Vietnamese M.A. student wins UK science award

Postgraduate Nguyen Thao Nguyen from Vietnam has won first place in the chemistry category at the “SET for BRITAIN 2010” contest for a project related to DNA and nano-therapy.

Vietnamese M.A. student Nguyen Thao Nguyen (R) receives Roscoe Medal.

The chemistry student, in her final year  at the University of Southampton in the UK, will receive a cash prize of £3,000 and the Roscoe Medal award.

She earlier obtained a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oxford.  

Nguyen also won the Young Scientist award handed out by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in 2009, as well as the top prize in a competition held by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southampton.

The overall aim of SET for BRITAIN is to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers and technologists and advance UK research and development.

The competition is divided into three distinct areas: Physical Sciences (Chemistry and Physics), Engineering, Biological and Biomedical Science.

Prizes are awarded for the best scientific posters presented in each discipline, including the Westminster Medal, which is awarded in memory of the late Dr. Eric Wharton, who helped establish SET for BRITAIN as a regular event.

By Hong Lien – Translated by Kim Khanh

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