Nguyen Thi Kim Anh
Nguyen Thi Kim Anh


Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology

Floor 4, Building F, 12 Nguyen Van Bao Street, Ward n0 4, Govap District, Hochiminh City

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  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Hanoi Agricultural University, Vietnam, 1996
  • on Pathology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, 2004
  • PhD on Immunology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, 2011


Working Experience

7/2017 – present Lecturer at the Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Industrial University of Hochiminh City, Vietnam
10/2014 – 6/2017 Researcher at Biotechnology labs, Saigon High- Tech Park, Hochiminh City, Vietnam
2012- 2014 Lecturer  at the Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Industrial University of Hochiminh City, Vietnam
2007 – 2011   PhD student at the Division of Immunology, Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

  • PhD defense on October 3, 2011. Thesis title “Towards the use of CD1 presented mycobacterial lipids in vaccines”.
  • Well developed laboratory skills, sampling, writing papers, presentation, and independent researcher on Immunology.
 2004 – 2007  Researcher at the National Institute of Animal Science

  • Working for JICA project 1 “Improvement of artificial insemination techniques”  and JICA project 2 “Improvement of dairy husbandry techniques in small and medium scale farms” from 2004-2007.
  • Participate in the training course on Embryo Transfer Technology in Japan from Feb-May 2006.
  • Translator and consultant for the “Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety” project with the loan from World Bank in 2007.
2002 – 2004 Enrolled in Master program on Pathology at the Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

Graduated MSc in 2004 with thesis title “Serum amyloid A in acute  phase response of cows with mastitis induced by Streptococcus uberis

1997 – 2002   Researcher at the National Institute of Animal Science

  •   Taking part in the training course on Hygene Management in Sweden from Aug-Oct 2000.
  • Participated in biotechnology project with New Zealand for embryo transfer in 1997.

    Training courses & workshops

  • Sweeden (Uppsala), 2000. Training course on Hygene Management.
  • Spain (Segovia), 2003. Fourth European Colloquium on Acute Phase Proteins.
  • France (Saint-Malo), 2004. International Society for Animal Hygiène
  • China (Beijing), 2005: Alumni Raising Crises and Conflict Awareness Network (ARCA-Net, Germany) Confference “Natural resource conflicts and coping strategies in Southeast Asia and China”.
  • Japan (Fukushima), 2006 Training course on Embryo Transfer Technology
  • Germany (Berlin), 2009. The 2rd European Congress of Immunology.
  • France (Paris), 2010. Advanced course in innovative immunological-based therapies.



  • Nguyen Thi Kim Anh, Hoang Thuy Duong, Tran Thi Khanh Hoa, Nguyen Thi Thanh Kieu. 2016. Assessment of bacteria cellulose membrane produced by Acetobacter xylinum used as scaffold for mouse fibroblast culture. Jounal of Biotechnology, 14(3):427-433.
  • Nguyen T.K.A., P. Reinink, C.E. Messlaki, J.S. Im, A. Ercan, S.A. Porcelli, I. van Rhijn. 2015. Expression patterns of bovine CD1 in vivo and assessment of the specificities of the anti-bovine CD1 antibodies. Plos One, doi: 10.1371.journal.pone.0121923.
  • De Greef, A., R. Zadoks, L. Ruuls, M. Toussaint, K.A. Nguyen, A. Downing, J. Rebel, N. Stockhofe-Zurwieden, H. Smith. 2013. Early host response in the mammary gland after experimental Sreptococcus uberis challenge in heifers. Journal of Dairy Science, 96(6): 3723-3736.
  • Nguyen, T.K.A., A. Koets, M. Vordermeier, P.J. Jervis, L.R. Cox, S.M. Graham, W. Santema, D.B. Moody, S. van Calenbergh, D.M. Zajonc, G.S. Besra, and I. van Rhijn. The bovine CD1D gene has an unusual gene structure and is expressed but cannot present alpha-galactocylceramide with a C26 fatty acid. International Immunology, doi: 10.1093/intimm/dxs092.
  • Nguyen, T.K.A., W. Wielanda, W. Santema, J. Hoeboer, W. van Eden, V. Rutten, A. Koets, and I. van Rhijn. Immune response of cattle immunized with a conjugate of the glycolipid glucose monomycolate and protein. Veterinary Immnology and Immunopathology, 142(3-4): 265-270.
  • Nguyen, T.K.A., A. Koets, W. Santema, W. van Eden, V. Rutten, and I. van Rhijn. The mycobacterial glycolipid glucose monomycolate induces a memory T cell response comparable to a model protein antigen and no B cell response upon experimental vaccination of cattle. Vaccine, 27:4818-4825.
  • Van Rhijn , T.K.A. Nguyen, A. Michel, D. Cooper, M. Govaerts, T.-Y. Cheng, W. van Eden, D.B. Moody, J.A.W. Coetzer, V. Rutten, and A. Koets. 2009. Low cross-reactivity of T-cell responses against lipids from Mycobacterium bovis and M. avium paratuberculosis during natural infection. 2009. European Journal of Immunology, 39:1-11
  • Gruys E., M.J.M. Toussaint, Upragarin, A.M. van Ederen, A.A. Adewuyi, D. Candiani, T.K.A. Nguyen, and J. Sabeckdiene. 2005. Review: Acute phase reactants, challenge in the near future of animal production and veterinary medicine. J Zhejiang Univ SCI 6B(10):941- 947.
  • Toussaint M.J.M, C.J. Hogarth, K.A. Nguyen, E. Gruys. 2004. Acute phase variables to assess health in various species. International Society for Animal Hygiène – Saint-Malo, France.
  • Nguyen T.K.A., N. Stockhofe, M.J.M. Toussaint, V. Vivanco,E. Gruys, and T.A. Niewold. 2003. Serum Amyloid A In acute phase response of cows with mastitis experimentally induced by streptococcus Proceeding in the Fourth European Colloquium on Acute Phase Proteins. Segovia, Spain.
  • Vivanco V., J Balciute, A.M. van Ederen, M.J.M. Toussaint, K.A. Nguyen, E. Loeb, and E. Gruys. 2003. Immunohistochemical investigation on Serum Amyloid A (SAA) In bovine tissues with infl ammatory processes. Proceeding in the Fourth European Colloquium on Acute Phase Proteins. Segovia, Spain.


Book and book chapter

  • Foodbone pathogens and Food safety. Chapter 13: Strategies to destroy or control foodbone pathogens. CRC Press 2015. Edited by Md. Latiful Bari and Dike O. Okuku. Print ISBN: 978-1-4987-2408-1. eBook ISBN: 978-1-4987-2410-4;
  • Food Microbiology. 2014. VNU Publishing House.