09/06/2022 07:10 GMT+7
A young Vietnamese scientist was honored for her work in the field of agriculture, which has contributed to solving global hunger.
The British newspaper The Guardian has just honored Dr Hoan Dinh as a hero in the fight against hunger on a global scale.
Hoan Dinh is the son of a poor farmer couple in the countryside of Vietnam who came to Australia on a PhD scholarship granted by the Australian government.
|Dr. Hoan Dinh used to pursue a PhD program at the University of Sydney (Australia) – Photo: Hoan Dinh/USYD|
Accordingly, Dr. Hoan Dinh has isolated the gene sequence that helps to resist rust in barley, which is a disease that reduces 10% of global food production.
The results of this important study were published in the journal Nature Communications in May 2022.
From an early age, tDoctor Hoan Dinh witnessed the hardships and hardships that farmers had to sweat in the fields. This is also the motivation that motivates him to decide to study intensively in the field of agriculture.
|Barley rust contributes to global food insecurity – Photo: Karanjeet Sandhu & Robert Park/USYD|
Professor Robert Park, Hoan Dinh’s instructor at the University of Sydney, expressed his joy when his student’s tireless efforts yielded worthy results.
According to Professor Park, scientists have identified 28 genes for resistance to rust in barley. However, to date, only four genes have been successfully isolated.
|Dr. Hoan Dinh comes from a poor farming family in Vietnam and was granted a scholarship by the Australian government to study agricultural science at the University of Sydney – Photo: Hoan Dinh/USYD|
Brett Hosking, Chairman of Grain Growers Australia, a food business group, said that rust often occurs at the time of season change, causing farmers in the land of kangaroos to lose $350 million a year due to a decrease in production. quantity and cost of purchasing fungicides.
Therefore, the research work of Dr. Hoan Dinh has been helping scientists around the world understand more about disease resistance genes. This will help increase crop yields and improve the sustainability of the global agricultural system.
According to www.phunuonline.com.vn
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