Vietnamese scientist receives L’Oreal-UNESCO fellowship

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(VOVWORLD) - Dr. Nguyen Thi Hiep was selected to be part of the International Rising Talents Program of the L’Oreal-UNESCO Women In Science Awards, which were presented on Wednesday in Paris. Hiep is the second Vietnamese female scientist to receive the honor.

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Dr Nguyen Thi Hiep introduces her work (Photo: VNA)

Hiep is a lecturer of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Orientation at the International University of Vietnam National Universities - Ho Chi Minh City. Her work focuses on biomaterials such as bio-glue, bio-tape and needleless suturing for wound repair that can be used by patients at home. Her most recent project involves the development of a gel formed by cross-linking hyaluronic acid which contributes significantly to cell proliferation and migration, and chitosan which is useful in tissue regeneration. It can carry other ingredients such as silver and curcumin nano-particles for different uses.

Each year, 15 outstanding young researchers are identified as the future of science among the winners of the 275 fellowships awarded worldwide.