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Antimicrobial Resistance: Preventing the Silent Pandemic in Food Systems

Phan Thi Van

Director, Research Institute for Aquaculture No. 1, Ministry of Ag & Rural Development, Vietnam

Professor Phan Thi Van is the Director of Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1 (RIA1) under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Vietnam. She earned her MSc degree on “Aquaculture” from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and PhD degree on “Epidemiology and Food safety” from Copenhagen University, Denmark.

Her main professional focuses are Aquatic animal health, Environment, Good aquaculture practices (GAP) and Food safety in aquaculture. She has been invited as an expert by FAO, UNDP, OIE, NORAD, DANIDA and others to work in Asia, Europe, Africa and Caribbean. In 2019, she was awarded the Danida Alumni Prize for her ambition, her drive and her tireless promotion of scientific research in the sustainable development of aquaculture, not only nationally, but also internationally.

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