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.
With support from DAAD-PAGEL program, VG-CARE has succesfully organized and completed the Summer school on Tropical Medicine and Epidemiology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Inaguration of the Vietnamese-German Centre for Medical Research (VG-CARE) in January 2015, at 108 Military Central Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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.
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.