Leera Kittigul

Professor, Ph.D.
ศาสตราจารย์ ดร.ลีรา กิตติกูล
Contact information
  • leera.kit@mahidol.ac.th
  • Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • +66 023548543-9 ext. 6508

Education

Ph.D. (Microbiology)

Mahidol University, Thailand
1988

B.Sc. (Medical Technology)

Chiangmai University, Thailand

First Class Honors

1982

Research Interests

  Development of methods for concentrating and detecting of enteric viruses (noroviruses, hepatitis A virus, and rotaviruses) from food and water samples

  Genetic analysis of enteric viruses (noroviruses, hepatitis A virus, and rotaviruses) in fecal and environmental samples

  Molecular epidemiology of foodborne and waterborne viruses in Thailand


Publications

  • Recovery and Quantification of Norovirus in Air Samples from Experimentally Produced Aerosols. Rupprom K, Thongpanich Y, Sukkham W, Utrarachkij F, Kittigul L. Food Environ Virol. 2024 Mar 21. doi: 10.1007/s12560-024-09590-7.
  • Molecular characterization of human bocavirus in recycled water and sewage sludge in Thailand. Booranathawornsom T, Pombubpa K, Tipayamongkholgul M, Kittigul L. Infect Genet Evol. 2022 Jun;100:105276.
  • Detection of Norovirus Recombinant GII.2[P16] Strains in Oysters in Thailand. Kittigul L, Pombubpa K, Rupprom K, Thasiri J. Food Environ Virol. 2022 Mar;14(1):59-68.
  • Rotavirus Surveillance in Tap Water, Recycled Water, and Sewage Sludge in Thailand: A Longitudinal Study, 2007-2018. Kittigul L, Pombubpa K. Food Environ Virol. 2020 Oct 31. doi: 10.1007/s12560-020-09450-0.
  • Norovirus Monitoring in Oysters Using Two Different Extraction Methods. Tunyakittaveeward T, Rupprom K, Pombubpa K, Howteerakul N, Kittigul L. Food Environ Virol. 2019 Dec;11(4):374-382. doi: 10.1007/s12560-019-09396-y.
  • Occurrence of noroviruses in recycled water and sewage sludge: emergence of recombinant norovirus strains. Kittigul L, Rupprom K, Che-Arsae M, Pombubpa K, Thongprachum A, Hayakawa S, Ushijima H. J Appl Microbiol. 2019 Apr;126(4):1290-1301. doi: 10.1111/jam.14201.
  • Distribution of Naturally Occurring Norovirus Genogroups I, II, and IV in Oyster Tissues. Lowmoung T, Pombubpa K, Duangdee T, Tipayamongkholgul M, Kittigul L. Food Environ Virol. 2017 Dec;9(4):415-422. doi: 10.1007/s12560-017-9305-5.
  • Evaluation of real-time RT-PCR assays for detection and quantification of norovirus genogroups I and II. Rupprom K, Chavalitshewinkoon-Petmitr P, Diraphat P, Kittigul L. Virol Sin. 2017 Apr;32(2):139-146. doi: 10.1007/s12250-016-3863-9.
  • Prevalence and Molecular Genotyping of Noroviruses in Market Oysters, Mussels, and Cockles in Bangkok, Thailand. Kittigul L, Thamjaroen A, Chiawchan S, Chavalitshewinkoon-Petmitr P, Pombubpa K, Diraphat P. Food Environ Virol. 2016 Jun;8(2):133-40. doi: 10.1007/s12560-016-9228-6. Epub 2016 Feb 12.

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