Systems Biosciences

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Systems Biosciences

  The Systems Biosciences Program at the Mahidol University Institute of Molecular Biosciences was established in 2015. The program is designed to prepare graduate students for careers in integrative research and teaching. Faculty members on the program come from various fields including stem cell biology, thalassemia, cell and gene therapy, vaccine development, virology, structural bioinformatics, drug discovery and nutrition.

We offer remarkably diverse graduate research training, spanning the entire breadth of modern and integrative biology, from molecules and cells to complete systems and humans through multi-omics approaches. The program is best suited for students who are independent, who want to play a role in determining their graduate education, and who wish to combine concepts and techniques from different areas of medical science in their research. 

Mahidol University offers a Ph.D. degree in Systems Biosciences. The Systems Biosciences Program at the Mahidol University Institute of Molecular Biosciences was established in 2015. The program is designed to prepare graduate students for careers in integrative research and teaching. Faculty members on the program come from various fields including stem cell biology, thalassemia, cell and gene therapy, vaccine development, virology, structural bioinformatics, drug discovery and nutrition. We offer remarkably diverse graduate research training, spanning the entire breadth of modern and integrative biology, from molecules and cells to complete systems and humans through multi-omics approaches. The program is best suited for students who are independent, who want to play a role in determining their graduate education, and who wish to combine concepts and techniques from different areas of medical science in their research.

Research opportunities

  • Allergy and Mechanisms of Allergic Response
  • Stem Cells and Gene Therapy
  • Thalassemia
  • Host-Virus Interactions and Immunity
  • Vaccine Development
  • Drug Discovery
  • Proteomics
  • Non-Coding RNAs
  • Mass-spectrometry based proteomics

Requirement for admission
For Master degree holder:

a Master’s degree in medical science, biological science or related area from a Commission on Higher Education accredited institution.

a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.50 or has at least one scientific publication in a journal with impact factor

exception to 1) and 2) might be made by the program director and the Dean of Faculty of Graduate studies

 

For Bachelor degree holder:

1 Holder of M.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., B.Pharm., B.Sc. in medical science, biological science or related area from a Commission on Higher Education accredited  institution OR studying in Ph.D.-M.D. or Ph.D.-D.D.S. program with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00

exception to 1) might be made by the program director and the Dean of Faculty of Graduate studies

Curriculum structure

Plan A: For Master degree holder

  • Required courses 9 credits
  • Elective courses at least 3 credits
  • Thesis 36 credits
  • Total 48 credits

Plan B: for Bachelor degree holder

  • Requires courses 14 credits
  • Elective courses at least 10 credits
  • Thesis 48 credits
  • Total 72 credits

Course list

Required courses

  • MBSB 501 System Biosciences
  • MBSB 502 Applied Systems Biosciences
  • MBSB 503 Research in Systems Biosciences *
  • MBSB 511 Molecular Biosciences Seminar
  • MBSB 512 Systems Biology Seminar
  • SCID 500 Cell and Molecular Biology *
  • GRID 521 Research Ethics

* required courses for B.Sc holder

Elective courses

  • MBSB 601 Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
  • MBSB 602 Cellular and Molecular Biology of Thalassemia
  • MBSB 603 Molecular Diagnosis and Molecular Therapy
  • MBSB 604 Virus-Cell Interactions and Immunity
  • MBMG 501 Genetic Engineering
  • MBMG 502 Molecular Genetics
  • MBMG 602 Computer Applications in Molecular Biology
  • SCPS 631 Systems Physiology
  • GRID 603 Biostatistics

Thesis

  • MBSB 699 Dissertation (36 credits)
  • MBSB 799 Dissertation (48 credits)

    Scholarship

Systems Biosciences program offers partial or full scholarships for Thai and international students.

 For Thai students:
There are 10 scholarships available with partial support from “The 60th Year Supreme Reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej” program.
The Thailand Graduate Institute of Science and Technology (TGIST) scholarship from the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) which fully support the thesis in collaboration with NSTDA is also applicable.

 For international students:
The “2017 Mahidol Postgraduate Partial Scholarship” offers 4 scholarships with partial support.

If you are interested in a scholarship or Research or Teaching assistantship, please contact us
   Further information please contact

  Assoc.Prof.Surapon Piboonpocanun
   Tel: (+66-2) 441 9003-7 ext 1233,1261
   E-mail: piboons@gmail.com

  Dr. Chutima Thepparit
   Tel: (+66-2) 441 9003-7 ext 1420
   E-mail: chutima.thp@mahidol.ac.th