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 to the discovery of a novel cyclovirus in 4% of Vietnamese patients with encephalitis.

Currently, he is the principal investigator of Southeast Asia initiative to combat SARS-CoV-2 variants (SEACOVARIANTS) Consortium. SEACOVARIANTS aims to develop and apply a multidisciplinary research platform in Southeast Asia for rapid assessment of the biological significance of SARS-CoV-2 variants, thereby informing coordinated local, regional and global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and emerging infectious disease outbreaks.


2021 – Present

Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

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


Trinh Huu Khanh Dong, Joseph Donovan, Nghiem My Ngoc, Do Dang Anh Thu, Ho Dang Trung Nghia, Pham Kieu Nguyet Oanh, Nguyen Hoan Phu, Vu Thi Ty Hang, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Nguyen Thuy Thuong Thuong, Le Van Tan, Guy E Thwaites, Ronald B Geskus
BMC Infect Dis
February 6, 2024
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-024-08992-z
Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Tang Chi Thuong, Nguyen Thanh Hung, Nguyen Thi Thu Hong, Du Tuan Quy, Tran Ba Thien, Cao Minh Hiep, Ngo Ngoc Quang Minh, Truong Huu Khanh, Do Duong Kim Han, Truong Hoang Chau Truc, Nguyen Thi Han Ny, Le Kim Thanh, Lam Anh Nguyet, Cao Thu Thuy, Le Nguyen Truc Nhu, Pham Van Quang, Phung Nguyen The Nguyen, Phan Tu Qui, H Rogier van Doorn, C Louise Thwaites, Tran Tan Thanh, Nguyen Thanh Dung, Guy Thwaites, Nguyen To Anh, Le Nguyen Thanh Nhan, Le Van Tan; SEACOVARIANTS1
Emerg Infect Dis
February 1, 2024
DOI: 10.3201/eid3002.231024
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)
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