Dr Thao Phuong Huynh Ngo studied Biotechnology at Van Lang university, Vietnam for Engineering degree in 2000-2004 and gradated as Master of Science in Molecular Biology in 2006 from Northumbria university, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Then she joined the research group of Prof Sandra Adams at Stirling university, Scotland, United Kingdom. She received her PhD degree in 2017 at the same institution. She has had experience working at Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam since 2006 and worked as Head of Aquacultural Biotechnology Division since 2008. She is a molecular microbiologist with expertise in fish vaccine development and efficacy testing.