Application of smart hydroponic vegetables growing system and targeted metabolomics to enhance bioactive content in salad vegetables

Target Group:


International graduate /scientist who have a primary degree (or equivalent) in Science, Food Science and Technology and Agriculture



A related discipline with at least on year’s post registration experiences.


School of Agro-Industry


1 Week (5 days)

Application deadline:

3 months before class start

Class start:  

Tentative in July

Class end:

Tentative in July

Tuition cost:

25,000 THB per person (excluding meal, boarding and traveling)

Class size:    

10-20 students


School of Agro-Industry,

Mae Fah Luang University

333 Moo 1, Thasud

Chiang Rai, Thailand, 57100

Tel: (66 53) 916738, Fax: (66 53) 916738

Assist. Prof. Prinya Wongsa,



Phenolic compounds are secondary metabolites which are widely distributed in the plant kingdom and involved in defense mechanisms responding against biotic and abiotic stresses, including those related to drought, salinity, low temperatures, heavy metal exposure, or UV radiation.

Since phenolic compounds are an integral part of the human diet including fresh and cooked vegetables and fruits, legumes, spices, and beverages .In recent years, the interest for these bioactives has largely increased due to their health benefits and their impact on food quality.

Metabolomics is a powerful and indispensable tool for simultaneous quantitation of secondary metabolites in order to investigate the influence of variety and agronomic conditions on the biosynthesis of bioactive compounds in plants.

The  internet  has  become  integrated  and  important  in  our  everyday  lives. In addition, internet of things (IoT) where things communicate and interact (machine to machine). Internets of Things (IoT) present an enormous opportunity and can solve many problems.  Smart  Farming  is  among  IoT  applications,  it  helps  farmers  to  increase  production with minimal losses and lower costs.

In this course, the IoT technology will be studied and applied to get the optimum of smart hydroponic vegetables growing system by reducing fresh water utilization, and improving agricultural productivity and enhancing bioactive content in salad vegetable by the hydroponic vegetables growing system automation and remote monitoring.

  • Core modules:
    • Metabolomic approaches   (3 days)
    • Smart hydroponic vegetables growing system (2 days)
  • Special modules:
    • LC/MS – analytical system
    • LC/MS based targeted  metabolomics (workshop)
    • Software tools in metabolomics
    • Hydroponic vegetables growing system : NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) and  DFT (Deep Flow Technique)
    • Internet of Things application in Hydroponic vegetables growing system (workshop)