International Graduate Programs in Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

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Master of Science Program in Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (International Program) &

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (International Program)

 

 

 

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Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. The biochemistry department is committed to excellence in graduate education and advancing our understanding of cell function at the molecular and biochemical level. Course work and thesis research for the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in medical biochemistry and molecular biology are designed to meet the needs of the students. We encourage qualified and energetic prospective graduate students to join our program. The research activities of the department are focused on a broad range of biomedical research, including

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- aptamer technology
- RNA processing
- single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)
- molecular marker and metabolomic of hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma and breast   

  cancer
- micronutrients metabolism particularly the role of hepcidin
- oxidative stress, antioxidants and proteomic analysis in Thalassemia
- molecular pathology of mitochondrial diseases
- precision oncology
- erythropoiesis
- microRNA
- stem cells
- nanoparticles and many others.

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Our fundamental rationale is that a true understanding of disease can only be achieved by addressing the basic mechanistic features of cellular biochemistry. We employ a variety of experimental approaches and model systems to perform our investigations and encourage the use of novel methodologies.


A superior quality research and teaching environment is critical to success in graduate school and your later profession. The graduate program in the department of biochemistry offers a comprehensive program of graduate studies leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, a program for graduate students anticipating careers in basic and applied research and teaching. The program includes formal training in basic and advanced biochemistry and molecular biology (through course work and laboratory practice) supplemented by courses in physiology, immunology, pharmacology, microbiology and statistics. After successful completion of the course work, students may select an advisor for intensive thesis work, which usually begins in the second year.

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During the first year of study, students complete both required and selected courses from an array of subjects such as cell and molecular biology, advanced biochemistry, biochemistry of disease, research methodology, bioinformatics and cybertools for research. In addition, participation is required in a series of biochemistry seminar courses on the critical analysis of experimental design in biochemistry and molecular biology. First-year students also participate in a series of laboratory technique and advanced biochemistry laboratory, which provide students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the experimental and intellectual activities of our laboratories before selecting a permanent research adviser.


After their first year, students devote nearly all their time and energy to research, leading to the preparation and submission of a dissertation. The graduate students have the opportunity to explore special interests in choosing a research adviser to oversee their dissertation research. Faculty and students work closely together. Students learn how to plan and carry out well-controlled scientific experiments and how to interpret the results of these experiments. The department also funds travel by students to national and international scientific conferences for the presentation of research findings.

 

 

 

 

Expected Learning Outcomes

 

 

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Facilities and Instruments in the department

Central lab facility

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Zebrafish Facility for Biomedical Research (ZeBR)

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C. elegans Facility for Metabolic Research

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Tissue Culture Facility

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