Siriraj Medical Research Network (SiMRN)


Research mission /Objective


Investigator / Research network team

- Prof.Prasert Assantachai

The scope of the research/expertise

  1. Musculoskeletal disorders
  2. Neurogenerative disorder
    1. Genetic Alzheimer Disease
  3. CVS disorders
  4. Anti-oxidant, Anti-aging
  5. Clinical register
  6. Immunity in elderly

International Research Collaboration



No. Name Department CV
1 Prof.Rungpung Sutthent Microbiology  
2 Prof.Prasert Assantachai Preventive and Social Medicine  
3 Assoc.Prof.Weerasak Muangpaisan Preventive and Social Medicine  
4 Lect.Wichai Chatthanawaree Preventive and Social Medicine  
5 Lect.Somboon Intalapaporn Preventive and Social Medicine  
6 Lect.Varalak Srinontprasert Medicine  
7 Assoc.Prof.Vorapun Senanarong Medicine  
8 Lect.Jintana Assanasen Medicine  
9 Lect.Wattanachai Chotinaiwattarakul Medicine  
10 Assoc. Prof. Vilai Kuptniratsaikul Rehabilitation Medicine  
11 Assoc.Prof.Piyapat Dajpratham Rehabilitation Medicine  
12 Assoc.Prof.Kamontip Harnphadungkit Rehabilitation Medicine  
13 Lect.Phakamas Tanvijit Rehabilitation Medicine  
14 Doctor Poungkaew Thitisakulchai Rehabilitation Medicine  
15 Asst.Prof.Suwit Charoensak Psychiatry  
16 Asst.Prof.Gobhathai Sittironnarit Psychiatry  
17 Lect.Soisuda Imaroonrak Psychiatry  
18 Lect.Sumut Chongvisal Oto-rhino-laryngology  
19 Assoc.Prof.Areesak Chotivichit Orthopaedic Surgery  
20 Clin.Prof.Vatanachai Rojvanit Orthopaedic Surgery  
21 Assoc.Prof.Kongkhet Riansuwan Orthopaedic Surgery  
22 Assoc.Prof.Aasis Unnanuntana Orthopaedic Surgery  
23 Lect.Pojchong Chotiyarnwong Orthopaedic Surgery  
24 Assoc.Prof.Pravit Akarasereenont Applied Thai Traditional Medicine  
25 Lect.Supakij Suwanatrai Appliec Thai Traditional Medicine  
26 Lect.Panitsupa Chuachang Appliec Thai Traditional Medicine  
27 Lect.Patsaraporn Supawongwattana Appliec Thai Traditional Medicine  
28 Dr.Boonrat Tassaneetrithep Office for Research and Development  
29 Assoc.Prof.Visutr Fongsiripaibul Forensic Medicine  
30 Asst.Prof.Dittapong Songsaeng Radiology  
31 Assoc.Prof.Sunanta Chiewvit Radiology  
32 Asst.Prof.Tanyaluck Thientunyakit Radiology  
33 Assoc.Prof.Supatra Lohsiriwat Physiology  
34 Tidokskulchai Physiology  
35 Lect.Sompol Tapechum Physiology  
36 Lect.Narawut Pakaprot Physiology  
37 Assoc.Prof.Atip Likidlilid Biochemistry  
38 Lect.Chalermchai Mitrpant Biochemistry  
39 Lect.Bhoom Suktitipat Biochemistry  
40 Prof.Neelobol Neungton Biochemistry  
41 Assoc.Prof.Vanna Mahakittikun Parasitology  
42 Assoc.Prof.Damras Tresukosol Her Majesty Cardiac Center  
43 Lect.Chayanon Peerapittayamongkol Biochemistry  

Research projects

No. Project Sponsor Funding status
1 A pilot study of genetic variation in Alzheimer’s disease in Thai population NRCT under consideration

Publications Output (Vancouver style)

  1. Assantachai P, Lekhakula S. Epidemiological survey of vitamin deficiencies in older Thai adults : implications for national policy planning. Pub Health Nutr 2007; 10: 65-70.

  2. Muangpaisan W., Intalapaporn S, Assantachai P. Attitudes of medical students and residents toward care for the elderly. Educational Gerontology 2008;34:400-6.

  3. Muangpaisan W, Assantachai P, Intalapaporn S, Pisalsalakij D. Quality of life of the community-based patients with mild cognitive impairment. Geriatrics and Gerontology International 2008; 8 : 80-5.

  4. Muangpaisan W, Intalapaporn S, Assantachai P. Neuropsychaitric symptoms in the community-based patients with mild cognitive impairment and the influence of demographic factors. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2008 ; 23 : 699-703.

  5. Assantachai P, Thammasalee M, Udompunturak S. Factors determining the incidence of hypertension in older Thai people. J Hypertens 2008 ; 26(suppl.1) : S55.

  6. Assantachai P. Community-based health promotion program can increase lean body mass in older people. Ann Nutr Metab 2009 ; 55(suppl 1) : 131.

  7. Muangpaisan W, Intalapaporn S, Assantachai P. Digit span and verbal fluency tests in patients with mild cognitive impairment and normal subjects in Thai community. J Med Assoc Thai 2010; 93 : 224-30.

  8. Muangpaisan W, Praditsuwan R, Assanasen J, Srinonprasert V, Assantachai P, Intalapaporn S, et al. Caregiver burden and needs of dementia caregivers in Thailand : A cross-sectional study. J Med Assoc Thai 2010 ; 93 : 601-7.

  9. Assantachai P, Aekplakorn W, Pattara-archachai J, Porapakkham Y. Factors associated with insomnia in older people with mild to moderate degree of poor cognitive ability in Thailand. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2010 2011; 11: 16-23.

  10. Assantachai P, Kobkul Sittichai, Weerasak Muangpaisarn, Suthipol Udompunturak. Using alternative anthropometric indices to identify the neglected under-nutrition in older adults. Siriraj Med J 2010 ; 62 Suppl 1, 65.

  11. Kositanont U, Assantachai P, Wasi C, Puthavathana P, Praditsuwan R. Kinetics of antibody response after influenza vaccination among Thai elderly persons living in the community. Siriraj Med J 2010 ; 62 Suppl 1, 7.

  12. Tantisuwat A, Vachalathiti R, Hiengkaew V, Assantachai P. Stepping responses during forward and backward fall recovery between Thai elderly fallers and non-fallers. J Phys Ther Sci 2011 ; 23 : 373-9.

  13. Kositanont U, Assantachai P, Wasi C, Puthavathana P, Praditsuwan R. Kinetics of the antibody response to seasonal influenza vaccination among the elderly. Viral Immunol. 2012 Dec;25(6):471-6.

  14. Srisawat C, Junnu S, Peerapittayamongkol C, Futrakul A, Soi-Ampornkul R, Senanarong V, Praditsuwan R, Assantachai P, Neungton N. The platelet amyloid precursor protein ratio as a diagnostic marker for Alzheimer's disease in Thai patients. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Feb 26. pii: S0967-5868(12)00506-1.


Prof.Prasert Assantachai
  1. 1999-2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century : The Citation of Meritorious Achievement. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
  2. 1999-2000 Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 7th edition, 2009-2010. Marquis Who’s Who®. New Jersey, USA.

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