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Name: Prof.Dr. Poonsuk Prasertsan

 

Education

Degree:          Ph.D. (Biotechnology), University of Queensland, Australia

M.Sc.St. (Biotechnology), University of Queensland, Australia

B.Sc. (Food Science) Kasetsart  University, Thailand

 

Present employment :

2004- Present :            Associate Professor

1993- 2004  :               Associate Professor, Head of Department Faculty of Agro-Industry, Prince of Songkla University (PSU)

1989-1992  :                Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agro-Industry, Faculty of  Natural Resourecs, PSU

1987-1989  :                Lecturer, Dept. of Agro-Industry, Faculty of  Natural Resources.

1983-1987 :                 Received AIDAB Scholarship for Ph.D. study in Australia

1981-1983 :                 Lecturer in Dept. of Agro-Industry, Faculty of Natural Resources,Prince of Songkla University

1979-1981 :                 Study for Master Degree in Australia

1977-1979 :                 Working as Head's assistant in the Quality Control Section in a fruit and vegetable canning factory

 

Present employment :

Department of Industrial Biotechnology

Faculty of Agro-Industry Prince of Songkla University

Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112 Thailand

Tel: (66-74) 286369

Fax (66-74) 558866

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Field of interest :   Environmental Biotechnology, Waste Utilization, Wastewater Treatment

 

Current researches :

1. Process development for production of valuable bioproducts such as ALA, enzymes, biopolymers (EPS, PHB, co-polymer), 1,3-propanediol, bioactive compound, compost, SCP, etc. from agro-industrial wastes and their applications

2. Improvement of wastewater treatment system

3. Biohydrogen production using dark- and photo-fermentation

 

Publication:

Boukaew, S. and Prasertsan, P. 2013. Factors affecting antifungal activity of Streptomyces philanthi RM-1-138 against Rhizoctonia solani. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. DOI 10.1007/s11274-013-1424-z.

Boukaew, S., Plubrukam, A. and Prasertsan, P. 2013. Effect of volatile substances from Streptomyces philanthi RM-1-138 on growth of Rhizoctonia solani on rice leaf. BioControl. DOI 10.1007/s10526-013-9510-6.

Boukaew, S., Klinmanee, C. and Prasertsan, P. 2013. Potential for the integration of biological and chemical control of sheath blight disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani on rice. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. DOI 10.1007/s11274-013-1353-x.

Sattayasamitsathit, S. and Prasertsan, P. 2013. Improvement of 5-aminolevulinic acid production by Rubrivivax benzoatilyticus PS-5 with self-flocculation by co-fermentation      of precursors and volatile fatty acids under pH-controlled condition. Annal Microbiol. DOI 10.1007/s13213-013-0637-6.

Sattayasamitsathit, S. and Prasertsan, P. 2013. Characterization of a newly isolated Rubrivivax benzoatilyticus PS-5 with self-flocculation property and optimization pathway for 5-aminolevulinic acid production. Afr J. Biotech. 12:2069-2081.

Nutongkaew, T., Duangsuwan, W., Prasertsan, S., and Prasertsan, P. 2013. Physicochemical and biochemical changes during composting of different mixing ratios of biogas sludge with palm oil mill wastes and biogas effluent. J. Mater. Cycles Waste Manag. DOI 10.1007/s10163-013-0165-2.

Sangkharak, K. and Prasertsan, P. 2013. The production of polyhydroxyalkanoates in Bacillus licheniformis using sequential mutagenesis and optimization. Biotechnol. Bioproc. E. 18(2) : 272-279.

Sangkharak, K. and Prasertsan, P. 2013. Municipal wastes treatment and production of polyhydroxyalkanoate by modified two-stage batch reactor. J. Polym. Environ. (accepted).

Chookaew, T., O-Thong, S. and Prasertsan, P. 2012. Fermentative production of hydrogen and soluble metabolites from crude glycerol of biodiesel plant by the newly isolated thermotolerant Klebsiella pneumoniae TR17. Int. J Hydrogen Energy. 37: 13314-13322.

