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Fellow
Yuthavong
Yongyuth
Current position: 
Senior Advisor to the President, NSTDA
Current nationality: 
Thailand
Current residence: 
Thailand
Affiliation/Institution: 
National Science and Technoilogy Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand
Biodata: 
Yuthavong (BSc 1966, London; DPhil 1969, Oxford U., UK) is TWAS Vice-President for East and Southeast Asia, 2013-15. Following a career at Mahidol U., he became Director of National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (1985), and the first president of the Natl. Science and Technology Devel. Agency (NSTDA) of Thailand (1992). He is past pres. of the Thai Acad. of Sci. and Techn.; chairman, Foundn. for Promotion of Sci. and Techn.; and elected for. fellow, Australian Acad. of Technol. Scs. and Engg. His honours include: Outstanding Scientist of Thailand Award; ASEAN Science and Technology Meritorious Service Award; Outstanding Govt. Scholar Award; Nikkei Asia Prize for Sci., Techn. and Innovation, Japan; and Person of the Year Award, Natl. Identity Board. He served as Minister of Science and Technology, Thailand, 2006-08 and Deputy Prime Minister, Thailand, 2014-15.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
8 - Decent work and economic growth
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12 - Responsible consumption and production
17 - Partnerships for the goals
Keywords: 
biochemistry, molecular biology, malaria, science policy
Elected
1991
Place of Birth: 
Lopburi
Country of birth: 
Thailand

Date of birth

4
May
1944
Section:
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Last updated on 08/03/2018