Dr My Phan | Postdoctoral Fellow

This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.

Phan, My

My Phan is a virologist with experience and skills in molecular biology and phylogenetics. She is describing enteric viruses epidemiology, evolution and zoonosis patterns. Most recently she has helped with rapid sequencing of Ebolavirus in Sierra Leone as well as supporting the Wellcome Trust-Vietnam Initiative on Zoonotic Infections (VIZIONS) project.

I obtained my Bachelor degree in Medical Science from the Flinders University of South Australia (Adelaide, Australia), major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Subsequently, I have completed a DPhil degree from University of Oxford (Oxford, United Kingdom), studying various aspects of acute childhood gastroenteritis in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) with a focus on enteric viruses such as rotaviruses and noroviruses. In 2014, I joined the Virus Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as a postdoctoral research fellow.

At the Sanger Institute, my research is more computer-based dealing with large datasets of viral genomes from the VIZIONS project, data from which are essential to our understanding on the evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases at the human-animal interface. During the work, I have improved knowledge in large-scale Next Generation Sequencing, de novo assemblies, Python scripting and phylogenetic analyses.

I have also involved in supporting Ebolavirus sequencing at the Ebola Treatment Centre in Makeni (Sierra Leone) using Ion Torrent platform. We have achieved a rapid turnaround sequencing time of 24-72 hours from sample receipt to genome completion to assist timely outbreak response. This has considerably widened my fieldwork experience.

Publications

  • A prospective multi-center observational study of children hospitalized with diarrhea in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Thompson CN, Phan MV, Hoang NV, Minh PV, Vinh NT et al.

    The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2015;92;5;1045-52

  • Novel porcine-like human G26P[19] rotavirus identified in hospitalized paediatric diarrhoea patients in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    My PV, Rabaa MA, Donato C, Cowley D, Phat VV et al.

    The Journal of general virology 2014;95;Pt 12;2727-33

  • Deep sequencing of norovirus genomes defines evolutionary patterns in an urban tropical setting.

    Cotten M, Petrova V, Phan MV, Rabaa MA, Watson SJ et al.

    Journal of virology 2014;88;19;11056-69

  • The prevalence and genetic diversity of group A rotaviruses on pig farms in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.

    Pham HA, Carrique-Mas JJ, Nguyen VC, Ngo TH, Nguyet LA et al.

    Veterinary microbiology 2014;170;3-4;258-65

  • Tracking the establishment of local endemic populations of an emergent enteric pathogen.

    Holt KE, Thieu Nga TV, Thanh DP, Vinh H, Kim DW et al.

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2013;110;43;17522-7

  • The dynamics of GII.4 Norovirus in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Tra My PV, Lam HM, Thompson CN, Phuc HL, Tuyet PT et al.

    Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases 2013;18;335-43

  • Endemic norovirus infections in children, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2009-2010.

    My PV, Thompson C, Phuc HL, Tuyet PT, Vinh H et al.

    Emerging infectious diseases 2013;19;6;977-80

  • The emergence of rotavirus G12 and the prevalence of enteric viruses in hospitalized pediatric diarrheal patients in southern Vietnam.

    Tra My PV, Rabaa MA, Vinh H, Holmes EC, Hoang NV et al.

    The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2011;85;4;768-75

  • The validation and utility of a quantitative one-step multiplex RT real-time PCR targeting rotavirus A and norovirus.

    Dung TT, Phat VV, Nga TV, My PV, Duy PT et al.

    Journal of virological methods 2013;187;1;138-43

  • Epidemiological features and risk factors of Salmonella gastroenteritis in children resident in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Thompson CN, Phan VT, Le TP, Pham TN, Hoang LP et al.

    Epidemiology and infection 2013;141;8;1604-13

  • The Vietnam Initiative on Zoonotic Infections (VIZIONS): A Strategic Approach to Studying Emerging Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.

    Rabaa MA, Tue NT, Phuc TM, Carrique-Mas J, Saylors K et al.

    EcoHealth 2015;12;4;726-35

  • The impact of environmental and climatic variation on the spatiotemporal trends of hospitalized pediatric diarrhea in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Thompson CN, Zelner JL, Nhu TD, Phan MV, Hoang Le P et al.

    Health & place 2015;35;147-154

  • A prospective multi-center observational study of children hospitalized with diarrhea in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Thompson CN, Phan MV, Hoang NV, Minh PV, Vinh NT et al.

    The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2015;92;5;1045-52

  • Novel porcine-like human G26P[19] rotavirus identified in hospitalized paediatric diarrhoea patients in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    My PV, Rabaa MA, Donato C, Cowley D, Phat VV et al.

    The Journal of general virology 2014;95;Pt 12;2727-33

  • Deep sequencing of norovirus genomes defines evolutionary patterns in an urban tropical setting.

    Cotten M, Petrova V, Phan MV, Rabaa MA, Watson SJ et al.

    Journal of virology 2014;88;19;11056-69

  • The prevalence and genetic diversity of group A rotaviruses on pig farms in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.

    Pham HA, Carrique-Mas JJ, Nguyen VC, Ngo TH, Nguyet LA et al.

    Veterinary microbiology 2014;170;3-4;258-65

  • Identification of possible virulence marker from Campylobacter jejuni isolates.

    Harrison JW, Dung TT, Siddiqui F, Korbrisate S, Bukhari H et al.

    Emerging infectious diseases 2014;20;6;1026-9

  • The policy of free healthcare for children under the age of 6 years in Vietnam: assessment of the uptake for children hospitalised with acute diarrhoea in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Shieh M, Thompson C, Phan VT, Van TT, Tediosi F et al.

    Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH 2013;18;12;1444-51

  • Tracking the establishment of local endemic populations of an emergent enteric pathogen.

    Holt KE, Thieu Nga TV, Thanh DP, Vinh H, Kim DW et al.

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2013;110;43;17522-7

  • The dynamics of GII.4 Norovirus in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Tra My PV, Lam HM, Thompson CN, Phuc HL, Tuyet PT et al.

    Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases 2013;18;335-43

  • Epidemiological features and risk factors of Salmonella gastroenteritis in children resident in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Thompson CN, Phan VT, Le TP, Pham TN, Hoang LP et al.

    Epidemiology and infection 2013;141;8;1604-13

  • Endemic norovirus infections in children, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2009-2010.

    My PV, Thompson C, Phuc HL, Tuyet PT, Vinh H et al.

    Emerging infectious diseases 2013;19;6;977-80

  • The validation and utility of a quantitative one-step multiplex RT real-time PCR targeting rotavirus A and norovirus.

    Dung TT, Phat VV, Nga TV, My PV, Duy PT et al.

    Journal of virological methods 2013;187;1;138-43

  • The emergence of rotavirus G12 and the prevalence of enteric viruses in hospitalized pediatric diarrheal patients in southern Vietnam.

    Tra My PV, Rabaa MA, Vinh H, Holmes EC, Hoang NV et al.

    The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2011;85;4;768-75

Phan, My