Fields of research
Aquatic biology and physiology
Nutrition and feeding
Aquatic animal pathology
Environmental management and conservation of aquatic resources
Genetics in Aquaculture
Current international cooperation programs
VLIR-Network project (Belgium)
TUNASIA project (Germany)
NORHED programme (Norway)
WiseFeed project (Norway)
Core-to-Core Program (Japan)
NACA/FTP (Iceland, Thái Lan)
Postgraduate (Master) Programme on Tropical Fisheries with International Linkage (ILP - Kagoshima University, Japan)
- Propagation and cultivation of freshwater fish species, such as grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus), common carp (Cyprinus carpio), silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix), bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis), climbing perch (Anabas testudineus), snakehead (Channa spp), roho labeo (Labeo rohita)...
- Seed production and growth out culture of marine finfish, such as Barramundi (Lates calcarifer), sandbass (Psammoperca waigiensis), pompano (Trachinotus spp.), red snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus), grouper (Epinephelus spp.), cobia (Rachycentron canadum), red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), brown spotted croaker (Nibea diacanthus), golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus), giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis), rabbit fish (Siganus guttatus) and clownfish (Amphiprion); crustaceans such as tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon), white leg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), lobster (Panulirus spp.); cleaner shrimp (Lysmata), harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta); mollusks such as plate snail (Nerita balteata), dog conch (Strombus canarium), babylon (Babylonia areolata) scallops (Comptopallium radula), blood cockle (Anadara granosa)...
- Live food culture to improve the viability of fish, crustaceans and mollusks at the larval stages, nutritional requirements and production formulated feed for grouper, pompano, cobia and spiny lobster.
- Diagnosis and treatment for MBV (Monodon baculovirus) in tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon); milky hemolymph disease in lobster (Panulirus ornatus); bacterial and parasitic pathogens in shrimp and finfishs (grass carp, common carp, barramundi, cobia, snubnose pompano,…).
Contact: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Minh Hoang
Researching on seed production and farming of marine and brackishwater aquaculture
Contact: Dr. Ngo Van Manh
Prominent international publications
Hung Q. Pham, Hoang M. Le, 2020. Seasonal changes in three indices of gonadal maturation in male golden rabbitfish (Siganus guttatus): implications for artificial propagation. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 46. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10695-020-00776-x
Hung Q. Pham, Ut V. Phan, An V. Nguyen, A. Arukwe, Hoang M. Le, 2020. Effects of human chorionic gonadotropin and gonadotropin releasing hormone analogue on plasma steroid hormones and spawning performances in golden rabbitfish Siganus guttatus. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 36 (2): 212-218. https://doi.org/10.1111/jai.13996
Minh‐Hoang Le, Khuong V. Dinh, Minh V. Nguyen, Ivar Rønnestad (2020). Combined effects of a simulated marine heatwave and an algal toxin on a tropical marine aquaculture fish cobia (Rachycentron canadum). Aquaculture Research; 51 (6) (https://doi.org/10.1111/are.14596)
Lisa Chen and Vu Trong Dai, 2020. Hatchery techniques for the seed production of shortnecked clams (Paphia undulata) in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Aquaculture Asia Magazine, Volume 24 No. 3, July-September 2020: 3-8.
M. Yúfera, M.V. Nguyen, C. Navarro-Guillén, F.J. Moyano, A.-E.O. Jordal, M. Espe, L.E.C. Conceição, S. Engrola, M.H. Le, I. Rønnestad. 2019. Effect of increased rearing temperature on digestive function in cobia early juvenile. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, 230:71–80. DOI:10.1016/j.cbpa.2019.01.007.
Nguyen, M.V., Espe, M., Conceição, L.E.C., Le, M.H., Yúfera M., Engrola, S., Jordal, A-E.O., Rønnestad, I. 2019. The role of dietary methionine concentrations on growth, metabolism and N-retention in cobia (Rachycentron canadum) at elevated water temperatures. Aquaculture Nutrition; 25:495–507. DOI: 10.1111/anu.12875.
