Dr Nguyen Thanh Thuy Nhien

Dr Nguyen Thanh Thuy Nhien, PhD

Senior Research Coordinator and Post-doctoral Researcher

Dr. Thuy Nhien got PhD in Life Sciences from Kyoto Institute of Technology (Kyoto, Japan) in 2010. She has joined OUCRU since June 2010 and has worked as investigator and research coordinator involved in many clinical trials/laboratory researches  related to anti-malarial drug resistance, new drug development and supervised Malaria laboratory.

Dr. Thuy Nhien’s current research interest is “dealing with anti-malarial drug resistance” especially in monitoring the drug efficacy, drug resistance molecular markers, monitoring the spread of resistant genetic backgrounds and malaria elimination.


5 key recent research articles:
1.    Thuy-Nhien, N., Tuyen NK, Tong NT, Vy T, Thanh NV, Van HT, Huong-Thu P, Quang HH, Boni MF, Dolecek C, Farrar J, Thwaites GE, Miotto O, White NJ, Hien TT. (2017). K13-Propeller Mutations in Plasmodium falciparum Populations in Malaria Endemic Regions of Vietnam from 2009 to 2016. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. doi:10.1128/AAC.01578-16

2.    Thanh NV, Thuy-Nhien N, Tuyen NT, Tong NT, Nha-Ca NT, Dong LT, Quang HH, Farrar J, Thwaites G, White NJ, Wolbers M, Hien TT. (2017). Rapid decline in the susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum to dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in the south of Vietnam. Malar J, 16(1), 27. doi:10.1186/s12936-017-1680-8

3.    Nguyen TN, Thu PN, Hung NT, Son DH, Tien NT, Van Dung N, Quang HH, Seidlein LV, Cheah PY, Dondorp AM, Day NP, White NJ, Hien TT. (2017). Community perceptions of targeted anti-malarial mass drug administrations in two provinces in Vietnam: a quantitative survey. Malar J, 16(1), 17. doi:10.1186/s12936-016-1662-2

4.    Hien, T. T., White, N. J., Thuy-Nhien, N. T., Hoa, N. T., Thuan, P. D., Tarning, J., Nosten F.,  Magnusson B. ,  Jain JK.,  Hamed, K. (2017). Estimation of the In Vivo MIC of Cipargamin in Uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum Malaria. Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 61(2). doi:10.1128/AAC.01940-16

5.    Imwong M, Nguyen TN, Tripura R, Peto TJ, Lee SJ, Lwin KM, Suangkanarat P, Jeeyapant A, Vihokhern B, Wongsaen K, Van Hue D, Dong le T, Nguyen TU, Lubell Y, von Seidlein L, Dhorda M, Promnarate C, Snounou G, Malleret B, Rénia L, Keereecharoen L, Singhasivanon P, Sirithiranont P, Chalk J, Nguon C, Hien TT, Day N, White NJ, Dondorp A, Nosten F. The epidemiology of subclinical malaria infections in South-East Asia: findings from cross-sectional surveys in Thailand-Myanmar border areas, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Malaria J. 2015 Sep 30;14:381. doi:10.1186/s12936-015-0906-x