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Dept. of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

Address:

Rama VI Rd., Bangkok 10400

Tel.:

(66)-2-245.5650

Fax:

(66)-2-246.3026

Telex:

84770 UNIMAHITH

Cable:

SCIMAHIDOL



Head of Organization

Dr Apinya Assavanig

Type of Organization

Academic and Research (at University level)

Responsible Authority

Prof. Athasit Vejjajiva, President of Mahidol University



Number of Staff:

22

Associated Staff: 8

Working Languages:

Thai and English



Major Fields of Interest:

Biotechnology including genetic engineering; Bioprocess Engineering and Fermentation; Technology, Industrial Microbiology, Plant Biotechnology and Food Biotechnology



Examples of Research:

Processing and Development; Traditional Fish Sauce Fermentation; Process and Micro-organisms.



Present Programmes:

B.Sc., M.S. and Ph.D. in Biotechnology



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Genetic Engineering, Microbiology; Chemistry; Processing; Fermentation; Quality Control and Sensory Evaluation


Others:

Pilot Plant; Library.

Dept. of Fishery Products, Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University

Address:

50 Phaholyothin Rd. Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

Tel.:

(66)-2-579.5577; 942-8644-5

Fax:

(66)-2-579.5579; 942-8363

E-mail:

fishwow@nontri.ku.ac.th



Head of Organization

Dr Wanchai Worawattanamateekul

Type of Organization

Univ. Dept./Higher Educ.

Responsible Authority

Ministry of University Affairs



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 13

Others: 4

Working Languages:

Thai; English



Major Fields of Interest:



Processing:

Drying; Salting/Drying; Fermentation; Canning; Value-added Products; Smoking; Freezing; Minced Products; Fishmeal; Fish Oil; By-products and Waste Management.


Species:

Fishes; Crustaceans; Molluscs; Cephalopods; Algae.


Development:

Traditional and New Fish Products; Traditional and New Processes; Traditional and New Packaging; Waste Utilization; Snack Food.


Quality:

Fish Inspection; Quality Control/Assurance; Risk Management.


Others:

Consultations; Training; Extension.



Present Programmes:

Teaching at BS and MS Levels; Research and Development in New Fishery Products; Processing; Fish Microbiology.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Chemistry; Processing; Microbiology; Biotechnology; Physical Property Testing Lab.


Others:

Test Kitchen; Library; Pilot Plant; Cold Storage; Test Panel Room.


Regular Training Programmes:

Title

Frequency

Duration

Language

BS

yearly

4 yrs

Thai

MS

yearly

2 yrs

Thai/English

Ph.D.

yearly

3 yrs

Thai/English

Others:




Title


Duration

Language

Fishery Post-Harvest Technology


2-10 weeks

Thai/English

Fish processing and Quality Control


2-10 weeks

Thai/English

Application of HACCP in Fishery Industry


3-5 days

Thai/English

Fish Inspection and Quality Control Division

Address

Kasetsart University Campus, Paholyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

Tel.:

66 2 5798078, 5796915

Fax:

66 2 5796687

E-mail:

fiqd@fisheries.go.th; montrik@fisheries.go.th



Head of Organisation

Director, Mr. Montri Klitsaneephaiboon

Type of Organisation

Government Department

Responsible Authority

Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives



Number of Staff

Scientists: 60

Others: 90

Working Languages

Thai, English



Major Fields of Interest



Quality

Fish inspection, quality control, quality assurance, HACCP, laboratory accreditation, interlaboratory collaboration, ISO 9000, ISO/IEC Guide 25 or ISO 17025


Others

Training, inspection agreement, research



Working Facilities



Laboratories

Chemical, Microbiological and Physical and sensory examinations


Others

Taste Panel Room



Regular Training Programmes:

Title

Frequency

Duration

Language

Principles and application of HACCP/HACCP audit

twice a yr.

5-10 days

Thai/English

Quality assurance in fish inspection laboratory

Yearly

5 days

Thai/English

Sensory evaluation for fishery products Thai/English

Yearly

3-5 days

Thai/English

Laboratory analysis for fishery products

Yearly

3-5 days

Thai/English





Others




Container Integrity


3 days

Thai/English

Retort supervisor training


4 days

Thai/English

Processing establishment and validation


3 days

Thai/English

Faculty of Agro-Industry, Prince of Songkla University

Address:

Hat-Yai Campus, Hat-Yai 90110

Tel.:

(66)-74-212.889

Fax:

(66)-74-212.889

E-mail:

sopairat@ratree.psu.ac.th



Head of Organization

Assistant Professor, Dr Pairat Sophanodora

Type of Organization

Research Institute; Univ. Dept./Higher Educ.

