The Biology department is responsible for training master program in Ecology (since 1996), bachelor programs in Biotechnology (2001-2005) and in Biology (since 2008). Staff members of the department also give General Biology courses for students in agriculture, environment, biotechnology and aquaculture of the university.
2. Scientific research
To meet the requirement for teaching activities of fundamental and applied Biology, the on-going research activities of the Department are focusing on 3 main topics:
- Microbiology: Nitrogen-fixing bacteria; phosphate and potassium-solubilizing bacteria; and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) degrading bacteria in soils and in waste water.
- Bioassay: Screening for plant-originated substances capable of diabetes regulation and anti-oxidation.
3. International co-operation
The staff members of the Department have been joining in the research groups focusing on:
- Application of Drosophila model and Vietnam-originated natural substances for human disease study, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan.
- Genetic assessment of pesticide-degrading bacterial communities in the Mekong delta of Vietnam, KULeuven, Belgium.