I completed my Bachelor of Science majoring in Plant Biology in 2013 at QNU (Vietnam). I worked as a research assistant at an agricultural science institute (Vietnamese Academy of Agricultural Science) until December 2018. I was then awarded an Australia Awards Scholarship and moved to Perth to start my Master of Agricultural Science (Genetics and Breeding) at the University of Western Australia (UWA).
I am interested in studying Cytoplasmic Male Sterility and Restorer-of-Fertility systems (CMS/Rf) for hybrid crop breeding. I joined the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology to start my Master thesis supervised by Professor Ian Small and Dr Joanna Melonek. The project focused on studying Restorer-of-Fertility (RF) proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana, particularly to a group of proteins known as RF-like mitochondrial Transcription Termination Factor (RFL-mTERF).
I obtained my Master's Degree with Distinction in December 2020. At the same time, I accepted a PhD position funded by UWA to continue developing strong Rf genes for hybrid wheat breeding. My PhD project is supervised by Professor Small, Professor Harvey Millar and Dr Melonek.
Genetics and Breeding, Master of Agricultural Science, The University of Western Australia
7 Jan 2019 → 11 Dec 2020
Award Date: 11 Dec 2020
Research expertise keywords
- Gene expression in plant organelles
- Plant biology and biochemistry
- Restorer-of-Fertility genes/proteins