Doans X.N, Vu T.T.M., Pham Q.H., Wisz M.S., Nielsen T.G., and K.V. Dinh* (2019). Extreme temperature impairs growth and productivity in a common tropical marine copepod. Scientific Reports, 9, (4550). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40996-7
Verheyen J., Trans T.T., Dinh K.V, Janssens L., Stoks, R. (2019). Temperature variation magnifies chlorpyrifos toxicity differently between larval and adult mosquitoes. Science of the Total Environment.
Trans T.T., Janssens L., Dinh K.V., and R. Stoks (2019). Transgenerational effects of a pesticide and warming on antipredator behavior in a vector mosquito. Environmental Pollution, 245, 307-315.
Delnat, V., Tran, T.T., Janssens, L., Stoks, R, 2019. Daily temperature variation magnifies the toxicity of a mixture consisting of a chemical pesticide and a biopesticide in a vector mosquito. Science of the Total Environment, 659: 33-40.
Vu MTT, Jepsen PM, Jørgensen NOG, Hansen BW, Nielsen SL, 2019. Testing the yield of a pilot-scale bubble column photobioreactor for cultivation of the microalga Rhodomonas salina as feed for intensive calanoid copepod cultures. Aquaculture Research 50 (1): 63-71.
Hung Q. Pham, An V. Nguyen, 2019. Seasonal changes in hepatosomatic index, gonadosomatic index and plasma estradiol-17b level in captively reared female rabbitfish (Siganusguttatus). Aquaculture Research 50, https://doi.org/10.1111/are.14100.
Nguyen, M.V., Espe, M., Conceição, L.E.C., Le, M.H., Yúfera M., Engrola, S., Jordal, A-E.O., Rønnestad, I (2019). The role of dietary methionine concentrations on growth, metabolism and N‐retention in cobia (Rachycentron canadum) at elevated water temperatures. Aquaculture Nutrition, 25 (2): 495-507.
Yúfera, M., Nguyen, M.V., Navarro-Guillén, C., Moyano, F.J., Jordal, A-E.O., Espe, M. (2019). Effect of increased rearing temperature on digestive function in cobia early juvenile. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 230: 71-80.
Josephine GrØnning, Nam X Doan, Nguyet T Dinh, Khuong V Dinh, Torkel Gissel NielsenEcology of Pseudodiaptomus annandalei in tropical aquaculture ponds with emphasis on the limitation of production. Journal of Plankton Research, Volume 41, Issue 5, September 2019, Pages 741–758, https://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbz053.
Tran T.T., Janssens L., Dinh K.V., and R. Stoks (2018). Transgenerational interactions between pesticides and warming in a vector mosquito. Evolutionary Applications. Accepted.
Guven O., L. Bach, P. Munk, K.V. Dinh, P. Mariani and T.G. Nielsen (2018). Microplastic does not magnify the acute effect of PAH pyrene on predatory performance of a tropical fish (Lates calcarifer). Aquatic Toxicology Accepted.
Minh Hoang Le, Young Jin Chang, Arukwe Agustine, 2018. Properties and activities of blood- or seawater-contaminated wild-caught Striped Jewfish (Stereolepis doederleini) sperm. Aquaculture Research, 49:900-907.
Domingos JA, Banh QQ, Goldsbury JA, Zenger KR, Jerry DR (2018) Sex-specific dmrt1 and cyp19a1 methylation and alternative splicing in gonads of the protandrous hermaphrodite barramundi. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0204182. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204182.
Doans X.N., Vu T.T.M., Pham H.Q., and K.V. Dinh* (2018). Temperature- and sex-specific grazing rate of a tropical copepod Pseudodiaptomus annandalei to food availability: implications for live feed in aquaculture. Aquaculture Research, 49(12), 3864-3873.
Luís Conceiçãoa, Minh Van Nguyen, Manuel Yúfera, Minh Hoang Le, Sofia Engrola, Marit Espe, Ann-Elise Jordal and Ivar Rønnestad (2018). Cobia early juveniles is affected by water temperature and dietary methionine. Hatcheryfeed, 6 (4): 30-33.
