Association Professor Dr.Monchai Duangjinda

Assoc.Prof.Dr.Monchai Duangjinda is professor in animal breeding, statistics in animal science research, statistical genomics and bioinformatics and database design for livestock management of agricultural faculty, Khon Kaen University (KKU). Research work was using molecular markers association to improving animal production, heat tolerance and disease resistance, such as mastitis, tick fever are of interest. Bioinformatics related to gene prediction, phylogenetic, genetic diversity. Another way, genetic evaluation using BLUP and single step BLUP technique were related to variance components estimation via REML and Bayesian methods. Now coming to genomic selection, the future of marker assisted selection and animal breeding which, looking to nutri-genomics, using of ‘OMICS’ integrated technology for animals breeding, using GWAS and GEBV to select animal and native chicken identification. Including big projects has been cooperated with company and DLD that are dairy genome and pig genome.


Research achievement has been established Research and Development Network Center for Animal Breeding (Native Chicken) had developed 7 breeds of native chicken. Finally, in 2012 has been received excellent research from TRF and the excellent animal breeder award from the 72nd anniversary Kasetsart University, Thailand (in 2014)

Education:
B.S. (Animal Science), Honored, Kasetsart University, 1987
M.S. (Animal Science), Kasetsart University, 1991
Ph.D. (Animal Breeding and Genetics),The University of Georgia, US, 2000

Employment:
Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand (1991 – Present).

Administrative works:
1.    Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University (2012 – present).
2.    Director, Research and Development Network Center for Animal Breeding (Native Chicken) Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand (2010 – present).
3.    Head, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand (2004 – 2008).
4.    Associate Dean, Planning and Development, Faculty of Agriculature, Khon Kaen University, Thailand (2003 – 2002).
5.    Asistant Dean, Academic Affair, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University, Thailand (2001).