16-18 August 2023

IMPACT Exhibition Center - Bangkok

Workshops in 2022


OMICS FOR ALL - How can genomics transform the advancement of disease diagnosis?


Brought by: BGI Genomics


OMICS FOR ALL workshop by BGI will introduce clinical applications of genetic testings for early screening of rare diseases, colorectal cancer, reproductive health, and many others.

The positive impacts of genomic sequencing to our health in terms of prevention and treatment will also be discussed. Workshop speakers are leading experts in their fields that will share interesting facts and information from their professional experiences. 

Learning objectives

  • Develop more understanding about the advantages of genomics in diagnosing rare diseases and colorectal cancer
  • Raise awareness of the importance of preconception and newborn screening
  • Strengthen a networking with leading experts in genomics in Southeast Asia
  • Learn more about Bangkok Genomics Innovation Co., Ltd, BGI's local company in Thailand


Welcome speech
Dr. Saowalak Dansakul, Bangkok Genomics Innovation

Genome Sequencing Provides Life-Changing Diagnoses for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases
Dr. Vorasuk Shotelersuk, M.D., Chulalongkorn University

Genomics Thailand Project
Dr. Sissades Tongsima, National Biobank of Thailand

Colorectal Cancer
Dr. Songphol Malakorn, M.D., Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

From Preconception to Newborn Screening
Dr. Boonsri Chanrachakul, M.D, PhD, MSc (Medical Genetics), Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

Application of Whole Exomic Sequencing Technology to Rare Disease in Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Saharuddin bin Mohamad, University of Malaya

Bangkok Genomics Innovation Co., Ltd Company Introduction
Dr. Saowalak Dansakul, Bangkok Genomics Innovation


Prof. Dr. Vorasuk Shotelersuk
Director of the Center of Excellence for Medical Genomics
Chulalongkorn University

Professor Vorasuk Shotelersuk obtained his MD with First Class Honours from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok in 1992, finished his paediatric residency training in 1996, and received a Diploma from the American Board of Medical Genetics in 1999. Currently, he is the Associate Dean for Research Affairs, the founding and current Director of the Center of Excellence for Medical Genomics of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, and the founding president of the Thai Society of Human Genetics. He has over 230 articles in PubMed and an H-index of 38. He has received numerous awards including a UK MRC’s Newton Prize.

Dr. Sissades Tongsima
Resercher and Director of National Biobank of Thailand
NSTDA - National Science and Technology Development Agency

Dr. Sissades Tongsima is the CEO National Biobank of Thailand (NBT), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand. He also served as the Head of Biostatistics and Informatics Laboratory, Genome Technology Research Unit, BIOTEC, Thailand. Leading a bioinformatic research team focusing in Genomic Signal Processing for Genetic Epidemiology and Population Genetic, Genome Sequencing, Bioinformatics Workflow Management, Structural protein modeling. Apart from the management perspective, he also participates in research field including a Principal researcher, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Senior Researcher at Biostatistics, and Informatics Laboratory (BIOTEC) and a researcher, Bioinformatics Laboratory, BIOTEC, Pathum Thani, Thailand.

Dr. Songphol Malakorn

Dr. Songphol Malakorn is a colorectal surgeon at Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and several other private hospitals in Bangkok. In his professional career, he is also a professor at the faculty, Colorectal Division, Department of Surgery, Chulalongkorn University. He obtained a medical degree with honor from Chulalongkorn University, then became the resident for General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Police General Hospital. Recently, he was a clinical fellow of Advanced Colorectal Surgical Oncology and International Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. 

Dr. Boonsri Chanrachakul

Dr. Boonsri Chanrachakul is the Head of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital. His expertise is about high-risk pregnancy management and Preeclampsia, including Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has over 20 years’ experience in in maternal and fetal medicine. Additionally, he received Diploma Thai Sub-Board of Maternal - Fetal Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University in 2010 and Diploma Thai Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology from thr Faculty of Medicine, Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, Thailand.

Associate Professor Saharuddin bin Mohamad

Dr. Saharuddin bin Mohamad is an Associate Professor at the Bioinformatics Program, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya since 2004. His research interest focuses on structural bioinformatics, with special interest in computer-aided drug design and protein engineering. He also works in projects related to analysis and data mining of the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data in genomics, metagenomics, whole-exomic and trancriptomics. Furthermore, he also involves in NGS application in translational bioinformatics research. Currently, he serves as the Head of Centre of Research in Systems Biology and Structural Bioinformatics (CRYSTAL), University of Malaya since 2017.

Dr. Saowalak Dansakul

Dr. Saowalak Dansakul is the CEO of Bangkok Genomics Innovation since November 2017. She has a PhD in Biotechnology with over 10 years’ extensive experience in the diagnostics and healthcare industries, together with leading roles in product development and innovation. Previously, she was working in Molecular Genetics Laboratory as R&D manager and Lab Director including NIPT, Infectious diseases etc. and Director of Sales, Clinical Genomics and led a team focused on Molecular Genetics and clinical Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and reproductive health products.