About Me - CV



Email: bsngphuoclong [at] gmail.com or phuoclong [at] snu.ac.kr

Researchgate account here and Google Scholar account here.

Language: Vietnamese (native) and English (fluent)


2016 – Present: College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University

Ph.D. candidate

2009 – 2015: University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)


2013 – 2015: Freelance researcher.

Main topics: 
  • Molecular mechanisms of cancer initiation, progression, and metastasis. 
  • Metabolome and lipidome alterations of cancer cells in specific stimulations. 
  • Biomarker discovery and validation for early detection, diagnosis, and prognosis of cancer.
Minor topics:
  • Biochemical and Pharmaceutical analysis.
  • Epidemiological research and Evidence-based medicine (EBM) in several disciplines: Oncology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Infectious diseases.
  • Others: Chemistry and Bioactivity of Natural Products, Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery.
Experimental models
  • In vitro models: cancer cells.
  • In vivo models: mouse (beginner), rats.
Biological experiments
  • Frequently used in vitro molecular techniques: cell culture, PCR, Western Blots, siRNA-based gene knockdown, phenotype assays, and so forth.
  • Frequently used in vivo techniques: behavior tests and brain surgery.
Analytical instrumentations
  • Gas chromatography-Mass spectrometry.
  • Liquid chromatography-Mass spectrometry (QqQ and Q-ToF).
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy.
Applied Biostatistics, Chemometrics, and Bioinformatics
  • Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and lipidomics data preprocessing and statistical analysis (advanced user).
  • Machine learning applications in omics data (advanced user). 
  • Omics-related data mining: METLIN, GOLM, HMDB, PubChem, DAVID, KEGG, GO, etc. (advanced user)
  • Microarray-based transcriptomics data analysis (advanced user).
  • RNA-seq transcriptomics data analysis (learning).
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical and epidemiological studies (advanced user).
  • Data visualization (intermediate user) and network analysis (VANTED, beginner).
  • OS: Windows and Linux.
  • Working environment: R (advanced user, Tidyverse user) and Python (beginner).
  • R packages for metabolomics data preprocessing and analysis (advanced user), MS-DIAL (advanced user), Mzmine (intermediate user), MetAlign (intermediate user), AMDIS (intermediate user), MetaboAnalyst (advanced user), NIST MS Search 2.2 (advanced user), etc.
  • Shimadzu GCMS Postrun analysis, Agilent Mass Hunter Workstation. 
  • Bioconductor related packages for bioinformatics (intermediate user), NetworkAnalyst (advanced user), etc.
  • GraphPad Prism (Intermediate user), Origin (beginner), Adobe Illustrator (beginner), CellProfiler (beginner), ImageJ (beginner), etc.
  • Others: Microsoft Office (advanced user), VMware workstation for the virtual environment (advanced user), text editors (advanced user), etc.
Referee of peer-reviewed journals:
  1. BMC infectious diseases
Academic translation and editing.

