Mr. Athikhun Suwannakhan (MUIC Class of 2016)
Mr. Athikhun Suwannakhan was a 1st Class Honors Biological Science alumnus from the Class of 2016. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Anatomy at the Faculty of Science of Mahidol University. He was granted a “Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. Scholarship” which offers a five-year scholarship with a one-year study abroad component from Thailand’s Research Fund. Also, he received the “Prof. Sud Saengwichian Award,” an annual award given to the best oral presentation in gross anatomy and histology from the Anatomy Association of Thailand (AAT) in the same year.
As he is very keen on biomedical science research, he is a strong advocate of Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization, which supports the creation and distribution of license-free educational content. Its well-known project is Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, the entries of which are created, edited, and verified by volunteers around the world, as well as many other vital community projects. He has been sponsored to join Wikimania, the annual conference celebrating all the free knowledge projects hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation in different countries since 2018. He is also a founding member of Wikimedia Thailand. He has been selected as a lead organizer and a chairperson of Wikimania 2020, the largest Wikimedia gathering in the world, which will take place in Bangkok in August 2020.