Applied DNA Technology

Head: Dr. Le Van Son

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Staffs: 09 including 04 permanent, 05 contract-based

Founded in 1998

In the year 2008, the Applied DNA Technology Laboratory (ADT) marked 10th anniversary of its foundation. It had been initially established as ADT Group in June, 1995 and became ADT Laboratory in June, 1998. The laboratory cofounders were Dr. Nong Van Hai and Dr. Truong Nam Hai. Our original activities included the application of DNA technology to broad aspects of research on plants (Nong Van Hai's Group) and microorganisms (Truong Nam Hai's Group). In the year 2000, these two sister groups became independent research laboratories at IBT: the Applied DNA Technology Laboratory and the Genetic Engineering Laboratory.

Staff scientists in our laboratory have been lecturing at the College of Natural Sciences and College of Technology (Hanoi National University), Hanoi University of Technology, Thai Nguyen University, Joint Master Program between Thai Nguyen University and the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR) of VAST. We have supervised a number of young peoples from all over the country to complete their Ph.D. dissertations, M.Sc. and B.Sc. theses. We have also trained long- and short-term visitors in molecular techniques. Until now, ADT staff members have successfully supervised 5 Ph.D. dissertations, 13 M.Sc., 5 diploma-equivalent and 38 undergraduate theses.

ADT researchers have been coauthors of more than 100 scientific publications including 1 German patent, 29 papers in international journals, 81 articles in domestic journals. In addition, we are coauthors of 5 books and more than 400 DNA sequences deposited in international databases.

Our laboratory has established close contacts with many research laboratories/ universities of Germany, Japan, USA, Canada, France, Belgium, Australia, Korea, China, Singapore, Thailand and other countries.

Room No: 311, 3rd floor

Institute of Biotechnology (A10 Building)

Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Hanoi, Vietnam


Tel: +844- 3791 8003

Fax: +844-3836 3144