Doctoral Thesis defense by Nguyen Khac Tiep, a Lecturer of HUP, at UCL, Belgium

The doctoral thesis defense session by PhD thesis of Nguyen Khac Tiep took place at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium on June 17, 2020 (online via Microsoft Teams)​.

Nguyen Khac Tiep – currently a lecturer of the Department of Pharmaceutical Industry, Hanoi University of Pharmacy, joined Prof. Francoise Van Bambeker research group with the help of a fellowship from UCL to carry out the PhD topic from February 2016.

After 4 years of meticulous research under the supervision of Prof. Van Bambeke, he successfully defended his PhD thesis with the title "Antibiotic resistance in Vietnam in relation with persistent forms of infection” on June 17, 2020 at Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

The defense was organized online via Microsoft Teams due to the complicated situation of COVID-19 in Belgium. There was Associate Prof. Dinh Thi Thanh Hai, Vice rector of Hanoi University of Pharmacy, attending the defense. In addition, there were also other colleagues such as Prof. Nguyen Dinh Luyen – former Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Industry; Assoc. Prof. Dam Thanh Xuan – former Deputy Head of the department; Assoc. Prof Nguyen Thi Thanh Duyen – Deputy Head of the department; Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Hoang Anh – Director of DI & ADR Center / UCL alumni. Some other members joined to encourage and cheer with Nguyen Khac Tiep success.

Some published results: 

· Nguyen TK et al. Antibiotic resistance, biofilm formation, and intracellular survival as possible determinants of persistent or recurrent infections by Staphylococcus aureus in a Vietnamese tertiary hospital. Focus on bacterial response to moxifloxacin. Microbial Drug Resistance. 2019 doi: 10.1089/mdr.2019.0282

· Nguyen TK et al. Contribution of antibiotic persistence and resistance towards failure to eradicate intracellular infection by clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus. Submitted.

· Peyrusson F, Varet H, Nguyen KT et al. Intracellular Staphylococcus aureus persisters upon antibiotic exposure. Nat Commun . 2020 May 4;11(1):2200​

Some pictures of the thesis defense​ 

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