Founder-Director, Minh Phu Aquamekong ShrimpVet Laboratory
Dr Loc Huu Tran is Founder-Director of ShrimpVet Laboratory, Vietnam as well as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Fisheries, Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh. At ShrimpVet, he leads a young team of over 80 people working on various fields related to aquaculture including: diagnostics, aquaculture products testing, disease prevention technologies, hatchery technologies, and farming technologies. ShrimpVet, a private independent research lab, is now recognized as an international research centre serving the industry in Vietnam and in several other aquaculture countries. In 2013, Loc obtained his PhD on Environmental Sciences and Microbiology (Shrimp Pathology) from the University of Arizona, USA. His dissertation was on the determination, characterization, and control measures of the agent of the early mortality syndrome (EMS) or the acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome (AHPNS) in farmed penaeid shrimp. Loc has authored and co-authored several papers on EMS and AHPND as well as on disease management for the pangasius.