Our Body

Predictions, preventions & edible insects. Tag along to this future-outlook event to learn how scientists take care of our bodies by tackling diseases and develop outside-the-box future foods!

This event will be in English / กิจกรรมเป็นภาษาอังกฤษตลอดงาน

Hosted by:

Phaik Yeong Cheah (MORU)

2nd Floor, Maneeya Center,
518/5 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330
Time: 7:00-9:00PM - (Doors open 6:30PM)
Entry until venue reaches capacity

Edible Insects: their relevance in and beyond the food industry

Nathan Preteseille (Asian Food and Feed Insect Association)

We are here in the cradle of the edible insect industry, surrounded  by thousands of cricket farms all around the country providing crispy and flavoury snacks but also staple food. But what do we know about their core value? Are they just good to be tasted? We will together go through several applications of insects and their relevance in line with the involvement of the regional platform AFFIA: Asian Food and Feed Insect Association.

Can we improve the prevention of mother to child transmission of 
Hepatitis B?

​​Dr. Marieke Bierhoff (SMRU)

With the high prevalence of hepatitis B virus on the Thai-Myanmar border, prevention of mother to child transmission is critical. Current strategies with immunoglobulins and vaccinations appear to fail in this marginalised population. Here, we will discuss existing problems surrounding hepatitis B in pregnancy and highlight possible solutions to prevention of mother to child transmission.

How can mass spectrometry help ageing populations suffering with diabetes?

Dr. Natthida Sriboonvorakul (Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine,  Mahidol University)

The number of elderly people is growing rapidly in Thailand. Most of ageing patients in hospitals are suffering with chronic non-communicable diseases such as diabetes. We aim to identify clinical parameters & biomarkers of this disease for early detection and prevention using mass spectrometry. Join us to uncover how mass spectrometry can help them!