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National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand

Biomolecular Analysis and Application

111 Thailand Science Park (TSP), Phahonyothin Road

Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand

Research Interests

Nanomechanics of biological samples
Application of Atomic force microscopy on biological samples and materials
Phage biology and structure
Experimental biological physics


Topics to speak on:

Atomic force microscopy, Biophysics, Science Communication, Science Pitching

Words of Wisdom

“Life is chaos. Success is arbitrary. Confidence is everything” Brooklyn99


Dr. Udom was born in the south of Thailand. He won a Royal Thai Government Scholarship to study in the US. He finished his B.A. in Physics from Cornell University, New York, in 2009. While completing his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics at Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, he focused on the biological physics of viruses and viral infection, leading to the discovery of DNA transition inside viruses for the first time. In 2015, he became a researcher at BIOTEC, Thailand. He applied biophysical techniques (e.g., AFM, SAXS, EM) to investigate biosamples and materials. Since Thailand is a major food producer worldwide, he also focused on the phage study for the biological control of bacterial pathogens in crops. In addition to the research work, he is enthusiastic about science communication. In 2019, he won first prize in Falling Walls Lab Thailand and competed at the international Falling Walls Lab in Berlin. Moreover, he is currently an executive committee member of the Thai Young Scientists Academy (TYSA) and the Microscopy Society of Thailand (MST).


Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) Fellow 2020, Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), UK

Winner of the Falling Walls Lab Thailand 2019

Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship 2012, Mellon College of Science, Carnegie Mellon University