Dr Le Van Tan

Associate Professor Lê Văn Tấn

Head of Emerging Infections Group

As an independent investigator, his aim is to develop local and national expertise within Viet Nam and the wider region so that ongoing and future emerging infectious disease challenges can be addressed from within the affected regions and communities.

His early work focused on pathogen discovery, which led the to discovery of a novel cyclovirus in 4% of Vietnamese patients with encephalitis. Currently, he also has NIH funding support to explore novel cause(s) of sepsis in Southeast Asia.



2017 – 2022

Wellcome Intermediate Fellowship to study the translational potential of new technologies such as mass spectrometry and next-generation sequencing in patients with brain infections in Vietnam,

2013 – 2017

Wellcome Training Fellowship, studying molecular epidemiology of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Viet Nam and its implication for vaccine development and implementation.


PhD in Life and Biomolecular Sciences from Open University, UK


Joined OUCRU


Julie Huynh, Nhat Hoang Thanh Le, Bao Hoai Le Nguyen, Hai Thanh Hoang, Thu Anh Dang Do, Tram Thi Bich Trinh, Dung Thi Mong Vu, Vinh Dinh Do, Ngoc My Nghiem, Joseph Donovan, Phu Hoan Nguyen, Thanh Van Dang, Thu Thi Anh Nguyen, Bang Duc Nguyen, Ha Minh Thi Dang, Nghia Trung Dang Ho, Tan Van Le, Van Hong Le, Guy Thwaites, Nguyen Thuy Thuong Thuong
J Infect Dis
January 3, 2024
DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiad606
Ngoc Nguyen Thanh, Phuong Le Thanh, Hong Nguyen Thi Le, Huyen Le Thi Bich, Thanh Pham Ba, Toan Le Mau, Dung Nguyen Thanh, Tan Le Van, Louise Thwaites, Yen Lam Minh, Hai Ho Bich, Thy Doan Bui Xuan, Thao Nguyen Thi Phuong, Van Cao Thi Cam Van
J Intensive Care Soc.
September 10, 2023
DOI: 10.1177/17511437231195526 (5463)
Nguyen Thanh Truong, Nguyen Thanh Phong, Nguyen Thanh Nguyen, Le Thuy Thuy Khanh, Luu Hoai Bao Tran, Nguyen Thi My Linh, Dang Phuong Thao, Nguyen Thi Diem Trinh, Pham Tieu Kieu, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Vo Tan Hoang, Nguyen Thanh Ngoc, Pham Kieu Nguyet Oanh, Tran Thi Dong Vien, Nguyen Le Nhu Tung, Vo Trieu Ly, Tran Dang Khoa, Nguyen Hoan Phu, Cao Thi Cam Van, Tran Minh Duc, Abigail Beane, Le Dinh Van Khoa, David Clifton, Evelyne Kestelyn, Ho Bich Hai, Lam Minh Yen, Le Van Tan, Guy Glover, Guy E Thwaites, Ronald Geskus, Du Hong Duc, Nguyen Thanh Dung, C Louise Thwaites
Wellcome Open Res
June 6, 2023
DOI: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.18509.1
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