Van Tuan Tran

SCIENTIFIC CURRICULUM VITAE

  1. Personal details

Full name: Van Tuan Tran

Year of birth: 1978

Institution: VNU University of Science, Vietnam National University Hanoi

Address: 334 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi, Vietnam

Telephone: 084-024-35575492; Cell phone: 084-0906213318

E-mail: tuantran@vnu.edu.vn; ttran@hus.edu.vn

 

  1. Qualifications

No

Years

Academic institutions

Major/ Specialty

Academic degree

1

08/1996-06/2000

VNU University of Science

Microbiology

Bachelor

2

10/2006-04/2011

Georg-August University of Gottingen

Molecular microbiology

PhD

3

2002-2004

VNU University of Science

Microbiology

Master

 

  1. Professional experience

No

Years

Institution

Professional address

Position

1

01/2014-nay

VNU University of Science

334 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi, Vietnam

Lecturer/research group leader

2

05/2011-07/2011

VNU University of Science

334 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi, Vietnam

Lecturer

3

08/2011-12/2013

Georg-August University of Gottingen

Grisebachstr. 8, 37077, Gottingen, Germany

Postdoc

4

09/2000-08/2006

VNU University of Science

334 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi, Vietnam

Lecturer

5

10/2006-04/2011

Georg-August University of Gottingen

Grisebachstr. 8, 37077, Göttingen, Germany

PhD student

 

  1. Language (rating: A- Poor/ deficient; B- Fair; C- Sufficient; D- Fluent)

Language

Reading

Writing

Speaking

English

D

D

D

German

B

B

B

 

     5. Expertise and research interests

     5.1. Main research orientation.

Our main research focuses on  exploitation  of  fungal  genome  databases  and  development  of  highly  efficient systems for genetic transformation, homologous/heterologous gene expression and genome editing in order to create  hyper-producing fungal strains (Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus niger, Penicillium chrysogenum, Cordyceps militaris,  Myceliophthora thermophila, ...) for production of enzymes/proteins or bioactive substances. In addition, we are also interested in using modern biotechnological techniques to identify target genes as weapon of fungal pathogens (Penicillium digitatum, Fusarium oxysporum, ...) for plant infection and to produce antifungal biofertilizers (Bacillus, Trichoderma) for efficiently controlling these pathogens.

     5.2. List of research projects

List all the research grants/ projects received the last 5 years.

 

No

 

Project name

 

Funding institution & funded amount

 

Project duration

Position/ role in the project

1

Development and application of novel binary vectors for genetic

engineering of filamentours fungi by using Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer, code: 106-NN.04-2014.75

National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED)

03/2015-03/2018

Principal Investigator

2

Construction of a vector system for gene expression to improve efficacy of enzyme biosynthesis in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae, code: KLEPT.14.01

Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University Hanoi

07/2014-07/2016

Principal Investigator

 

     5.3. Publications and accomplishments

 

 

No

 

Authors

 

Year

 

Publications

Name of publishers/ No, Vol, Page

 

ISSN/ISBN

 

Proof (*)

 

Notes

1

Article(s) in ISI-covered journals

1.1

Nguyen KT, Ho QN, Do LTBX,

Mai LTD, Pham DN, Tran HTT,

Le DH, Nguyen HQ, Tran VT

2017

A new and efficient approach for construction of uridine/uracil auxotrophic mutants in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae using Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation

World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology/Springer

0959-3993

Yes

Impact factor: 1.66

1.2

Vu TX, Ngo TT,

Mai LTD, Bui TT, Le DH, Bui HTV,

Nguyen HQ, Ngo BX, Tran VT

2017

A highly efficient Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation system for the postharvest pathogen Penicillium digitatum using DsRed and GFP to visualize citrus host colonization

Journal of Microbiological Methods

0167-7012

Yes

Impact factor: 1.79

1.3

Nguyen KT, Ho QN, Pham TH, Phan TN, Tran VT

2016

The construction and use of versatile binary vectors carrying pyrG auxotrophic marker and fluorescent reporter                 genes                 for

Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Aspergillus oryzae

World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology/Springer

0959-3993

Yes

Impact factor: 1.66

1.4

Lin CJ, Sasse C, Gerke J, Valerius O, Irmer H, Frauendorf H, Heinekamp T, Strassburger M, Tran VT, Herzog B,

Braus-Stromeyer SA, Braus GH

2015

Transcription Factor SomA Is Required for Adhesion, Development and Virulence of the Human Pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus

PLOS Pathogens

1553-7366

Yes

Impact factor: 6.61

1.5

Tran VT,

Braus-Stromeyer SA, Kusch H, Reusche M, Kaever A, Kühn A, Valerius O, Landesfeind M, Aßhauer K, Tech M, Hoff H,

Pena-Centeno T, Stanke M, Lipka V and Braus GH

2014

Verticillium transcription activator of adhesion Vta2 suppresses microsclerotia formation and      is required for systemic infection of plant         roots

New Phytologist

1469-8137

Yes

Impact factor: 7.33

1.6

Reusche M, Truskina J, Thole K, Nagel L, Rindfleisch S, Tran VT,

Braus-Stromeyer SA, Braus GH, Teichmann T, Lipka V

2014

Infections  with the vascular pathogens Verticillium longisporum and Verticillium dahliae induce distinct disease symptoms and differentially affect drought stress tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana

Environmental and Experimental Botany

0098-8472

Yes

Impact factor: 4.37

1.7

Hoppenau CE, Tran VT, Kusch H, Aßhauer K, Landesfeind M, Meinicke P, Popova B,

Braus-Stromeyer SA, and Braus GH

2014

Verticillium dahliae VdTHI4, involved in thiazole biosynthesis, stress response and DNA repair functions, is required for vascular disease induction in tomato

