Na-Ranong, S

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Name

Dr. Sutticha Na
-
Ranong Thammasittirong


Position


Lecturer

Email
A
ddress

sutticha.n@ku.ac.th

Tel.

034
-
2811105
-
6 ext.7666

Education


2006 PhD (Biotechnology), King Mongkut’s University


of Technology T
honburi (KMUTT), Bangkok,



Thailand

2001 MSc (Biotechnology), KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand

1999

BSc (Microbiology), (2
nd

class honours), KMUTT,



Bangkok, Thailand

Awards


-
Professor Tab’s Gold Medal Award
for the First Rank of
G
raduate
Students in the Field of Biotechnology,
The Professor

Dr Tab
Nilanidhi Foundation

(2007).


-

Overall Outstanding Student for Research

Excellence

Category by Thailand Graduate Institute of Science and Technology

(TGIST), Na
tional Science and Technology

d
evelopment Agency (NSTDA) (2006).

-

Outstanding Student
for Research Excellence in

Biotechnology Category by
TGIST, NSTDA (2006).

Course Taught

Fungi
, Determinative Bacteriology,

Genetic Systems of Microorganisms
,
General
Microbiology,
Lab
oratory in General Microbiology,

Analytical
Microbiology, Microbial Strain Manipulation,
R
esearch Methods in
Microbiology,
Intensive Microbiology

Research Experiences

2007
-
present

Yeast isolation
and
microbial
strain improvement for
biof
uel production

2001
-

2006


-
Molecular and biochemical characterization of
enzyme in

terms of substrate specificity and
preference and structure
-
function relationships

-
Construct mutant e
nzymes by site
-
directed
mutagenesis approach for improving the yiel
d of
desired products

-
Investigation the effects of
expressing the
heterologous
Δ

6
-
desaturase of
M. rouxii
gene on lipid
metabolism and global metabolism of transgenic
yeasts


2005
-
2006

-
Investigation of exometabolome of transgenic yeasts
by metabolic foo
tprinting approach using direct
injection mass spectrometry (DIMS)

-
Lipidomics in fungus and transgenic yeasts using
liquid chromatography
-
mass spectrometry (LC
-
MS)

1998
-
2001

-

Prediction of mRNA secondary structure by computer
analysis

-
In vitro

mRNA synt
hesis and
analysis the effect of
mRNA secondary structure on transcriptional level

1994
-
1997

-
Comparison of biochemical components and
microorganism activities (protease and amylase
activities) during soy sauce fermentation by
Aspergillus oryzae
,
Rhizopus
sp
. and
Bacillus subtilis

var. natto


Funding/Grant

-

Selection and strain improvement of thermotolerant and alcohol tolerant


yeasts for

bioethanol production, Granter: Thailand Research Fund,
Project Period: 2 years from 2009
-
2011, Status: Leader

-

S
election of D
-
xylose fermenting and high temperature tolerance yeast
strains
for bioethanol production,

Granter: Energy Policy and Planning Office,
Project Period: 1 year from 2009
-
2010, project for un
der
graduate

-

Strain improvement of ethanol fermentin
g yeast for high ethanol
production in osmotic and ethanol stresses, Granter: Kasetsart University
Research and Development Institute, Project Period: 1 year from 2010
-
2011, Status: Leader


Publications/
Presentations

(
Na
-
Ranong,
S. is Thammasittirong, S.N
-
R.)

Thammasittirong, S. N
-
R
., Limchunde, U, Phonrod, U. and Srirot, K.
(2010) Screening of high ethanol
-
tolerant yeasts for bioethanol production.
Thailand Research Symposium 2010, 26
th
-
30
th
August, 2010, Bangkok,
Thailand

S.N
-
R. Thammasittirong
, U. Phon
rod, U. Limchundee and K. Sriroth.
(2010) Isolation and characterization of thermotolerant ethanologenic
yeasts. 1
st

Kamphaeng
-
Saen International Natural Product Symposium :
The Relationship Between Living Organisms and Environment (KINS2010),
23
rd
-
24
th

Oc
tober, 2010, Bangkok, Thailand

Na
-
Ranong, S.
,

Defernez, M., Mellon, F.A., Roberts, I.N., Laoteng, K.,
Tanticharoen, M., Cheevadhanarak, S. and MacKenzie, D.A. (2006)
Discrimination of changes in metabolic profile of transgenic yeasts
containing the
Mucor
rouxii

fatty acid

6
-
desaturase by metabolomic
footprinting. The 18
th

Annual Meeting of the Thai Society for Biotechnology,
Biotechnology, 2
nd
-
3
rd

October, 2006, Bangkok, Thailand

Na
-
Ranong, S
., Laoteng, K., Kittakoop, P., Tanticharoen, M. and
Cheevadhana
rak, S. (2006) Targeted mutagenesis of a fatty acid

6
-
desaturase from
Mucor

rouxii
: role of amino acid residues adjacent to
histidine
-
rich motif II.
Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm.

339:

1029
-
1034.

Na
-
Ranong, S
.,
Laoteng, K., Kittakoop, P., Tanticharoen, M. an
d
Cheevadhanarak, S. (2005) Substrate specificity and preference of

6
-
desaturase of
Mucor rouxii
. FEBS Lett.
579:

2744

2748.

Na
-
Ranong, S
., Laoteng, K., Tanticharoen, M. and Cheevadhanarak, S.
(2003) A
Mucor rouxii

desaturase with activity similar to a pl
ant desaturase.
BioThailand 2003: Technology for Life, 17
th
-
20
th

July, 2003, Pattaya,
Thailand

Wongsa, P., Mungpakdee, S.,
Na
-
Ranong, S
., Suphatrakul, A.,
Cheevadhanarak, S. and Tanticharoen, M. (2002) Temperature regulation
of two isofrom mRNA of
des
A ge
ne

for

12
-
desaturase

in
Spirulina
platensis
Strain C1. Symposium on Plant Lipids, 29
th
-
30
th

November, 2002,
Yokohama City, Japan

Na
-
Ranong, S
., Deshnium, P., Mungpakdee, S. and Cheevadhanarak, S.
(2000) Secondary structure and role of repetitive palindro
mic sequences
at 3


end of the

desA

gene from
Spirulina platensis
C1. The Annual
Meeting of the Thai Society for Biotechnology, Biotechnology: Impacts and
Trends, 1
st
-
3
rd

November, 2000, Kanchanaburi, Thailand


Patent Filing

Development of

6
-
desaturase e
nzyme isoform II of
Mucor rouxii
ATCC24905, which is able to catalyze the conversion of linoleic acid to
gamma
-
linolenic acid (GLA) and the conversion of alpha
-
linolenic acid to
stearidonic acid (SDA) by using site
-
directed mutagenesis technique, Thai
pate
nt, application number 104700 (Filed: December 2005)

Inventors: Laoteng, K.,
Na
-
Ranong, S
. and


Cheevadhanarak, S.


Assignee: National Center for Genetic Engineering and
Biotechnology (BIOTEC) and King Mongkut’s University of Technology
Thonburi (KMUTT
)