Microbiology Ph.D. student wins best presentation on science and technology ideas for social impacts

24 June 2021

Faculty of Science

Ms. Feiyang Xie, a Ph.D. student in applied microbiology (international programme), was named the winner of the science and technology idea presentation at the 2021 Falling Walls Lab Thailand, with the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wasu Pathom-aree from the Faculty of Science.

Falling Walls Lab Thailand is a world-class science communication competition organised by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in collaboration with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), the Division of Administration and Management of Funding for the Developments of Workforce and Higher Education Institution, Research and Innovation, and King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL). The competition provided a platform for students, entrepreneurs, and young researchers to deliver three minute presentations about their ideas for innovation, research projects, and scientific initiatives that would lead to science and technology developments and positive social impacts.

Ms. Feiyang Xie presented her idea for the application of actinobacteria from deserts to aid plant growth in arid conditions to help combat food shortages occurring due to climate change. She will receive the EURAXESS Prize and is among 100 representatives participating in the final round to be held in Berlin in November of this year.