Yossan, S., O-Thong, S. and Prasertsan, P. 2012. Effect of initial pH, nutrients and temperature on hydrogen production from palm oil mill effluent using thermotolerant consortia and corresponding microbial communities. Int. J Hydrogen Energy. 37: 13806-13814.

Noparat, P., Prasertsan P. and O-Thong S. 2012. Potential for using enriched cultures and thermotolerant bacterial isolates for production of biohydrogen from oil palm sap and microbial community analysis. Int. J Hydrogen Energy. 37: 16412-16420.

Petlamul, W. and Prasertsan, P. 2012. Evaluation of strains of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana against Spodoptera litura on the basis of their virulence, germination rate, conidia production, radial growth and enzyme activity. Mycobiology. 40(2) : 111-116. Sangkharak, K. and Prasertsan, P. 2012. Screening and identification of polyhydroxy-alkanoates producing bacteria and biochemical characterization of their possible application. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 58(3): 173-182.

Riansa-ngawong, W., Suwansa-ard, M. and Prasertsan, P. 2012. Application of palm pressed fiber as a carrier for ethanol production by Candida shehatae TISTR5843. Electronic J. Biotechnology. (http://www.ejbiotechnology.info, DOI :10.2225/vol 15-issue6-fulltext-1)

Mamimin, C., Thongdumyu, P., Hniman, A., Prasertsan, P., Imai, T. and O-Thong, S. 2012. Simultaneous thermophilic hydrogen production and phenol removal from palm oil mill effluent by Thermoanaerobacterium-rich sludge. Int. J Hydrogen Energy.

Noparat, P., Prasertsan P. and O-Thong S. 2011. Isolation and characterization of high hydrogen-producing strain Clostridium beijerinckii PS-3 from fermented oil palm sap. Int J Hydrogen Energy. 36: 14086-14092.

Hniman A., O-Thong S., and Prasertsan P. 2011. Community analysis of thermophilic hydrogen-producing consortia enriched from Thailand hot spring with mixed xylose and glucose. Int J Hydrogen Energy.36: 14217-14226.

Hniman A., O-Thong S., and Prasertsan P. 2011. Developing a thermophilic hydrogen producing microbial consortia from geothermal spring for efficient utilization of xylose and glucose mixed substrates and oil palm trunk hydrolysate. Int J Hydrogen Energy. 36: 8785-8793.

Sattayasamitsathit, S., Prasertsan, P. and Methacanon, P. 2011. Enhanced 1,3-propanediol production from crude glycerol of biodiesel plant by using pH control and different feeding strategies in fed-batch fermentation of Klebsiella pneumoniae SU6. Electronic J. Biotech. ISSN: 0717-3458. DOI: 10.2225/vol14-issue6-full text-6.

Sattayasamitsathit, S., Prasertsan, P. and Methacanon, P. 2011. Statistical optimization for simultaneous production of 1,3 propanediol and 2,3-butanediol using crude glycerol by newly bacterial isolate. Process Biochem. 46(2): 608-614.

O-Thong, S., Mamimin, C. and Prasertsan, P. 2011. Effect of temperature and initial pH on biohydrogen production from palm oil mill effluent : long-term evaluation and microbial community analysis. Electronic J. Biotechnol. 14(5): doi: 10.2225/vol14-issue5-fulltext-9 (2011).

Rujananon, R., Prasertsan, P., Phongdara, A., Panrat, T., Sun, J., Rappert, S., Zeng, A-P. 2011. Construction of recombinant E. coli expressing fusion protein to produce 1,3-propanediol. Int. J. Biological Medical Sci. 1(1): 26-32.

O-Thong, S., Hniman, A., Prasertsan, P. and Imai, T. 2011. Biohydrogen production from cassava starch processing wastewater by thermophilic mixed culture. Int J Hydrogen Energy. 36 : 3409-3416.

