About the Class

Class Time

M 9:30 – 12:00 (Starting on August 19, 2019)

Class Location

6th Floor – FREAK lab + Sensor Lab HQ, BRI Building, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkhuntien (https://freaklab.org/hq/)

Contact

Dr. Chairat Treesubsuntorn (Class Coordinator) chairat.tre@kmutt.ac.th

Introduction

Earth’s natural resources and environments are being deteriorated at unprecedented rates. One of the most viable option of solving this major problem is for humans to become a space faring civilization. However, Humans have their physiology developed to live on Earth; lack of gravity in space can affect said physiology and human mental health. Biotechnology including food, medicine, energy, and more are playing significant role in space colonization. This class explores the future of biotechnology in space through series of lectures, workshops, and projects related to space exploration.

Staffs & Supporting Institutes

Werasak Surareungchai

KMUTT, FREAK Lab

Chairat Treesubsuntorn

KMUTT, FREAK Lab (Course Coordinator)

Wares Chancharoen

SIIT, SpaceZab, FREAK Lab

Nitipon Puttaraksa

KMUTT, FREAK Lab

Puey Ounjai

Mahidol University, FREAK Lab

Tatpong Tulyananda

Mahidol University

Peerapong Torteeka

Narit, FREAK Lab

Paskorn Muangphrom

KMUTT

Class/Workshop Schedule

 

Class/Workshop

Staffs

Launching to Space

– Week 1: History of Human in Space (Aug 19, 2019) https://astrobio.freaklab.org/class-1

  • Class Introduction (Pat)
  • Class logistic, Expectation, Evaluation, Homework (Chirat)
  • History of human in space (Wares + Invited guest : Nattanon Dungsunearn, SpaceTH )
 

Wares/Chairat/Pat

Invited guest : Nattanon Dungsunearn, SpaceTH

– Week 2: Intro to Space Technology (Aug 26, 2019) https://astrobio.freaklab.org/class-2

  • Homework Review (Pat & Nattanon)
  • Class Recap (Pat)
  • Intro to Space Technology (Peerapong)

Peerapong/Pat

– Week 3: Biomimicry, Biodesign, Bio-digital (September 2, 2019) https://astrobio.freaklab.org/class-3

  • Homework Review (Paskorn – move to the next class)
  • Presentation on Synthetic Biology, Biodesign, Bio-digital (Puey)

Puey

– Week 4: Workshop on Rapid Prototyping (September 9, 2019) http://astrobio.freaklab.org/class-4

  • Homework Review 1 (Peerapong)
  • Homework Review 2 (Puey)
  • Workshop on 3D printing and Rapid Prototyping (Nitipon)

Nitipon

Living in Space

– Week 5: Technology for supporting life in Space (September 16, 2019) http://astrobio.freaklab.org/class-5

Tatpong

– Week 6: Space Food & Space Agriculture (September 23, 2019) http://astrobio.freaklab.org/class-6

  • Homework Review
  • Presentation on Space Food & Space Agriculture (Chairat)

Chairat

– Week 7: Medicine and Healthcare in Space (September 30, 2019) https://astrobio.freaklab.org/class-7

  • Homework Review
  • Presentation on Medicine and Healthcare in Space (Paskorn)
 Paskorn

– Week 8: Workshop on Designing Biotech for Living in Space (Oct 28, 2019) https://astrobio.freaklab.org/class-8/

Werasak +

Experimenting in Space

– Week 9: Designing Experiments in Space https://astrobio.freaklab.org/class-9/

  • Presentation on “Designing Experiment in Space” by Dr. Wares Chancharoen

Wares

– Week 10: Terraforming planet with Biotechnology https://astrobio.freaklab.org/class-10/

  • Learning about Mars Terraforming through card game

Wares +

– Week 11: Commercializing Space Biotechnology https://astrobio.freaklab.org/class-11/

  • HW review
  • Presentation on “Space Commercialization” by Wares Chancharoen 
  • Special Talk on “Space Medicine Market” by Anthony Yuen

Wares

– Week 12: Project Overview

Amarin/Wares

Final

– Week 13: Project Task 1

All

– Week 14: Project Task 2

All

– Week 15: Project Task 3

All

– Week 16: Final Presentation

All