Mahidol University Alumni Relations
Assoc. Prof. Dr.  
Pioneer in Thailand's Plant-Based Vaccines

Associate Professor Dr. Waranyoo Phoolcharoen has developed recombinant proteins in plants focusing on drug and vaccine for the infectious diseases such as Rabies, Ebola, and Hand-foot-mouth diseases. Her research has published in many top international journals, PNAS, Plant biotechnology journal, Scientific Reports, etc. She has developed COVID-19 antibody test kit using plant produced recombinant protein. This was used to screen people who have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 virus in the first year of the pandemic. Moreover, her team has developed plant-produced COVID-19 vaccine and will get into phase 2 clinical trial in 2023. The Covid-19 vaccine development from the lab to the clinical trial will be the expertise for the team to be able to develop other drugs and vaccines in the future. The knowledge benefits the drug and vaccine development in Thailand. The outstanding work deserved an award is to bring from different research area together and focus on vaccine development.


Published on: 17/01/2023 10:04 am
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Class of: 2003
Field: Science and Technology
Faculty / Institute / College: Institute of Molecular Biosciences
Degree: Master of Sciences (Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering)