Dr Suthat Fucharoen
Thalassemia Research Center Institute of Science and Technology for Research and Development, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus
Dr. Suthat Fuchareon is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Molecular Biosciences, and Director of the Thalassemia Research Center, Mahidol University, Nakornpathom, Thailand.
Dr. Fuchareon is internationally recognized for his work on thalassemia in Thailand and Southeast Asia. His scientific interests encompass the spectrum of basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological research. Work from the Thalassemia Research Center at Mahidol University has set the standard for defining the molecular genetics, genomics, and genotypic/phenotypic correlations of thalassemic syndromes. His many publications include clinical trials on the use of inducers of fetal hemoglobin and iron chelation, the use of MRI imaging for assessment of iron overload, as well as landmark epidemiologic studies defining the genetic diversity and public health burden of these diseases.
Dr. Fuchareon has been the recipient of many honors, among them the Outstanding Researcher Award from the National Research Council of Thailand, Outstanding Scientist Award from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science Award and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King of Thailand. Dr. Fuchareon had delivered the Berend Houwen Lecture at the International Society for Laboratory Hematology in New Orleans on May 6, 2011