Miss Vy Nguyen
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.
I am interested in discovering, developing and utilising sustainable crops that benefit humans and the environment. My current research focuses on modifying common vetch using genome editing technology. Common vetch is considered as an "orphan" legume due to its natural occurring anti-nutrition factors in its seeds, despite the seeds containing high protein, minerals and vitamins. Some of the cultivars in this species are highly drought tolerant which could be cultivated in arid areas to provide forage and green manure, improving the soil quality via nitrogen fixation and increasing organic material in the soil. To fully utilise this species, especially the seed fraction, in the past few years, we have assembled and annotated the vetch genome and identified genes that could be targeted for crop improvement. We are currently developing a CRISPR-multiplexing genome editing system to develop vetch with reducing anti-nutrient factors and increased bio-mass. We are continuing to improve the system to facilitate vetch development as a multi-purpose and sustainable crop.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing Grant-funded Researcher A The University of Adelaide 2013 - 2017 Research assistant The University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2013 The University of Adelaide Australia Master of Plant Biotechnology
Year Citation 2023 McIlfatrick, S., O'Leary, S., Okada, T., Penn, A., Nguyen, V. H. T., McKenny, L., . . . St. John, J. C. (2023). Does supplementation of oocytes with additional mtDNA influence developmental outcome?. iScience, 26(2), 105956.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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- 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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