About us

Research group of Biodiversity and Conservation under the Institute for Biotechnology and  Environment, University of Nha Trang. The group was established in 2010 with members of the Department of Biology and Biotechnology.

Group members: 

Group leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dang Thuy Binh – Senior lecturer/ Researcher of Institute for Biotechnology and Environment

Senior researchers: Dr. Vu Dang Ha Quyen, Dr. Nguyen Thi Hai Thanh, Dr. Nguyen Thi Anh Thu

PhD students: Msc. Truong Thi Oanh, Msc. Tran Quang Sang, Msc. Van Hong Cam, Msc. Le Thi Kieu Oanh

Master students: Nguyen Le Thao My

Main research area

1) Survey and assessment of biodiversity

2) Study the genetic and structure of population

3) Study the effects of climate change on biodiversity

4) Evolution and Genetic Ecology

5) Aquatic Disease

Past and current projects                         

1) CARD project, ACIAR support “Increase the capacity on nutrient analysis in Vietnam” headed by the Faculty of Aquaculture, Nha Trang University;

2) NUFU Project “Aquaculture and coastal management in Vietnam” headed by the Institute of Aquaculture Research Number 3;

3) Component 4, SRV2701 project “Environmental impact of Aquaculture activities to the issue of food safety of  green mussels and aquatic snails in integrated farming systems” under NORAD framework, headed by Nha Trang University;

4) CT – PIRE project (lead by Old Dominion University) working with biodiversity and conservation genetics in Vietnam.

5) EU project "Parasite Risk Assessment with Integrated Tools in EU fish production value chains", 2012 – 2015.

6) PEER 2-7 "Conservation Genetics for Improved Biodiversity and Resource Management in a Changing Mekong Delta”. NFS and USAID funding (2013 -2017).

7) PEER 3-100 “Building the Mekong river genetic biodiversity research network”.  NFS and USAID funding  (2014 -2018)

8) PEER 6-435 “Riverscape Genetics to Inform Natural History of Exploited Fishes in the Lower Mekong River Basin”.  NFS and USAID funding (2017 -2020)

9) National genetic conservation project. Minister of Traning and Education

10) CRRP2019-05MY-Benkendorff "Understanding the Interaction of Ocean Acidification and Marine Tourism for Sustainable Management of Coral Reefs" (2020 - 2022)

11) VINIF.2022.DA00021 "DNA metabarcoding and integrated information database - Implication for Ichthyoplankton survey and fisheries management in Vietnam" (2022 - 2025)

12) SVM30022GR0249 "Management and restoration mangrove forests in the north of Khanh Hoa province - Toward sustainable landscape" (2022 - 2024)