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					                          CHALERMPOL KANCHANAWARIN
    Biophysics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University,
                50 Paholyothin Rd., Ladyao, Jatujak, Bangkok, Thailand 10900
                         Tel: 085-819-4455 Email: fscicpk@ku.ac.th

EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
Ph.D. in Physics, 1999-2005
Dissertation Title: “Molecular dynamics studies of nano-rotary motor Fo of ATP synthase”
Dissertation Adviser: Professor Klaus Schulten

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
M.Phys. (4 years) in Physics, 1995-1999
Majors: Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics
Minor: Biophysics
Project title: “Characteristic x-ray and gamma ray emissions from 109Cd and its surrounding
materials”
Project Advisor: Dr. Michael Bowler


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Principal Investigator
Biophysics Group, Department of Physics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
- Investigation of pore structure and ion conduction of mosquito larval toxin (2008-Present,
  funded by Thailand Research Fund)
- Investigation of bionano-motor ATP synthase (2007-present, funded by Kasetsart Univerisity
  Research and Development Institute)
- Investigation of calcium-dependent binding of blood clotting protein Annexin A5 to POPS
  lipids using Molecular dynamics method (2009-present)

Graduate Research Assistant and Doctoral student
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, Department of Physics, University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
- Molecular dynamics studies of a nano-rotary motor Fo of ATP synthase” (1999-2005, Research
  Advisor: Professor Klaus Schulten)

Vacation Research Student
Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
- Calculation of Photon Mass Attenuation Coefficient of Heavy Water from 1 to 20 MeV (Easter
  1998, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Group, Research Advisor: Dr. Nick Jelly)
- Construction of a Magnetometer for the measurement of Colossal Magnetoresistance (Summer
  1997, Correlated Electron Systems Group, Research Advisor: Dr. John Singleton)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lecturer
Department of Physics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
- Biophysics (2006-present)
- Atomic Scale Simulations (Second Term, 2006)
- Introduction to Particle Physics (2008-present)
- Modern Physics (2008-present)
- Modern Physics Laboratory (2008-present)
- Statistical Mechanics (2008-present)
- General Physics II (2005-2006)
- General Physics II Laboratory (2005-present)
- Concepts and Philosophy of Science (2008-present)
- Undergraduate Seminar (2006-present)
- Graduate Seminar (2009-present)

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Physics,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
Biophysics 590C, “Hands-on Course in Computational Biology” (Fall 2004)
   • Assisted students in a hands-on session on “Parameters for Classical Force Fields in
       Molecular Dynamics Simulations.”
Biophysics, “Summer School in Theoretical and Computational Biophysics” (Summer 2003)
   • Developed a lecture note on “Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Large Protein Systems”
   • Proofread and tested other lecture notes.
   • Assisted students in hands-on sessions.
Physics 199PPP, “Physics in People and Physics in Plants” (Spring 2003)
   • Assisted the lecturer with class demonstrations.
   • Prepared teaching materials and class demonstrations.
Physics 355, “Electromagnetic Field I” (Spring 2000).
   • Graded homework, exams and provide homework solutions.
Physics 386, “Atomic Physics and Quantum Mechanics” (Fall 1999)
   • Graded homework, exams and provide homework solutions.
   • Provided weekly one hour tutorial session for students to come and ask questions.


COMPUTER SKILLS

   •   Proficient with Unix computers (Sun and SGI), supercomputers, Linux, Linux cluster and
       IBM PC.
   •   Experience in using molecular dynamics simulation program NAMD and visualization
       program VMD.
   •   Knowledgeable in Mathematica, Tcl scripting, Microsoft Office, HTML and LATEX.


