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Cooperative Research Station (CRS) in Southeast Asia

The ICBiotech, Osaka University launched out the Cooperative Research Station (CRS) in Southeast Asia at Chalermprakiat Building, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University in 2002 through the generous support by Mahidol University providing the facility of the university. The CRS opens her space and equipments for Southeast Asian researchers as well as Japanese to promote the cooperative on-site research on the development of the biological and genetic resources and the sustainable utilization of abundant natural resources in Southeast Asian countries through JSPS core university program and others. The CRS also functions as a schooling station of the cyber lecture program, which Osaka University operates, coordinating with Thai universities. The CRS would like to support alumni of Osaka University and provide the university information, recruiting students for studying in Osaka University.

Mahidol University (MU) and Osaka University (OU) agreed at the same time to establish the MU-OU Collaborative Research Center (MU-OU CRC) for Bioscience and Biotechnology, and to strengthen the research cooperation in the field of bioscience and biotechnology, which are one of the most active fields in both universities.


Prof. Shojiro Nishio (President of Osaka University) and Prof. Genta Kawahara (Executive Vise President of Osaka University) visited CRS located in Chalermprakiat Building, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University.
CRS is a cooperative reserach station in Southeast Asia as well as functioning as a schooling station under the Joint Campus Project.
It was introduced on the web site of Osaka university and Osaka university ASEAN center for academic initiatives.
President Nishio visits Osaka University ASEAN Campus in Thailand
Mahidol University Visitation

Basic and essential instruments equipped at CRS

The Cooperative Research Station has been equipped with basic and essential instruments as follows: safety clean benches, a DNA sequencer with 4 capillaries, spectrophotometers, a high-grade microscope, high performance liquid chromatograms, an automatic protein purification system, thermo cycle-reactors for PCR, refrigerated centrifuges, refrigerated microcentrifuges, a lyophilizer, a cooling chamber large enough to accommodate several purifications at the same time, several types of constant-temperature shakers, evaporators, deep freezers, autoclaves and drying ovens.