Big congrats to Professor Dr. Kanchit Thammasiri on his new chapter of life in China. Moreover, he has been invited to be among chief editors of the new Open Access Journal by MDPI. Dr. Kanchit has received an invitation to work as a full-time Professor with the Chinese Academy of Sciences beginning this May 2023. Dr. Kanchit received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Hawaii in Horticulture (Orchid breeding). After graduation, he started working at the Department of Agriculture as a researcher for ornamental plant breeding, then moved to Mahidol University to teach and conduct research on orchid cultivation, micropropagation, breeding, and conservation. He is the author of three Thai textbooks, entitled “Orchid Production Technology”, “Thai Orchids: Conservation and Sustainable Use”, and “Plant Cryopreservation”. He has 93 scientific papers published in international journals (SCOPUS). He has also arranged the Workshop on Orchid Production Technology for 31 times (about two times per year) and convened four international conferences, namely TSO 2016, CryoSymp 2018, BGL 2019, and Biotech 2021 in collaborations with The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). In addition, he was the speaker at 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, and 23 WOCs; and 1, 11, and 13 APOCs, as well as other local and international conferences. He is retired from Mahidol University and will work as a full-time Professor at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China from May 2023.


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