Minh Hoang Le, Hung Quoc Pham, 2017. Seasonal changes in the milt quality of Waigieu seaperch Psammoperca waigiensis: implication for artificial propagation. J World Aquacult Soc, First published: 19 October 2017, DOI: 10.1111/jwas.12473.
Minh Hoang Le, Hung Quoc Pham, 2017. Cryopreservation of Waigieu seaperch (Psammoperca waigiensis) sperm. Cryo Letters 38 (3), 178-186 (2017).
Minh Hoang Le and Hung Quoc Pham, 2017. Sperm Motilities in Waigieu Seaperch, Psammoperca waigiensis: Effects of Various Dilutions, pH, Temperature, Osmolality, and Cations. J World Aquacult Soc, 48 (3): 435-443. doi:10.1111/jwas.12357.
Minh Hoang Le, Vu Thai Hoa, 2017. Effect of cations on sperm motility of mangrove red snapper Lutjanus argentimaculatus. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 5, 10-14.
Fidele Kampayana, Sy Tan Nguyen and Minh Hoang Le, 2016. Tilapia cage culture in Rwanda: Current status and prospects for future development. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 4: 428-435.
Banh, Q., Domingos, J., Zenger, K., & Jerry, D., 2017. Morphological changes and regulation of the genes dmrt1 and cyp11b during the sex differentiation of barramundi (Lates calcarifer Bloch). Aquaculture 479.
Trung Cong Luong, Hugues Lemonnier, Sebastien Hochard, Florence Royer and Yves Letourneur, 2017. Effects of blue shrimp Litopenaeus stylirostris and goldlined rabbitfish Siganus lineatus in mono- and polyculture on production and environmental conditions. Aquaculture research volume 48, isue 4, April 2017, pages 1368–1379 .
Pham, H. D., & Fotedar, R. (2017). Do the dietary ingredients of low-protein formulated diet provide a sufficient selenium source in Australian snapper Pagrus auratus diet (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Animal Feed Science and Technology, 223. doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2016.11.012.
Dinh, K.V., L. Janssens and R. Stoks (2016). Exposure to a heat wave under food limitation makes an agricultural insecticide lethal: a mechanistic laboratory experiment. Global Change Biology, 22 (10): 3361–3372.
Dinh, K.V., Janssens, L., Therry, L., Bervoets, L., Bonte, D., R. Stoks (2016). Delayed effects of chlorpyrifos across metamorphosis on dispersal-related traits in a poleward moving damselfly. Environmental Pollution, 218, 634-643.
Dinh, K.V., L. Janssens, L. Therry, H.A. Gyulavári, L. Bervoets, and R. Stoks. 2016. Rapid evolution of increased vulnerability to an insecticide at the expansion front in a poleward moving damselfly. Evolutionary Applications, 9 (3): 450-461.
Tran, T.T., L. Janssens, K.V. Dinh, L Op de Beeck, and R. Stoks (2016). Evolution determines how global warming and pesticide exposure will shape predator-prey interactions with vector mosquitoes. Evolutionary Applications, 9 (6): 818-830.
Minh Hoang Le, Hung Quoc Pham, 2016. Sperm cryopreservation of waigieu seaperch Psammoperca waigiensis. Cryoletters, 38, 178-186.
Minh Hoang Le, Hung Quoc Pham, 2016. Sperm Motilities in Waigieu Seaperch, Psammoperca waigiensis: Effects of Various Dilutions, pH, Temperature, Osmolality, and Cations. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 48, 435-443.
Minh Hoang Le, Brown P.B., 2016. Effects of time after hormonal stimulation on milt properties in Waigieu seaperch Psammoperca waigiensis. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture – Bamidgeh. 68, 10 page.
Elizabeth H. Petersen, Brett D. Glencross, Truong Ha Phuong, Vu An Tuan, and Le Anh Tuan, 2016. Recent Changes in the Bioeconomics of Lobster and Mud Crab Mariculture in Vietnam. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, Vol. 13, No. 2.
