Ngo Thi Hoa | Head, Zoonosis Group

Associate Professor Ngô Thị Hoa

Head of Zoonoses Group

Associate Professor Ngô Thị Hoa is a molecular microbiologist with a great interest in zoonotic infectious diseases and community health.

She leads the Zoonoses group, including 2 postdoctoral scientists and 10 staff currently. Her research focuses on understand the mechanism of virulence and the AMR development of the emerging zoonotic bacterial pathogens.

She has been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator of research projects funded internationally by Wellcome, BBSRC, MRC, Pfizer, AXA, JPIAMR, NIH and nationally via NAFOSTED, DOSTs, OUCRU and Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine. These projects have enabled her to effectively implement multi-disciplinary research projects and develop community-based stakeholder research networks in different provinces in Viet Nam.

Hoa has a passion for teaching and training the next generation of scientists in universities and in her laboratories. Hoa has trained to completion 3 PhDs, more than 15 MScs and 25 BSc students.

She is the Head of the Microbiology Department, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine and the Head of Parasitology and Microbiology Unit, Center for Biomedical Research, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine.



Joined the molecular microbiology group at OUCRU.


Postdoctoral training at Yale University, USA.

International Travel Fellowship from Wellcome Trust, UK.

Her research focused on Toll-like receptor of innate immunity of Anopheles Gambia.


PhD, “Characterisation of SpoIVB gene in Bacillus subtilis” at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Peter J Diebold, Matthew W Rhee, Qiaojuan Shi, Nguyen Vinh Trung, Fayaz Umrani, Sheraz Ahmed, Vandana Kulkarni, Prasad Deshpande, Mallika Alexander, Ngo Thi Hoa, Nicholas A Christakis, Najeeha Talat Iqbal, Syed Asad Ali, Jyoti S Mathad, Ilana L Brito
Nat Commun
Desember 14, 2023
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-42998-6
Gemma G R Murray, A S Md Mukarram Hossain, Eric L Miller, Sebastian Bruchmann, Andrew J Balmer, Marta Matuszewska, Josephine Herbert, Nazreen F Hadjirin, Robert Mugabi, Ganwu Li, Maria Laura Ferrando, Isabela Maria Fernandes de Oliveira, Thanh Nguyen, Phung L K Yen, Ho D Phuc, Aung Zaw Moe, Thiri Su Wai, Marcelo Gottschalk, Virginia Aragon, Peter Valentin-Weigand, Peter M H Heegaard, Manouk Vrieling, Min Thein Maw, Hnin Thidar Myint, Ye Tun Win, Ngo Thi Hoa, Stephen D Bentley, Maria J Clavijo, Jerry M Wells, Alexander W Tucker, Lucy A Weinert.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA
November 21, 2023
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2307773120
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