Dr Milan Vu


NameDr Milan Vu
Job titleTechnical Tutor (Bioscience)
Research institute
Primary appointmentScience & Engineering Labs
Email addressM.Vu@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6851-7634
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Role:

Technical Tutor in Bioscience 

Technical and Teaching responsibilities in Academia (Higher Education). Technical responsibility for Cancer and Biophysics Laboratory (H220).

Middlesex University, Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science & Technology, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, UK NW4 4BT

Academic qualification:

2017-2020 MPhil/PhD in Biomedical Science 

Middlesex University, Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science & Technology, London: UK

Thesis: Induction of death in myeloid leukaemia cells by doxorubicin and betulinic acid, singly and in combination was associated with the regulation of apoptosis, autophagy and the PI3K/Akt pathways

2012-2015 BSc (First class honours) in Biomedical Science (Full-time)

Middlesex University, Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science & Technology, London: UK

Dissertation: Evaluation of the anti-proliferative and apoptotic effect of betulinic acid and doxorubicin on acute leukaemia cell lines

Awarded for final year project (Middlesex University) - Ellis Snitcher Memorial Prize for Integrative Medicine 

Teaching

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioscience
  • Biomedical Science

Employment

Technical Tutor (Bioscience)
Middlesex University
01 Aug 2022
Research Assistant in RT-PCR analysis (TERM project)
Middlesex University
01 Jan 2021
29 Jul 2022
Senior Graduate Academic Assistant (Biomedical Science)
Middlesex University
01 Jan 2018
01 Jan 2021
Graduate Academic Assistant (Biomedical Science)
Middlesex University
01 Jan 2016
01 Jan 2018
Volunteer Research Assistant
Middlesex University (Dr Sandra Appiah)
01 May 2015
01 Jan 2016

Education and qualifications

MPhil/PhD in Biomedical Science

Middlesex University, Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science & Technology, London: UK

Thesis: Induction of death in myeloid leukaemia cells by doxorubicin and betulinic acid, singly and in combination was associated with the regulation of apoptosis, autophagy and the PI3K/Akt pathways

20 Oct 2020
Middlesex University
BSc (First class honours) in Biomedical Science

Middlesex University, Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science & Technology, London: UK

Dissertation: Evaluation of the anti-proliferative and apoptotic effect of betulinic acid and doxorubicin on acute leukaemia cell lines

Awarded for final year project (Middlesex University) - Ellis Snitcher Memorial Prize for Integrative Medicine

29 Jun 2015
Middlesex University

Prizes and Awards

Ellis Snitcher Memorial Prize for Integrative Medicine

2015-06-29

Middlesex University

RSSC: The best oral presentation

2018-09-04

Middlesex University

Research outputs

Wastewater monitoring for detection of public health markers during the COVID-19 pandemic: Near-source monitoring of schools in England over an academic year

Hassard, F., Vu, M., Rahimzadeh, S., Castro-Gutierrez, V., Stanton, I., Burczynska, B., Wildeboer, D., Baio, G., Brown, M., Garelick, H., Hofman, J., Kasprzyk-Hordern, B., Majeed, A., Priest, S., Denise, H., Khalifa, M., Bassano, I., Wade, M., Grimsley, J., Lundy, L., Singer, A. and Di Cesare, M. 2023. Wastewater monitoring for detection of public health markers during the COVID-19 pandemic: Near-source monitoring of schools in England over an academic year. PLoS ONE. 18 (5). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0286259

Induction of death in myeloid leukaemia cells by doxorubicin and betulinic acid, singly and in combination was associated with the regulation of apoptosis, autophagy and the PI3K/Akt pathways

Vu, M. 2020. Induction of death in myeloid leukaemia cells by doxorubicin and betulinic acid, singly and in combination was associated with the regulation of apoptosis, autophagy and the PI3K/Akt pathways. PhD thesis Middlesex University Science and Technology

Monitoring occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 in school populations: A wastewater-based approach

Castro-Gutierrez, V., Hassard, F., Vu, M., Leitao, R., Burczynska, B., Wildeboer, D., Stanton, I., Rahimzadeh, S., Baio, G., Garelick, H., Hofman, J., Kasprzyk-Hordern, B., Kwiatkowska, R., Majeed, A., Priest, S., Grimsley, J., Lundy, L., Singer, A. and Di Cesare, M. 2022. Monitoring occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 in school populations: A wastewater-based approach. PLoS ONE. 17 (6). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0270168

Betulinic Acid–Doxorubicin-Drug combination induced apoptotic death via ROS stimulation in a relapsed AML MOLM-13 cell model

Vu, M., Kassouf, N. and Appiah, S. 2021. Betulinic Acid–Doxorubicin-Drug combination induced apoptotic death via ROS stimulation in a relapsed AML MOLM-13 cell model. Antioxidants. 10 (9). https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox10091456

Doxorubicin selectively induces apoptosis through the inhibition of a novel isoform of Bcl‑2 in acute myeloid leukaemia MOLM‑13 cells with reduced Beclin 1 expression

Vu, M., Kassouf, N., Ofili, R., Lund, T., Bell, C. and Appiah, S. 2020. Doxorubicin selectively induces apoptosis through the inhibition of a novel isoform of Bcl‑2 in acute myeloid leukaemia MOLM‑13 cells with reduced Beclin 1 expression. International Journal of Oncology. 57 (1), pp. 113-121. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.2020.5052

Betulinic acid-doxorubicin drug combination synergistically supresses cell viability and enhances apoptotic death in acute myeloid leukaemia cell lines by increasing Bax/Bcl-2 ratio

Vu, M., Kassouf, N., Bell, C. and Appiah, S. 2018. Betulinic acid-doxorubicin drug combination synergistically supresses cell viability and enhances apoptotic death in acute myeloid leukaemia cell lines by increasing Bax/Bcl-2 ratio. NCRI Cancer Conference (2018). Glasgow, Scotland 04 - 06 Nov 2018

Evaluation of the effectiveness of Eladi Keram for the treatment of acne vulgaris: a randomised controlled pilot study

Appiah, S., Lawley, B., Vu, M., Bell, C. and Jones, H. 2017. Evaluation of the effectiveness of Eladi Keram for the treatment of acne vulgaris: a randomised controlled pilot study. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 12, pp. 38-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2017.04.004

Antiinflammatory and hepatoprotective medicinal herbs as potential substitutes for bear bile

Appiah, S., Revitt, D., Jones, H., Vu, M., Simmonds, M. and Bell, C. 2017. Antiinflammatory and hepatoprotective medicinal herbs as potential substitutes for bear bile. in: Zeng, B. and Zhao, K. (ed.) Neurobiology of Chinese Herb Medicine Elsevier.
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