BIOGRAPHY : SKORN MONGKOLSUK, Ph.D.

Skorn Mongkolsuk

Dean: 2007-2010, 2011-2015
Birth: November 22, 1957, Bangkok, Thailand
Marital Status: Married, One son
Education:

1977-1980 University of London, B.Sc.(Honors) in Pharmacology
1980-1981 University of London, M.Sc. in Biochemistry
1981-1985 University of Maryland, Ph.D. in Biological Science
1985-1987 Postdoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute, USA
Postdoctoral Experience:
Visiting Fellow at the Laboratory of Biochemistry, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, U.S.A. 1985-1987 (with Maxine F. Singer)
Positions Held:
1987-1991 Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Mahidol University
1990-present   Head, Laboratory of Biotechnology, Chulabhorn Research Institute
1991-1998      Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Mahidol University
1998-2002      Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Mahidol University
1998-2002      Associate Faculty Member, Asian Institute of Technology
2002-present   Professor of Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Mahidol University
2002-present   Adjunct Professor, Asian Institute of Technology
2007-2007        Deputy Dean for Multidisciplinary Coordinating Center, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
2007-present   Dean, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

Other Positions
:
1990-present  A member of the International Center for  Environmental and Industrial
Toxicology (ICEIT)
1991-present A member of Editorial Board for ICEIT, News Letter
1991-1999   A member of National Committee on Bio-Safety
1999-2000    Committee Member of Thai Society for Biotechnology
2000-present Coordinator of CRI-AIT-MAHIDOL, International program on Environmental Toxicology and Management
Membership :
1.  American Society of Microbiology
2.  Thai Society of Biotechnology
3.  Society for General Microbiology
Awards :
1981 "Sigma Prize" for Best Overall Performance in Biochemistry, Chelsea College, University of London
1985 Foggarty Visiting Post Doctoral Fellowship, National Institute of Health, USA
1988 JSPS, Fellowship for Visiting Scientist, Osaka University
1991 Outstanding Young Scientist Award, Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology, Thailand
1996 A Career Development Award from NSTDA
1997 "Takushi Prize" for Outstanding Researcher from Thai Society Biotechnology
1998 "Outstanding Scientist of the Year" Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology, Thailand
2000 Elected member of Thai Academy of Science and Technology
2000 Mahidol University Award (Outstanding Research)
2001 Research Council Award for Research Work (Chemistry and Pharmacology), The National Research Council of Thailand
2002 Thailand Research Fund Senior Scholar Award from Thailand Research Fund
Books Edited
1. Editors. S.Mongkolsuk, P.S.Lovett and J.E.Trempy. "Biotechnology and Environmental Science: Molecular Approaches."  Plenum Press New York, USA.
2. An Issue Editor of a Special Issue of "Gene" Vol 179.
3. An Editor of the Proceeding for BRADS International Conference Book.
4. Editors, P. Vattanaviboon and S. Mongkolsuk. “Training Manual in Risk Assessment in Biotechnology” Trinity Publishing Co, Bangkok, Thailand.

Journal Editor
1. FEMS Microbiology Letters (2004-present)
2. Journal of Microbiology (2005-present)

Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer
1. Canadian Journal of Microbiology
2. Gene
3. Molecular Plant Microbes Interactions
4. Molecular Microbiology
5. Microbiology
6. Journal of Bacteriology
7. FEMS Microbiology Letter