Microwaves and microbes
From physics to biology, we explore a universe of exciting research right from the very beginning with the Big Bang, to some of the universe's more deadliest inhabitants (and why we want to avoid infection), and finally finishing with why would we want an infection...
This event will be in English / กิจกรรมเป็นภาษาอังกฤษตลอดงาน
Phaik Yeong Cheah (MORU)
Noel Hidalgo Tan (SEAMEO SPAFA)
Why is the sky dark at night?
Dr. Rob Knoops
(Particle Physics Research Laboratory, Chulalongkorn University)
Recent observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background allow researchers to learn about the universe at its earliest stages, the ‘bang’ in the big bang, and how the universe became like it is today
Bacterial morphology: why bacteria care how they look?
Suparat Giengkam (Department of Microbiology, MORU)
Scrub typhus is a life-threatening human disease transmitted by a tiny mite. This bacterial infection is found in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia but relatively little is known about it. The shape of the bacterium is extremely important and can affect its survival; different shapes can help it to eat, divide, attach, move or differentiate, the bacteria can benefit from adopting an appropriate shape.
Controlled Human Malaria Infection studies
Professor Nick Day (Director, MORU)
Is it ethical to deliberately infect someone with malaria? Professor Nick Day reveals why it might be necessary for the research and development of vaccines and drugs for malaria