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Professor Montri Chulavatnatol
Scientific Pitching Award

Theme: Enhancing Society through Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Professor Montri Chulavatnatol was born on July 28, 1942, in Bangkok, Thailand. He completed his undergraduate study with First Class Honors in Biochemistry from the University of New South Wales in 1966, under a Columbo Plan Scholarship from the Australian government. He later received scholarships from the Rockefeller Foundation and finished his master’s and doctoral degrees in Biochemistry from the California Institute of Technology in the United States in 1971. Afterwards, he worked at the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University for 30years. until his retirement. He has published over 57 research articles in international journals, authored several textbooks and academic papers. After his retirement, he continuously contributed to various activities that benefited the society and the nation.

Throughout his career, he has held several executive positions such as Head of  Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University from 1976 to 1980, Deputy Director of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) in 1992, Vice President of Mahidol University from 1994-1995,President of the Science Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage from 1994 to 1997 and member of several committees of universities, as well as local and international organizations such as President of Science Council of Asia and Chair of FAOBMB Fellowships.

Professor Montri Chulavatnatol has received several awards in recognition of his significant contributions to the science community such as the Senior Scientist Award from the Science Society of Thailand, the Senior Chemist Award from the Chemical Society of Thailand, the Benefactor Award in the field of education and academia from the Office of the Prime Minister. Mahidol University has awarded him with Emeritus Professorship in 2001 and Doctor of Science degree (Honoris causa) in 2016 for his distinguished academic and research achievements.

The Professor Montri Chulavatnatol Scientific Pitching Award seeks to foster effective science communication skills and raise awareness of the significant impact of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) on society. This prestigious award aims to provide students with a unique opportunity to showcase their work and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Professor Montri Chulavatnatol Scientific Pitching Award, participants must be students who have been accepted to present either oral or poster presentations at the 30th FAOBMB – 8th BMB conference. Interested students are required to follow the application process outlined below.

  1. Submit the completed application form by 8 October 2023. If any difficulties are encountered in accessing the application form, applicants may reach out to us via email at “” for assistance.

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  1. Create a 3-minute video clip showcasing your work. The video can be uploaded as an unlisted video on platforms like YouTube or other service providers. Send the video link to “” by 15 October 2023.
  2. The video clip should primarily focus on the speaker while talking. The use of PowerPoint slides is not permitted. However, physical demonstrations or objects may be utilized to enhance the presentation.
  3. Twelve nominees will be selected for the final presentation during the 30th FAOBMB – 8th BMB conference 2023.

Event Details:

The award presentation will take place over a 2-day event. Each participant will be allocated 5 minutes to present the societal impact of their work, followed by a 2-min question-and-answer session. Participants are allowed to employ tools such as PowerPoint slides or objects to augment their presentations. The competition will feature a unified division, and all participants will compete on an equal platform.

Expectations for participants in this event are as followed

1. Succinctly Communicate Scientific Work to the General Public:

Participants are expected to effectively communicate their scientific work to a non-specialist audience, avoiding the use of scientific jargon and complex technical terms. The goal is to present their research in a clear and accessible manner that can be easily understood by individuals without a scientific background.

2. Convey the Importance of Your Work on Society:

Participants should articulate the societal significance of their research and its potential impact on various aspects of society. Emphasis should be placed on how their scientific work contributes to addressing real-world challenges and advancing the well-being of communities at large.

Awards and Recognition:

All selected participants will be presented with certificates of participation. The Awarding Ceremony will be held on 25 November 2023. The event will acknowledge and honor exemplary presentations with the following awards:

  1. Outstanding presentation: 10,000 THB
  2. Second place: 5,000 THB
  3. Third place: 3,000 THB
  4. Two honorary awards of 1,000 THB each

Important Dates:

  1. Submission deadline for the Application form: Now – 8 October
  2. Submission deadline for VDO clips: 15 October
  3. Announcement of selected nominees: 31 October

The Professor Montri Chulavatnatol Scientific Pitching Award is a platform where aspiring students can showcase their research endeavors and contribute to the betterment of society through the domains of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. We encourage all eligible participants to seize this opportunity and participate in this esteemed event that celebrates academic excellence and effective science communication.