USTH welcomed the Director of International Relations of Museum of Natural History of Paris - France

Wednesday - 18/05/2022 05:48

On the occasion of his visit to the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) on May 12, Mr. Denis Duclos, Director of International Relations of the Museum of Natural History of Paris - France (MNHN) paid a visit to the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH).
Attending the meeting were Prof. Jean–Marc Lavest, Principal Rector; Prof. Eric Lacombe, Director of the Department of Life Sciences; Dr. Nguyen Quang Huy; Deputy Director of the Department of Life Sciences, Prof. Tran Dinh Phong and Mr. Luc Le Calvez, co-Directors of Research, Innovation, and Technology Transfer (DRITT), in the presence of Prof. Laffly, Scientific Attaché at the French Embassy in Hanoï.

Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest speaking at the event

Speaking at the meeting, Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest extended his warm welcome to Mr. Denis Duclos and expressed his expectation for the future collaboration between USTH and MNHN.

MNHN is not only the national natural history museum of France but also a scientific powerhouse. It hosts 16 joint labs and 700 scientists working on 3 main research directions: Man & Environment, Origins and Evolutions, Adaptation of living organisms with CNRS as its main scientific partner. MNHN has been collaborating with Vietnamese research partners for many years and began hosting interns from USTH a few years ago.

Representatives of USTH and MNHN took photos

At the meeting, Denis Duclos said that MNHN welcomed the collaboration with USTH beyond the current status as the internship hosting partner, especially in research activities.

USTH and MNHN highlighted the mutual interest in exploring new possibilities for collaboration in 3 areas including metabolic engineering, exploration and development of active natural substances, and impact of climate change. The two sides also agreed on 3 logics based on the angles of scientific research, including the One-Health approach; contribution to science education and science  diplomacy, with a particular interest in "bio inspiration". 

The meeting ended successfully, setting up an initial foundation for future cooperation between the two sides.

Some photos of  MNHN