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


Ph.D. (Microbiology)

Mahidol University, Thailand

B.Sc. (Medical Technology)

Chiangmai University, Thailand

First Class Honors


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


  • 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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