|INSTITUTE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, HUE UNIVERSITY
Solidarity, Creativity, Development and Integration
In April 2014, President of Hue University announced the Decision No. 808/QĐ-ĐHH to establish Institute of Biotechnology, Hue University base on Laboratory of Molecular Biotechnology – Center for Resources, Environment and Biotechnology.
In May 2018, Prime Minister announced the Decision No. 523/QĐ-TTg approving the strategy to develop Institute of Biotechnology, Hue University as National Center for Biotechnology in Central of Vietnam which has responsibility on innovative research and technology transfer in order to server social demands. In July 2018, Institute of Biotechnology became independent member of Hue University as Decision No. 939/QĐ-ĐHH by President of Hue University which has operated in the multidisciplinary fields of scientific research and technology transfer.
Institute of Biotechnology, Hue University organization structure is consisted of 02 functional offices, 05 laboratories, 01 department and 02 centers. Staff includes 33 full-time staffs (2 Associate professors, 8 PhDs, 16 MScs, 6 Bachelors and Engineers, and another), and 160 part-time staffs (7 Professors; 71 Associate professor, PhDs; 50 PhDs and 32 MScs) who are expertise in biology and biotechnology of Hue University and other universities and research institutions.
The Institute focuses on basic research of life sciences, key technologies; applied research on gene and cells technology, protein/enzyme, microbiology, biochemistry… in medicine, marine biology, agriculture, aquaculture, food processing and environment; testing and evaluating biosafety of genetically modified organisms, genetic resources and products by genetically modified organisms. In addition, Institute of Biotechnology, Hue University has also permitted to launch Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, and Doctor of Philosophy in Organic agriculture. PhD candidates will receive scholarships, and use equipment systems at the Institute.
Over the past five years, staff of the Institute published more than 120 research papers, including over 42 papers in international journals; implemented 03 national projects, 01 ministerial program (including 08 projects), 01 Nafosted project, 04 ministerial projects, 03 provincial projects, 22 Hue University projects, 04 international cooperation projects and 07 institution projects. Besides, the staff of the Institute registered 05 intellectual properties and commercialized many scientific products that solving problems with highly efficiency in the fields of agriculture, aquaculture, husbandry and poultry.
Assoc. Prof. Truong Thi Hong Hai – Director
Dr. Nguyen Duc Huy – Deputy Director