Students of Faculty of Environment and Biotechnology attended the course on Microalgae at Nguyen Tat Thanh Hi-Tech Institute

(Admission Office   – Van Lang, 15th, December 2018)03 students of Faculty of Environment and Biotechnology have attended the course on “Systematics, Evolution and Biotechnology of Microalgae”, held by Biotechnology Department, Nguyen Tat Thanh Hi-Tech Institute at Nguyen Tat Thanh University.

Most of Biotechnology students were really excited to register for the course for a brand new topic which has not been researched in their official training. Unfortunately, due to the limitation in the number of participants, only 03 students could attend the course with the support from Assoc. Prof. Ph.D Ngo Thi Xuyen – the Vice-director of Faculty of Environment and Biotechonology. They are Nguyen Nguyen Bao, Bui Phuoc Duy - junior student and Bui Nguyen Gia Tien – freshman student.

dai hoc van lang vi tao aThe course lectured by Prof. Ph.D Melkonian and Ph.D Barbara from Cogogne University ( in Germany), who have researched and owned a huge collection of Microalgae from various countries. In Vietnam, Prof. Melkonian has lectured and enthusiastically instructed every single participant in the course.

The course divided into 02 parts – the theory in the mornings and the practice in the afternoons lasts for 06 days ( 28 – 30/11; 03 – 05/12/2018). Participants had a great chance to acquire new, interesting and useful knowledge about varieties and species of Algae as well about the place of collecting different species, method of collecting, classifying and technology of microalgae.

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The effects of Microalgae and the extraction technology, the application in the production of nutritional preparations and cosmetics for beauty technology are becoming a "hot" topics in daily life. After the course, participants can understand the basic techniques to grow and raise microalgae by themselves in the future, especially be able to make these microalgae more applicable and popular throughout the sea of Vietnam.

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Specialized English is mostly used during the course – materials as well as interaction with the lecturers, therefore the three students of Van Lang University have prepared themselves carefully in order to acquire the knowledge actively and efficiently.

Despite his lack of the specialized background knowledge, Bui Nguyen Gia Tien (the sitting student in the above photo) still tried his best and felt very inspired to have a chance to study with Prof. Ph.D Melkonian and  directly observe the basic techniques in growing and raising Microalgae.

Nguyen Bao said that he had studied about microalgae in botany since his second year, however, he hadn’t had opportunities to study in-depth. This course helps our students with practical techniques such as taking a sample or using a microscope, and at the same time, suggesting a direction for the topic of graduation thesis in the final year.

dai hoc van lang vi tao dAt the end of the course, all 25 participants were granted a certificate of attendance by Prof. Ph.D Melkonian and Nguyen Tat Thanh Hi-Tech Institute. All were feeling delighted with the practical knowledge in the course. (On the left: Bui Phuoc Duy received the certificate)


Source: Assoc. Prof. Ph.D Ngo Thi Xuyen
Translated by: MA. Nguyen Thi Yen Nhung

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