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Name: Mr. Vorasan Sobhon

 

Education

Degree:          M.App.Sc. (Biotechnology)                University of New South Wales, Australia

                        Grad.Dip. (Biotechnology)                 University of New South Wales, Australia

                        B.Sc. (Radiological Technology)        Mahidol University, Thailand

 

Present employment :

Department of Industrial Biotechnology

Faculty of Agro-Industry Prince of Songkla University

Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112 Thailand

Tel: (66-74) 286384

Fax (66-74) 558866

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Field of Interest: Environmental Biotechnology, Molecular Biotechnology

 

Current research area:

1. Utilization of biosurfactant and microorganism for the degradation and remediation of environmental contaminants

 

Publication:

Saboo, V., Sullivan, M., Sobhon, V. and Gealt, M. A. 2001. Chapter 3: Genes for pentachlorophenol degradation and the bacteria that contain them. In: Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology (eds. N. Ahmed, F. M. Qureshi and O. Y. Khan). Horizon Press: Norfolk, England. pp. 21-32.

Aksornchu, P., Prasertsan, P. and Sobhon, V. 2008. Isolation of arsenic-tolerant bacteria from arsenic contaminated soil. Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol. 30 (Suppl. 1): 95-102.

Sonkong, K., Prasertsan, P. and Sobhon, V. 2008. Screening and identification of p,p’-DDT degrading soil isolates. Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol. 30 (Suppl. 1): 103-110.

Saimmai, A., Sobhon, V. and Maneerat, S. 2011. Molasses as a whole medium for biosurfactants production by Bacillus strains and their application. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 165: 315–335.

Saimmai, A., Onlamool, T., Sobhon, V. and Maneerat, S. 2012. An efficient biosurfactant-producing bacterium Selenomonas ruminantium CT2, isolated from mangrove sediment in south of Thailand. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. DOI 10.1007/s11274-012-1161-8 (Published online: 30 August 2012)

Saimmai, A., Rukadee, O., Sobhon, V. and Maneerat, S. 2012. Biosurfactant production by Bacillus subtilis TD4 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa SU7 grown on crude glycerol obtained from biodiesel production plant as sole carbon source. J. Sci. Industrial Res. 71: 396-406.

Saimmai, A., Rukadee, O., Onlamool, T., Sobhon, V. and Maneerat, S. 2012. Isolation and functional characterization of a biosurfactant produced by a new and promising strain of Oleomonas sagaranensis AT18. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. (Published online: 27 June 2012)

Saimmai, A., Rukadee, O., Onlamool, T., Sobhon, V. and Maneerat, S. 2012. Characterization and phylogenetic analysis of microbial surface active compound-producing bacteria. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. (Published online: 17 August 2012)

Saimmai, A., Sobhon, V. and Maneerat, S. 2012. Production of biosurfactant from a new and promising strain of Leucobacter komagatae 183. Ann. Microbiol. 62: 391–402.

Saimmai, A., Tani, A., Sobhon, V. and Maneerat, S. 2012. Mangrove sediment, a new source of potential biosurfactant-producing bacteria. Ann. Microbiol. DOI 10.1007/s13213-012-0424-9 (Published online: 23 February 2012)

 

Presentation:

Sobhon, V. and Gealt, M. A. 2000. Variation at the N-terminal region of Sphingomonas TeCHQ dehalogenase (pcpC) that does not affect dechlorination of pentachlorophenol. American Society for Microbiology 100th General Meeting. Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Sobhon, V. and Gealt, M. A. 2001. Additional nucleotides in pcpC gene do not affect PCP degradation. American Society for Microbiology 101th General Meeting. Atlanta, GA, USA.

Aksornchu, P., Prasertsan, P. and Sobhon, V. 2005. Isolation of arsenic-resisting bacteria from arsenic-contaminated soil. BioThailand2005: The 17th Annual Meeting of the Thai Society for Biotechnology "Innovative Biotechnology-The era of bio-nanotechnology". The Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand. 2-5 November 2005.

Sonkong, K, Prasertsan, P. and Sobhon, V. 2005. Screening and identification of p,p’-DDT degrading bacteria. BioThailand2005: The 17th Annual Meeting of the Thai Society for Biotechnology "Innovative Biotechnology-The era of bio-nanotechnology". The Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand. 2-5 November 2005.

Jeenoon, S., Maneerat, S. and Sobhon, V. 2006. Screening of indigenous soil bacteria with the ability to degrade organochlorine pesticide, -HCH. Proceeding of the 6th Environmental Engineering Association Conference. Phitsanulok, Thailand. 7-9 March 2007.

Sobhon, V., Aksornchu, P. and Prasertsan, P. 2006. Screening of arsenite-tolerant bacteria from Southern Thailand. American Society for Microbiology 106th General Meeting. Orlando Convention Center, Fl, USA.

Jeenoon, S., Maneerat, S. and Sobhon, V. 2007. Study of -HCH biodegradation by soil isolates. Proceeding of the 7th National Grad-Research Conference. Suratthani, Thailand. 4-5 April 2007.

Jeenoon, S., Maneerat, S. and Sobhon, V. 2007. Study of -HCH biodegradation by bacterial consortium, single and mixed soil isolates. The 19th Annual Meeting of the Thai Society for Biotechnology "TSB2007: Biotechnology for Gross National Happiness". Thammasart University, Patumthani, Thailand. 9-12 October 2007.

Kaewrueng, J., Sobhon, V. and Maneerat, S. 2007. Isolation and screening of waste lubricating oil degrading microorganism consortia from soil. The 19th Annual Meeting of the Thai Society for Biotechnology "TSB2007: Biotechnology for Gross National Happiness". Thammasart University, Patumthani, Thailand. 9-12 October 2007.

Sobhon, V., Sonkong, K. and Jeenoon, S. 2007. Indigenous soil bacteria: a tool for the biodegradation of organochlorine pesticides. International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Appilied Microbiology (BioMicroWorld2007). Seville, Spain. 28 November-1 December 2007.

Jaya, J. D., Maneerat, S. and Sobhon, V. 2008. Screening of p,p’-DDT degrading bacterial consortium from agricultural soil in Songkhla Province, Thailand. The 20th Annual Meeting of the Thai Society for Biotechnology. "TSB2008: Biotechnology for Global Care". Mahasarakham, Thailand. 14-17 October 2008.

Khunthongpan, S., Makatan, A., Sobhon, V. And Promwikorn, W. 2008. Epidermal protein expression profiling during the molting cycle of the black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon, studied by two dimension gel electrophoresis (2-DE). Proceeding of the 31th Annual Conference of the Anatomy Association of Thailand. The Cha-Am Methavalai Hotel, Phetchaburi, Thailand. 30 April-2 May 2008.

Saimmai, A., Sobhon, V. and Maneerat, S. 2010. Isolation and screening of biosurfactant producing bacteria from mangrove sediment. Commission of Higher Education Congress III: University Staff Development Consortium. Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand. 9-11 October 2010.

Saimmai, A., Sobhon, V. and Maneerat, S. 2010. Biosurfactant produced by bacteria isolated from mangrove sediment: isolation and characterization. The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Thai Society for Biotechnology. "TSB2008: Biotechnology for Healthy Living". Prince of Songkla University, Trang Campus, Trang, Thailand. 20-22 October 2010.