On October 28, Dr. Nicole Ngo-Giang-Huong was awarded the Legion of Honor by the Ambassador of France at the Alliance française de Chiang Mai.

Awarding of the Legion of Honor to Nicole Ngo-Giang-Huong by the Ambassador, Thierry Mathou

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The Alliance française of Chiang Mai hosted on Friday October 28th the ceremony of the Legion of Honor to Dr. Nicole Ngo-Giang-Huong. The Ambassador of France in Thailand, Mr. Thierry Mathou came from Bangkok for this event.

After a speech of the Ambassador recalling the services rendered to France by Dr. Nicole Ngo-Giang-Huong, the IRD microbiologist held a moving acceptance speech in front of her family, friends and colleagues of the University of Chiang Mai.

Portrait Nicole Ngo-Giang-HuongNicole Ngo Giang Huong was distinguished in early 2022 by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. She holds a PhD in Pharmacy and Immunology from the University of Paris 7. Researcher at IRD since 2006 at the PHPT unit in Thailand, she joined the MIVEGEC unit since January 1st 2021.

She has conducted several studies to better understand the transmission of viral diseases, in particular HIV and hepatitis viruses, their development and treatment. Its objective is to better detect and diagnose these diseases and to optimize the effectiveness of antiviral treatments. She contributed to the creation of the Reference Center for the early diagnosis of HIV infection in children born to HIV-infected mothers in Northern Thailand.

Nicole Ngo Giang Huong has participated in the training of hundreds of health professionals from Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. She participates in the teaching of virology and welcomes students from the region in master or doctoral studies at the Associated Medical Sciences Faculty of Chiang Mai University.