Chula to boost local medical research


Chulalongkorn University’s Non-Human Primates Research Center (NPRCT) held its NPRCT-CCU Symposium 2023 last weekend, aimed at moving Thailand’s medical research forward after the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Chakkaphan Sutthirat, Chulalongkorn’s Vice President for Research Affairs, global medical researchers became concerned after the pandemic hit. These researchers wanted to find ways to prevent the disease from spreading, he said.

He said NPRCT’s success rate has been rising over the last four years, especially during the pandemic, when the centre contributed to local vaccine research by providing primates for trials. The move has elevated the research centre to the global stage, he said.

Prof Suchinda Malaivijitnond, NPRCT’s director, said the research centre became the…

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