22 Apr, 2022
On the morning of March 9, 2022, at Phenikaa University, there was a signing ceremony of two important cooperation documents, including the Trilateral Research Cooperation Agreement between Phenikaa University, the 108th Army Central Hospital and Aalborg University Hospital (Denmark) and the Memorandum of Understanding between Phenikaa University and the Global Organization of Vietnamese Science and Experts (AVSE).
Attending the meeting and signing a cooperation agreement on the side of the 108th Army Central Hospital was Dr. Ngo Tat Trung – Director of The Center for Genetic Counseling and Early Screening of Cancer; TS. Nghiêm Xuan Hoan – Deputy Head of Department of Molecular Biology – Testing Center. On the side of the Vietnam Global Organization for Science and Experts (AVSE Global) there is the presence of Prof. Nguyen Duc Khuong – Director of Research, IPAG Business School, France, President of AVSE Global; TS. Nguyen Thu Hien, Senior Specialist in Biomedical Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark & Director of Health Network, AVSE Global; TS. Dinh Thanh Huong – Director of Liquidity Report, IRB, Bnpparibas, Paris, France, Avse Global Project and Knowledge Executive Director and AVSE’s experts. On the side of Phenikaa University there are PGS. TS. Nguyen Phu Khanh – Deputy General Director, Vice Principal; GS. TS. Liu Ngoc Hoạt – Vice Principal; TS. Ngo Thi Thuy Huong, head of the research group of Environmental Chemistry and Ecological Toxicology, lecturer of the Faculty of Environmental Chemistry-HH-KTMT and officials, lecturers and researchers of the University.
Vietnam has the leading rate of hepatocellular carcinoma with more than 25,000 deaths annually (accounting for 20.6% of all cancers). Stemming from that fact, three research groups of the 108th Army Central Hospital (project leader: Dr. Dr. Nghiêm Xuan Hoan) and Aalborg University Hospital (Denmark) – co-chair of the project: Dr. Nguyen Thu Hien and Phenikaa University (Dr. Ngo Thi Thuy Huong, head of the environmental chemistry and ecological toxicology research group, collaborated on the development and successfully proposed the project: “The study explores new biomarkers that help support the monitoring of the progression of chronic liver pathology and early diagnosis of primary liver cancer in patients infected with hepatitis B virus.” The project has received funding from the VINIF Foundation. The overall goal of the project is to establish a tool to support early diagnosis of liver cancer through the analysis of changes in metabolic markers and the level of expression of miRNAs in the liquid biopsy samples of patients with chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver cancer infected with hepatitis B virus – who are at very high risk of cancer progression. liver mail.
Based on the research potential and cooperation connections from the above project, the 108th Army Tw Hospital and Aalborg University Hospital (Denmark) and Phenikaa University University conducted the signing ceremony of tripartite research cooperation. At the ceremony, PGS. Dr. Nguyen Phu Khanh – representative of Phenikaa University, Dr. Ngo Tat Trung – representative of the 108th Army Central Hospital and Prof. Henrik Bygum Krarup, representative of Aalborg University Hospital, signed a trilateral cooperation agreement to facilitate the implementation of the project.
Also in the morning of March 9, 2022, Phenikaa University was honored to welcome senior representatives of the Vietnam Global Organization for Science and Experts (AVSE Global). GS. Nguyen Duc Khuong, Director of Research, IPAG Business School, France & President of AVSE Global gave a brief introduction on avse global’s activities, the perspectives of Vietnamese experts in the world on the dedication and cooperation to develop the economy and social sciences in Vietnam.
Besides, TS. Nguyen Thu Hien, Senior Specialist in Biomedical Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark & Director of The Health Network, AVSE Global introduced the activities of avse global health network, outstanding issues in interdisciplinary research related to health issues in Vietnam. especially studies during covid-19 and post-COVID-19 treatment periods.
With the desire to establish a partnership between Phenikaa University and AVSE Global to create opportunities for extensive cooperation activities between the two sides, Phenikaa University and AVSE Global exchanged and agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation. Accordingly, the two sides jointly organized training courses and training courses on topics of mutual interest; cooperate in the implementation of research activities; organizing in-depth workshops; Coordinate the analysis of research data and international publications. The two sides share information and data sources to the extent permitted to serve specific programs and projects that the two signatories cooperate in implementing.
Speaking at the ceremony, PGS. Dr. Nguyen Phu Khanh emphasized: With the investment from Phenikaa Group, Phenikaa University is developing rapidly towards innovation, with modern facilities and excellent teaching staff and scientists. In the school’s development strategy, the field of Health Sciences plays a very important role. The Vice-Chancellor hopes that the cooperation with AVSE Global, Military Tw Hospital 108 and Aalborg University Hospital will develop more and more extensively, mutually beneficial and have certain supports for the education sector, the national medicine sector. He also affirmed that the research results between the three sides will be a testament to the long-term cooperation of the units.
Representing the project team “Research exploring new biomarkers that help support the monitoring of the progression of chronic liver pathology and early diagnosis of primary liver cancer in patients infected with hepatitis B virus”, Dr. Dr. Nghiêm Xuan Hoan – Deputy Head of The Department of Molecular Biology – Testing Center, Military Central Hospital 108 (project leader) and Dr. TS. Ngo Thi Thuy Huong – Head of environmental chemistry and ecological toxicology research group, lecturer of The Faculty of Environmental Chemistry-HH-KTMT thanked the leaders of the units for supporting and accompanying the project team to carry out meaningful research. The success of the project team is not only in solving the problems of the community, the connection of cooperation but also in the recognition of the contributions of Vietnamese scientists at home and abroad. We hope there will be more projects connecting between such scientists in the future.
Besides, TS. Ngo Tat Trung expressed his wish that the scientists of Military Tw Hospital 108, Phenikaa University University and Aalborg University Hospital cooperate more and more closely to jointly research and create high-quality scientific products and high applicability in health care.
Speaking at the exchange of cooperation, Prof. Nguyen Duc Khuong said he was impressed and appreciated the research results, scientific products applying 4.0 technology that phenikaa university scientists have researched and developed. On this occasion, he also introduced avse global. According to him, the goal of AVSE Global and Phenikaa University is similar, which is the desire to create a future for the young generation of Vietnam to contribute to the common development of the country and reach the world.
Agree with the perspectives of cooperation in the application of technology 4.0. GS. TS. Liu Ngoc Hoạt – Vice Rector, Director of The Medical Program of Phenikaa University also shared about the idea of “Wallless Hospital” coordinated between Phenikaa Mass and applications in the field of health to improve the process of medical examination and treatment, treatment, optimize resources in the health sector. This will be done at phenikaa university itself.
The ceremony ended at 10:30 a.m. on the same day. The delegates of the two sides expressed confidence in the development of good cooperation relationships in the future.