OSSSU - Orchid Seed Science And Sustainable Use

I was trained in orchid breeding for M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Hawaii during 1981-1984. After graduation, I worked at the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives in charge of wild Thai orchid collection, orchid production and breeding. Then, I moved to work as a lecturer at the Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University where I can disseminate my orchid knowledge and experience. My interest is to work on ex situ Thai orchid conservation by developing new techniques for cryopreservation and sustainable use through efficient and low cost production and breeding (making commercial orchid cultivars from outstanding Thai orchid species).

I was persuaded by Philip Seaton and Hugh Pritchard to join the OSSSU project since the beginning and went for its meetings in China and Costa Rica. I am glad to join the OSSSU network which help me widen my knowledge, as well as have friends from around the world who have the same interest in orchid seed conservation.

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