Five Vietnamese researchers make Asian Scientist 100 list

Update: 15:00 | 28/04/2021
Asian Scientist Magazine has recently published its list of Asia’s 100 most outstanding researchers, highlighting their various achievements across a range of scientific disciplines, with five Vietnamese scientists making the cut.
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The five Vietnamese scientists. (Photo: VOV)

Featured in the list is Tran Thi Thu Ha who is currently now working at Thai Nguyen University. The local lecturer was awarded the Vietnamese Kovalevskaia Award 2019 for her research looking at the breeding and intensive cultivation of trees, the propagation and rearing of non-timber forest products and medicinal herbs, along the development of local medicinal plants.

Furthermore, Vuong Thi Ngoc Lan from Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy also made the list. The doctor is one of three recipients of the 2020 Ta Quang Buu Awards for research that compared the transfer of fresh and frozen embryos in vitro fertilisation.

Le Thi Quynh Mai from the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology leads a team of women who were awarded the 2019 Vietnamese Kovalevskaia Award 2019 for their successful isolation of a new strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, thereby making Viet Nam one of the first four countries in the world to successfully isolate the virus back in 2020.

Her team has spent the last two decades in the ongoing fight against a range of deadly diseases, most notably SARS, A/H5N1 bird flu, and H1N1.

Elsewhere on the list, Pham Tien Son of Da Lat University was renowned for being one of three recipients of the 2020 Ta Quang Buu Awards for his studies on the generic properties for semi-algebraic programmes.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Truong Thanh Hieu of Ton Duc Thang University became another recipient of the 2020 Ta Quang Buu awards and makes the Asian Scientist list for his project which aimed to determine the electron inelastic mean free path in various materials.

Every year since 2016 Asian Scientist Magazine has compiled a list of Asia’s 100 most outstanding researchers.

In order to be acknowledged on the list, individuals must have received a national or international prize in the preceding year for their research.

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(Source: VOV)