Environmental and Experimental Botany

0098-8472

Yes

Impact factor: 4.37

1.8

Tran VT,

Braus-Stromeyer SA, Timpner C, Braus GH

2013

Molecular diagnosis to discriminate pathogen and apathogen    species   of      the hybrid Verticillium longisporum on the oilseed crop Brassica napus

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

0175-7598

Yes

Impact factor: 3.42

1.9

Timpner C,

Braus-Stromeyer SA, Tran VT, Braus GH

2013

The Cpc1 regulator of the cross-pathway control of amino acid biosynthesis is required for pathogenicity of the vascular pathogen Verticillium longisporum

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

0894-0282

Yes

Impact factor: 4.33

1.10

Singh S,

Braus-Stromeyer SA, Timpner C, Tran VT, Lohaus G, Reusche M, Knüfer J, Teichmann T, von Tiedemann A, Braus GH

2010

Silencing of Vlaro2 for chorismate synthase revealed that the phytopathogen Verticillium longisporum induces the

cross-pathway control in the xylem

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

0175-7598

Yes

Impact factor: 3.42

2

Article(s) in other international journals

3

National/International Conference(s)

3.1

Tran Van Tuan

2016

A new approach for construction of the auxotrophic mutants in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae by using

Agrobacterium-mediated transformation

The 1st International Conference on Applied Microbiology (ICAM-VN 2016,

http://icam-vn.com/)

 

Yes

 

3.2

Tran VT,

Braus-Stromeyer SA, Kusch H, Reusche M, Kaever A, Kühn A, Valerius O, Landesfeind M, Aßhauer K, Tech M, Hoff H,

Pena-Centeno T, Stanke M, Lipka V and Braus GH

2014

Verticillium transcription activator of adhesion Vta2 suppresses microsclerotia formation and      is required for systemic infection of plant         roots

BioFung Seminar “Advances  in Verticillium Research” in Göttingen February 11th 2014

 

Yes

 

3.3

Tran VT,

Braus-Stromeyer SA, Timpner C, Braus GH

2013

Molecular diagnosis based on the VTA2 barcode marker to discriminate the hybrid lineages of Verticillium longisporum on the oilseed crop Brassica napus

11th International Verticillium Symposium, Göttingen, Germany

 

No

 

3.4

Braus-Stromeyer SA, Tran VT, Timpner C,

Braus GH

2012

The interaction of the plant-pathogen Verticillium longisporum and its host Brassica napus and insights into the evolutionary origin of the fungal hybrid

11th European Conference on Fungal Genetics, Marburg, Germany

 

No

 

3.5

Tran VT,

Braus-Stromeyer SA, Braus GH

2009

Fungal adhesion to plants – the first step of early infection and systemic colonization of Brassica napus by Verticillium longisporum

10th International Verticillium Symposium, Corfu Island, Hellas, Greece

 

No

 

4

Article(s) in national scientific journals

4.1

Ho Ngoc Quynh, Nguyen Thi Khuyen, Tran Thi Phuong,   Tran  Van Tuan

2017

Expression of the fluorescent reporter genes GFP and DsRed in Aspergillus oryzae VS1 strain using Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation.

Tap chi Sinh hoc

0866-7160

Yes

 

4.2

Van Tuan Tran, Thi Binh Xuan Loc Do, Thi Khuyen Nguyen,  Xuan  Tao  Vu,  Bich  Ngoc Dao, Hoai Ha Nguyen

2017

A simple, efficient and universal method for the extraction of genomic DNA from bacteria, yeasts, molds and microalgae suitable for PCR-based applications

Vietnam Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering

2525-2461

Yes

 

4.3

Đỗ Thị Bình Xuân Lộc, Trần Văn Tuấn

2017

Xác định đặc điểm sinh học và bước đầu nghiên cứu chuyển gen vào chủng nấm  mốc Aspergillus  niger TL8 phân       lập được tại Việt Nam

Tạp chí Khoa học ĐHQGHN: Khoa học Tự nhiên và Công nghệ

2588-1140

Yes

 

4.4

Vũ Xuân Tạo, Trần Văn Tuấn

2017

Xác định đặc điểm sinh học và bước đầu nghiên cứu chuyển gen vào nấm sợi Penicillium chrysogenum có nguồn gốc Việt Nam

Tạp chí Khoa học ĐHQGHN: Khoa học Tự nhiên và Công nghệ

2588-1140

Yes

 

4.5

Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Mai Thi Dam Linh, Nguyen Phuong Thu, Tran Van Tuan

2016

Identification of a new Candida tropicalis yeast strain possessing antagonistic activity against the spoilage bacteria isolated from the fermented vegetable products

VNU Journal of Science: Natural Sciences and Technology

0866-8612

Yes

 

4.6

Nguyễn Thị Khuyến, Võ Thị Hạnh, Phạm Thị Hiển, Mai Thị Đàm Linh, Trần Đức Long, Trần Thị Thùy Anh, Trịnh Tất Cường, Trần Văn Tuấn

2015

Cải tiến phương pháp tách chiết ADN từ nấm sợi phục vụ chẩn đoán phân tử phân biệt Aspergillus oryzae với Aspergillus flavus

Tạp chí Khoa học ĐHQGHN: Khoa học Tự nhiên và Công nghệ

0866-8612

Yes

 

5

Others (monographs, patents, scientific awards…)

 

Hanoi, 21/12/2017