Four Thai, Two Filipino Profs receive 2019 Bernd Rode Award

Four Thai Professors were conferred the prestigious 2019 Bernd Rode Award in two different categories (Junior and Senior Researchers) for their respective research collaborations. They were:

Apinun Kanpiengjai, Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University. Project Title: “Purification and Properties of Tannase from Sporidiobolusruineniae, a Tannin-Tolerant Yeast Isolated from Fermented Foods of Northern Thailand“

Pongtip Sithisarn, PhD.
Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Bangkok
Project Title: “LC-MS of extracts from medicinal plants“

Asst. Prof. Dr. Anchalee Samphao
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani University
Project Title: “Development of a disposable electrochemical biosensor for detection of cancer biomarker“ (in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Kurt Kalcher,Institute for Analytical Chemistry, University of Graz -Austria)

Chompoonuh K. Permponwiat
Srinakharinwirot University Project Title: “Workplaces as Learning Spaces” (in collaboration with
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Annette Ostendorf, Institute for Organisation and Learning, University of Innsbruck -Austria)

The two Filipino professors conferred of the award were:

Manuel Joseph C. Loquias, Dr. math Institute of Mathematics, University of the Philippines Diliman Project Title: “Nonmonic number systems in finite fields”

Weena Gera, PhD
College of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines Cebu

Project Title: “Examining the coherence of legal frameworks for ecosystem services toward sustainable mineral development in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)”

According to the ASEAN-European Academic University Network website:

“The Bernd Rode Award is granted to outstanding scientific and higher education collaborations between European and South-East-Asian universities in the framework of ASEA-UNINET. The award is given every 18 months in three different categories.

The award is named after Bernd Michael Rode, an eminent Austrian researcher and founder of the Austrian-South-East-Asian Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET).”