Gut Microbiome Research Group (GutMicrobes)


  1. To study gut microbial community in human and animal
  2. To utilize gut microbes as biomarkers for NCDs  
  3. To use gut microbes as probiotics



  1. To develop the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gut microbiome-associated human diseases
  2. To develop, improve and use gut microbes as probiotics and/or biomarkers for NCDs   


Head of Research group

Asst. Prof. Dr. Siam Popluechai
Tel: +66 (0) 5391 214


Outstanding Works 


  • [1] S. Popluechai*, N. Kullawong, A. Taluengjit, P. Pripdeevech, A. Hiranyakas, K. Kespechara. 2015. Investigation of Butyrate-producing Bacteria and Genes from Fecal Samples of Thai Volunteers. J. of Sci. Tech., Ubon Ratchathani University. Vol 17(1) Jan – Apr, pp 84-90. 
  • [2] Kisuse J, La-ongkham O, Nakphaichit M, Therdtatha P, Momoda R, Tanaka M, Fukuda S, Popluechai S, Kespechara K, Sonomoto K, Lee Y-K, Nitisinprasert S and Nakayama J (2018) Urban Diets Linked to Gut Microbiome and Metabolome Alterations in Children: A Comparative Cross-Sectional Study in Thailand. Front. Microbiol. 9:1345. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01345. 
  • [3] Jinatham, V., Kullawong, N., Kespechara, K., Gentekaki, E., & Popluechai, S. (2018). Comparison of Gut Microbiota between Lean and Obese Adult Thai Individuals. Microbiology and Biotechnology Letters, 46(3), 277-287. doi:10.4014/mbl.1711.11003. 
  • [4] Yowang, A., Tsaousis, A. D., Chumphonsuk, T., Thongsin, N., Kullawong, N., Popluechai, S., & Gentekaki, E. (2018). High diversity of Blastocystis subtypes isolated from asymptomatic adults living in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 65, 270-275. doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2018.08.010. 
  • [5] Jinatham, V., Popluechai, S., Clark, C. G., & Gentekaki, E. (2019). Entamoeba chiangraiensis n. sp. (Amoebozoa: Entamoebidae) isolated from the gut of Asian swamp eel (Monopterus albus) in northern Thailand. Parasitology, 1-23. doi:10.1017/s0031182019000775. 
  • [6] Betts, E, E Gentekaki* & AD Tsaousis. 2020. Exploring micro-eukaryotic diversity in the gut: co-occurrence of Blastocystis subtypes and other protists in zoo animals. Front. Microbiol. February 2020 | Volume 11 | Article 288.



  1. Medical Centers of Excellence, Bangkok Hospital Phuket 
  2. บริษัทสุขสาธารณะ จำกัด 
  3. Department of Biochemistry, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine 
  4. Maelao Hospital, Wiang Chiang Rung Hospital 
  5. Mae Pao, Takhaopleuk and Pong Pha Health Promoting Hospitals
  6. Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University 
  7. Institute of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London, the United Kingdom
  8. University of Kent, the United Kingdom    



Asst. Prof. Dr. Siam Popluechai
Tel: +66 (0) 5391 214