Dr. Nguyen Huy Thuan of the Molecular Biology Center of the DTU center for Research and Development was sponsored by IFS, the International Foundation for Science, to conduct a research project entitled "Biosynthesis and Production Optimization of Flavonoid Glycoside Compounds Using Experimental Planning Techniques". DTU and the University of Science in Ho Chi Minh City are the two Vietnamese universities being funded by IFS in 2014.
On January the 5th, the Molecular Biology Center of the DTU Institute for Research and Development held a seminar entitled: “Researching Anti-Cancer Compounds in Vietnamese Medicinal Herbs”. Attendees included Dr. Phuong Thien Thuong, Department Head of Analytical Chemistry and Standardization at the National Institute of Medicinal Materials, DTU lecturers and staff.
Professor Thomas Bock, a research fellow at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin, is highly regarded internationally for his studies of infectious diseases, using molecular epidemiology. On March 16th, he held a seminar at DTU entitled “The Hepatitis E Virus: An Underestimated and Newly Emerging Infectious Disease of the Liver”. His visit may result in a collaboration between DTU and RKI to conduct further research on HEV - the most common cause of acute viral hepatitis in developing countries.
After successful research of the DH 93 nutritional product, DTU has worked with the Hoa Vang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to spray DH93 on rice crops. The DH 93 will prevent crop disease and increase crop productivity in several communes in the Hoa Vang district. On September 6th, the Hoa Tien commune held a seminar entitled “Evaluation of the DH 93 Nutritional Product”.
The Discovery of Antibiotics-Encoding Gene Clusters, Biosynthetic Pathways and Activities.
On July 5th, the DTU Center for Research and Development held a seminar entitled “Discovery of Antibiotics-Encoding gene clusters, biosynthetic pathways and activities: Aminoglycoside and epothilone”. Professor Jae Kyung Sohng, Director of the Institute of Bimolecular Reconstruction (IBR), in the Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, at Sun Moon University in Korea, spoke on the topic.