Choorit, W., Saikeur, A., Chodok, P., Prasertsan, P. and Kantachote, D. 2011. Production of biomass and extracellular 5-aminolevulinic acid by Rhodopseudomonas palustris KG31 under light and dark conditions using volatile fatty acid. J. Biosci. Bioeng. Doi:10.1016/j.jbiosc.2011.01.014.

Sangkharak, K. and Prasertsan, P. 2011. Utilization of biodiesel waste as a feedstock for the production of polyhydroxybutyrate by Cupriavidus necator. African J. Biotech.10(77): 17812-17824.

Wanlem, S., Supamattaya, K., Tantikitti, C. and Prasertsan, P. 2011. Expression and applications of recombinant crustacean hyperglycemic hormone from eyetalks of white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) against bacterial infection. Fish & Shellfish Immunology. Xxx: 1-9.

Riansa-ngawong, W. and Prasertsan, P. 2011. Optimization of furfural production from hemicellulose extracted from delignified palm pressed fiber using a two-stage process. Carb. Research. 346 (1): 103-110.

Riansa-ngawong, W. and Prasertsan, P. 2010. Statistical approach for hemicelluloses production from delignified palm pressed fiber and used as a bio-material for one-stage production of furfural. Int. J. Biotechnol. Biochem. 6(7): 1101-1116.

Hniman A., O-Thong S., and Prasertsan P. 2010. Developing a thermophilic hydrogen producing microbial consortia from geothermal spring for efficient utilization of xylose and glucose mixed substrates. Int J Hydrogen Energy.36 : 8785-8793.

Suwansa-ard, M., Choorit, W., Zeiltra, J. and Prasertsan, P. 2010. Phototropic H2 production by a newly isolated strain of Rhodopseudomonas palustris TN1. Biotechnol. Lett. 32: 1669-1671.

Ratanaphan, A., Wasiksiri, S., Canyuk, B., and Prasertsan, P. 2009. Cisplatin-damaged BRCA1 exhibits altered thermostability and transcriptional transactivation. Cancer Biology & Therapy. 8: 10, 1-9.

Saikeur, A., Choorit, W., Prasertsan, P., Kantachote, D. and Sasaki, K. 2009. Influence of precursors and inhibitor on the production of extracellular 5-aminolevulinic acid and biomass by Rhodopseudomonas palustris KG31. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 73: 987-992.

Wichienchot, S., Prasertsan, P., Hongpattarakere, T. and Rastall, R.A. 2009. Manufacture of gluco-oligosaccharide prebiotic by Gluconobacter oxydans NCIMB 4943. Songklanakarin J. Sci.Tech. 31(6): 597-603.

Prasertsan P., O-Thong S., Birkeland N. 2009. Optimization and microbial community analysis for production of biohydrogen from palm oil mill effluent by thermophilic fermentative process.Int J Hydrogen Energy. (Accepted)

O-Thong S., Prasertsan P., Intrasungkha N., Dahle H. and Birkeland N.K. 2009. Microbial community analysis of thermophilic mixed culture sludge for biohydrogen production. Appl Microbiol. (Accepted)

Suwansa-ard, M., Prasertsan P., Choorit, W. and Zeiltra, J. Isolation of anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria from Songkhla Lake for use in a two-staged biohydrogen production process from palm oil mill effluent. Int J Hydrogen Energy (revised)

O-Thong S., Prasertsan P., Birkeland N. 2009. Evaluation of methods for preparing hydrogen-producing seed inocula under thermophilic condition by process performance and microbial community analysis. Bioresour Technol 100: 909-918. (Impact factor 3.103)

Ratanaphan, A., Wasiksiri, S., Canyuk, B., and Prasertsan P. 2009. Cisplatin-damaged BRCA1 exhibits altered thermostability and transcriptional transactivation. Cancer Biology & Therapy. 8: 10, 1-9.

Prasertsan P., O-Thong S., Birkeland N. 2008. Thermophilic biohydrogen production from palm oil mill effluent under batch and fed-batch cultivation with microbial community analysis. J. Biotechnol. 136S: S22-S71.

