Dr. Wirulda Pootakham

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2010
Genomics Research Team, National Omics Center, NSTDA
Researcher, Head of Genomics Research Team
Plant Genomics, Genetics, Molecular Biology
Email Address:
[email protected]

2020 – Winner of “The Most Interesting Technology for Investment” Award and “The Best Presentation” Award, Investment Pitching Session, Thailand Tech Show 2020, Bangkok, Thailand
2019 – Winner of “The Most Fundable Innovation” Award at the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship Asia Innovates 2019 Pitching Competition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2019 – Recipient of the Biogenomed’s Biotechnologist Award
2019 – Thailand Invention Award for the Invention titled “SNP Genotyping Kits for Cultivar Identification and Seed Purity Test in Cucumber ,Watermelon, Melon and Chilli Pepper.” National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT).
2019 – Winner of the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship (LIF) 2019 Pitching Competition, London, UK
2018 – Recipient of the 2018 UNESCO-L’Oréal For Women in Science Fellowship
2018 – Research Award for the Research titled “Development of a Linkage Map for the Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci Governing Vertical Growth in Oil Palm.” National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)
2017 – Young Technologist Award from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of H.M. the King
2015 – Thesis Award for the Thesis titled “Elucidation of Functional and Regulatory Aspects of Sulfate Transport in Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii.” National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)

“Nik joined NSTDA in 2010. Her research has focused primarily on applying genomic technologies to push agricultural sciences forward in developing Southeast Asian countries. Recently, she has started a collaboration with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources to tackle one of the most pressing global environmental issues of coral bleaching. Besides her passion in research, Nik loves travelling and is an avid rock climber.”