Algal Biotechnology

IMG 3138Head of Department: Hoang Thi Minh Hien PhD.

Tel: + (84)-4-37911059     

Fax: + (84)-4-38363144

E-mail: (Hoang Thi Minh Hien PhD.) or (Prof. Dr. Dang Diem Hong)

Address: Room 508-509, B4 Building, Institute of Biotechnology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam

The Division of Algal Biotechnology (ABT or Biotechnology of Algae) was established in 1990. Department of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry was precursor of the ABT which found in 1975. Currently, the ABT involves 01 Prof. Dr. ; 02 PhD, Principal researcher; 02 PhD and 01 PhD student.


Completed training for 02 PhD. studentsy;

Ongoing training for 5 PhD students and 4 master students;

Staff members usually studied and trained in domestic and aboard as Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, USA...


Organizations for Domestic Collaboration

  • Institute of Environmental Technology
  • Institute of Chemistry
  • Institute of Natural Products Chemistry
  • Institute of Marine Environment and Resources
  • Viện nghiên cứu và Ứng dụng Công nghệ Nha Trang
  • Institute of Oceanography
  • Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources
  • VNU Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Research Institute for Aquaculture No.3
  • Cuu Dung Co., Ltd., Xuan Thuy, Nam Dinh, Vietnam
  • Biotechnology Co. Ldt.  of VinaTaor Spirulina Hoa Lac, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • National Institute of Medicinal Materials
  • Hanoi University of Science,

Organizations for International Collaboration

1/ Projects

2002-2004: "Using Vietnamese marine algae as functional food and medicine" supported by UNU-Kirin Fellowship and United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan;

2006-2008: "Study of biological characteristics and applicability of Labyrinthula – a new marine microalgal of Vietnam" supported by UNU-Kirin Fellowship and United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan;

7-10/2007: Cooperation with Amicogen, Inc for “Screening on Fucoxanthin content in species of Vietnamese Sargassum”;

4/2008-4/2012: "Greenhouse gas emissions reduction using seaweeds” supported by Pusan National University,  Korean; Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, Korea.

2/ Laboratories

Minato Wakisaka, Prof. Dr. Graduate School of Life Science and System Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology,
Head of Department of Environmental study: 808-0196 2-4, Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. Email: ID ORCID:

Nutrition Biochemistry Lab., National Food Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry (MAFF), Tsukuba, Japan;

Lipid Engineering Lab., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Institute for Biological resources and Functions, Tsukuba, Japan;

Bio-polymer Lab., Research Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Chemistry; National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Osaka, Japan;

Institute of Biology Science; Faculty of Science and Institute of Ocean & Earth Science (IOES), University of Malaya, Malaysia;

Department of marine Biotechnology, Pukyong National University, Pusan, Korea;

Department of Molecular Biology, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea;

Marine Science Lab., Institute of East China Sea Research, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan;

Asian Natural Environment Science Centre, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan;

Food Biomedical Science Lab., Department of Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.