Prasertsan P.and Prachumratana, T. 2008. Comparison and selection of protease and lipase sources from visceral organs of three tuna species. Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol. 30 (Suppl.), 73-76.

Prasertsan P. and Prachumratana, T. 2008. Properties of protease and lipase from whole and individual organ of viscera from three tuna species. Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol. 30 (Suppl.), 77-86.

Kemavongse, K., Prasertsan P., Upaichit, A. and Methacanon, P. 2008. Poly-b-hydroxyalkanoate production by halotolerant Rhodobacter sphaeroides U7. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 24(10) : 2073-2085.

O-Thong, S., Prasertsan P., Karakashev, D. and Angelidaki, I. 2008. High-rate continuous hydrogen production by Thermoanerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum PSU-2 immobilized on heat-pretreated methanogenic granules. Int J Hydrogen Energy 33: 6498-6508. (Impact factor 2.727)

O-Thong S., Prasertsan P., Karakashev D., Angelidaki I. 2008. 16S rRNA-targeted probes for specific detection of Thermoanaerobacterium spp., Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum, and Caldicellulosiruptor spp. by fluorescent in situ hybridization in biohydrogen producing systems. Int J Hydrogen Energy 33: 6082-6091. (Impact factor 2.727)

O-Thong, S., Prasertsan P., Intrasungkha, N., Dhamwichukorn, S. and Nils-Kåre Birkeland. 2008. Optimization of simultaneous thermophilic fermentative hydrogen production and COD reduction from palm oil mill effluent by Thermoanaerobacterium-rich sludge. Int J Hydrogen Energy. 33: 1221-1231.

O-Thong, S., Prasertsan P., Karakashev, D. and Angelidaki, I. 2008. Thermophilic fermentative hydrogen production by the newly isolated Thermoanerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum PSU-2. Int J Hydrogen Energy. 33 : 1204-1214.

Suyala, S., Prasertsan P. and Hongpattarakere, T. 2008. Effect of culture medium on polymer production and temperature on recovery of polymer produced from newly identified Rhyzopus oryzae ST29. Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol. 30 (Suppl.), 121-124.

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

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

O-Thong, S., Prasertsan P., Intrasungkha, N., Dhamwichukorn, S. and Nils-Kåre Birkeland. 2007. Improvement of biohydrogen production and pollution reduction from palm oil mill effluent with nutrient supplementation at thermophilic condition using an anaerobic sequencing batch reactor. Enzyme Microb Technol. 41: 583-590.

Dhamwichukorn, S., O-Thong, S., Prasertsan P., Wright, P.C. and Van Niel, Ed. W. J. 2007. Sludge population optimization for controlled and improved dark hydrogen fermentation. Trends in Biotechnol. (accepted).

Prasertsan P., Wichienchot, S., Doelle, H. W. and Kennedy, J. F. 2007. Optimization for biopolymer production by Enterobacter cloacae WD7. Carb. Polymers. 71(3): 468-475.

Sangkharak, K. and Prasertsan, P. 2007. Optimization for poly-(b-hydroxybutyrate) production of wild type and two mutant strains of Rhodobacter sphaeroides using conventional and statistical methods. J. Biotechnol. 132 : 331-340.

Paungfoo, C., Prasertsan P., Burrell, P.C., Intrasungkha, N. and Blackall, L. 2007. Nitrifying bacterial communities in an aquaculture wastewater treatment system using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), 16S rRNA gene cloning and phylogenetic analysis. Biotech. Bioeng. 97(4) : 985-990.

Tangprasittipap, A., Prasertsan, P., Choorit, W., and Sasaki, K. 2007. Biosynthesis of intracellular 5-aminolevulinic acid by a newly identified thermotolerant Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Biotech. Lett. 29: 773-778.

