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7th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME7)

Translational Health Science and Technology for Developing Countries

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1. Auflage, 2019

This volume presents the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam which was held from June 27-29, 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City. The volume reflects the progress of Biomedical Engineering and discusses problems and solutions. It aims to identify new challenges, and shaping future directions for research in biomedical engineering fields including medical instrumentation, bioinformatics, biomechanics, medical imaging, drug delivery therapy, regenerative medicine and entrepreneurship in medical devices.

Professor Vo Van Toi obtained his Ph.D in Micro-Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in 1983. From 1983-1984, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Health Science and Technology Division, a joint program of Harvard-MIT (USA). From 1984 to 2009, he was a faculty of the School of Engineering at Tufts University (USA). During his tenure at Tufts, from 1991 to 1992 he was a Visiting Professor at the Scheie Eye Research Institute of University of Pennsylvania (USA), from 1992 to 1994 he helped create and was the Vice-Director of the Eye Research Institute in Sion (Switzerland), in 2003 he helped establish the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at Tufts and from 2004 to 2009 he was a member of the Board of Directors then Executive Director of the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF), a U.S. federal agency. In 2009, he went back to Vietnam to establish the BME Department at International University of Vietnam National Universities in Ho Chi Minh City and has been its Chair since. His research interests include Design and Applications of Medical Devices, Human Visual System, Ophthalmology, and Telemedicine. He is the (co)author of many scientific articles, books and patents of invention.

Dr. Trung Quoc Le is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Department at International University - HCMC National University, Vietnam. He received his PhD's degree from Oklahoma State University. He was a Postdoctoral research associate of Industrial Systems Engineering and a Research scientist of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He collaborates closely with cardiologists, sleep physician, health scientists, and researchers in biomedical engineering and industrial manufacturing engineering to perform his research in three complementary directions including 1) Data-driven and Sensor-based Modeling; 2) Medical Device Manufacturing and Bio-signal Processing; and 3) Predictive Analytics for Personalized Healthcare. His work was published in IEEE Transaction of Biomedical Engineering, IISE Transactions, Medical Engineering and Physics, IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, and PLOS One. His works have led to several US and International patent applications.

Dr. Hoan Thanh Ngo did his undergraduate in Mechatronics at Bach Khoa University in Ho Chi Minh City and graduated in 2006. After graduation, I went abroad to South Korea for a 2-year Master's program in Control and Instrumentation. In 2008, I returned to Vietnam to teach for undergraduate students at International University and helped Dr. Vo Van Toi, an emeritus professor of Tufts University (MA, USA) and former executive director of Vietnam Education Foundation, to set up the first undergraduate Biomedical Engineering (BME) program in Vietnam at International University in early 2009. In 2011, I went to Duke University in the US for PhD study in BME, with specialization in Biophotonics. Under supervision of Dr. Tuan Vo-Dinh, I conducted doctoral research on development of novel nanobiosensors and integrated devices for molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancer. I then did postdoctoral training with Dr. Joseph Izatt at Duke BME and Dr. Cynthia Toth at Duke Eye Center on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). My research interest is concerned with the development of technologies and systems for precision medical diagnosis and treatment by leveraging advances in biophotonics, molecular diagnostics, next generation sequencing, nanoscience, microfluidics, nanomedicine, molecular biology, and machine learning.

Dr. Nguyen Thi Hiep, graduated from Department of Chemistry, University of Science, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCMC). In 2012, Dr. Hiep successfully defended her PhD thesis from  department of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering  at Soonchunghyang University and had published 13 ISI papers.  Shortly after graduation, Dr. Hiep returned to Vietnam to develop Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicines at International University and continued following her research interests above. Until now, Dr. Hiep has published 42 articles in ISI and Scopus system and 10 domestic papers, attended 60 international conferences in addition to 3 granted-patents and over 6 papers in progress. Her interdisciplinary research brings together the fields of polymer chemistry, pharmaceutical science, biology, basic and clinical medicines and focuses on the design and preparation of biomaterials for their biological, medical, and pharmaceutical applications. Especially, she received many Awards and Prizes from different agent such as National fellowship award from the L'Oreal UNESCO for Women Science (2016); the winner of the ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women Science (2017); and the International Rising Talent of the L'Oreal UNESCO for Women Science (2018). Currently, Dr. Hiep is co-manager of 4 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicines laboratories at International University, VNU-HCMC.
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