OTHER EXPERIENCE

2009             Joined Symposium “Computational Biology: The Next Decade”, Theoretical
                 and Computational Biophysics Group, Beckman Institute, Urbana, IL, USA.
2009             Joined “Workshop on X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy”, Synchrotron Light
                 Research Institute, Nakorn Ratchasima, Thailand
2008             Joined Siam Physics Congress, Nakorn Ratchasima, Thailand.
2007             Joined Spring College on Water in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, The
                 Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Miramare, Trieste,
                 Italy.
2004             Visited Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL, USA, with the University
                 of Illinois Physics Society.
2002              Participated in a workshop on “Introduction to Insight II and Docking
                  Workshop,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.
2002              Participated in a workshop on “Presenting data and Information” by Edward
                  Tufte in Chicago, IL, USA.
2001              Participated in a tutorial on “Low-Cost Linux Clusters for Biomolecular
                  Simulations Using NAMD,” Theoretical Biophysics Group, University of
                  Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA.
2000              Visited Fermi Lab, Chicago, IL, USA, with the University of Illinois Physics
                  Society.
2001-2005         Advisory committee member of Thai Student Association at University of
                  Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
2000              Selected as the president of Thai Student Association at University of Illinois
                  at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
1999              Visited Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK as part of particle
                  physics class.
1999              Joined the Institute of Physics Annual Congress, University of Salford,
                  Manchester, UK.
1998              Joined the Institute of Physics Annual Congress, Brighton, UK.
1995-1999         Participated as a member of both Scientific Society and Astronomical and
                  Physics Society, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Taveecharoenkool, T., Angsuthanasombat, C., and Kanchanawarin, C. Combined molecular
mechanics and continuum solvent studies suggest that pre-pore trimer of Cry4Aa toxin from
Bacillus thuringiensis is stable in solution, Phys. Maths. Central (Biophysics), 2010. (Submitted)


RECENT PRESENTATIONS

Oral Presentation, “Optical tweezers applications in biological systems”, Chalermpol
Kanchanawarin, Workshop on Optical Manipulation and Optofluidics, Department of Physics,
Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, January 14, 2010.

Oral Presentation, “Molecular dynamics simulations of mosquito-larvicidal protein Cry4Aa
toxin reveal a pore formation mechanism”, Chalermpol Kanchanawarin, Microbiology Seminar,
Department of Microbiology, Chulalongkorn Hospital, Bangkok ,Thailand, October 29, 2009.

Oral Presentation, “Molecular dynamics simulations of mosquito-larvicidal protein Cry4Aa
toxin”, Chalermpol Kanchanawarin, TRF 9th Annual Meeting, Holiday Inn Resort Regent Beach,
Cha-am, Petchchabury, Thailand, October 16, 2009.

Oral Presentation, “Molecular dynamics simulations of mosquito-larvae killer protein in its
trimeric structure”, Chalermpol Kanchanawarin, Physics Seminar, Department of Physics and
Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, October 1, 2009.

Oral Presentation, “Cluster installation experience at SLRI, Chemistry-SUT, Physics KU”,
Jiraroj T-Tienprasert and Chalermpol Kanchanawarin, Sharing High Performance Computing
Experience by NECTEC, KU Home, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, August 17, 2009.
Oral Presentation, “Introduction to Biophysics”, Chalermpol Kanchanawarin, High School
seminar, Mahidol-Wittayanusorn School, Salaya, Nakorn-Pratom, Thailand, June 1, 2009.

Oral Presentation, “High Performance Computing in Computational Biophysics: NAMD, a
Biophysics Simulation Software”, Chalermpol Kanchanawarin, Grid Technology Days 2008,
Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand, August 13, 2008.

Poster Presentation, “The rotary mechanism of the Fo motor of ATP synthase”, Chalermpol
Kanchanawarin and Klaus Schulten, Annual Biophysical Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA,
March 1-5, 2003.

Poster Presentation, “The rotary mechanism of the Fo motor of ATP synthase”, Chalermpol
Kanchanawarin and Klaus Schulten, Annual Cell & Molecular Biology and Molecular
Biophysics Research Symposium, Beckman Institute, Urbana, IL, USA, October 25, 2002.


SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

2008-2010       Thailand Research Fund (TRF) grant for new lecturer 2008.
2007-2009       Research Grant 2007 from Kasetsart University Research and Development
                Institute.
1994-2005       Thai Scholarship from the Development and Promotion of Science and
                Technology Talent Project (DPST) to study physics overseas.
1996            Awarded a distinction in Preliminary Examination in Physics (ranked 28 out
                of 170 physics students) at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
1994            Selected as one of five students to represent Thailand at the XXV International
                Physics Olympiad in Beijing, China.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2008-present    Member, Thai Protein Society, Bangkok, Thailand.
1995-2001       Student member, Institute of Physics, London, UK.
2000-2001       Student member, American Physical Society, Maryland, USA.
2002-2009       Student member, Biophysical Society, Maryland, USA.

				
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