The 2nd scientific seminar on Applied Biotechnology - Van Lang University

(Van Lang, August 02, 2020) - On 29 July 2020, in the context of society entering the second phase of Covid-19 prevention, Van Lang University organized the 2nd seminar on Applied Biotechnology Science, with several scientific information related to the field of Biotechnology applied in Medicine, Pharmacy, Food, Environment, etc.

Following the success of the 1st seminar with the same topic held in 2019, the Faculty of Technology at Van Lang University continues to hold the 2nd Applied Biotechnology seminar with the desire to bridge the institutions, universities, and businesses, sharing research experiences, expanding cooperation, technology transfer and training association.

The 2nd seminar on Applied Biotechnology was attended by representatives of research institutes, enterprises, and Ho Chi Minh City institutes in Biotechnology. The organizing board included Associate Prof. Tran Thi My Dieu - Rector of Van Lang University, Associate Prof. Le Thi Kim Oanh - Dean of Faculty of Technology, faculty leaders, divisions, and departments lecturers, Biotechnology students, and Environmental Technology students.

vlu scientific seminar Applied Biotechnology1The 2nd scientific seminar Applied Biotechnology in 2020 - organized by the Faculty of Technology at Van Lang University.

In the context of science and technology developing worldwide, the Biotechnology industry has gained encouraging achievements in the fields of Medicine, Pharmacy, Food, Environment, and Agriculture. Opening remarks in the seminar, Associate Prof. Tran Thi My Dieu hopes that student research on Biotechnology will be applied practically. In accordance with the university's philosophy, these research activities help students learn from experience, become whole persons, and start with research projects at VLU. Furthermore, these are opportunities to work in the field of research, pursue a passion, and create values for society shortly.

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Opening the seminar, Dr. Vu Thi Quyen - Head of Biotechnology at Van Lang University, stated in the introductory and shared the goal of training the next high-quality engineers, who love their jobs, have passion for science and creativity. Van Lang University is updating lectures and textbooks, supplementing knowledge through modern technology, digitizing in Biotechnology management and Agriculture management (food, medicine, and Food Origin Traceability, etc.). Besides, the university promptly updates training programs according to the Government's priority on technology application, towards a sustainable and eco-friendly agricultural production, contributing to the safety and quality process of agricultural food products, pharmaceutical products.

After the report by Dr. Vu Thi Quyen, the seminar continued to five speeches:

  • Speech 1: "Smart Agriculture" - Associate Prof. Mai Thanh Phung, Vice President of Vietnam Farms and Agricultural Enterprises Association.
  • Speech 2: "Application of Biotechnology in food processing" - MSc. Nguyen Van Thu (General Director of G.C. Food), PE. Huynh Thi Thanh Nga (Head of R&D Department - G.C. Food Joint Stock Company)
  • Presentation 3: "Transformation of the metabolic set and gut microbiota in in-vitro fermentation of undigested carbohydrates" - MSc. Vu Cong Danh (Faculty of Technology, Van Lang University) and Dr. Nguyen Ha Dieu Trang (Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology)
  • Speech 4: "Application of Biotechnology in disease prevention and control of Covid-19" - Dr. Hoang Quoc Cuong (Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute), MSc. Dr. Hoang Thuy Linh (Deputy Director of Pasteur Institute medical equipment accurate calibration and testing center)
  • Speech 5: Scientific research students (Tran Nguyen Phuc Nhan, Truong Thi Thuy Nga - Biotechnology students at Van Lang University)

vlu scientific seminar Applied Biotechnology4Dr. Hoang Quoc Cuong - Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute - presented "Application of Biotechnology in Covid-19 disease prevention".

Among the experts, there was a special guest: Dr. Hoang Quoc Cuong - one of the first-line doctors at the second outbreak of SARS - CoV2 in Vietnam. Although very busy, Dr. Cuong spent precious time presenting details of Biotechnology in COVID-19 prevention.

Right after the presentation early in the morning,  Dr. Hoang Quoc Cuong headed to Da Nang for the COVID-19 aid right after finishing his performance. Dr. Cuong presented numerous helpful scientific information in the application of technology achievements in clinical treatment and improved medical equipment, caring for and improving human health. It supported the belief for Van Lang University in application-oriented technology programs, promising to open up a new direction for Biotechnology students. 

vlu scientific seminar Applied Biotechnology5With the speech "Smart Agriculture", Associate Prof. Mai Thanh Phung - Vice President of Vietnam Farms and Agricultural Enterprises Association - helped people better understand: Smart Agriculture 4.0, the efficiency of Agriculture 4.0; 4.0 agriculture trends in the world; reasons for the need of agriculture development 4.0 in Vietnam; industries with the potential to access agriculture 4.0 in Vietnam and give some suitable proposals.

vlu scientific seminar Applied Biotechnology2Presentation "Transformation of the metabolic set and gut microbiota in vitro fermentation of undigested carbohydrates" by Dr. Nguyen Ha Dieu Trang (Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology)

vlu scientific seminar Applied Biotechnology3Presentation "Application of Biotechnology in food processing" by P.E. Huynh Thi Thanh Nga (Head of R&D Department - G.C. Food)

At the seminar, Van Lang University signed a cooperation agreement with the following sectors: Ecological Landscape Architecture Company, Gia Tuong Company, Thai Son Company. It helps Van Lang University expand professional cooperation as well as technology transfer projects in the field of Biotechnology.

vlu scientific seminar Applied Biotechnology7At the seminar, Van Lang University signed a cooperation agreement with the following sectors: Ecological Landscape Architecture Company, Gia Tuong Company, Thai Son Company.

In 2020, in addition to Environmental Engineering Technology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Technology at Van Lang University will continue to open four pioneering undergraduate majors in Vietnam:

  1. Green Design Industry
  2. Corporate Environmental Management Industry
  3. Medical Biotechnology Industry
  4. Biotechnology Administration

All new open industries follow the orientation of practical application of scientific research in life and approach the actual requirements of the labor market.


Article: Le My
Photo: Thinh Tran
Translated by: Pham Vu Thien An


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