My research interests include genetics, breeding and reproduction of aquatic animals. I have twenty years’ experience in quantitative genetics and running selection programs for various traits both for freshwater and marine species in Vietnam and with collaborators worldwide. I am the Chief Editor for the Journal of Mekong Fisheries issued 2-4 times annually by RIA2. I partly join teaching and supervising MSc and PhD students at different universities in Vietnam both in Vietnamese and English programs.
I have 24 years of research experience in aquaculture biotechnology. My major research interests include the development of molecular diagnostic tests for aquatic health management and the development of DNA markers for genetic characterisation of brackishwater shellfish and finfish. Presently, my research is focussed on exploring candidate genes for economically important traits in brackishwater organisms using biotechnology and bioinformatic tools, whole genome sequencing of shrimp and sequencing of viral shrimp pathogens using NGS techniques.
My research over the past 25 years has been focused on different aspects of marine crustacean husbandry and management with an emphasis on crustacean reproduction in relation to seed production and farming systems. My work has focussed on seed production of penaeid shrimps Penaeus monodon, P. indicus and mud crabs Scylla spp., their reproductive physiology and production systems. I have standardised and developed hatchery production of mud crab species and developed a model for land based and open water integrated multi-trophic aquaculture systems. I have been principal and co-investigator for many projects related to these disciplines.