News and Events


February 2018


 'Alexander Yersin Prize 2017' for outstanding publication by Trung conferred by the Swiss- Vietnamese Medical Association in association with Consulate General of Switzerland, Vietnam.


Trung NT, Thu Hien TT, Thanh Huyen TT, Quyen DT, Son TV, Hoan PQ, Phuong NTK, Lien TT, Binh MT, Tong HV, Meyer CG, Velavan TP, Song LH (2016). Enrichment of bacterial DNA for the diagnosis of blood stream infections. BMC Infectious Diseases May 31;16(1):235. PMID: 27246723.


In this context, the prize ceremony will take place on 26th July 2018 at 18:00 hrs at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.



January 2018


The recruitment of study participants started on 09th January for the 'Phase II Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial of Neoadjuvant Artesunate in stage II/III Colorectal Cancer (NeoART-V) in Vietnamese patients' Identifier: NCT03093129; For additional information please Click here.


In this context, members of VG-CARE had undergone ICH-GCP/GCLP training. Additionally, members involved in this clinical trial were trained for the use of the REDCAP database.



January 2018


The official inaugural of Vietnamese-German Center for Medical Research (VG-CARE) as a independent legal entity took place on 16th January 2018, at 108 Military Central hospital, Hanoi.


The event was felicitated by the German and Vietnamese delegation, Ministries of Science and Technology (MoST), Ministry of Defence (MoD), Vietnam and DAAD, Germany and well wishers from our HANOI NETWORK- HANNET

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December 2017


Dr. Nghiem Xuan Hoan, MD has successfully completed his PhD in Experimental Medizin at the Faculty of Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Germany. Hearty Congratulations ! 



August 2017


VG-CARE received substantial financial support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for next five years to establish a well-equipped site and subsequently for the conduct of clinical trials.


April 2017


With support from DAAD-PAGEL program, VG-CARE has succesfully organized and completed the Summer school on Tropical Medicine and Epidemiology.



August 2016:


Members of VG-CARE, Prof. Dr. Christian G Meyer and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Velavan together have conduced a seminar series on infectious diseases and a workshop on 'Advanced Molecular diagnostics of Infectious diseases' between 22- 23 August 2016, at Duy Tan University, Da Nang.

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June 2016:


On 28 June 2016, one of the founding director of VG-CARE Dr. Velavan was habilitated as 'Privatdozent' (Associate Professor) from Faculty of Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Germany in the field of Human Parasitology.


May 2016:


The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious diseases (ESCMID) along with VG-CARE, DAAD and the 108 Military Central Hospital co-organized a course on emerging drug resistances and anti-microbial stewardship, between 11- 13 May 2016, at the 108 Military Central Hospital, Hanoi.


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Summer School on Emerging drug resistances and anti-microbial stewardship
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November 2015:


Hepatitis E virus superinfection and clinical progression in hepatitis B patients


Research scientists from the Institute of Tropical Medicine Tübingen and the Robert Koch Institute in cooperation with Vietnamese scientists, have published a study on the burden of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in patients chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the EBioMedicine Journal. The study team discovered that the rate of HEV infection is higher in HBV patients than in the healthy population. The study also reports that hepatitis B patients with a HEV infection, develop progressive HBV-related liver diseases faster including liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.


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DAAD Workshop, Summer school and Expert seminars in 2015


With generous support from the DAAD through DAAD-PAGEL program, VG-CARE has succesfully organized and completed hands on training workshops on '' Advanced molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases'' (in April 2015), followed by a Summer school on Tropical Medicine and Epidemiology (in July 2015), and two expert seminars (in January and September 2015).


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January 2015:


Inaguration of the Vietnamese-German Centre for Medical Research (VG-CARE) in January 2015, at 108 Military Central Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam.


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June 2014:


A delegation from ''Vietnamese National Main Science Research Council For Medical And Pharmaceutical Programme'' Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), visited Tübingen.


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to intensify cooperations in the field of infectious diseases research was signed by the Rector of the Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen, Professor Dr. Bernd Engler and the Vice-Dean and Deputy Chairman of the Medical Faculty, Professor Dr. Diethelm Wallwiener, with Dr. Pham Gia Khanh and Mr. Do Xuan Cuong.


June 2013:


Professor Dr. Bamberg, Managing Medical Director and CEO of the University Hospital Tübingen, received the head of delegation Dr. Vu Quoc Binh, Major General of the Vietnam People's Army Department of Military Medicine. Increased cooperation in the field of infectious diseases has been agreed upon with the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Eberhard-Karl Univesity, Tübingen.


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