  1. Long NP, Jung KH, Yoon SJ, Anh NH, Nghi TD, Kang YP, Yan HH, Min JE, Hong SS, Kwon SW. Systematic assessment of cervical cancer initiation and progression uncovers genetic panels for deep learning-based early diagnosis and proposes novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. Oncotarget. 2017 Dec (First author)
  2. Long NP, Lim DK, Mo C, Kim G, Kwon SW. Development and assessment of a lysophospholipid-based deep learning model to discriminate geographical origins of white rice. Scientific Reports. 2017;7. (Co-first author)
  3. Lim DK, Long NP, Mo C, Dong Z, Cui L, Kim G, Kwon SW. Combination of mass spectrometry-based targeted lipidomics and supervised machine learning algorithms in detecting adulterated admixtures of white rice. Food Research International. 2017 Aug 4. (Co-first author)
  4. Trang NT, Long NP, Hue TT, Trung TD, Dinh DN, Luan NT, Huy NT, Hirayama K. Association between nutritional status and dengue infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC infectious diseases. 2016 Apr 20;16(1):172. (The F1000Prime Recommended Article)
  5. Tam NT, Huy NT, Thoa LT, Long NP, Trang NT, Hirayama K, Karbwang J. Participants’ understanding of informed consent in clinical trials over three decades: systematic review and meta-analysis. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2015 Mar;93(3):186-98H. (The Official scientific journal of World Health Organization)
  1. Flash oral presentation and poster presentation at the 6th Winter Symposium of the Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis for the Pharmaceutical Society of Korea (2018).
  2. Flash oral presentation and poster presentation at HPLC 2017 international conference at Jeju island, Korea (2017).
  3. Oral presentation and poster presentation at the second Asia conference on pharmaceutical sciences (AsiaPharm II) at Seoul, Korea (2017).
  4. Poster presentation at Korean Society of Ginseng annual conference at Seoul, Korea (2017).
  5. Poster presentation at the first Asia conference on pharmaceutical sciences (AsiaPharm I) at Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam (2016).
Selected Online Learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) certificates (accredited under the honor code of the provider):
  1. Data science related courses on DataCamp (> 120,000 points), Udemy, and Udacity (practice on a weekly basis).
  2. Data Scientist with R Track (23 courses, 95+ hours of learning, 500+ exercises) by DataCamp, May 2018.
  3. 7.28.1x: Molecular Biology – DNA replication and Repair by MITx, USA; May 2015.
  4. PH525.3x: Advanced Statistics for the Life Sciences at Harvard University, USA; April 2015.
  5. HSPH-MHS214x: Fundamentals of Clinical Trials by Harvard University, USA; February 2014.
  6. Clinical Terminology for International and U.S. Students by Pittsburgh University, USA; January 2014.
  7. 4.01x: Take Your Medicine – The Impact of Drug Development by Austin University, USA; December 2014.
  8. Introduction to Pharmacy by The Ohio State University, USA; December 2013.
  9. Writing in Sciences by Stanford University, USA; November 2013.
  10. Programmed Cell Death (with Distinction) by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat-Munchen (LMU), German; September 2013.
  11. Epigenetics Control of Gene Expression (with Distinction) by Melbourne University, Australia; September 2013.
  12. 7.00x: Introduction to Biology – The Secret of Life by MITx, USA; June 2013.
  13. Clinical Problem Solving by UCSF, USA; March 2013.
Local and national scholarships and awards for exceptional contribution to the social and academic activities:
  1. Lecture & Research Scholarship by Seoul National University (SNU); 2018.
  2. Lecture & Research Scholarship by SNU; 2017.
  3. Global Scholarship by SNU for motivated and high-calibre graduate students; 2016.
  4. Scientific Award for Scientific Contribution by Vietnam Student Development Fund (VNSDF) organization; 2015.
  5. Odon Vallet Scholarship for outstanding students and young researchers nationwide; 2015.
  6. VNSDF Scholarship for excellent students; from 2012 to 2015.
  7. Gold Award Certificate for Scientific Activities by VNSDF organization; 2014.
  8. The 2013 – 2014 VNSDF Scientific Prize by VNSDF organization; 2013.
  9. First Prize in the scientific contest “The Physiology Olympiad” by UMP, Viet Nam; 2011 (Team leader).
  10. First Prize in the “Netter Anatomy contest” by University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh city (UMP); 2009 (Team member).
  11. Odon Vallet Scholarship for outstanding students and young researchers nationwide; 2009.
Co-founder of Biomedera Education, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free online educational courses for Vietnamese students in numerous subjects (Medicine, Statistics, and Languages).

Non-professional scientific writer and translator.
  • Co-author of a Vietnamese e-book entitled “Sinh học phân tử tế bào” (Molecular Cell Biology): 1st edition (2011) and 2nd edition (2013). Worked under the direction of Dr. Phung Trung Hung.
Author and co-author of various health articles for the public.
Non-professional photographer.

Last update (May 12, 2018)