About Kelwalin


Kelwalin is a native Thai from Bangkok, who consider herself a world-citizen. She had spent 7 years in Uk, studying and working, as well as visiting quite a few places in Europe and Africa. She holds Ph.D. in cell, animal, and population biology (major in immunology/ biotechnology) and had been researched 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 Twitterer and Instragramer. Having TED-like job and volunteering for TED, Kelwalin enjoys being creative, versatile, and surrounded by people who have different interests and backgrounds (yet, she is the INTJ!),


English, Latin, Spanish, Thai

TED Conference

TEDWomen 2013

Areas of Expertise

Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Immunology & Vaccinology, Vaccine Research, patent analysis and translation, Geographical indication, Subtitle Translation and Review, Data Analysis and Presentation, Teaching

An idea worth spreading

Well-mixed about cutting-edge knowledges, Science, philosophy, technology, education, peace, local know-hows, traditional knowledges, history.

I'm passionate about

Anything TED! and 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. Connecting people, Keeping secret.

My TED story

As part of TED OTP tribe, I'm TED translators and a Language co-ordinator for Thai language. I was the volunteer for TEDxChiangMai 2013 and co-organizing TEDxKrungthepLive 2015, and helping TEDxBangkok 2015. I'm a TED-ed educator who gave a TED-ed lesson on "Vaccine" (published in 2015).

I'm TEDWomen 2014 attendee and joined the OTP workshop there.

I'm also looking forward to getting more involved in TED activities; I believe it can be a great model for any innovative communities in many countries. And I love the vibe of the event and the people who get involve. This pure force of sharing is powerful and I hope it will bring the best out of us as well as giving the best to our world.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut
Posted over 1 year 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 :))))