Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS)
Dr. Sirasak Teparkum is the CEO of Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS) which aims to drive Thailand as the leader of life science industry in ASEAN and promote life science industry to become top ten economy with equitable access. He has joined TCELS since 2016 as a Deputy CEO, responsible for research and innovation department including four programs, Bio-Pharmaceutical & Regenerative Medicine Program, Natural Product and Cosmeceutical Program, Medical Device and Medical Robotic Program, and Medicopolis Program.
Dr. Sirasak Teparkum had long experience of various technology transfer projects related to nanotechnology translational research, creating both income and economic impacts to Thailand more than seven billion Baht (7,000 Million Baht) and had experiences in top executive management at the national research center including chief of editor of books and journals. Before joining TCELS, he had worked at the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), National Science Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) for 12 years, including to serve as a Deputy Executive Director for 8 years.
Dr. Sirasak Teparkum received the Bachelor degree of Horticulture at Kasetsart University and B.Sc. in Biology from Concord College, West Virginia. Afterwards, he pursued his Master and Ph.D Degree, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the field of plant tissue culture and plant-insect molecular interaction.