Areas of Research


Photosynthesis in the micro and macro-algae under stress conditions (moderately elevated temperature, dehydration, high salinity);

Set up Culture collection of microalgae and cultivation of some algal species rich in nutrition on the large scales (Spirulina platensis, Haematococcus pluvialis, Nannochloropsis oculata, Chlorella sp., Isochrysis galbana, Dunaliella sp., Tetraselmis sp., Schizochytrium spp., Thraustochytrium spp…..);

Biodiversity of micro algae and macroalgae in the molecular level (including fresh and marine aglgae, toxic and harmful algae) based on RAPD, AFLP techniques, 16S rRNA, 18S rRNA, ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 rRNA, D1, D2 of 28S rRNA genes sequences and Single cell PCR method;

Nutritional quality of seaweed/microalgae and bioactive natural products from macroalgae and micro algae;

Biological characteristics of photoautotrophic and heterotrophic fresh/marine microalgae/macroalgae/Seaweed rich in nutrition and polyunsaturated fatty acids used for functional food (human as Algal Omega-3 tablet, capsule) and feed (animals) in Vietnam aquaculture;

Using microalgae/macroalgae as materials for medicine, pharmaceutical and aquaculture (rotifers, krills and also shrimp's larvae, mollusks…);

Enrichment of poultry products with omega-3 and-6 fatty acids by dietary supplementation with microalgae;

Biofuel (biodiesel from fresh/marine photoautotrophic and heterotrophic microalgae/ macroalgae/Seaweed.

Bio-oil from microalgae for functional food (such as Algal Oil Omega-3-6 tablet/capsule)

Squalene extraction from marine microalgae used for functional food, cosmetic…

Using macro and microalgae for wastewater treatment.

Study on bioactivities of extracts or compounds isolated from microalgae/seaweed to prevent and treat of metabolic syndrome, obesity and diabetes in in vitro and in vivo systems.