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Scientists with Institut Pasteur du Cambodge awarded during Cambodia-France Research Days

On the occasion of the Cambodia-France Research Days jointly organized by the Institut français du Cambodge and Campus France Cambodge on November 14th and 15th, scientists of the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge get awarded.

The French Embassy in Cambodia granted 4 Cambodian researchers with a scientific prize for their research works. Among the 4 laureates were Dr. CHENG Sokleaph and Dr. NOUHIN Janin who are Deputy Head of the Medical Biology Laboratory and Researcher of the Virology Unit at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge respectively.


Following her thesis on genetic determinants and evolution of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Cambodia, Dr. CHENG Sokleaph is actually coordinating a research group on Bacteriology & Antibiotic Resistance.  Dr. NOUHIN Janin contributed to the development of the Stanford Coronavirus Antiviral & Resistance Database and is working on several projects to study the risk of infection by zoonotic viruses at the animal-human interface in Cambodia.


As part of the event the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) organized a contest called “My Thesis in 180 seconds” in which participants present their PhD research topic to a diverse and uninitiated audience.


Ms. OU Teyputita from the Virology Unit of the IPC ranked at the third position in this contest.


We congratulate all of them for their achievements and for their research in the benefit of the public health.