Cooperative Research Station (CRS) in Southeast Asia
ICBiotech launched the Cooperative Research Station (CRS) in Southeast Asia at Chalermprakiat Building, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, in 2002 through the generous support of Mahidol University. The CRS provides a space for Southeast Asian and Japanese researchers to collaborate on environmental sustainability research. This work includes sustainable natural resource utilization and the development of biological and genetic technologies. The CRS also functions as a cyber lecture program operated by Osaka University and coordinated by Thai universities. The CRS hopes to support both prospective students and alumni of Osaka University.
Mahidol University (MU) and Osaka University (OU) jointly established the MU-OU Collaborative Research Center (MU-OU CRC) for Bioscience and Biotechnology. The MU-OU CRC builds on the already active research of both universities to strengthen research cooperation in the fields of biosciences and biotechnology.
Commemorative Symposium of 20th Anniversary of OU-MU:CRC and OU:CRS was held at Mahidol University, Thailand.
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.
Basic and Essential Instruments Equipped at CRS
The Cooperative Research Stations (CRS) is equipped with basic and essential instruments as follows: safety clean benches, DNA sequencer with four capillaries, spectrophotometers, a high-grade microscope, high performance liquid chromatograms, automatic protein purification system, thermocyclers for PCR, refrigerated centrifuges and microcentrifuges, lyophilizer, a large cooling chamber that can accommodate several purifications, various temperature shakers, evaporators, deep freezers, autoclaves, and drying ovens.