We develope science and scientists to solve important medical problems in Thailand
Our students receive enriched research training
Wongpalee lab developes CRISPR-Cas diagnosis for infectious diseases
Curvularia staining with MAb 8D6-Youngchim Lab
Burkholderia pseudomallei isolated from soil in Songkhla province - Duangsonk lab
Bacteriophage phiST-W77 inhibits growth of Salmonella enterica Typhimurium - Thiennimitr lab
Characterization of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae-Phannachet lab

Message from the chair

The Department of Microbiology was established in 1963. Our department mission is to provide high quality education and research in the field of medical microbiology and immunology. To achieve this goal, we have formulated nourishing curricula to develop next generation scientists and conducted both basic and translational research. Our research topics mainly focus on human pathogens and host immune responses as well as immune-related diseases, especially in the context of Thailand and Southeast Asian region. We practice cutting-edge and multidisciplinary science that encompasses epidemiology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology and multi-omics technology to address complex problems. Please explore our website to learn more about our department.

Research Highlight

Dr. Wongpalee explains his most recent research, which involves engineering CRISPR-Cas12a for specific and rapid detection of pathogenic bacteria, Streptococcus suis. His project is funded by the Murata Science Foundation.


Postgraduate Program Medicine CMU


October 28th, 2022

In the celebration of the 63th Anniversary of the Founding of The Faculty of Medicine, Professor Dr. Bannakij Lojanapiwat, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, presented awards to three members of the Department of Microbiology in recognition of their achievements in researches and outstanding services to the faculty. 

The name of the awardees from the Department of Microbiology are as follows.

The Associate Professor Dr. Sirida Youngchim received the honorary trophy for her outstanding researches recognized by both national and international scientific communities.

Mr. Jed Satitpornwangkwa received the “One in the Hundred – Suandok Value” certificate for his services to the faculty.

Mr. Somporn Sankolkij received Mrs. Kimnoi Nuntajit Fund from Saundok Hospital Foundation for his services to the faculty.

The event was held at Chaloem Phra Barami Building, The Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University would like to extend our heartiest and kind congratulations on the 3 awardees on their great achievements.

News / Events

Department of Microbiology,

Assistant Professor Dr. Klintean Wunnapuk, an Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, and Assistant Professor Dr. Hathairat Thananchai, the Chair of the Department of Microbiology, welcomed Assistant Professor Dr. Stefano Angiari from Medical University of Graz, Austria during his visit at the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. In this occasion, Dr. Angiari also gave a lecture to third-year medical students enrolled in Basic Immunology and Immunity to Infection (311392) on January 18th, 2023 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM at Lecture Room 2, Boonsom Martin Building.


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