e-mail : kobchai1a@yahoo.com
Phone : 662 218 5074


1998 Dr. rer. nat. (Mikrobiologie), University of Bonn, GERMANY
1994 Diplom Biologie, University of Bonn, Germany
1989 B.Sc. (Medical Technology), Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND


1995   EMBO Advanced Eubacterial Genetics, Sweden
1999 NEDO Industrial and Environmental protection for Thai and with Emphasis on Bioremediation Technology, Japan

Research Interest

A. Bioremediation of soil and water contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbon and related compounds
1. Remediation of diesel oil and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons contaminated soil and wastewater by agricultural materials-immobilized bacteria.
2. Rhizosphere bacteria for bioremediation of diesel oil in water
3. Preservation of bacterial strains capable of diesel oil and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons biodegradation.
4. Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil by fungal-bacterial cocultivation
B. Phototrophic purple-nonsulfur bacterium
1. Biodiversity of aquatic phototrophic purple-nonsulfur bacterium in Thailand
2. Oxidization of xenobiotic compounds by phototrophic bacteria
3. Alternative hydrogen production by phototrophic bacteri


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Selected Publications

  1. Suwanampai, T., Pattaragulwanit, K., Pattanamahakul, P., Sutheinkul, O., Okada, K., Honda, T. and Thaniyavarn, J. 2011 Evaluation of loop-mediated isothermal amplification method for detecting enterotoxin A gene of Staphylococcus aureus in pork.   Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 42(6): 1489-1497.
  2. Luepromchai, E., Lertthamrongsak, W., Pinphanichakarn, P., Thaniyavarn, S., Pattaragulwanit, K. and Junthongjin, K. Biodegradation of PAHs in petroleum-contaminated soil using tamarind leaves as microbial inoculums.   Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol. 29(2), 515-527 (2007).
  3. Visetsripong A, Pattaragulwanit K, Thaniyavarn J, Matsuura R, Kuroda A and Sutheinkul O.   Detection of Escherichia coli O157: H7 vt and rfb (O157) by multiplex polymerase chain reaction.  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 38(1), 82-90 (2007).
  4. Poonthrigpun, S., Pattaragulwanit, K., Paengthai, S., Kriangkripipat, T., Juntongjin, K., Thaniyavarn, S., Petsom, A. and Pinphanichakarn, P.  Novel intermediates of acenaphthylene degradation by Rhizobium sp. CU-A1, evidence for naphthalene-1,8-dicarboxylic acid metabolism. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72(9),6034-6039, (2006). (IF=3.98)
  5. .Saiphet, A., Juntongjin, K., Pattaragulwanit, K., Pinphanichakarn, P. and Thaniyavarn, T.  Novel acenaphthene degrading bacterium, Sphingomonas sp. strain SP2.  J. Sci. Res. Chula. Univ. 31 Special Issue 2 (NRC-EHWM), 83-94,  (2006).
  6. Chareonchang, N., Pinpanichakarn, P., Pattaragulwanit, K., Thaniyavarn, S., and K. Junthongjin.  Utilization of agricultural materials to enhance microbial degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil.  J. Sci. Res. Chula. Univ. 28, Special Issue 1 (NRC-EHWM):1-13, (2003).
  7. Supaka, N., Pinpanichakarn, P., Pattaragulwanit, K., Thaniyavarn, S., Omori, T. and K. Junthongjin.  Isolation and characterization of a phenanthrene-degrading Sphingomonas sp. strain P2 and its ability to degrade fluoranthrene and pyrene via cometabolism.  Science Asia  27,21-28, (2001).
  8. Pattaragulwanit, K., D. C. Brune, H. G. Tr?per, and C. Dahl.  Molecular genetic evidence for extracytoplasmic localization of sulfur globules in Chromatium vinosum.  Arch. Microbiol. 169, 434-444 (1998).
  9. Pattaragulwanit, K. and C. Dahl.  Development of a genetic system for a purple sulfur bacterium: conjugative plasmid transfer in Chromatium vinosum.  Arch. Microbiol. 164,217-222, (1995).

Grants, Awards and Recognition

2010-2011 National Research Council of Thailand – Fiscal year 2010
2008-2009 National Research Council of Thailand – Fiscal year 2008
2008-2010 National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
2002-2005 The Thailand Research Fund
2001 Annual Government Budget
1999-2000 Ratchadaphiseksomphot Endowment Fund, THAILAND