Umaporn Uawisetwathana

Umaporn Uawisetwathana

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Researcher
Microarray Laboratory, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), Thailand

Umaporn Uawisetwathana received her PhD in Biological Sciences from Queen’s University Belfast under supervision of Prof.Chris Elliott (UK) and Dr.Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri (Thailand). Her expertise covers –Omics analysis, namely transcriptomics and metabolomics, for food- and agriculture-related areas. Her research experiences are involved in development of antibody array for detection of food borne pathogens, fabrication of an in-house cDNA microarray for the black tiger shrimp and establishment of rice metabolomics for BPH-resistant traits. She spent various kinds of analytical methods such as NMR-, GC-MS- and UPLC-QToF-MS-based metabolomics as well as data analysis to discover rice metabolome changes in response to brown planthopper (BPH) infestation for understanding BPH resistance mechanism. She is also a part of an initiative group for establishing metabolomics core facility in BIOTEC, Thailand. Currently, her research interest focuses on studying gene and metabolic responses of rice and shrimp to their biotic stresses in order to find out their molecular and biochemical mechanisms for improving their sustainable productions.