Several areas of research are carried out at the Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences (AMS), Chiang Mai University. AMS researchers conduct basic, clinical and innovative research in the areas of Biomedical Sciences, Medical Technology, Radiologic Technology, Molecular Imaging, Physical and Occupational Therapy. Research activities take place in laboratories, clinics and the community.



Biomedical Technology Research Center (BMT)

Center of Excellence for Molecular Imaging (CEMI)

Thailand-France research collaboration at AMS-CMU

Hematology and Health Technology Research Center  

The Center of Medical Image and PACS

Gerontology and Elderly Health Research Unit

Center of Biomolecular Therapy and Diagnostic (CBTD)


Other research areas including:

Medical Technology

  • Basic and applied research on the development of therapeutic / preventive agents including natural product, herb, drug and vaccine                                               
  • Development of diagnostic kits              
  • HIV research group                                        
  • Cancer research group                             
  • Thai fruit and plant group 

Radiologic Technology

  • Medical innovation and radiological equipment  research
  • Bone and mineral research                          
  • Medical imaging

Physical Therapy

  • Basic and applied research in movement and exercise sciences
  • Ageing research
  • Traditional knowledge and wisdom research
  • Hippotherapy      
  • Women’s health  
  • Musculoskeletal pain  

Occupational Therapy

  • Development of technology and innovation in occupational therapy                                                                     
  • Animal assisted therapy                                                  
  • Scientific inquiries in human occupation  
  • Cognitive impairment 
  • Community mental health                              
  • Lifestyle redesign and leisure participation in the elderly  



  • DENGUE VIRUS MUTANT STRAIN MBU 01-2002 (US patent # US 7,722,885 B2)
  • Wheat-herbal hot pack  (petty # 6909)       
  • Exercise-weight hot pack  (petty # 6294) 
  • Pottery hot pack (petty # 7380)



  • The best research presentation in health supra-cluster 2014 (Prof. Dr. Chatchai Tayapiwatana)
  • The Royal  Golden Jubilee Ph.D. Program Award of the year 2011 (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chatchai Tayapiwatana)
  • National outstanding Achievement Award 2009 in Science and Technology (Prof. Dr. Watchara Kasinrerk)
  • Outstanding Medical Technologist Award 2010, Association of Medical Technologist of Thailand (Prof. Dr. Watchara Kasinrerk)
  • CMU Golden Elephant scholar (young research award) (Asst. Prof. Dr. Aatit Paungmali, 2007; Asst. Prof. Dr. Songyot Anuchapreeda, 2008)     





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