Advisor to the President of Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). Chairman of the Council of King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi. B. Sc. (chemistry, first class hons, London University), D. Phil (organic chemistry, Oxford University). Professor of Biochemistry, Mahidol University. First President of Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). Former Director of BIOTEC National Centre. Former Minister of Science and Technology and former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand. Awards include “Outstanding Scientist of Thailand” Award (1984), Outstanding Person of the Nation from National Identity Board (2004) and Nikkei Asia Award for Science, Technology and Innovation from Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan (2004).