Doctor: Nguyen Thao Suong

Title: Lecturer 


Phone: 0938 030 987

Office: Phượng Vỹ Buliding, Room 320
CV: (CV download link)

Education background

From 2015-2019: PhD degree of Marine Science, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

From 2011-2013: Master degree of Aquaculture Science, Ghent University, Belgium

From 2008-2011: BSc. degree of Aquaculture (Major: Aquatic animal pathology), Faculty of Fisheries, Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

Skills and expertise:

  • Bacterial diseases/ parasite diseases of aquatic animals

  • Quorum sensing


Teaching course:

  • Fish Disease I

  • Aquatic animal health management

  • Intensive livestock medicine

  • Introduction to fishery law


Projects and publications

On -going projects:

+ Study of deformities on catfish fingerlings (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus)

Implemented projects:

+ Exploring apicomplexan (APX)
and Bonamia (haplosporidian) parasites in economically important shellfish

+ Impact of host stress hormones on virulence factors of Vibrio parahaemoliticus  the infectious agent of Shrimp Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) in the Mekong delta, Vietnam.

+ Trial production of probiotic product BioShrimp-RIA2


+ PCR and histology identify new bivalve hosts of Apicomplexan-X (APX): a common parasite of the New Zealand flat oyster Ostrea chilensis (2019). Suong TN, Banks JC, Webb SC, Jeffs A, Wakeman KC, Fidler A. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 132: 181–189

+PCR test to specifically detect the apicomplexan ‘X’ (APX) parasite found in flat oysters Ostrea chilensis in New Zealand (2018). Suong TN, Banks JC, Webb SC, Jeffs A, Wakeman KC, Fidler A. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 129:199-205

+Partial 18S rRNA sequences of apicomplexan parasite ‘X’ (APX), associated with flat oysters Ostrea chilensis in New Zealand (2017). Suong TN, Webb S, Banks J, Wakeman K, Lane H, Jeffs A, Brosnahan C, Jones B, Fidler A. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 127(1):1-9

+ The impact of catecholamine sensing on the virulence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus causing acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) (2017). Suong TN, Hao VN, Sang VN, Hung ND, Tinh NTN, Phuoc LH, Cuong VD, Luan NT, Phuong DV, Thom TT, Thao PH, Bossier P, Sorgeloos P, Defoirdt T. Aquaculture 470:190-195

+ The catecholamine stress hormones norepinephrine and dopamine increase the virulence of pathogenic Vibrio anguillarum and Vibrio campbellii”. Pande GSJ, Suong TN, Bossier P & Defoirdt T. FEMS Microbiology Ecology journal 90 (2014) 761–769

+ Inhibition of luminescence-mediated

quorum sensing in Vibrio harveyi by a recombinant AHL-lactonase from Bacillus cereus. Tinh NTN, Dung NV, Thuy VN, Suong NT. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. 8:353-360 




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