Miss Nga Vu is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Science in Aquaculture at Nha Trang University, Vietnam and James Cook University, Australia in 2008 and 2014, respectively. She worked as a research assistant in the field of sustainable aquaculture and rural development in northern Vietnam (2008 – 2012) to develop aquaculture on small scale to help alleviate the poverty in Vietnam. This involved the development of environmental-friendly farming models and the conveyance of technical materials and training courses for local aquaculture farmers and staff. After her Master of Science course, she went back Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1 in Vietnam to work on applying biotechnology and genetics in the field of selective aquaculture seed production. Since then, she realized that the application of genetic and genomic tools is important for aquaculture stock improvement so returned to James Cook University (Townsville) to commence her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree as part of the ARC Research Hub for Advanced Prawn Breeding in 2017. She was awarded her PhD in aquaculture genomics from James Cook University in 2022, which focused on the development of population genomics tools for black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) aquaculture and fishery throughout the Indo–Pacific region.

  • Genomics and selective breeding of aquaculture species
  • Population genomic, genetic connectivity, and local adaptation
  • Sustainable aquaculture and fishery
  • 2022 to present - Research fellow, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2017 to 2022 - PhD, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Research Assistant, Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1 (Vietnam)
  • 2012 to 2013 - MSc, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2008 to 2012 - Research Assistant, Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1 (Vietnam)
  • 2003 to 2008 - BSc, Nha Trang University (Vietnam)
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  • 2020 - CSE competitive Research Training Grant, James Cook University
  • 2018 - CSE competitive Research Training Grant, James Cook University
  • 2017 - James Cook University School/Faculty Scholarship, PhD scholarship
  • 2016 - Vietnamese Government Scholarship, PhD scholarship
  • 2015 - Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China Scholarship for Post-Graduate Training Course
  • 2011 - Australian Development Scholarship (AUSAid) for Master of Science Degree
  • 2007 - Nha Trang University scholarship for students with excellent academic results
  • 2006 - Nha Trang University scholarship for students with excellent academic results

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