Dr. Mingkwan Nipitwattanaphon

  • Position: Lecturer/Researcher
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  • E-mail: mingkwan_n@yahoo.com
  • Contacts: +66 2562 5444 ext. 4233 (Fax) +66 2579 5528
  • Work address: Department of Gentics, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Education:
  • 1989-1995High School: Mahaprutaram Girl’s School, Bangkok, Thailand
    1995-1999B.Sc. (Biology) “Genetic Relationships among Sugarcane Varieties in Thailand”
    Department of Genetics, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

    1999-2003M.S. (Genetics) “Ribosomal DNA Diversity of Ants (Camponotus rufoglaucus and Diacamma sp.):
    Potential Use for Evolutionary Study” Department of Genetics, Faculty of Science,
    Kasetsart University,
    Bangkok, Thailand

    2006- 2012Ph.D. student under supervision of Prof. Laurent Keller at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
     

    Research interestsGrantsAdditional informationPublication

    Grants

    • Royal Thai Government Scholarship for M.Sc. studies in Thailand (2000-2002), ~5,200 CHF
    • Training grant: workshop on GeneScan software, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), USA, 30 August-4 September 2004, ~4,900 CHF
    • Royal Thai Government Scholarship for Ph.D. studies in Switzerland (2006-2010), ~124,050 CHF
    • Student travel grant from Swiss Zoological Society (SZG/SSZ) to attend European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) conference in Turin, Italy, 2009
    • Graduate student poster competition: honorable mention in XVI International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI2010)
    • President of the Association of Thai Students in Switzerland (ATSS) (2011)

    Teaching

    2001-2002: Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

    • Trainer of the Workshop on Mushroom Identification by Using DNA Technique -18-20 December 2001
    • Trainer of the Workshop on DNA sequencing - 25-27 November 2002

    2004-2005: Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

    • Principles of Genetics
    • Laboratory in Genetics
    • Genetic and Evolution
    • Human Genetics
    • Research methods in Entomology
    • Research methods in Genetics
    • Genetic Engineering I
    • Genetic Engineering II
    • Gene manipulation and Application

    2009-2011: University of Lausanne, Switzerland

    • Molecular Genetics - Practical 3 students (M.Sc.)

    Languages

    • Thai (maternal)
    • English (working language)
    • French (Active: A2; Passive: B1)
    • Chinese (Beginner)
    Nipitwattanaphon, M., S. Piyachoknagul, and P. Saksoong. 2005. The fine structure of 28S ribosomal DNA of ants. Proceeding of the 14th Genetic Conference. Bangkok. Thailand, 11-13 March 2005
    Saksoong, P., S. Piyachoknagul, and M. Nipitwattanaphon. 2005. Secondary structure models of the 28S DNA transcript of ants. Proceeding of the 14th Genetic Conference. Bangkok. Thailand, 11-13 March 2005
    Nipitwattanaphon, M., J. Wang, and L. Keller. 2007. Developing transgenics for the fire ant, Solenopsis
    invicta. XI Congress European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Uppsala, Sweden, 20-25 August 2007.
    Nipitwattanaphon, M., J. Wang, and L. Keller. 2009. Transcriptional basis associated with queen acceptance and execution in Solenopsis invicta. XII Congress European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Turin, Italy, 25-29 August 2009.
    Nipitwattanaphon, M., J. Wang, and L. Keller. 2010. Unraveling the pleiotropic effects behind the green beard. XVI Congress International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010.
    Wurm, Y., J. Wang, O. Riba-Grognuz, M. Corona, S. Nygaard, B.G. Hunt, K.K. Ingram, L. Falquet, M. Nipitwattanaphon, D. Gotzek, M.B. Dijkstra, J. Oettler, F. Comtesse, C.-J. Shih, W.-J. Wu, C.-C. Yang, J. Thomas, E. Beaudoing, S. Pradervand, V. Flegel, E.D. Cook, R. Fabbretti, H. Stockinger, L. Long, W.G. Farmerie, J. Oakey, J.J. Boomsma, P. Pamilo, S.V. Yi, J. Heinze, M. a D. Goodisman, L. Farinelli, K. Harshman, N. Hulo, L. Cerutti, I. Xenarios, D. Shoemaker, and L. Keller. 2011. The genome of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108:5679-84
    Wang, W., Y. Wurm Y, M. Nipitwattanaphon, O. Riba-Grognuz, Y.C. Huang, D. Shoemaker, and L. Keller. 2013. A Y-like social chromosome causes alternative colony organization in fire ants. Nature 493(7434): 664-668.
    Nipitwattanaphon, M., J. Wang, K.G. Ross, O. Riba-Grognuz, Y. Wurm, C. Khurewathanakul, and L. Keller. 2013. Effects of ploidy and sex-locus genotype on gene expression patterns in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. in prep.
    Nipitwattanaphon, M., J. Wang, M.B. Dijkstra, and L. Keller. 2013. A simple genetic basis for complex social behavior mediates widespread gene expression differences. in review.

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