ARC Grant-Funded Researcher A
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
My current phD project:
The main focus of my research is to understand the molecular basis of toxin accumulation in common vetch and then use genome editing tools to correct the perturbation and produce zero toxin vetch. Zero toxin, protein rich vetch will be a game changer for the industry! It will allow the grain to be extensively used in new markets, for example as a valuable protein source in the poultry industry, and even human food.
We are currently using second and third generation DNA sequencing technology combined with bioinformatics to understand the molecular basis of toxin accumulation in common vetch. We have some very exciting results that I can't wait to publish!
Year Citation 2022 Xi, H., Nguyen, V., Ward, C., Liu, Z., & Searle, I. R. (2022). Chromosome-level assembly of the common vetch (Vicia sativa) reference genome. Gigabyte, 2022, 1-19.
2022 Riley, S., Lale, A., Nguyen, V., Xi, H., Wilkinson, K., Searle, I. R., & Fisk, I. (2022). Volatile profiles of commercial vetch prepared via different processing methods. Food Chemistry, 395, 15 pages.
2020 Nguyen, V., Riley, S., Nagel, S., Fisk, I., & Searle, I. R. (2020). Common vetch: a drought tolerant, high protein neglected leguminous crop with potential as a sustainable food source. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, 818-1-818-7.
DOI Scopus9 WoS9 Europe PMC5
2018 Okada, T., Jayasinghe, R., Nansamba, M., Baes, M., Warner, P., Kouidri, A., . . . Baumann, U. (2018). Unfertilized ovary pushes wheat flower open for cross-pollination. Journal of Experimental Botany, 69(3), 399-412.
DOI Scopus15 WoS14 Europe PMC8
2015 Nguyen, V., Fleury, D., Timmins, A., Laga, H., Hayden, M., Mather, D., & Okada, T. (2015). Addition of rye chromosome 4R to wheat increases anther length and pollen grain number. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 128(5), 953-964.
DOI Scopus31 WoS31 Europe PMC15
Nguyen, V., & Searle, I. R. (n.d.). An efficient root transformation system for recalcitrant <i>Vicia sativa</i>.
Year Citation 2021 Li, J., Wu, X., Do, T., Nguyen, V., Zhao, J., Ng, P. Q., . . . Searle, I. (2021). Quantitative and Single-Nucleotide Resolution Profiling of RNA 5-Methylcytosine. In Methods in Molecular Biology (Vol. 2298, pp. 135-151). Springer US.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Co-Supervisor Does RNA m5C Regulate Post-Transcriptional Gene Expression in Plants? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jasjyot Singh Khanduja 2022 Co-Supervisor Development of drought tolerant, high protein legume for arid Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Junyi Wang
Date Office Name Institution Country 2013 - 2017 Reserch Assistant The University of Adelaide Australia
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