Kemavongse, K., Prasertsan P., Upaichit, A. and Methacanon, P. 2007. Effect of co-substrate on production of poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) and copolymer PHBV from newly identified mutant Rhodobacter sphaeroides U7 cultivated under aerobic-dark condition. Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol. 29(4) : 1101-1113.

Laohaprapanon, T., Prasertsan P.., and H-Kittikun, A. 2007. Screening of thermotolerant microorganisms and application for oil separation from palm oil mill wastewater. Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol. 29(3) : 801-808.

Prasertsan P., Dermlim, W., Doelle, H.W. and Kennedy, J.F. 2006. Screening, characterization and flocculating property of carbohydrate polymer from newly isolated Enterobacter cloacae WD7. Carb. Polymers., 66 : 289-297.

Bandaiphet, C. and Prasertsan P.2006. Effect of aeration and agitation rate and scale-up on oxygen transfer coefficient, KLa in exopolysaccharide production from Enterobacter cloacae WD7. Carb. Polymers. 66(2) : 216-228.

Soderhall, I., Tangprasittipap, A., Liu, H.P., Sritunyalucksana, K., Prasertsan P., Jiravanichpaisal, P., and Soderhall, K. 2006. Characterization of a hemocyte intracellular fatty acid binding protein from crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) and shrimp (Penaus monodon). FEBS J. 2902-2912.

Chaikritsadakarn, A., Prasertsan P.* and Boonsawang, P. 2006. Production and application of 5-aminolevulinic acid from Rhodobacter capsulatus SS3 cultivating in monosodium glutamate effluent. In Modern Multidisciplinary Applied Microbiology: Exploiting Microbes and Their Interaction. Wiley-VCH.

Wichienchot, S., Prasertsan P., Hongpattarakere, T., Gibson, G.R. and Rastall, R.A. 2006. In vitro fermentation of mixed linkage glucooligosaccharides produced by Gluconobacter oxydans NCIMB 4939 by the human colonic microflora. Current Issues in Intestinal Microbiology. 7(1) : 7-12.

Wichienchot, S., Prasertsan P., Hongpattarakere, T., Gibson, G.R. and Rastall, R.A. 2006. In vitro three-stage continuous fermentation of mixed linkage gluco-oligosaccharides produced by Gluconobacter oxydans NCIMB 4939 by the human colonic microflora. Current Issues in Intestinal Microbiology. 7(1) : 13-18.

Kaewthong, W., Sirisansaneeyakul, S., Prasertsan P.. and H-Kittikun, A. 2005. Continuous production of monoacylglycerols by glycerolysis of palm olein with immobilized lipase. Process Biochem. 40: 1525-1530.

Uttamangkabovorn, M., Prasertsan P., and H-Kittikun, A. 2005. Water reservation in canned tuna (pet food) plant in Thailand. J. Cleaner Production. 13: 547-555.

O-Thong, S., Prasertsan P.and Intrasungkha, N. 2005. Evaluation of the impact of Bacillus and Lactobacillales augmentation for shrimp farming wastewater improvement by fluorescence in situ hybridization. 1st IWA-ASPIRE Conference & Exhibition, Singapore. 10-15 July, 2005.

Viriyapongsutee, B., Chaisarn, D., Kiriratnikom, S., Intrasungkha, N., Prasertsan P.and Supamattaya, K. 2005. The application of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique for studying the microbial communities in intestinal tissues of white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei). Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol. 27(Suppl. 1) : 275-282.

Prasertsan P., H-Kittikun, A. and Muneesri, P. 2004. Bioseparation of suspended solid and oil from palm oil    mill effluent and secondary treatment by photosynthetic bacteria. Proceeding of the European    Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology. ESEB 2004 (Verstracte, W., ed.) 25-28 April, 2004.    Oosteude, Belgium. p.771-774.

Thong, S., Songsang, S., Jaubongo, S., Prasertsan P. and Intrasungkha, N. 2004. A field survey of microbial products used in marine shrimp cultivation and preliminary evaluation of their wastewater treatment efficiency. Thaksin Univ. J. 7(1): 1-12.