Responsible Authority

Ministry of University Affairs



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 30

Others: 7

Working Languages:

Thai



Major Fields of Interest:



Processing:

Drying; Salting; Fermentation; Smoking; Canning; Freezing; Minced Products; Value-added Products; Waste Utilization; Chitin/Chitosan; Fish Oil, Fish Hydrolysate.


Species:

Finfish-Pelagic Demersal; Crustaceans; Molluscs; Cephalopods; Algae.


Development:

Traditional and New Fish Products; Traditional and new Processes; Traditional Packaging; Fish Waste Utilization; Snack Foods; Surimi-based Products.


Quality:

Fish Quality Control/Assurance; Shelf-life extension of Fish; Improvement of Surimi Quality.


Others:

Biochemistry; Nutrition; Marine Biotechnology; Fish Enzymes; Neutraceutical Products.



Present Programmes:

BSc, MSc and Ph.D. Courses.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Fish Chemistry and Biochemistry Lab.; Fishery Products Technology Lab.; Food Analysis Lab.; Food Microbiology Lab.; Food Processing Lab.


Others:

Pilot Plant; Cold Storage; Test Kitchen; Sensory Evaluation Room; Physical Property Testing Lab.; Quality Control Lab.



Regular Training Programmes:


Title

Frequency

Duration

Language

BSc Course

yearly

4 years

Thai

MSc Course

yearly

2 years

Thai/English

Ph.D. Course

yearly

3 years

Thai/English

Workshops/Seminars

yearly

2-5 days

Thai/English

Fishery Technological Development Institute

Address:

Department of Fisheries, Kaset-Klang, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

Tel.:

(662) 940 6130-45

Fax:

(662) 940 6200

E-mail:

pensrib@fisheries.go.th

Director:

Mrs. Pensri Boonruang



The Fishery Technological Development Institute (FTDI) of the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is organized as follows:


(1) General Administration Subdivision; (2) Technical Unit; (3) Fish Handling and Preservation Unit; (4) Fish Processing and Product Development Unit; (5) Fish Packaging Development Unit; (6) Aquatic Biotechnology Unit; (7) Fish Process Engineering Unit.



Roles and responsibilities (by Unit)


Technical Unit:
Coordinate special research projects within the Institute and with international agencies
Coordinate research projects, planning and policy of the Institute
Coordinate the organization of training courses for university students and private sectors
Compile research information from both inside and outside the Institute
Set up research information network
Head: Miss Preeda Methatip, e-mail: preedam@fisheries.go.th


Fish Handling and Preservation Unit:
Develop handling technology to prolong shelf life of aquatic animals after harvest
Develop economic methods for fish handling at sea, on shore, transportation and distribution system
Develop technology to maintain freshness and improve hygiene after harvest
Develop shellfish depuration and product safety assurance
Conduct research on chemical contaminants in fresh and frozen products
Head: Mrs. Niracha Wongchinda, e-mail: nirachaw@fisheries.go.th


Fish Processing and Product Development Unit:
Introduce modern and appropriate technology to the traditional product processors
Improve the quality of both traditional products and processing establishments
Conduct research on harmful chemical contaminants and food additive residues
Develop various value-added and convenient products
Improve utilization of low-cost fish species
Head: Dr. Jirawan Yamprayoon, e-mail: jirawany@fisheries.go.th


Fish Packaging Development Unit:
Conduct research on packaging type, form and material for fish and fishery products
Develop appropriate and economical packaging techniques
Provide technical service on thermal process determination
Head: Mrs. Rerngrudee Pruthiarenun, e-mail: rerngrup@fisheries.go.th


Aquatic Biotechnology Unit:
Utilize fish industrial waste or by-product for human consumption and various applications
Utilize micro-organisms and/or their enzymes in fishery industry
Conduct research on bioactive metabolites obtained from aquatic organisms useful for various fields
Survey and monitor biotoxins and related substances in aquatic animals as food safety control
Head: Dr. Attaya Kungsuwan, e-mail: attayak@fisheries.go.th


Fish Process Engineering Unit:
Promote mechanization in fish landing, handling, processing and transportation
Develop and design small-scale equipment for fish processing
Head: Mr. Cherd-sak Suthijit, Tel.: 662-579 7157


Other Activities
Cooperate with international agencies e.g. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with the Research Project on Quality Development of Fishery Product (1994 - 1998)
Provide training courses on fish post-harvest technology for local and international participants
Provide advisory services to the industries on problems related to fishery technology


Scientists: - permanent 20; - temporary 8


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