Dr Le Van Tan
Le Van Tan
Wellcome Trust International Intermediate Fellow
Since 2013 Dr Le Van Tan is a member of the Wellcome Trust Fellows. His Training Fellowship aimed to study molecular epidemiology of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Vietnam and its implication for vaccine development and implementation. Currently, he holds a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship to study the translational potential of new technologies such as mass spectrometry and next-generation sequencing in patients with brain infections in Vietnam, and an NIH funding support to explore novel cause(s) of sepsis in Southeast Asia. His early work focused on pathogen discovery, which led the to discovery of a novel cyclovirus in 4% of Vietnamese patients with encephalitis.
As an independent investigator, his aim is to develop local and national expertise within Vietnam and the wider region so that ongoing and future emerging infectious disease challenges can be addressed from within the affected regions and communities.
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Vietnam
Vietnamese and global strains of pegivirus
Thwaites CL. et al, (2023), Vaccine
Dung NT. et al, (2023), Emerg Infect Dis, 29
Brindle HE. et al, (2022), EcoHealth
Chau NVV. et al, (2022), The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Chau NVV. et al, (2022), Wellcome Open Research, 7, 257 - 257