TLU promotes scientific research in the field of biotechnology

Scientific research is a regular activity of the lecturers and students of the Thuyloi University. In addition to training, the lecturers also participate in many research projects.

Biotechnology is a new major that has just been put into the training program of TLU in recent years. Due to the requirements of the program, students need to experiment a lot. Therefore, the university has invested a system of modern laboratories to meet the requirement of the program.

In the past 2 years, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, students majoring in Biotechnology have less practical time than in previous years, but they work very hard and usually spend a lot of time working in the lab regardless of weekends or holidays, even at night. In the academic year 2021-2022, with the topic "Study on screening for tested antimicrobial activity, antioxidant activity and antimicrobial activity of Hoan Ngoc (Pseuderanthemun Palatiferun Radlk) in Lao Cai ", the research student team consisted of 3 students: Ninh Thi Cam Van, Nguyen Thi Kieu Yen and Dinh Thi Thu Trang – class 61SH instructed by Dr. Cao Thi Hue and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Lan Huong won the First Prize at the Faculty's Student Science Conference (Biotechnology Subcommittee) and won the Third Prize of the University Student Scientific Research Conference.

Closing ceremony of the University Student Scientific Research Conference in the academic year 2021-2022

Dr. Cao Thi Hue, lecturer in the Department of Biotechnology, having many years of experience in guiding students in scientific research, said that the initial research results on antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities are the basis to confirm the true effect of Hoan Ngoc as ancient medicinal plant. The research team wish to manufacture some types of health care products for humans from Hoan Ngoc in the future. The team is now working on product registration.

Dr. Cao Thi Hue with her research team

Participating in scientific research helps students gain extra knowledge and skills, helping them to better meet the requirements of employers after graduation. They acquire many necessary skills such as laboratory skills, document retrieval skills, report writing skills, presentation skills and teamwork skills. In addition, participating in scientific research in experimental disciplines helps them directly participate in the creation of new products, especially community health care products, which helps them to love the program they have chosen to study.