Pint of Science SHOTS
Then join us for the first one-night-only special of 2019: Pint of Science SHOTS!
Three great researchers will be guiding you through the world of science on this fun and exciting evening at Siam Society, Bangkok!
Siam Society is just off Sukhumvit MRT and Asoke BTS Station.
Talks will be in English language.
Is intensive care medicine only for the rich?
Prof Arjen Dondorp (Deputy Director and Head of Malaria & Clinical Care, MORU)
Intensive care medicine is meant for patients with acute severe illnesses and is crucial for saving their lives. However, there is a danger that only the rich can afford this part of medicine. This talk will discuss the possibilities and problems of making affordable high quality intensive care a reachable goal for the entire globe.
The origin of prehistoric cattle in Thailand: evidence from ancient DNA
Dr. Wunrada Surat (Department of Genetics, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University)
Cattle have been domesticated in Southeast Asia, including Thailand, for thousands of years, but, the history of cattle domestication in the region remains unclear. To gain some insight into cattle domestication in Thailand we extracted and sequenced DNA from 26 cattle remains, excavated from four archaeological sites located in northeastern and central Thailand, and dated to between 3,550 and 1,700 years before present (YBP) which all belonged to B. taurus. This is the first genetic evidence of when B. taurus was domesticated in Thailand.
Malaria in Siam-Thailand
Prof Sasithon Pukrittayakamee (Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University)
Professor Sasithon will talk about the illustrious history of malaria from ancient Siam to present day, Thailand. She will also talk about efforts to eliminate malaria in Thailand and worldwide.