Dr Nguyen Hong Nguyen

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Dr Nguyen Hong Nguyen


Senior Lecturer in Genetics

PhD Qld.

+61 7 5456 5138
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Dr Nguyen Hong Nguyen


Nguyen is teaching and coordinating Genetics and Advanced Genetics courses at USC. He has successfully completed the Foundations of University Teaching and is a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellow.

His research in aquaculture genetics has been internationally recognised and classified at a Distinctive Competency level by SciVal. He is an Associate Editor of five international journals: Frontiers in Genetics, Frontiers in Veterinary Science, BMC Genetics, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, Asian Fishery Science Journal and International Sci. He is also a regular reviewer for 30 journals in the field, including Nature Reviews Genetics.

Nguyen is passionate about teaching and learning Genetics and look forward to opportunities to collaborate with students and colleagues to address emerging challenges in genetic and genomic research.

Potential Research Projects for HDR and Honours Students

  • Genetic improvement programs for agricultural species
  • Quantitative genetic analysis of new traits of economically important species
  • Genotype (or gene) by environment interaction for complex traits
  • Genome-wide association studies in aquatic animal species
  • Prediction of phenotypes using genome information
  • Genetics of behavioural traits in farmed animals
  • Genetics and genomics of disease resistance
  • Gene expression and regulation
  • Population genomics and evolution of aquatic animal species
  • New methods to integrate multi-omic data in genetic improvement programs for aquaculture species
  • Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance in model organisms

Recent Key Publications

Nguyen, N.H., Phuthaworn, C., Knibb, W. (2019) Genomic prediction for disease resistance to Hepatopancreatic parvovirus and growth, carcass and quality traits in Banana shrimp Fenneropenaeus merguiensis. Genomics 112, 2021-2027.

Nguyen, N.H., Ninh, N.H., Hung, N.H. (2019) Evaluation of two genetic lines of Pacific White leg shrimp Liptopenaeus vannamei selected in tank and pond environments. Aquaculture, 734522.

Nguyen, N.H., Fitzgibbon, Q.P., Quinn, J., Smith, G., Battaglene, S., Knibb, W. (2018) Can metamorphosis survival during larval development in spiny lobster Sagmariasus verreauxi be improved through quantitative genetic inheritance? BMC genetics 19, 27.

Nguyen, N.H., Premachandra, H., Kilian, A., Knibb, W. (2018) Genomic prediction using DArT-Seq technology for yellowtail kingfish Seriola lalandi. BMC genomics 19, 107.

Nguyen, N.H., Rastas, P.M., Premachandra, H., Knibb, W. (2018) First High-Density Linkage Map and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Significantly Associated With Traits of Economic Importance in Yellowtail Kingfish Seriola lalandi. Frontiers in Genetics 9.

Current Research Grants

Project Name Investigators

Funding body and amount (A$)

Commercial development of rock lobster culture systems A/Prof Greg Smith et al. (University of Tasmania), Prof Wayne Knibb (USC), Nguyen Nguyen (USC) Australian Research Council (AU$5 million) 2014-2019
Developing technologies for giant grouper aquaculture Prof Abigail Elizur, Dr Josephine Nocillado, Prof Wayne Knibb and Dr Nguyen Nguyen (USC) Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), AU$ 7 million 2013-2019
Kingfish genetics: population genetics and genetic planning Dr Nguyen Nguyen and Prof Wayne Knibb Seafood CRC and Fishery Research and Development Council (FRDC), AU$76,900 2016-2017
Improving banana yield and productivity in Northern Australia Prof Steven Underhill (Griff), Dr Yuchan Zhou and Dr Nguyen Nguyen (USC), Terragen and Industry partners Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (AU$1,003,155) 2017-2020
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