สถาบันวิจัยวิทยาศาสตร์สุขภาพลุ่มน้ำโขง

Vej Vichakarn Building room 5305, 5309 Faculty of Medicine Khon Kaen University
Tel.(+66) 4300 9700 Ext. 67007, 67017
Email: mehsrikku@gmail.com
https://mehsri.kku.ac.th/

Background

Khon Kaen University was established in 1964 with the mission of conducting research in order to facilitate both the creation of basic knowledge the application of knowledge for the benefit of society and the nation, particularly in the northeast. This includes academic services, as well as art and cultural preservation. The results of these endeavors have been clear to the public including the academic community, on both a national and international level. Since 2002, Khon Kaen University has created 30 excellence research centers and 40 research groups, covering the fields of health sciences, sciences and technology, and human science and sociology. These excellence research centers and research groups have produced researches to be applied in academic, commercial, public, and policy fields. These researches have played an important role in Khon Kaen University becoming internationally recognized and attaining QS World Ranking and QS Asian Ranking, reflecting the strength of the university’s research. The greater Mekong Sub-region consists of an area that spans six countries, including Thailand, southern China (Yunnan and Guangxi), Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia, all of which have been collaborating since 1992. The area encompasses a total of 2.55 million square kilometers, has a population of 323 million people (4.63% of the world population, an estimated at over 6.9 billion people as of 2011), and has a 2011 GDP of 26.76 trillion baht (1.23% of the world GDP). National development, including economic, social, and environmental changes, both in Asia and at the global level, have led to problems and crisis in many areas (global commonization). The kinds of knowledge above-mentioned have not been able to solve the problems or bring about holistic development in the northeast. This is especially true of the health problems being experienced by the residents of countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. This includes health problems that are the result of various diseases, such as diabetes; hypertension; heart disease; cancer; infectious diseases that stem from health-related behavior, the environment, and climate change; and others, which have socioeconomic effects at the household, community, and national levels. Thus, the method for solving the problems and developing the knowledge above-mentioned must integrate knowledge generated from multi-disciplinary research at both the national and international level in order to enable health problems to be solved in a way that is consistent with the context and conditions in northeast Thailand and other countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. This is consistent with Khon Kaen University’s vision of being a leading research university on the world stage and its policy to foster research in order to raise excellence research centers and research groups to the level of research institute. This means integrating national and international research, solving problems, and implementing development in both Thailand and among the collective nations located in the Greater Mekong Region in order to display academic strength and to be accepted on the world stage in accordance with the vision and mission of Khon Kaen University. Thus, the Mekong Health Science Research Institute was established in November 30, 2013 in accordance with the sixth announcement from Khon Kaen University, which was issued in order that the university may be a center for education and research and solve health problems by integrating knowledge from interdisciplinary research in a way that is consistent with the contexts and conditions in Thailand and other countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

Goal & Mission

Goal

  1. To create and integrate a body of knowledge
  2. To create a sustainable support system for research
  3. To solve problems and foster development in the area of health in the greater Mekong sub-region
  4. To improve the quality research at Khon Kaen University in accordance with the problems and strategies of AEC countries

Vision

Improving the health of people in Northeast Thailand and the Greater Mekong Sub-region through high-quality research

 

Mission

  1. To coordinate and manage multidisciplinary research and develop a body of knowledge in order to improve health in the Greater Mekong Sub-region
  2. To support the development of research capacity, personnel, and graduate education at Khon Kaen University and other institutions in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
  3. To support relevant domestic and international graduate-level research
  4. To collaborate with domestic and international institutions on research and development in relevant areas

Director

Prof. Pewpan Maleewong, MD.

Office of The President, Khon Kaen University

Email: E-mail: pewpan@kku.ac.th
Tel: Mobile: (+66) 9 7306 2345 Tel. (+66) 4300 9700 Ext. 50474

Research Team

Prof. Dr. Wunchana Seubwai

Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University

Apaporn Tharasena

Head of Research Services Section

 

Prof. Dr. Patcharaporn Tippayawat

Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University

 

 

Miss Pohnratchada Mattrasongkram (MSc.)

