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Prof. Carloni awarded Distinguished Professor

March 4, 2013 - Prof. Paolo Carloni, head of the Computational Biophysics research group at the GRS and Director of the Computational Biomedicine Institute IAS-5 at FZJ, has been awarded the title of Distinguished Professor of the Vietnam National University by the President Prof. Dr. Phan Thanh Binh of the university. The Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM), is the largest and most distinguished university in Vietnam. The Chair of International Affairs and the Chair of Scientific and Technological Affairs of VNU-HCM nominated him for this honour because of his work in scientific research and his contribution to the establishment of the computational biomedical group at VNU-HCM and continuing collaboration with several research units within VNU-HCM and other Vietnamese institutes.

For over seven years, Prof. Carloni has visited Vietnam to give lectures, workshops and he co-organized international conferences in computational biophysics and computational medicine held in Vietnam in 2010 and 2012. He has collaborated with the Computational Physics Lab of Ho Chi Minh City University of Science on a DFG-NAFOSTED joint project. Prof. Carloni continues to attract doctoral candidates from Vietnam into his research group in Germany, with four Vietnamese students already receiving their PhDs with him. The Distinguished Professor title will further cement the long-term collaboration between them and us.


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