Morakot Tanticharoen is senior advisor to the President of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). She is further Professor Emeritus at the School of Bioresources and Technology at the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) and serves as a senior advisor to KMUTT’s President. From 2000 to 2008 Mrs. Morakot was director of the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC). During her directorship, she also served as Chairman of the ASEAN Sub-Committee on Biotechnology (SCB). Mrs. Morakot is a leading Thai researcher in the field of microbiology and biotechnology. She holds a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Rhode Island, USA.