Pham Ha My (USTH Alumni Student) - Famelab 2017 Winner

Monday - 22/05/2017 09:48

In the FameLab 2017- a science communications competition, Pham Ha My, who is an alumni of USTH’s Bachelor in Pharmacological, Medical and Agronomical Biotechnology (PMAB), was crowned winner of the Famelab Vietnam 2017 competition.

She is currently working for
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam (OUCRU) and is the President of the Alumni Association of USTH.
 
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 Phạm Hà My has won the FameLab 2017 (Picture: Bristish Council)

FameLab was launched in 2005 in the United Kingdom, it has become a successful model to connect the public through the scientific presentation of individuals and scientists. The FameLab competition aims to bring important scientific topics closer to the public, in order to encourage people to find out more about science.  FameLab requires the participants to make a three-minute presentation on any interested topic in science, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The audiences must be attracted by content of the presentation as well as the scientific accuracy.
 
Ha My has selected topic about fighting fire with fire using Wolbachia bacteria to against Dengue.  According to Ha My, the mosquitos have "popcorn bacteria" can be able to inhibit the development of dengue virus. We can control and kill dengue fever virus based on”popcorn bacteria”, the mosquitos are no longer the disease vector. This study was tested in Tri Nguyen Island (Khanh Hoa, Vietnam) and was successful (Dan Tri News).
 
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Phạm Hà My presented about "popcorn bacteria"
(Picture: Dan Tri)

The Presentation of Pham Ha My

Her presentation is highly appreciated for its ideas, as well as scientific accuracy. In particular, Pham Ha My could present her  ideas interestingly and attractive, which are very important factors that FameLab wants to target. With impressive presentation and convincing answers, Pham Ha My has won the FameLab 2017, in order to attend the FameLab International in June, 2017.