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VIRTUAL MEETING – 16th December 2021


The APS Emerging Technologies Focus Group, is pleased to announce their webinar which will offer plenty of opportunities for discussions. This meeting will bring together expert speakers from academia and industry and will include a talk from a junior researcher and a talk from a senior researcher from industry or academia.

Who should attend

This meeting is ideally suited for PhD Candidates, Academics, Industrialists, Specialist Technology Providers, and Regulatory Personnel. Overall, the content of this special series has been carefully crafted to complement the existing APS portfolio and the Emerging Technologies Focus Group hot topics.

Speakers and Chairs

Prof Francesco Luigi Gervasio, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Geneva & Professor of Chemistry at University College London

Ms Kamolrat Somboon, Ph.D. Student at University of Southampton


16th December 2021 – 13.00-14.00 UK Time/14.00-15.00 CET

Structural dynamics of lateral diffusion of monoaromatic compounds through the bacterial outer membrane proteins TodX

We will be running further webinars which will include the following:

. 3D Bioprinting applications in drug discovery & development.

. Microfluidics for drug discovery and development.

. BioMEMS devices as biosensors, drug delivery systems and injectable devices.

. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

. In silico modelling.

. Environmental, social, economic, and legal concerns on the use of Emerging Technologies.

Kamolrat Somboon

Field of Work:

I use computational simulations to study the structure, function, and dynamics of biomolecular systems at the molecular level. I aim to understand bacterial cell envelopes and especially their membrane proteins.


University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry Research Advisor: Prof. Syma Khalid

Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

M.Sc. (Chemistry)
Research Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Prapasiri Pongprayoon

Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

B.Sc. (Chemistry, First class honor)
Research Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Prapasiri Pongprayoon

Awards and Honors:

  • First Place Poster Award, 1st PGR Chemistry E-conference, University of Southampton
  • The Royal Thai Government Fellowship for undergraduate and PhD study through the Development and Promotion of Science and Technology Talents Projects (DPST)

Research and Experience:

Graduate Research
Dissertation Title: Computational Simulations Reveal Substrate Translocation Pathway through Transporters

Undergraduate and master’s degree Research
Thesis Title: Probing the Binding Affinities of Imipenem and Ertapenem for Outer Membrane Carboxylate Channel (OccD1) from P. aeruginosa Simulation Studies


APS Members – FREE
(please get your code from the member’s hub for FREE tickets.)

APS Student Members – FREE
(please get your code from the member’s hub for FREE tickets.)

Non- Members – £10

Student Non- Member – £10