Continuing promotion of women’s potential in academic circles Through research funding, L’Oréal (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has published a list of 3 outstanding female researchers who have received grants in the L’Oréal Thailand Research Fellowship Project “for women in the The Science of (For Women in Science) Year 2020 aims to support women in science for the 18th year.
Mrs. Innescaldira Managing Director L’Oreal (Thailand) Co., Ltd. He said that during this COVID-19 epidemic, all sectors around the world were aware of the unprecedented importance of scientific research on humanity. L’Oréal Thailand supports more female researchers than old By raising a special grant for COVID-19 research in June this year and retaining the annual research grant as before for the 18th year to drive female researchers from Thailand to join the industry. Science at the international level And is one of the major cogs in increasing the country’s competitiveness According to the IMD 2020 World Digital Competitiveness Site, Thailand ranked sixth in the country with outstanding female researchers in science of over 60 from countries around the world in the Scientific Concentration category. This is one of the topics used to assess the digital capabilities of Thailand and other countries.
For research projects receiving a research grant of 250,000 baht this year, they are both works that benefit the medical community of biological sciences and one that adds value to agricultural products. From the physical sciences, where there are 3 women who are researchers in the biological sciences Professor’s Assistant Juthamas Ratanawaraporn From the Faculty of Engineering Biomedical Engineering course, Chulalongkorn with the results of the research “Thai silk from textile industry to innovation in medicine” and Suwatsa Bamrongsub From the National Nanotechnology Center National Science and Technology Development Agency With the results of research on the topic of “Developing Nanoparticles for Medical Diagnostic” field of physical science. Boonyawan Yoosook From the National Energy Technology Center of the National Science and Technology Development Agency with research results on “Clean fuels and bio-lubricants: high value products for the sustainable development of Thailand’s oil palm”
One of the women funded researchers Professor’s Assistant Jutamas Ratanawaraporn He said Thai silk is one of the raw materials produced in the country. Thai silk cocoons contain two main proteins, sericin and fibrin, sericin or silk glue, commonly used in the cosmetic industry. Because it has an inhibitory effect on free radicals and stimulates collagen production Although fibroin is the body’s biocompatible fibrous protein, it does not cause inflammation. It does not stimulate the immune system AND can be degraded in the body At the same time, they are tough and flexible compared to other natural biomaterials. For this reason, I was interested in the extraction of fibrin from Thai cocoons. And applied engineering technology In addition, fibroin is also used to produce Thai silk as a tissue scaffold. For the restoration of tissue, skin, bone, cartilage, herniated disc and blood vessels, research will be part of the development of biomaterial knowledge for medicine. Adding value to Thai silk Reducing imports and reducing reliance on foreign medical equipment. Promoting blueberry farming in the country Also represents medical progress. Also raise the level of medicine and public health in the country.
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