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2024 M.R. Jisnuson Svasti Young Protein Scientist of Thailand Award

March 8, 2024


Protein research in Thailand has developed greatly over the last 20 years, leading to the foundation of the Protein Society of Thailand (PST) in 2006. In 2017, M.R. Jisnuson Svasti provided an endowment to PST to establish the Outstanding Protein Scientist of Thailand Award (Outstanding PST Award) and the Young Protein Scientist Award (Young PST Award) to recognize outstanding researchers in protein science and promote protein research. Recipients of the Outstanding PST Award include Professor James Ketudat Cairns (2017), Professor Pimchai Chaiyen (2019) and Dr. Sitiruk Roytrakul (2024). The “M.R. Jisnuson Svasti Young Protein Scientist of Thailand Award” was introduced in 2018 to promote recognition of young protein scientist(s) in Thailand with excellent research record and was given to Associate Professor Dr. Kunlaya Somboonwiwat and Assistant Professor Dr. Thanyada Rungrotmongkol of Chulalongkorn University. In 2020, it was awarded to Assistant Professor Dr. Atit Silsirivanit of Khon Kaen University and Assistant Professor Dr. Danaya Pakotiprapha of Mahidol University, while in 2022 it was awarded to Associate Professor Dr. Varodom Charoensawan of Mahidol University and Dr. Chayasith Uttamapinant. It is once again time to recognize outstanding young protein scientists in Thailand with the M.R. Jisnuson Svasti Young Protein Scientist of Thailand Award in 2024.

Plaque of recognition with cash reward of 30,000 Baht.
One awardee will be selected. However, in case that two candidates are considered to have equal merit, the award may be shared by two awardees.
This award will be presented at the 18th International Symposium of the Protein Society of Thailand held at the Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok, on August 28-30, 2024.

Eligibility and qualification for the award
Candidates must be a PST member. PST membership can be applied on the web site at https://www.proteinsocthai.net.
Candidates must be 40 years or younger in age on January 1, 2024.
Candidates must be able to attend and present their research at the 18th International Symposium of the Protein Society of Thailand on August 28-30, 2024.
Candidates must be working in Thailand at a recognized university, research institute or company, and have their major affiliation in Thailand.
Candidates must have strong international research publication record related to protein research after graduation. Most publications should be research carried out in Thailand. Papers published as first or corresponding author will carry the most weight.

Application procedure
Candidates can either directly apply for the award or be nominated by a PST member.
Candidates or nominator must complete the application form and send, together with the candidates’ CV, via e-mail to Prof. James Ketudat-Cairns (cairns@sut.ac.th) by May 31, 2024.
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Evaluation Process
The evaluation committee consisting of 3-5 experts will select the recipient(s), whose decision is considered final.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of the impact of their research in or related to proteins, as judged by publications, citations, awards and other indicators of excellence.
Consideration will be also be made to contributions in developing research areas in protein science previously less well covered in Thailand, and to activities providing service to the protein research community and/or PST.

Award announcement
Announcement of the award recipient will be made by July 1, 2024 via the PST web site (https://www.proteinsocthai.net).

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