Kaen University (KKU), together with the Research and Graduate Studies Affairs, arrange an online workshop under the topic “Awarding NIH international research grants” for academic staff and researchers, in order to be informed about and understand the terms and conditions of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. Also, to be a forum for exchanging knowledge with experienced speakers who have already received research grants from this funding source. This event was honoured by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nawarat Wara-Aswapati Charoen, Vice President for International Affairs, who presided over the opening ceremony, along with Asst. Prof. Dr. Acharawan Topark-Ngarm, Assistant to the President for International Affairs who also attended the event. In this workshop, more than 67 faculty members, researchers, graduate students and interested parties participated through the Zoom online meeting.

KKU holds a conference on “Agriculture builds the nation, innovation builds occupations” aiming at upgrading farmers with technologies and innovations

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July 8, 2021 – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided over the opening ceremony of the Conference: “Agriculture builds the nation, innovation builds occupations: Upgrading farmers with technologies and innovations.” The conference was organized by the Strategic Research and Coordination Institution for Northeast Development led by Assoc. Prof. Rangsan Niamsanit, Director of the Institute. The conference was organized via ZOOM and online platform, participated by academics, young smart farmers, leaders and representatives from governmental organizations, businessmen from the private sector, development workers, farmers and lecturers. At the conference, participants brainstormed ideas and knowledge in the use of technologies in farming. The event was also broadcast via Facebook page. There were 40 participants on site, and over 300 students, the public and representatives from organizations all over Isan participated via Zoom.

KKU President signs an MOU with Thailand Consortium for Atmospheric Research (TCAR)

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July 13, 2021 at 13:00 p.m. – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with 29 institutions and organizations on the principle of Thailand atmospheric research collaboration in order to found Thailand Consortium for Atmospheric Research, develop new infrastructures to support atmospheric research, collaboratively conduct research and build innovation related to atmospheric research, and carry out other related activities. The signing ceremony was done online.