Viet Nam News –
Born to a farming family in the Mekong Delta’s Tiền Giang Province, a young scientist was determined to pursue his passion for aquaculture.
Trần Ngọc Tuấn won the 2019 Golden Globe Awards for his research on fishery biotech.
The awards, which are given out annually by the Việt Nam Youth Union and Ministry of Science and Technology, aim to discover new talent and stimulate a passion for technology and science research among young people.
Tuấn was one of 10 young talents with outstanding research projects or solutions in the five areas of information technology and communications, medical-pharmaceutical technology, biological technology, environmental technology and new materials.
So far, Tuấn has authored 53 scientific articles published in international journals.
He graduated from high school in 1994 when intensive aquaculture was expanding in Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta region.
“I decided to study fishery pathology at Cần Thơ University because I thought I could easily find a job after graduating,” the 36-year-old scientist told online newspaper vietnamnet.vn.
“But the more I studied, the more I found the subject very interesting and suitable to my strengths,” said Tuấn.