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.

Graduate Students

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.



The Department of Microbiology: Congratulations to Dr.Sirida Youngchim on receving the approval of the Chiang Mai University Council for her appointment as “Professor” and congratulations to Dr.Patcharin Thammasit on receving the approval of the Chiang Mai University Council for her appointment as “Assistant Professor” on November 25th, 2023.

The Department of Microbiology would like to congratulate Ms.
Arishabhas Tantibhadrasapa, a Ph.D. Candidate, on receiving the third prize on poster presentation at The 35 Annual Meeting of the Thai Society of Biotechnology and International Conference (TSB 2023) held from November 26th – 29th, 2023 at Greenery resort Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

News / Events

The Department of Microbiology welcomed visiting students from Biomedical Laboratory Science, UCL University College, Denmark from August 28th to September 1st, 2023. The students were under the supervision of the department’s Associated Professor Dr. Parameth Thiennimitr and Associated Professor Dr.Pattara Khamrin during their visit.

ผศ.ดร.หทัยรัตน์ ธนัญชัย หัวหน้าภาควิชาจุลชีววิทยา และคณะกรรมการความปลอดภัยทางชีวภาพ ให้การต้อนรับคณะศึกษาดูงาน จาก ศูนย์เครื่องมือวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี มหาวิทยาลัยแม่ฟ้าหลวง เมื่อวันศุกร์ที่ 19 พ.ค. 2566 เวลา 13.00 น. ณ ห้องประชุมภาควิชาจุลชีววิทยา ชั้น 7 อาคารเรียนและปฏิบัติการ 50 ปี 


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