Scientific Officer

Miss Jitaporn Harasan (BSc.)

Scientific Officer

 

Miss Sayomporn Sucharitchan

General Administrative Officer

Miss Parinda Moonmart

General Administrative Officer

Recent Publication

1: Sadaow L, Sanpool O, Yamasaki H, Maleewong W, Intapan PM. Development of point-of-care testing tool using immunochromatography for rapid diagnosis of human paragonimiasis. Acta Trop. 2019 Dec 28;203:105325. doi: 10.1016/ j.actatropica.2019.105325.

2: Sadaow L, Sanpool O, Rodpai R, Boonroumkaew P, Maleewong W, Intapan PM. Development of immunochromatographic device as a point-of-care tool for serodiagnosis of human strongyloidiasis cases. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019 Nov 22. doi: 10.1007/s10096-019-03745-2.

3: Somboonpatarakun C, Intapan PM, Sadaow L, Rodpai R, Sanpool O, Maleewong W. Development of an immunochromatographic device to detect antibodies for rapid diagnosis of human angiostrongyliasis. Parasitology. 2019

Nov 6:1-5. doi:10.1017/S0031182019001495.

4 : Sadaow L, Sanpool O, Rodpai R, Yamasaki H, Ittiprasert W, Mann VH, Brindley PJ, Maleewong W, Intapan PM. Development of an Immunochromatographic Point-of-Care Test for Serodiagnosis of Opisthorchiasis and Clonorchiasis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Nov;101(5):1156-1160. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0446.

5: Chuchuen, O., Wang, C., Presnell, A., & Katz, D. (2018, October). Optical Tissue Imaging and Spectroscopic Measurement of Spatiotemporal Tenofovir Distribution, Partitioning and Diffusivity in Vaginal and Rectal Mucosa. In AIDS RESEARCH AND HUMAN RETROVIRUSES (Vol. 34, pp. 13-13). 140 HUGUENOT STREET, 3RD FL, NEW ROCHELLE, NY 10801 USA: MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC.

6: Srijampa, S., Buddhisa, S., Ngernpimai, S., Sangiamdee, D., Chompoosor, A., Tippayawat, P. Effects of gold nanoparticles with different surface charges on cellular internalization and cytokine responses in monocytes. BioNanoScience. 9, 580–586 (2019). doi.org/10.1007/s12668-019-00638-8

7: Chumchoochart, W. and Sutthanut, K. Anti-obesity potential of glutinous black rice bran extract: anti-adipogenesis and lipolysis induction in 3T3-L1 adipocyte model. Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology.

8: Supataechasit Yannasithinon, Sitthichai Iamsaard. Alterations of morphology and phosphorylated protein expression in the seminal vesicles of diabetic mice. Andrologia. 2019 Nov;51(10):e13406. doi: 10.1111/and.13406

9: Sukanya S, Surachat B, Sawinee N, Chanvit L, Siriporn P, Apiwat C, and Patcharaporn T. Influence of Gold Nanoparticles with Different Surface Charges on Localization and Monocyte Behavior. ACS Publications. 2020 March 25. doi.org/10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00847

10: Wissuta Boonta, Chanon T, Suchinda S, Chiraporn C,  Anusak C, Somboon S, Laongdao K. and  Sirinan K.  The synthesis of nitrogen and sulfur co-doped graphene quantum dots for fluorescence detection of cobalt(ii) ions in water.Materials Chemistry Frontiers. 2019 Nov. doi:org/10.1039/C9QM00587K

11: Chutamas W, Putcharawipa M,Siwayu R, Sarawoot, Bunbupha,Upa K, Terdthai T and Poungrat P. Tangeretin mitigates L-NAME-induced ventricular dysfunction and remodeling through AT1R/pERK1/2/pJNK signaling pathway in rats.Food &Function. 2020 Feb 26;11(2):1322-1333. doi: 10.1039/c9fo02365h.

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