Dr Janjira Thaipadungpanit
Janjira Thaipadungpani is a molecular microbiologist based at Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine research Unit, Thailand. She is Head of Molecular Microbiology at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medical Research Unit (MOMRU).
Her research interests include:
- Molecular epidemiology of leptospirosis and melioidosis using multicolus sequence typing or genome data;
- Molecular diagnosis for identification aetiology of acute febrile illness and sepsis patients.
Molecular diagnosis and bacterial genotyping
A molecular microbiologist, Dr Janjira’s research focusses on using bacterial typing based on genome to confirm which disease is present in a patient. She aims to develop a single whole genome sequence type test using mutliple-PCR assays that can determine from a single sample of blood what bacteria or viruses are present in a patient’s blood – thereby speeding up diagnosis and potentially saving lives in resource-limited settings.
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