Fidele Kampayana, Sy Tan Nguyen and Minh Hoang Le (2016). Tilapia cage culture in Rwanda: Current status and prospects for future development. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 4, 428-435.
Hung Quoc Pham, Ut Van Phan, 2016. Embryonic and larval development and effects of salinity levels on egg and ovary performances in rabbit fish Siganus guttatus. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture-Bamidgeh; Vol 68, 2016
Hung Quoc Pham, Hoang Minh Le, 2016. Effects of thyroxin and domperidone on oocyte maturation and spawning performances in the rabbit fish, Siganus guttatus. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society; Vol 47 (4), 2016.
2010 - 2015
Le, T. C., Kang, H.-S., Hong, H.-K., Park, K.-J. & Choi, K.-S., (2015). First report of Urosporidium sp., a haplosporidian hyperparasite infecting digenean trematode Pavatrema duboisi in Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum on the west coast of Korea. Journal of invertebrate pathology. Volume 130 , September 2015, Pages 141–146.
Minh Van Nguyen, Ivar Rønnestad, Louise Buttle, Hung Van Lai and Marit Espe (2014). Imbalanced lysine to arginine ratios reduced performance in juvenile cobia (Rachycentron canadum) fed high plant protein diets. Aquaculture Nutrition; 20 (1) (https://doi.org/10.1111/anu.12043).
Minh V. Nguyen; Ivar Rønnestad; Louise Buttle; Hung Van Lai; Marit Espe (2014). Evaluation of a high plant protein test diet for juvenile cobia Rachycentron canadum in comparison to commercial diets. Journal of Agricultural and Crop Research (2315-9827).
Minh Van Nguyen, Ann-Elise Olderbakk Jordal, Marit Espe, Louise Buttle, Hung Van Lai and Ivar Rønnestad (2013). Feed intake and brain neuropeptide Y (NPY) and cholecystokinin (CCK) gene expression expression in juvenile cobia fed plant-based protein diets with different lysine to arginine ratios. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 165(3):328-37 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2013.04.004).
Hung Q Pham, Augustine. Arukwe, 2013. Effects of dopamine 2 receptor antagonist on sex steroid levels, oocyte maturation and spawning performances in waigieu seaperch (Psammoperca waigiensis). Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 39 (2): 403-411. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10695-012-9708-z
Hung Quoc Pham, Augustine Arukwe, 2012. Effects of dopamine 2 receptor antagonist on sex steroid levels, oocyte maturation and spawning performances in Waigieu seaperch (Psammoperca waigiensis). Fish Physiology and Biochemistry (2012) 38: DOI: 10.1007/s10695-012-9708-z.
Hung Quoc Pham, Anh Tuong Nguyen, Elin Kjørsvik, Mao Dinh Nguyen and Augustine Arukwe, 2012. Seasonal reproductive cycle in Waigieu seaperch (Psammoperca waigiensis). Aquaculture Research 43 (2012): 815-830.
Nguyen, M. V., Rønnestad, I., Buttle, L., Lai, H, V., Espe, M., Cobia juveniles grew as well on high plant protein diet as fish fed commercial diets, when dietary amino acids was balanced towards the predicted requirement for lysine andarginine. World Aquaculture Conference, USA (03/2012), p 170.
Nguyen, M. V., Rønnestad, I., Buttle, L., Lai, H, V., Espe, M., Effects of different dietary lysine to arginine ratios on growth performance of juvenile cobia (Rachycentron canadum). ISFNF - International Symposium of Fish Nutrition and Feeding- Norway (06/2012) p.101.
Hung, P. Q. and Nam D. X., 2011. Embryonic and larval development of Waigieu seaperch (Psammoperca waigiensis). Aquaculture Asia Vol. XVI, No. 4 October-December 2011, pp: 18-22.
Cuong Thanh Le, Hyun-Sil Kang, Kwang-Jae Park, Kwang-Sik Choi, 2011. First record on the occurrence of Urosporidium hyperparasite in trematode infected Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum from the west coast of Korea. 1st Asian Congress of Protistology (ACOP) and the 8th Asian Conference of Ciliate Biology. October, 3-6, 2011. Jeju, Korea P53.
