PSU and IPF co-hosted special lecture by Nobel laureate on "Personalized medicine revolution: are we going to cure all diseases and at what price?"

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On 31 January 2024, the PSU Faculty of Pharmacy in collaboration with the International Peace Foundation (IPF), and with support from Mitsui Fudosan Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd, Dusit Thani Hotel and Resort, Kasikornbank, and BMW, hosted a special lecture by Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, a Nobel laureate in Chemistry. The talk, titled "Personalized medicine revolution: are we going to cure all diseases and at what price?" was held under the JAPAN-ASEAN BRIDGES Event Series in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Japan-ASEAN relations and the 55th anniversary of PSU. The event was opened by PSU President Asst. Prof. Dr. Niwat Keawpradub, while Mr. Uwe Morawetz, Founding Chairman of the International Peace Foundation, provided a reporting speech, and Assoc. Prof. Nimit Worakul, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, gave a welcome remark. The event was held at the Thongchan Hongladarom Room, Conference Center, Faculty of Medicine, Hat Yai Campus.

Prof. Aaron Ciechanover was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the year 2004, together with Prof. Avram Hershko and Professor Irwin, for their discovery of protein degradation through ubiquitin. Currently, he is the research professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

President Niwat proclaimed: “PSU stands at the forefront of innovation, research, and higher education, not only in the southern region but also on a national scale. This success has been driven by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, since the university's inception 46 years ago. I confident that the special lecture will resonate within the global research network, marking a substantial stride towards fostering a better society. It is certainly a source of inspirations for researchers, professors, students, and all participants to contribute their works towards the betterment of the community and society at."

Dr. Nimit expressed his immense honor in hosting this special event. "The faculty, founded 46 years ago as a pioneering institution in the southern region, has maintained an unwavering commitment to public health and strives to elevate its global standards. It is recognized as the top five in Southeast Asia. The event serves as a profound inspiration for faculty members, staff, and students motivating them to achieve their aspirations in spearheading international health initiatives."