Panjaporn Chaichana

Panjaporn Chaichana

Post-doctoral Researcher 

Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok, Thailand

Tel: +66 2 203 6333






Network Associate


Research Keywords: 

Melioidosis, humoral immunity, antibodies



After I gained my PhD in medical science from Osaka University in 2014, I started working as a postdoctoral fellow at MORU under the supervision of Prof. Susanna Dunachie. My current research focus is to construct human monoclonal antibodies against intracellular bacteria, e.g. Orientia tsutsugamushi, for diagnosis and therapy.


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Key Publications:

Chaichana P, Chantratita N, Brod F, Koosakulnirand S, Jenjaroen K, Chumseng S, Sumonwiriya M, Burtnick MN, Brett PJ, Teparrukkul P, Limmathurotsakul D, Day NPJ, Dunachie SJ, West TE (2017). A nonsense mutation in TLR5 is associated with survival and reduced IL-10 and TNF-α levels in human melioidosis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 May 5;11(5)

Chaichana P, Okabayashi T, Puiprom O, Sasayama M, Sasaki T, Yamashita A, Ramasoota P, Kurosu T, Ikuta K (2014) Low Levels of Antibody-Dependent Enhancement in Vitro Using Viruses and Plasma from Dengue Patients. PLoS One. 9(3):e92173