Dr. Ha Thi Thanh Huong, 31 professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the International University under the National University of Ho Chi Minh City, is one of 15 researchers worldwide to have been honored this year. with the Early Career Award.
In 2018 after obtaining a doctorate in neuroscience from Stanford University in the United States, Huong returned to Vietnam to continue his research in neurology with the avowed aim of contributing to the improvement of the intellectual and mental health of Vietnamese. .
The Early Career Award, worth 5000 euros, aims to support young researchers by providing them with additional funding for their research. This award is given on the basis of the quality of the articles published by the nominees, as well as the importance and persuasiveness of their topic. Applicants are required to submit a scientific curriculum vitae and an online application describing their current research program while specifying the size and scope of the project as well as the provisional plan for the use of funding.
Alzheimer's disease is one of the deadliest illnesses in the elderly, Huong said, adding that research on the subject is becoming more urgent given the aging population in Vietnam.
“I am using this year's award to raise funds for my research project in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Together with my team, we are developing tools to increase precision, reduce invasiveness and reduce the cost of diagnosing the disease, ”Huong explained. "We will apply the inputs of artificial intelligence for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis and use revolutionary molecular biology tools such as RNA sequencing in blood samples."
The group submitted four reports at an international conference on biomedical engineering and received funding from the Vietnam Alzheimer's Network, a program sponsored by the US National Institute of Health.
The team's diagnostic model using artificial intelligence also entered the top 20 in an innovation and artificial intelligence application competition organized by the Ho Chi Minh Science and Technology Department. -City at the beginning of last September. - CVN /VNA
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