PROFILES : Researcher

Name – Last Name:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Apichart Wanichit


Director of The Rice Research Center and Gene Research


The Rice Research Center and Gene Research, Kasetsart University Kamphaeng Saen Campus, Malai Man Road, Nakhon Pathom 73140

Education Background:

  • 1978 B.Sc. (Agriculture) Kasetsart University
  • 1981 M.Sc. (Agriculture) Kasetsart University
  • 1989 Ph.D. (Crop Science) Oregon State University

Work Background:

  • 1994-present Head of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Agricultural Biotechnology
  • 2003-present Director, Rice Genes Research and Technology for Agriculture
  • 2005-present Director, Rice Research Center
  • 2005-present Secretary of the National Center for Agricultural Biotechnology

Research Area and Interests:

  • Genomics technology and gene function rsearch and application in rice breeding

Research Award

  • Outstanding Researcher of Kasetsart University On the 25th anniversary of R & D (2003)
  • 3rd price award for Pinkaset Rice Development 2nd World Rice Competition (2004)
  • National Outstanding Researcher in Agriculture and Biology 2006
  • INVENTOR  AWARD for agriculture and agricultural industry National Research Council of Thailand 2007
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement Award for Agricultural Commercial Research Office of Agricultural Research Development (Public Organization) (2008)
  • The Outstanding Technology Award 2010 The Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King
  • National Outstanding Individual Award (Science and Technology Division) National Identity Board (2012)