Dr Tran Tan Thanh


Dr Tran Tan Thanh, PhD.



Postdoc researcher, Emerging Infections Group.



Dr Thanh obtained his PhD in life sciences from the Open University in 2011. Dr Thanh’s background is in molecular methods to study emerging infectious diseases. Dr Thanh supervises molecular research studies within the emerging infections group.


Dr Thanh has contributed to over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

His 5 most recent publications are as follows:

McBride A, Chau TT, Hong NT, Mai NT, Anh NT, Thanh TT, Van TT, Xuan LT, Sieu TP, Thai LH, Chuong LV, Sinh DX, Phong ND, Phu NH, Day J, Nghia HD, Hien TT, Chau NV, Thwaites G, Tan LV. Angiostrongylus cantonensis is an Important Cause of Eosinophilic Meningitis in Southern Vietnam. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 4. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix118. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Thanh TT, Van HMT, Hong NTT et al. The first genome sequences of human bocaviruses from Vietnam [version 2; referees: 3 approved]. Wellcome Open Res 2017, 1:16 (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.10042.2)

Mai Nguyen Thi Hoang, Phu Nguyen Hoan, Tan Le Van, Angela McBride, Nghia Ho Dang Trung, Thanh Tran Tan, Hong Nguyen Thi Thu, Dorothee Heemskerk, Jeremy Day, Angela Vincent, Chau Nguyen Van Vinh, Guy Thwaites. First reported cases of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in Vietnamese adolescents and adults. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 373 (2017) 250–253.

Anh To Nguyen, Thanh Tan Tran, Van Minh Tu Hoang, Ngoc My Nghiem, Nhu Nguyen Truc Le, Thanh Thi My Le, Qui Tu Phan, Khanh Huu Truong, Nhan Nguyen Thanh Le, Viet Lu Ho, Viet Chau Do, Tuan Manh Ha, Hung Thanh Nguyen, Chau Van Vinh Nguyen, Guy Thwaites, H. Rogier van Doorn, and Tan Van Le. Development and evaluation of a nonribosomal random PCR and nextgeneration sequencing based assay for detection and sequencing of hand, foot and mouth disease pathogens. Virology Journal (2016) 13:125. DOI 10.1186/s12985-016-0580-9.

Duong Bich Thuy, James I. Campbell, Thanh Tran Tan, Cao Thu Thuy, Huynh Thi Loan, Nguyen Van Hao, Yen Lam Minh, Le Van Tan, Maciej F. Boni, and C. Louise Thwaites. Tetanus in Southern Vietnam: Current Situation. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 96(1)· November 2016. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.16-0470.