The NPRCT-CU Opening Ceremony and the Symposium for the new journey

The National Primate Research Center of Thailand was established since 2012. As the first academic national primate research centre in Thailand, we aim to bridge non-clinical research and testing in this country to clinical study for the health development of Thai people and this region. Now, the infrastructure constructions have come to finished. We are proudly to invite you to our Official Opening Ceremony@Saraburi and the very first symposium at Mandarin Hotel Bangkok.

The symposium is going to be held at the Mandarin Hotel Bangkok, Thailand, just next to Chulalongkorn University in the very heart of Bangkok. The theme of the symposium is “Non-Human Primates in Biomedical Research: Industrial-Academia Partnerships in Solving Global Health Problems”. The Opening Ceremony@Saraburi at our research and animal facilities will show the potential and opportunity of non-clinical study research in Thailand.

The Opening Ceremony@Saraburi also honoured to have our alliances to share and show their works through their exhibitions:

National Vaccine Institute
ChemOn Inc.
Nomura Siam International
AAALAC International

The Symposium brings primatologist and biomedical experts together to share and learn focusing on several topics:

  Genetic Diversity and Biomedical Research with Non-human Primates (NHPs)
  Infectious Diseases Research with NHPs
  Drug and Vaccine Development Using NHPs
  Microbiome and Genetic Diseases in NHPs
  Non-communicable Diseases, Neuroscience and Bone Research in NHPs
  AAALAC International Accreditation and GLP Certification

These gathering of various experts and topics encourage us learn and share, offering new insights into how pioneering the research in NHP and biomedical research in the light of humankind, without left the animal welfare behind.

Our Sessions

Invited Speakers

Plenary Lecture


Prof. Dr. Vorasuk Shotelersuk, MD.
Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Medicine, biodiversity & genome: secrets of nature & opportunities of Thailand

Dr. Takeshi Annoura
National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan

Insights into the molecular machinery involved in regulating liver-stage and mosquito-stage proliferation in Plasmodium

Prof. Bruno Pitard
University of Nantes, France

Nanotaxi and vaccine development

Prof. Dr. Suradej Honging, MD.
Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand

Thalassemia and gene therapy


Special Lecture


Prof. Yiming Bao
BIG Data, Chinese Academy of Science, China

Open biodiversity and health big data initiative

Prof. Sreetharan Kanthaswamy
School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Arizona State University, USA

Genetic management of non-human primate colonies

Prof. Heui-Soo Kim
Pusan National University, Korea

Molecular function and disease implication of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) in primates

Prof. Yasuhiro Yasutomi
Tsukuba Primate Research Center, Japan

Development of Vaccine by using non-human primate

Prof. Garnpimol C. Ritthidej
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Drug delivery system

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sunchai Payungporn
Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Microbiome in wild and captive cynomolgus macaques

Dr. Yumiko Yamazaki
Riken Institute, Japan

Evolutionary biology of primate higher cognitive functions through mind-body interaction via gut-brain axis

Dr. Montip Gettayacamin
Senior Director for Southeast Asia, AAALAC International

AAALAC International accreditation process and issues relevant to nonhuman primate research and breeding programs

Dr. Hyun-Kul Lee
Chemon Inc., Korea

GLP Certification: Lesson learned in Chemon Inc., Korea

Assoc. Prof. Robert Jeffery
California National Primate Research Center, CA, USA

Translational research in the 21st century: The value of academic and biopharma partnerships

Prof. Martin Marsala
University of California, San Diego, USA

Spinal gene delivery for treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and neuropathic pain


Invited Oral Presentation


Prof. Dr. Mukesh Chalise
Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Human and rhesus macaques problem: solution for Nepal

Dr. Huda Darusman
Primate Research Center at Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

Non-human primates model for HIV, Papilloma virus, Dengue and Hepatitis B research

Dr. JoAnn Yee
California National Primate Research Center, CA, USA

Diagnostic testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other specific pathogen free agents in biomedical research colonies

Prof. Munehiro Okamoto
Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University, Japan

Thrombocytopenia in Japanese macaques caused by SRV

Dr. Florian Foger
CYPRUMED GmbH, Austria

Preclinical development of oral and nasal formulations for peptide and protein drugs

Dr. Chul-Kyu Lee
Chemon Inc., Korea

Research status of using non-human primates for new drug developments in Korea

Assoc. Prof. Takao Oishi
Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University, Japan

Two genetic diseases found in the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan: a progeroid syndrome and a lysosome disease

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Liu Zhijin
Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science, China

Genomics study of macaques and langurs reveal local adaptation with implications for biomedical research

Prof. Yuzuru Hamada
Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University, Japan

Influence of reproductive seasonality on skeletal development in Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata)

Prof. John L. VandeBerg
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA

Genetic and dietary interactions that influence risk of atherosclerosis in baboons


  Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University
254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand, 10330   +66 2218 5275