Binh Nguyen, mentee in the 2019 MedTech-Pharma program in NSW (Macquarie University)

Binh Nguyen is currently undertaking the third year of her PhD at Biological Science Department in Macquarie University, NSW. Prior to her PhD, Binh completed her undergraduate degree and masters degree, both with distinction grades, at Hanoi National University of Education in Vietnam. Binh has 4-year teaching experience (Biology) at a well-known high school in Hanoi, Vietnam and she has also participated in tutoring at Macquarie University.

Her undergraduate and masters research focused on fermenting bioplastic using bacterial strains isolated from mangrove forest soil. Her PhD research investigates the effects of commensal microbiota and larval density on the developmental and feeding behavioral traits of the Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni), a serious pest inflicting an estimated $300 million costs for horticulture across Australia. Binh has been granted a scholarship from the Nagao Natural Environmental Foundation (NEF), Japan to carry her masters research and the international Research Training Program (iRTP) scholarship to support for her PhD.

Through her career, Binh has developed important skills such as experimental design, data analysis, project management and communication of results as well as teaching biology. Binh loves nature and is a curious and creative person with good leading skills and is always willing to learn new things.

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