Intel ISEF 2018: Vietnamese students’ antibiotic research wins third award

Tuesday, 2018-05-22 16:48:53
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Two award-winning Vietnamese students are welcomed home by Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Huu Do.
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NDO - A third award has been presented to two Vietnamese students from the Tran Phu Gifted High School for their research on antibiotics at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2018 held in the United States.

Pham Thi Minh Hue and Le Tuyet Quynh Anh received a prize of US$1,000 for a project entitled “Novel Bacteriophage Lysin: A Solution for Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection in Vietnam”.

Their project had already won the first prize in Vietnam’s national science and engineering contest for high school students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Another project by two Vietnamese students, Le Ha Khoa and Nguyen Phuong Nam, was given an honorary mention by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The two students from the Nguyen Hue High School for Gifted Students in Hanoi works on the concentration of urine neurotransmitters of dopaminergic and serotonergic system and the relationship to behavioural disorders in patients with online game addiction.

Intel ISEF 2018 was held in Pittsburgh from May 13 to 18, drawing 1,401 projects by 1,793 students from 79 countries and territories. This year, Vietnam sent eight projects to the fair.