|Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva presented a Best Thesis Award to Dr. Siwarutt Boonyarattanakalin at the 2009 International Inventor’s Day Convention on February 2, 2009. Dr. Siwarutt received the 2008 Best Thesis Award in the field of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science from the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) for his thesis on “Synthetic Mimics of Small Mammalian Cell Surface Receptors”, which was conducted while he was at the Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA, under the supervision of Prof. Blake R. Peterson.
Dr. Siwarutt Boonyarattanakalin is a full-time lecturer at the School of Biochemical Engineering and Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University. He attained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University. His current research involves the applications of synthetic molecules to study and manipulate biological processes.