Cuong Thanh Le, Hyun-Sung Yang, Kwang-Jae Park, Hyon-Sob Han and Kwang-Sik Choi, 2011. The prevalence and intensity of Perkinsus olseni infection in Manila clam Ruditapes philippinarum surveyed along the west coast of Korea. the Eighth IOC/WESTPAC International Scientific Symposium titled "Ocean Climate and Marine Ecosystems in the Western Pacific". The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. March 28-31, 2011. Busan. Korea. P279.
Cuong Thanh Le, Kwang-Jae Park and Kwang-Sik Choi, 2011. First report on the occurrence of Haplosporidian hyperparasite in Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum on the west coast of Korea. Korean Society of Malacology. Busan. Korea. P42.
Cuong T.Le, Hyun-Sung Yang, Kwang-Jae Park, Hyon-Sob Han and Kwang-Sik Choi, 2010. Spatial variation of Perkinsus olseni infection in Spring season in Manila clam along the west coast of Korea. Annual conference on the Green Growth and Fisheries Science.The Fishery Sciences Association of Korea (FSAK).BEXCO, Busan, Korea. P187.
Hung, P. Q. 2010. Low-value freshwater fish market in the south central Vietnam, a case study from Khanh Hoa Province. Aquaculture Asia Vol. XV, No. 3 July-September 2010, pp: 22-25.
Hung Quoc Pham, Elin Kjørsvik, Anh Tuong Nguyen, Mao Dinh Nguyen and Augustine Arukwe, 2010. Reproductive cycle in female Waigieu seaperch (Psammoperca waigiensis) reared under different salinity levels and the effects of dopamine antagonist on steroid hormone levels. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 383, 137-145.
Hung Quoc Pham, Anh Tuong Nguyen, Mao Dinh Nguyen and Augustine Arukwe, 2010. Sex steroid levels, oocyte maturation and spawning performance in Waigieu seaperch (Psammoperca waigiensis) exposed to Thyroxin, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone and Carp Pituitary Extract. Comparative and Biochemistry Physiology, Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 155, 223-130
Cuong T.Le, Ronald G. Noseworthy, and Kwang-Sik Choi. 2010. Biodiversity ofcommercially valuable marine bivalve fauna of Jeju island, Republic of Korea. Proceedings of International Conference on Marine biodiversity of East Asian seas: Status,challenges and sustainable development.December 6-7, 2010, Nha Trang, Vietnam. P 40-45.
2005 - 2010
Hung Quoc Pham, Elin Kjørsvik, Anh Tuong Nguyen, Mao Dinh Nguyen and Augustine Arukwe, 2009. Effects of salinity on steroid hormone levels, final oocyte maturation and ovulation in sandbass (Psammoperca waigiensis). Aquaculture Europe, Trondheim, Norway August 14-17, 2009.
Nguyen Van Quynh Boi. Aquaculture and environmental issues in the region of Nai lagoon, Ninh Hai district, Ninh Thuan province. Aquaculture Asia, pp 8 – 13, Volume XIII No. 3 July – September 2008.
Pham Quoc Hung, Nguyen Tuong Anh, Nguyen Dinh Mao, 2007. Holding salinity during the breeding season effects final oocyte maturation and egg quality in sand bass (Psammoperca waigiensis, Cuvier & Valencienes 1828). Aquaculture Asia Vol. XII No. 3, July-September 2007, pp: 37-39.
Pham Quoc Hung, Nguyen Tuong Anh, Nguyen Dinh Mao 2007. Could Domperidone via oral administration enhance final oocyte maturation and ovulation and in the long-term affect egg and larval quality in sand bass (Psammoperca waigiensis)? Aquaculture Asia Vol. XII No. 4, October -December 2007, pp: 35-38.
Hung Q. Pham 2005. Current status of using feed in Penaeus monodon larviculture in Vietnam, a case study in Khanh Hoa province. The World Aquaculture Conference, May 9-13, 2005, Bali International Convention Center, Nusa, Bali, Indonesia 2005.