Luong Cong Nho (second from left in photo), a PDG Trust scholar, is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, following completion of a two year Masters in Medical Sciences at the same university. Nho’s postgraduate studies are supported by a Japanese government funded Mext scholarship. The PDG Trust provided Nho with a scholarship for his undergraduate study at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy where he graduated with distinction.
Nho states, with regard to his doctoral research, “Every day we are exposed to different varieties of highly reactive chemical substances in the surrounding environment, such as air pollutants, tobacco smoke, and in our food. As a result, the health risk of exposure to, and ingestion of, these substances are of concern because they can interact harmfully with biological macromolecules including DNA, lipids, and proteins. Understanding the health risks associated with environmental chemicals plays an important role in reducing the risk of developing certain diseases.” Nho’s research involves understanding a particular part of the chemical signalling system the body uses to defend itself against toxic substances.
The Trust is pleased to congratulate Nho on his academic accomplishments and to offer our best wishes to him for every success in his doctoral research.