Chulabhorn Research Institute

The Chulabhorn Research Institute ( Thai: สถาบันวิจัย จุฬา ภร ณ์, Chulabhorn Research Institute) is a research institute in Lak Si, Bangkok (Thailand ), which in particular is dedicated to biomedical and chemical research.


The institute was built in 1987 on the initiative of Princess Chulabhorn Walailak, the daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the chemist is studied.

In 2007, the Chulabhorn Cancer Center ( Chulabhorn Cancer Center ) and 2005, the Chulabhorn Graduate School were opened as additional facilities.

Tasks and objectives

The actual goal of the Chulabhorn Research Institute is the application of scientific methods and insights to improve the quality of life in Thailand.

The institute brings together scientists from different disciplines and establishes contacts with domestic and foreign organizations and institutions for the exchange of knowledge and to generate research funds. The Institute maintains both the basic science and applied research.



The current research focuses on the following areas

  • Research into natural products, medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis
  • Biomedical research
  • Environmental toxins
  • Biotechnology


The Institute has nine laboratories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Chemical carcinogenesis
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Immunology
  • Natural Products
  • Organic synthesis
  • Pharmacology