HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Kiratisin wins 2004 Dade MicroScan Young Investigator Award

WASHINGTON, DC--APRIL 23, 2004--Pattarachai Kiratisin, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, is the 2004 recipient of the Dade MicroScan Young Investigator Award, presented by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Established in 1991 and supported by Dade MicroScan, Inc., the award honors Kiratisin for his outstanding clinical research and important contributions in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases.

While completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Kiratisin noticed that standard methods used to identify members of the viridans group of streptococci did not always accurately distinguish between different species in this large group of bacteria, many of which cause endocarditis and other serious infections in humans. Moreover, more-sensitive molecular methods for identifying these organisms are not readily available outside of specialized laboratories. He hypothesized that identification of viridans group streptococci might be enhanced by using a technique known as housekeeping gene sequence analysis. Sequencing the glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (gdh) and glucose kinase (gki) genes, he found, produced more accurate identification than either traditional biochemical techniques or sequence analysis of the 16S ribosomal DNA gene of these bacteria.

Kiratisin concluded that ghd/gki gene sequencing is a rapid and accurate means of identifying streptococcus species belonging to the mitis and sanguinis groups of viridans organisms. He also identified several reference strains of viridans group streptococci that had previously been misclassified. Clinical laboratories and physicians will both benefit from Kiratisin's innovative work; precise identification of viridans groups streptococci is particularly vital in treating infections caused by these organisms, some of which are resistant to antibiotics.
'"/>

Contact: Barbara Hyde
bhyde@asmusa.org
202-942-9206
American Society for Microbiology
30-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Second call for proposals for the European Young Investigator Award
2. APS announces four 2004 Young Investigators awards
3. Young chimpanzees show sex differences in learning
4. Young scientists awarded for achievements in cancer research
5. A big surprise: Young nerve cells can rewind their developmental clocks
6. Young cancer researchers honored
7. Young sea animals clone themselvescentury-old debate halted
8. EMBO Young Investigators 2000 2002
9. Young plants natural defenses amount to more than just its seed
10. UT Southwestern postdoctoral researcher wins international Young Scientist Prize
11. APS announces its 2002 Young Investigators Awards

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/9/2016)... TURKU, Finland , June 9, 2016 ... French National Police deploy Teleste,s video security solution to ensure ... France during the major tournament ... and data communications systems and services, announced today that its ... Police Prefecture to back up public safety across ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... Perimeter Surveillance & Detection Systems, Biometrics & ... & Other Service  The latest report from ... of the global Border Security market . Visiongain ... billion in 2016. Now: In November 2015 ... and hardware technologies for advanced video surveillance. ...
(Date:5/12/2016)... 12, 2016 WearablesResearch.com , a brand ... overview results from the Q1 wave of its quarterly ... was consumers, receptivity to a program where they would ... health insurance company. "We were surprised to ... Michael LaColla , CEO of Troubadour Research, "primarily ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... on a range of subjects including policies, debt and investment ... Speaking at a lecture to the Canadian Economics ... the country,s inflation target, which is set by both the ... "In certain areas there needs to be frequent ... not sit down and address strategy together?" He ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Researchers at the Universita Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona combed medical journal ... Their findings are the subject of a new article on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. ... the blood, lung fluid or tissue of mesothelioma patients that can help point doctors ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016   Boston ... of novel compounds designed to target cancer stemness ... has been granted Orphan Drug Designation from the ... treatment of gastric cancer, including gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) ... inhibitor designed to inhibit cancer stemness pathways by ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has signed a ... serve as their official health care provider. As ... provide sponsorship support, athletic training services, and most ... athletes and families. "We are excited ... to bring Houston Methodist quality services and programs ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: