Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut

Patent and patent information specialist, Rouse & Co International
Bangkok, Thailand

About Kelwalin


Kelwalin is a native Thai from Bangkok, who consider herself a world-citizen. She holds Ph.D. in cell, animal, and population biology (major in immunology/ biotechnology) and had been researching in vaccine development and malaria. Currently, she is working full-time for the IP law firm as a patent specialist (Life science), while teaching science part-time. She is a coffee lover, bookworm, art appreciator, music consumer, life-long learner; sometimes Blogger and Instragramer. Having TED-like job and volunteering for TED, Kelwalin enjoys being versatile, and surrounded by people who have different interests and backgrounds (yet, she is INTJ!).


English, Thai

TED Conference

TEDWomen 2013

Areas of Expertise

Biotechnology & Life Sciences, patent analysis and translation

An idea worth spreading

Well-mixed about cutting-edge knowledges, Science, philosophy, technology, education, peace

I'm passionate about

Anything TED! I'm always passionate about science, especially biology. However, I'm really into philosophy, astronomy, music, languages, arts and novels.

Talk to me about

Philosophy, traveling, sciences, innovations, classic and sci-fi novels, music, cultures, languages, gaming, any ideas worth spreading.

People don't know I'm good at

Encouraging other people. Stubborn to let go of problems. Keeping secret.

My TED story

As part of TED's OTP, I'm among Thai TED translators and a Language co-ordinator. It's been a wonderful ride that allow me to exchange my ideas and connect to people in TED family. I was one of the TEDxChiangMai 2013 organization team, a group of inspiring people who always wish to organise more TEDx in Thailand. I'm also looking forward to getting the best out of TED; This could be great for science, education, and reading community in my country. And in the same time, feedbacks from these possible activities may assist TED development to the next limit.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut
Posted 11 months ago
How can TEDx events balance the ratio of female to male speakers?
Interesting questions! :D I was part of organizing team of TEDxChiangMai, though I haven't been involved in searching process, but did notice that this is one thing they took into account. I think the big question is "How are we going to find awesome women from different fields?" Some granting agencies and awarders can provide us some ideas. However, some of the young talented people can be unnoticed if we only count on this; It's tricky. I think networking is the key. I think if you have staffs with different background as your TEDx team, it will work out wonderfully. Hope you enjoy organizing TEDx. Wish it turns out awesome! Cheering you all the way :))))