Research Center for Infectious Diseases


On July 24, 2023, Associate Professor Do Duc Ton, School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, and Assistant Professor Pham Thanh Tri, School of Sciences and Humanities, from Nazarbayev University visited International University, VNU-HCMC and delivered an interesting seminar on Mechanobiology And Nanorobot In Biomedicines.

Asst. Prof. Pham Thanh Tri demonstrated the use of atomic force microscopy (AFM) combined with live-cell imaging in investigating the mechanics of asymmetric cell division (ACD). He also shared his current projects studying the effect of nanoparticles on bacteria, plant, and mammalian cells and the application of magnetic nanoparticles (MNP) in research and medicines.

 Assoc. Prof. Do Duc Ton expanded on the topic of nano-robots in biomedicines, including using functionalized magnetic fields to guide MNP across the Blood-Brain Barrier and the developnMagnetic Particle Imaging.

The seminar took place successfully with the participation of researchers and students, piquing their interest in the field of mechanobiology and nanorobots. The seminar also opened many collaboration opportunities, on modeling bacterial growth under the effect of nanoparticles.