|The 4 Vietnamese gold medalists at the World Invention Creativity Olympic (WICO) 2023. (Photo: nhandan.vn)
Vu Duc Manh, Nguyen Trong Phuc, Tran Phuong Linh, and Hoang Mai Phuc Thinh brought the Gold Medal home with the topic "Derived Nanomelanin from ink, protects human skin fibroblasts against X-rays.” Their wining invention came from instructions given by Dr Tran Thi Thanh Xuan, head of the Biology - Technology Department.
WICO aims to provide a platform for students from all over the world to come together and create innovations that can be applied in reality. The annual competition is organised by the Korea University Invention Association and supported by the Korean National Assembly.
This marks the seventh time that Vietnam has attended the WICO and achieved success. In 2019, two inventions by Vietnamese students also won gold medals at the competition.