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:6/23/2017)... ITHACA, N.Y. , June 23, 2017  IBM ... in dairy research, today announced a new collaboration using ... the chances that the global milk supply is impacted ... project, Cornell University has become the newest academic institution ... Chain, a food safety initiative that includes IBM Research, ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... -- Hunova, the first robotic gym for the rehabilitation and functional motor sense ... Genoa, Italy . The first 30 robots will be available ... USA . The technology was developed and patented at the IIT ... Movendo Technology thanks to a 10 million euro investment from entrepreneur Sergio ... ...
(Date:5/16/2017)... 2017   Bridge Patient Portal , an ... MD EMR Systems , an electronic medical record ... have established a partnership to build an interface ... GE Centricity™ products, including Centricity Practice Solution (CPS), ... These new integrations will allow healthcare delivery networks ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... will be hosting a Webinar titled, “Pathology is going digital. Is your lab ... digital pathology adoption best practices and how Proscia improves lab economics and realizes ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Singh Biotechnology today announced that ... SBT-100, its novel anti-STAT3 (Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3) B VHH13 ... cross the cell membrane and bind intracellular STAT3 and inhibit its function. Dysregulation ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... International research firm Parks Associates announced today that ... TMA 2017 Annual Meeting , October 11 in Scottsdale, ... security market and how smart safety and security products impact the competitive ... Parks Associates: Smart Home Devices: Main ... "The residential security market has experienced continued ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... , ... The award-winning American Farmer television series will feature 3 Bar Biologics ... at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. , With global population estimates nearing ten billion people ... to feed a growing nation. At the same time, many of our valuable resources ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: