Trần Quang Bình
Associate Professor of Medicine
Head of Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, 1 Yersin, Hanoi, Vietnam
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  • - 2010-Present: Head of Molecular Genetics Laboratory, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, 1 Yersin, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • - 2005-2009:  Ph.D., the University of Tokushima, Japan. Major: Medical science, human genetics and public health
  • - 1990-1996:  M.D., Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam. Major: Medical science, epidemiology and public health


  • PI for grants:
    • - A 5-year prospective study on type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome in Vietnamese: role of genetic and lifestyle-related factors, funded by National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED), 2016-2019. Grant no. 106-YS.01-2015.10.
    • - Study on polymorphism and susceptibility of genes to metabolic syndrome in Vietnamese, funded by NAFOSTED, Vietnam, 2013-2015. Grant no. 106.09-2012.04.
    • - Susceptibility to type 2 diabetes mellitus in Vietnamese: Role and interaction between genetics and lifestyle-related factors, funded by NAFOSTED, Vietnam, 2011-2012. Grant no.106-09-2010.09.

I am interested in:

- Studying lifestyle-related factors, socio-economic conditions, and single nucleotide polymorphism, genetic patterns and susceptibility of human genome of Vietnamese people in the pathogenesis of complex disorders (obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, male infertility and cancer) and infectious diseases.

- Identifying human genome diversity of ethnic groups in Vietnam: Applications in fields of preventive medicine, pharmacogenetics and anthropogenesis.

Hanh NTH, Nhung BT, Dao DTA, Tuyet LT, Hop LT, Binh TQ (2016). Association of apolipoprotein E polymorphism with plasma lipid disorders, independent of obesity-related traits in Vietnamese children. Lipids in Health and Disease, 15, 176.


Binh TQ, Nhung BT (2016) Prevalence and risk factors of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged women in Northern Vietnam. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries, 36: 150. doi:10.1007/s13410-015-0372-6.


Binh TQ, Thu NTT, Phuong PT, Nhung BT, Nhung TTH (2015) CDKL2A-rs10811661 polymorphism, waist-hip ratio, systolic blood pressure, and dyslipidemia are the independent risk factors for prediabetes in a Vietnamese population. BMC Genetics. Doi:10.1186/s12863-015-0266-0.


Binh TQ, Phuong PT, Nhung BT (2015) Knowledge and associated factors towards type 2 diabetes among Vietnamese population in Red River Delta region. Rural and Remote Health,15(3):3275.


Thi Kim Chung Le, Toshio Hosaka, Thanh Trung Nguyen, Afework Kassu, Thi Oanh Dang, Hong Ba Tran, Tran Phuong Pham, Quang Binh Tran, Thi Hong Hao Le, Xuan Da PHAM (2015) Bifidobacterium species lower serum glucose, increase expressions of insulin signaling proteins, and improve adipokine profile in diabetic mice. Biomedical Research, 36(1):63-70.


Binh TQ, Phuong PT, Nhung BT and Tung DD (2014) Metabolic syndrome among a middle-aged population in the Red River Delta region of Vietnam. BMC Endocrine Disorders, 14:77.


Phan Le Thanh Huong, Pham Thu Hien, Nguyen Thi Phong Lan, Tran Quang Binh, Dao Minh Tuan, Dang Duc Anh (2014) First report on prevalence and risk factors of severe atypical pneumonia in Vietnamese children aged 1–15 years. BMC Public Heath, 14:1304.


Bui TN, Le TH, Nguyen do H, Tran QB, Nguyen TL, Le DT, Nguyen do VA, Vu AL, Aoto H, Okuhara Y, Ito Y, Yamamoto S, Kise M (2014) Pre-germinated brown rice reduced both blood glucose concentration and body weight in Vietnamese women with impaired glucose tolerance. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol, 60(3):183-187.


LTK Chung, Hosaka, LTT Tam, NT Giang, TT Yen, DT Oanh, TQ Binh, PD Cam, LTH Hao and PXDa (2014) Oral administration of Bifidobacterium spp. improves insulin resistance, induces adiponectin and prevents inflammatory adipokine expression. Biomedical Research, 35(5):303-310.


Binh TQ, Phuong PT, Nhung BT, Thoang DD, Lien HT, Thanh DV (2013) Association of the common FTO-rs9939609 polymorphism with type 2 diabetes mellitus, independent of obesity–related traits in Vietnamese population. Gene, 513:31-35.


Binh TQ, Phuong PT, Nhung BT, Thoang DD, Thang PV, Long TK, Thanh DV (2012) Prevalence and correlates of hyperglycemia in a rural population, Vietnam: implications from a cross–sectional study. BMC Public Health, 12(1):939


Binh TQ, Nakahori Y, Hien VT, Khan NC, Lam NT, Mai le B, Yamamoto S (2011) Correlations between genetic variance and adiposity measures, and gene-gene interactions to overweight and obesity in postmenopausal Vietnamese women. Journal of Genetics, 90(1):1–9.


Tran Quang Binh, Vu Thi Thu Hien, Nguyen Cong Khan, Nguyen Thi Lam, Le Bach Mai, Masayo Nakamori, Shigeru Yamamoto (2010) Relationship between Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and anaemia in postmenopausal Vietnamese women. Asian Biomedicine, 4 (6):869–875.


Tanaka H, Sei M, Binh TQ, Munakata H, Yuasa K, Nakahori Y (2007) Correlation of month and season of birth with height, weight and degree of obesity of rural Japanese children. Journal Medical Investigation, 54(1–2):133-139.


Binh TQ, Shinka T, Khan NC, Hien VTT, Lam NT, Nakano T, Sei M, Yamamoto S, Nakamori M, Nakahori Y (2006) Association of estrogen receptor alpha gene polymorphisms and lifestyle factors with calcaneal quantitative ultrasound and osteoporosis in postmenopausal Vietnamese women. Journal of Human Genetics, 51(11):1022–1029.