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Enzymology and Bioassays Unit


Tel: (84)24 35690652

Address: Room 239-240, T8 Block - VNU University of Science

334 Nguyen Trai, Thanhxuan, Hanoi, Viet Nam

Knockdown of Dtx3l reduced the tumor formation in liver tissue (A) through decreasing the expression levels of p-FAK, p-PI3K and p-AKT (B)

Curent staffs


Head: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang, Lecturer

EducationPhD 2012, Aichi Medical University, Japan

Specification: Molercular Biology 

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Assoc. Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Huy, Lecturer

Education: PhD 2009, VNU University of Science, Vietnam

Specification: Biochemistry and Microbiology

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Dr. Trinh Tat Cuong, Lecturer

EducationPhD 2010,  Chungnam University, Korea.


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Dr. Pham Bao Yen, Lecturer

Education: PhD 2009, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US

Postdoc: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US (2009-2011)

Specification: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Dr. Pham Thi Luong Hang, Lecturer

Education: PhD 2007, University of Greifswald, Germany.

Specification: Pharmabiology

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Research Interests and activities

Isolation, purification, characterization and production of enzymes from plants, animals and microbial for applications in industrial food, medical-pharmaceutical field, environment treatment and agriculture.

Screening and identification of bioactive compounds originated from medicinal plants in Vietnam and interpreting their modes of actions via using receptor and enzyme-based bioassays aided by advancing DNA recombinant and protein expression technologies.

Development of biomarkers and protocols for applying in diagnosis of various cancers and infectious diseases.

Development and application of bioactive compounds in supplemental products for humans.

Selected research projects

Study of recombinant receptor protein for constructing pharmaceutical screening model (2011-2014), funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Code: ĐT-PTNTĐ.2012-G/01, PI: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Dinh Doan Long.

Study production of gamma aminobutyric acid from fermenting rice bran by Lactobacillus for functional food (2011-2012), funded Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam, code: KC.10.TN01/11-15. PI: Dr. Trinh Tat Cuong.

Development biofilm technology apply on removal nitrogen and phosphorus-rich wastewater, (2012-2014) funded byMinistry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam, code: 06/HĐ-BCT. PI:Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Huy.

Investigation of new bioactive compounds from two cyanobacteria species isolated in Vietnam, Anabena sp.andNostoc sp. (2012-2015) funded by NAFOSTED, code: 106.16-2012.24. PI:Dr.Pham Thi Luong Hang.

Study on resistance mechanism of BRAFV600E mutant melanoma cell lines to vemurafenib and investigation of the effects of some phytochemicals on vemurafenib resistant melanoma treatment,(2014-2016), funded by NAFOSTED, code: 106-NN.02-2013.07. PI. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang.

Study lipase and peptide deformylase from Vietnam isolated Helicobacter pylori strains: genetic polymorphism, recombinant protein expression and application in inhibitors screening from plant extracts. (2014-2016), funded by NAFOSTED, code 106-NN.02-2013.55. PI: Dr. Pham Bao Yen.

Development and application of nano-melanin particles for protection of normal cells and healthy tissues during radiation therapy of cancer, (2017-2019), funded by NAFOSTED, code: 108.02-2017.07.PI. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang.

Selected Publications                                                            

Nguyen Dinh Thang, Ichiro Yajima, Masashi Kato, et al. (2015) Deltex-3-like (DTX3L) stimulates metastasis of melanoma through FAK/PI3K/AKT but not MEK/ERK pathway.  Oncotarget 6(16):14290-14299.

Long Dinh Doan, Nhung Hong Thi Pham, Nhung My Hoang, Cuong Trinh Tat, Van Hong Thi Nguyen, et al. (2015). Interaction of Vietnamese Medical Plant Extracts with Recombinantly expressed human neurokinon-1 receptor. Planta Medica Letters 2(01): e42-e47.

Dao Q. Nguyen, Phuong T. Duong, Hieu M. Nguyen, Nguyen Hoang Nam, Nguyen Hoang Luong, Yen Pham (2016). New biological treatment targeting Mycobacterium tuberculosis in contaminated wastewater using lysing enzymes coupled to magnetic nanoparticles.Green Processing and Synthesis5(5): 473-478.

Nguyen Dinh Thang, Pham Thi Thu Huong, Nguyen Van Minh (2016). Movement of BBAP from cytoplasm to nucleus decreases the metastatic ability of vemurafenib-resistant cells.Molecular Medicine Reports15(1):317-322.

Ha Duc Chu, Quynh Ngoc Le, Huy Quang Nguyen, Dung Le (2016).Genome-wide analysis of genes encoding methionine-rich proteins in Arabidopsis and soybean suggesting their roles in the adaptation of plants to abiotic stress. International Journal of Genomics, Article ID 5427062.

Schallenberg-Rüdinger M, Oldenkott B, Hiss M, Trinh PL, Knoop V, Rensing SA (2017). A Single-target mitochondrial RNA editing factor of funaria hygrometrica can fully Reconstitute RNA editing at two sites in Physcomitrella patensPlant and Cell Physiology58(3):496-507.

Hang T.L. Pham, Lien T.T. Nguyen, Tuan A. Duong, Dung T.T Bui, Que T. Doan, Ha T.T Nguyen, Sabine Mundt (2017). Diversity and bioactivities of nostocacean cyanobacteria isolated from paddy soil in Vietnam. Systematic and Applied Microbiology40(8): 470 – 481.

Trinh PL, Pham Y (2018). Establishment of a Multiplex PCR-based procedure for detection of most common mutations in NPM1, FLT3 in acute myeloid leukemia patients. Annals of Clinical & Laboratory Science48(1):35-39.