Dr. Nguyen qualified in medicine from Hanoi Medical University (Vietnam) in 1991 and obtained a PhD in cellular and molecular biology from the Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo in 2003. She then joined the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Vietnam (NIHE) in 2005 with great interest in developing molecular assays for infectious disease diagnostics, and was appointed as head of Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology in 2010.
Over the last ten years she has led research projects on molecular epidemiology of blood-borne viruses including HIV and hepatitis B, C virus in Vietnam. In addition, her group’s researches also focus on anti-viral drug resistance. Her laboratory was recognized as an official member in the network of Laboratories for HIV genotyping and drug resistance analysis of World Health Organization. On the national program for HIV drug resistance prevention and monitoring in Vietnam, her laboratory plays key role to implement national surveys. She has been closely collaborating with the technical working group designated by the Ministry of Health to develop the National action plan for viral hepatitis control in line with the WHO’s strategy.