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


Poppy Sephton-Clark, Thu Nguyen, Ngo Thi Hoa, Philip Ashton, H Rogier van Doorn, Vo Trieu Ly, Thuy Le, Christina A Cuomo
August 9, 2023
DOI: 10.1093/genetics/iyad100
Marta Ferrandis-Vila, Sumeet K. Tiwari, Boas van der Putten, Nguyen V. Trung, Rik Oldenkamp, Martin Bootsma, Sebastien Matamoros, Hoa T. Ngo, Julio Alvarez, Jennifer M. Ritchie, Amanda Fivian-Hughes, Angelika Fruth, Joy Leng, Roberto M. La Ragione, Maria Ugarte-Ruiz, Astrid Bethe, Stefan Schwarz, Torsten Semmler, Constance Schultsz, Christian Menge & Christian Berens
BMC Microbiol
May 18, 2022
DOI: 10.1186/s12866-022-02508-y
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