Natthaporn Takpho: Catalyzing A Bioeconomic Revolution Through Sustainable Solutions

Natthaporn Takpho: Catalyzing A Bioeconomic Revolution Through Sustainable Solutions

Natthaporn Takpho, Associate Director

Natthaporn Takpho

Associate Director

From the very beginning, Natthaporn’s journey at Mahidol University was marked by brilliance and a thirst for knowledge. As a young and inquisitive scientist, she set out on a captivating exploration of the intricacies of life sciences. Her passion for research and innovation found its foundation here, setting the stage for a remarkable professional trajectory that continues to captivate and inspire.

Embarking on a path of scientific discovery, she ventured into learning about infectious diseases and epidemiology during her tenure at the esteemed Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok. Fueled by an insatiable desire to expand her horizons, Natthaporn's quest for knowledge led her to the shores of Japan. At the renowned Nara Institute of Science and Technology, she undertook a Ph.D. journey that would reshape her understanding of research and innovation.

She then joined Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and passion that quickly earned her the respect of her peers and mentors. Rising through the ranks to become an Assistant Manager in the research division. And then, fate orchestrated as a recruiter from MOJIABIO approached Natthaporn. Drawn by the allure of biotechnology and a passion for driving environmental sustainability, the decision to join MOJIABIO was a resounding and heartfelt yes. As the Associate Director, she now plays a pivotal role in leveraging synthetic biology to create economically sustainable solutions.

Each day, she is fueled by the knowledge that her work can make a real and lasting impact on the world. With an unwavering commitment to addressing global challenges, she exudes enthusiasm and determination in her pursuit of groundbreaking solutions. CEO Insights ASIA is excited to interview her.

Share with us your academic experience at Mahidol University Thailand.

While pursuing Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang my interests were diverse, ranging from applications in healthcare to industry, but my interest zeroed on industrial biotechnology as I joined Mahidol. Under the guidance of a supportive supervisor, I conducted hands-on research on stress response in thermotolerant yeast for ethanol fermentation, enriching my academic knowledge and fostering personal growth and networking opportunities. Participating in the UNESCO training program at ICBiotech, Osaka University further honed my research skills and established valuable international connections. Mahidol's excellent reputation, industry connections, and support system provided me the confidence to pursue my academic and career aspirations, shaping the individual I am today.

Collaborative innovation & a strong focus on sustainability are the driving forces behind creating impactful solutions for a better future

Define MOJIABIO as an organization and its position in the market.

MOJIABIO is a pioneering biomanufacturing company with a visionary commitment to a sustainable future. Our focus on cutting-edge synthetic biology enables us to develop innovative solutions that prioritize environmental sustainability. Our mission is to pioneer in the economics of biomanufacturing, making a tangible impact on the world with our revolutionary approach. Every day, we are motivated by the knowledge that our work can make a real difference, tackling global challenges with novel solutions. Our dedication to sustainability and social responsibility shapes our actions as we strive to create a greener and more sustainable manufacturing processes.

With our advanced C1+Bio FORCE platform, we aim to produce diverse chemical products, contributing to a bioeconomy based on carbon-free energy and CO2 feedstocks. Recognized by industry leaders and partners worldwide, we are committed to addressing global challenges with sustainability, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. Together, we forge a path towards a brighter, more sustainable future.

What are the latest strategic plans you have adopted to expand/optimize operations and engage customers in the market?

We believe in collaborative innovation to effectively address complex challenges. By forging strategic alliances with global organizations, research institutes, and industry experts, we drive innovation for success. Engaging our customers and understanding evolving needs is paramount to our growth strategy. Our solutions are precisely tailored to meet specific requirements, considering market, technology feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability. Through continuous engagement with customers and stakeholders, we stay at the forefront of industry trends and develop cutting-edge solutions that address their needs while aligning with environmental objectives and business growth.

How do you encourage your team and help bring the best out of their potential?

In fostering our team's success at MOJIABIO, we prioritize a positive and empowering environment to bring out their full potential. Open and transparent communication is key, where I listen to ideas, concerns, and feedback, building trust and ensuring everyone feels valued. Recognizing individual and team achievements boosts morale and motivation. I offer support and guidance while providing constructive feedback focused on growth and improvement. My approach is supportive, aimed at enhancing their skills and nurturing their development. Together, we create a cohesive and motivated team, contributing to the company's success.

What is the future destination you are headed towards?

I am confident that I am on the right path, working with a company that focuses on technology and sustainability. At MOJIABIO, we embrace a visionary approach, crafting green economic biomanufacturing solutions that have a real impact on people and the planet. Our focus extends beyond commercial viability, utilizing renewable feedstocks and innovative green manufacturing strategies to streamline supply chains and contribute to circular economy. The future roadmap of the company is dedicated to making a positive and lasting difference in the world.

Natthaporn Takpho, Associate Director, Mojia Biotech

An accomplished professional with a Ph.D. in Biological Science and six years of expertise in molecular microbiology, biotechnology, and new business development within the life science industry, boasts a robust foundation in her role. As the Associate Director at MOJIABIO, she adeptly leads and supports cutting-edge research and innovations in the biomanufacturing sector, placing special emphasis on sustainability, demand-driven products, and technology feasibility.

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