Professor Tim Flegel

Center of Excellence for Shrimp Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Centex Shrimp), Thailand

Professor Tim Flegel

Center of Excellence for Shrimp Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Centex Shrimp), Thailand

Biography

Tim Flegel is currently located at the Center of Excellence for Shrimp Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Centex Shrimp) that is co-operated by the Faculty of Science Mahidol University and the Thai National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) under the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). He was the head of Centex Shrimp from 2001-2012.

He has done research on shrimp pathology and shrimp defence mechanisms, particularly for viral pathogens, for the past 30 years. For most of that period, he has been a member of both the Fish Health Section of the Asian Fisheries Society and the World Aquaculture Society and has been active in regional and international activities related to shrimp health management. He has received several national awards for his research on shrimp, the most recent being the 2013 National Research Council of Thailand award as Outstanding Researcher in Agricultural Science and Biology.

He became a Thai citizen in 2010. He retired as a Professor in the Department of Biotechnology in 2010 and as head of Centex Shrimp in 2012 and now serves as an advisor to BIOTEC/NSTDA. At Centex Shrimp, he continues to do research on shrimp pathology and on the shrimp response to viral pathogens.