On 14 Could 2021, Man’s and St Thomas’ NHS Basis Belief (GSTT) and Thailand Centre of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS), below the Ministry of Greater Training, Science, Analysis and Innovation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Genetic Counselor capability constructing partnership to assist Thailand’s improvement of medical genomics and precision medicines.
Ms Alexandra Mckenzie, Deputy Head of Mission on the British Embassy Bangkok expressed in her congratulatory remarks to this signing:
I’m more than happy to find out about this partnership between TCELS and GSTT to arrange genetic counsellor coaching programme for Thailand. I’m sure it is going to enormously contribute to the event of genomics ecosystem and the availability of top of the range providers to Thai individuals within the close to future. TCELS has been a wonderful companion for the UK in lots of areas of our work right here in Thailand. I’m delighted subsequently that we had been in a position to join TCELS to GSTT, with its famend genetics division.
Dr. Sirasak Teparkum, CEO of TCELS stated:
TCELS helps the creation of information and promote analysis that result in merchandise, providers and improvements in life sciences and create financial and business worth, in step with the 20-year Nationwide Technique (2018-2037). This 2nd Nationwide Technique goals to construct Thailand’s competitiveness within the area of precision medication and genomics. Genetic info, atmosphere and life-style of every affected person shall be used within the analysis to tailor design essentially the most appropriate therapy. These days, genomic medication has been utilized within the analysis, prevention and therapy of most cancers, uncommon illnesses, infectious illnesses, and pharmacogenetics within the prevention of drug allergy.
Genomic Medication requires information of each fundamental sciences resembling molecular biology and scientific abilities for docs, nurses and counselors. As well as, huge information obtained from genome sequencing requires the abilities of bioinformatics specialists and epidemiologist to retailer, analyze and course of. Thailand nonetheless lack human sources on this area, significantly in counselling. Genetic Counselor shouldn’t be but a longtime career and there’s no formal coaching curriculum in Thailand.
Dr. Sirasak added that
UK has superior medical and well being expertise, particularly within the area of genomics the place licensed skilled schooling and coaching is internationally acknowledged. Facilitated by the British Embassy Bangkok, TCELS has partnered with the Man’s and St Thomas’ NHS Basis Belief (GSTT), which is a part of King’s Well being Companions, a world-class Well being Science analysis middle, to arrange a coaching programme for genetic counselors and develop capabilities for genetic consultancy in Thailand.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Genetic Counselor capability constructing partnership to assist Thailand’s improvement of medical genomics and precision medicines is a big collaboration that can switch information and experience in genetic counselling from the UK to Thailand. Elevated capability in Thailand will result in additional improvement in human sources, native experience, efficient analysis and therapy, contributing to raised well being and residing commonplace of Thai inhabitants in addition to lessening the burden to Thai authorities healthcare finances.
This partnership on medication and well being between Thailand the UK may also result in alternatives for additional collaborations in different areas resembling joint analysis and the event of full healthcare and medical ecosystem. On behalf of TCELS, we want to thank the British Embassy Bangkok for the assist in linking TCELS to GSTT, ensuing on this cooperation.