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Name: Asst.Prof.Dr. Apichat Upaichit

 

Education

Degree:         Dr.techn. (Technical Chemistry), Graz University of  Technology, Austria
                       M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Mahidol University, Thailand
                       B.Sc. (Agriculture, First Class Honors), Kasetsart University, Thailand

 

Present employment :

Department of Industrial Biotechnology

Faculty of Agro-Industry Prince of Songkla University

Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112 Thailand

Tel: (66-74) 286375

Fax (66-74) 558866

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Field of interest : Molecular Biotechnology, Enzyme Technology, Food Biotechnology

Current researches :

            1. Screening and improvement of microbial enzyme

            2. Antimicrobial substance and its application

            3. Probiotic lactic acid bacteria: monitoring, screening, characterization and their application

            4. Production, purification, characterization of microbial enzyme and its application

            5. Enzyme catalytic biodiesel production

 

Publication:

Mongkolsuk, S., Sukchawalit, R., Loprasert, S., Praituan, W. and Upaichit, A. 1998. Construction and physiological analysis of a Xanthomonas mutant to examine the role of the oxyR gene in oxidant-induced protection against peroxide killing. J. Bacteriol. 180: 3988-3991.

Kemavonge, K., Prasertsan, P., Upaichit, A. and Methacanon, P. 2007. Effect of co-substrate on production of poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) and copolymer PHBV from newly identified mutant Rhodobacter sphaeroides U7 cultivated under aerobic-dark condition. Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol. 29: 1101-1113.

Kemavonge, K., Prasertsan, P., Upaichit, A. and Methacanon, P. 2008. Poly-β-hydroxybutyrate production by halotolerant Rhodobacter sphaeroides U7. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 24: 2073-2085.

Upaichit, A. 2011. Screening and identification of lactic acid bacteria isolated from southern Thai fermented foods for their inhibition efficacy against food-borne bacteria. Hatyai J. 9(1): 1-16.

 

Conference/Meeting and Proceeding:

Upaichit, A., Ninpetch, S. and Chor-Kularb, A. 2016. Encapsulation of probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum SKI19 and evaluation of the gastrointestinal transit tolerance.
             The 54th Kasetsart University Annual Conference, 2-5 February 2016, Bangkok province, Thailand. (Poster presentation)

Ruampan, J., Hongpattarakere, T. and Upaichit, A. 2007. Screening and characterization of lactic acid bacteria with antibacterial activity against pathogenic bacteria. The 7th National Graduate Research Conference, 4-5 April 2007, Prince of Songkla University, Surat Thani province, Thailand. (Posterpresentation)

Thumarat, U., Kawai, F., Harnpicharnchai, P. and Upaichit A. 2008. Screening of lipases and cloning a lipase-coding gene from thermotolerant Bacillus thermoamylovorans strain BHK52 isolated from compost. The 9th National Grad Research Conference, 14-15 March 2008, Chonburi province,Thailand.(Posterpresentation)

Zamroni, A., Cheirsilp, B. and Upaichit, A. 2008. Isolation and screening of lipase-producing bacteria from palm oil contaminated wastes. The 20th Annual Meeting of the Thai Society for Biotechnology “Biotechnology for Global Care”, 14-17 October 2008, Mahasarakham province, Thailand.(Oralpresentation)

Zamroni, A., Cheirsilp, B. and Upaichit, A. 2008. Isolation, screening, and optimization of lipase-producing bacteria from palm oil contaminated wastes. The proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Sciences (ICMNS), 28-30 October 2008, Indonesia. (Oralpresentation)

Ruampan, J., Hongpattarakere, T. and Upaichit, A. 2010. Screening and characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from traditional fermented foods that inhibit pathogenic bacteria. The proceedings of 22nd Annual Meeting and International Conference of the Thai Society for Biotechnology “TSB 2010: Biotechnology for Healthy Living”, 20-22 October 2010, Trang province, Thailand. (Oralpresentation)

Pakeeya, N. and Upaichit, A. 2011. Optimization of Lipase production from Burkholderia sp. PSU-KTK2 isolated from palm oil contaminated wastes. The National Conference of Higher Education Research Network, 25-28 May 2011, J.B. Hotel, Hat Yai, Songkhla province, Thailand. (Posterpresentation)

Suwansri, J., Upaichit, A. and H-Kittikun, A. 2012. Expression purification and partial characterization of lipase cloned from Bacillus thermoamylovorans BHK52. The 23rd Annual Meeting of the Thai Society of Biotechnology ‘‘TSB 2011: Systems Biotechnology: Quality & Success’’, 1-2 Febuary 2012, Mahidol University, Bangkok province, Thailand. (Posterpresentation)

Fibriana, F., Upaichit, A. and Hongpattarakere, T. 2013. Improvement of extracellular lipase fromselected fungal strain usingTaguchi DOE Methodology. The 1st International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Environment (ICSAE 2013), 27-29 June 2013, Solo, Indonesia. (Oralpresentation)

Fibriana, F., Upaichit, A.and Hongpattarakere, T. 2013. Optimization of bioprocess variables for fungal lipase production using statistical experimental design: a mini review. The 2nd ASEAN Academic Society International Conference (AASIC 2013), 4-5 November 2013, Bangkok province, Thailand. (Oralpresentation)