About

Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol is a lecturer in anatomy, histology and embryology at the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Australia. He is also a certified aquatic veterinarian from the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA), USA. He completed his Bachelor Degree of Veterinary Science from Mahidol University, Thailand before graduating from a Master Degree of Tropical Veterinary Scienceand a further Doctor of Philosophy in aquatic animal diseases from James Cook University, Australia.

Dr Orachun has researched the pathogenicity of reovirus to juvenile redclaw crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) using transmission electron microscopy, cell culture and experimental animal studies. His research led to the identification of the Australian Cherax reovirus sequence. He then developed PCR detection for the Cherax reovirus. Dr Orachun has also studied the Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus (MrNV) which is an aetiological agent of white tail disease in crustaceans. He discovered the whole genomic sequence of the MrNV Australian isolate and used redclaw crayfish as the animal model and cell culture to investigate the pathogenicity of the virus. Dr Orachun developed real-time RT-PCR protocol and design specific interference RNA to control the infection of MrNV in crustaceans.

Teaching
  • TV1101: Introduction to Veterinary Science (Level 1; TSV)
  • TV1103: Fundamentals of Veterinary Science (Level 1; TSV)
  • TV2001: Integrated Animal Structure and Function 1 (Level 2; TSV)
  • TV2102: Integrated Animal Structure and Function 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • TV3002: Transitions from Health to Disease 2 (Level 3; TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Aquatic veterinary consultant (volunteer) in aquatic animal diseases
  • Veterinary anatomy, histology and embryology
Research
  • Aquatic animal diseases, Molecular detection, Wildlife study, Heavy metal study
Teaching
  • Undergraduate teaching in Anatomy, Histology and Embryology (TV1003 & TV2002) and also teaching a research subject (TV3001 & TV3002)
  • Postgraduate teaching in research subject (TV5320)
Experience
  • 2017 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Senior research officer, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2013 to 2014 - Researcher, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2013 to 2014 - Associate lecturer, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2008 to 2012 - PhD (Aquatic microbiology), James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2007 to 2008 - Master Degree of Tropical Veterinary Science, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2000 to 2006 - Bachelor Degree of Veterinary Science (2nd honour class), Mahidol University (Thailand)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2019 - Teaching excellent award 2019
  • 2024 to 2025 - Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program funding for Wildlife Veterinary Clinical Training Program for academic and student organised by Walailak University, Thailand - $15,000
  • 2024 to 2025 - New Colombo Plan funding - Wildlife Veterinary Training at Mahanakorn University of Technology (MUT), Thailand - $16,500
  • 2024 to 2025 - New Colombo Plan funding - Aquatic Animal Veterinary Training at Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand - $16,500
  • 2023 to 2024 - New Colombo Plan funding - Thai Small Animal Clinical Placement (TSACP) between James Cook University (JCU), Australia and Kasetsart University (KU), Thailand $19,800
  • 2023 to 2024 - New Colombo Plan funding - Thai Equine Clinical Placement (TECP) between James Cook University (JCU), Australia and Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand $19,800
  • 2022 to 2023 - New Colombo Plan funding - Avian Veterinary Biosecurity Program (AVBP) between James Cook University (JCU), Australia and Walailak University (WU), Thailand $19,800
  • 2022 to 2023 - Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program funding for the veterinary international placement program between James Cook University (JCU), Australia and Mahidol University (MU), Thailand $35,484
  • 2022 to 2023 - New Colombo Plan funding - Wildlife Veterinary Training Program (WVTP) between James Cook University (JCU), Australia and Walailak University (WU), Thailand $19,800
  • 2019 to 2020 - New Colombo Plan funding - Aquatic Animal Veterinary Training Program (AAVTP) between James Cook University (JCU), Australia and Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya (RMUTSV), Thailand $19,800
  • 2018 to 2019 - New Colombo Plan funding - Australia – Thailand Veterinary Disease Management Program (ATVDMP) between James Cook University (JCU),Australia and Mahidol University (MU), Thailand $19,800
  • 2015 to 2017 - New Colombo Plan funding - Australia – Thailand Veterinary Disease Management Program (ATVDMP) between James Cook University (JCU),Australia and Mahidol University (MU), Thailand $59,400
Fellowships
  • 2014 -2016: Senior Laboratory Officer on the environmental survival of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Mptb) in Queensland funded by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)
  • 2013: Researcher on the project “Investigation into the pathogenicity of bacterial infection to redclaw crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) in the hatchery” that was funded by Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)
Memberships
  • Thai veterinary member (registered veterinarian in Thailand)
  • A member of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA), USA
  • Certified Aquatic Veterinarian (CertAqV) from the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA), USA
Other
  • Thai international relationship Liaison for student and staff activities between James Cook University and Thai Universities including the International Student and Staff Exchange Program and the International Student Placement Program
  • 2009-2013 Voluntary Veterinary Consultant at the Sea Turtle Hospital, Reef HQ, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 13+ research outputs authored by Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol from 2009 onwards.

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Isolation, Identification and Molecular Characterization of Gram-negative Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria from Captive and Stranding Green Sea Turtles in Thailand (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • Zoonotic disease ecology around garbage sites in central Thailand (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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  • 94.022, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (Townsville campus)
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