Dr. Aussama S., a faculty at the School of Biotechnology, Assumption University, received a top research award in the category of Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities at the 10th National Conference on Persons with Disabilities 2018. The award was presented to her by General Anantaporn Kanjanarat, the Minister of Social Development and Human Security.  The research was a joint collaborative effort between Assumption University and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) and was funded by National Research Council of Thailand. The event was held at Wayupak Meeting Hall, Centara situated in the Government Complex Hotel & Convention Center, Changwattana.