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Seoul National University

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

#318, Basic Science Building

103, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 03080

Research Interests

Cellular Microbiology, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Antibiotic Persistence

Words of Wisdom

Whatever happens, happens for the best 


Dr. Hoan Ngo earned his bachelor degree in medical technology from Hanoi Medical University (Vietnam). During his studies at Hanoi Medical University, he won the Linnaeus/Palme scholarship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to study biomedical laboratory science at Karolinska Institute (Sweden). After his bachelor, he worked at National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (Vietnam) as a research assistant before moving to Chonnam National University (South Korea) hor his fully-funded master degree.

In 2014, Hoan moved to University of Otago (New Zealand) for his fully-funded PhD work  on cell biology of infection. In 2018, he won the prestigious Newton International Fellowship from the Royal Society (UK) and moved to London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) for post-doctoral work on the cell death. In 2021, I was invited via the prestigious Brain Pool program by Ministry of Science and ICT and National Research Foundation of Korea (South Korea) to work at Seoul National University. Here, he is studying antibiotic persistence and pathogenesis of different bacteria.


Brain Pool Research Fellowship by National Research Foundation of Korea (South Korea)

Newton International Fellowship by the Royal Society (UK)

University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship (New Zealand)

Chonnam National University Master’s Scholarship (South Korea)

Linnaeus/Palme Scholarship by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sweden)

Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarship (Japan)


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