Profile of HIGRADE participants

profile_photo_Hieu Linh Duong
Name: Hieu Linh Duong (Vietnam)

Department Environmental Microbiology

Flag Vietnam
Research topic

Valorization of agro wastes: real-time bioprocess control of fungal solid-state fermentation using biocalorimetry


At UFZ since

August 2017

How did you learn about the UFZ?

My colleague introduced the UFZ to me.

Why did you come to the UFZ?

I would like to research the ways to biotechnologically valorize agricultural residues for different products. My country (Vietnam) has a lot of agricultural residues; hence, my topic is highly potential for application and research. At UFZ, I have great conditions for researching and learning.

What do you like about the city you live in?

I used to live in Stuttgart before coming to Leipzig. Compared to Stuttgart, the cost of living in Leipzig is much lower and it is reasonable for a student’s life. Another interesting point about Leipzig is that there is a big Vietnamese market here where I can find Vietnamese food and things which make me feel that I am not far away from my country.

How do you like it at the UFZ / in HIGRADE?

The UFZ is a great center about environmental research. HIGRADE is also a good program which enables PhD students to achieve knowledge and experience besides those obtained from their research. Generally, I really like the UFZ and HIGRADE.

Your own links (e.g. homepage, publications)

H.L. Duong: Development of mid-infrared spectroscopy-based soil microbial pool partition indexes for soil organic carbon turnover models. ELLS Scientific Student Conference: Biobased economy for a sustainable future, Stuttgart, Germany, 11. - 12.11.2016, p.120, ISBN:978-3-00-054755-3

Hobbies

Reading, traveling and cooking