INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOCHEMISTRY (IMBC)

 
Building A23 and B1, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi
Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Van Cuong
Vice Directors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Doan Thi Mai Huong

Establishment decision No. 470/QĐ-TTg on April 12, 2010, signed by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan

 
ADDRESS
Building A23 and B1, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi
Phone: (+84)-24 37917053
Fax: (+84)-24 379.7054
Email: vanthu@imbc.vast.vn
Website: http://imbc.vast.vn/
DIRECTORATE
Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Van Cuong
Vice Directors:  
  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Doan Thi Mai Huong
SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL 
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Hung
Vice Chariman: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Doan Thi Mai Huong
Secretary: Dr. Bui Huu Tai
Members: Prof. Acad. Chau Van Minh, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Van Cuong, Dr. Nguyen Hoai Nam, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Van Kiem, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ninh Khac Ban, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quoc Vuong, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Nhiem, Dr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Dr. Nguyen Van Thanh, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Nguyen Thanh, Dr. Le Thi Hong Minh, Dr. Nguyen Thi Minh Hang, Dr. Tran My Linh, Dr. Nguyen Phuong Thao, Dr. Tran Hong Quang
FUNCTIONS AND TASKS

Functions:

Institute of Marine Biochemistry is a scientific organization whose functions prescribed by law are to perform the basic research and development, to provide the scientific and technical services, and to provide the advisory services, training of highly qualified human resources in the field of marine biochemistry and related fields.

Trial production of products is carried out in compliance with the law on the basis of inheriting research results or improving technology to serve the medical and pharmaceutical industries, food, agriculture, exploitation of marine biological resources and related objects.

Tasks:

  • Basic research on the chemistry of marine natural product chemistry, of mangrove and coastal areas and other related fields;
  • Searching for the bioactive constituents from the marine and microbial organisms, research on the structure-activity relationship of the studied substances;
  • Implementation of the research and application of biotechnology in the field of marine biochemistry and other related fields;
  • Implementation of the research on the synthesis, semi-synthesis, and processing of bioactive natural products;
  • Implementation of the research on the synthesis active substances used in medicine and pharmacy;
  • Implementation of the research on the biological diversity of marine system, of mangrove and coastal areas;
  • Implementation of the research on development of technologies and products regarding marine biochemistry and related areas;
  • Providing the scientific and technical services regarding marine biochemistry and related areas;
  • Training of highly qualified human resources in the field of marine biochemistry and related fields;
  • International cooperation activities in the field of marine biochemistry.
  • To perform other duties assigned by the President of the Academy.
ORGANIZATIONS   HUMAN RESOURCES
Research Departments:

+ Department of Marine Medicinal Material 
+ Department of Bioactive Products 
+ Department of Organic Synthesis 
+ Department of Structural Research 
+ Department of Medicinal Chemistry Technology 
+ Center for Drug Research and Development 
+ Department of Biological Resources 
+ Department of Biotechnology 

 

 

Other unit:

- Department of Administration 

 
 
Total: 69 people
+ Professors: 01
+ Associate professor: 06
+ Doctors: 34
+ Masters: 20
+ Bachelors: 13
+ Others: 02
ACTIVITIES
  • Carry out the scientific and technology projects on the basis of issued Functions and Tasks.
  • International cooperation in the field of marine natural product chemistry and related fields. Main partners: France, Belgium, USA, Korea, Japan, Belarus and Russia;
  • Training post graduate students.
ACHIEVEMENTS

On average, the annual number of SCI/SCI-E papers: over 40 publications

Institute of Marine Biochemistry has been conducting investigations on bioactive compounds from main marine organism groups sponges, corals, echinoderms, mollusks, marine microorganisms and has obtained many highlight results. From these researches, many compounds with novel structures, potential biological activities have been isolated, creating the scientific basis for further applied research. In the period 2015-2020, about 427 compounds from sponges, corals, echinoderms, mollusks, marine microorganisms were isolated and evaluated for their cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbiological effects. Especially, there are 77 new compounds. The number of new compounds along with the diversity of chemical structures, the value of biological activity as well as international publications provide fruitful achievements in the marine natural product field in Vietnam. These research results will contribute to enhancing and affirming Vietnam's research orientation of marine natural products on regional and international maps. In addition, the Institute's research orientation of terrestrial plants and pharmaceutical chemistry synthesis has also obtained many important achievements. Researches have assessed the chemical constituents and biological activity of many valuable medicinal plants, creating a scientific basis for product development, orienting to exploit and conserve valuable medicinal plant resources of Vietnam. Many compounds with potential bioactivity, complex structures have been successfully synthesized such as belgamide derivatives.
 Institute of Marine Biochemistry has successfully established and developed international cooperation relationships with many foreign partners such as Korea, Russia, the US, France, and Belgium ... These cooperations contribute to improve equipment potential and expertise of the Institute's research staff.

 

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