RNA research is an interdisciplinary endeavor that spans biology, medicine, agriculture, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Ohio State’s Center for RNA Biology houses the single largest group of RNA experts in the country – more than 200 faculty, staff, students, and postdocs. The center’s mission is to advance life sciences research and education at the university by building on existing strengths in RNA biology, developing synergies through interdisciplinary initiatives and outreach, attracting and retaining outstanding faculty, and bringing the best graduate and postdoctoral researchers to the university.

The 40th Anniversary of the Faculty of Geology and Petroleum Engineering (1978 - 2018) took place in the morning of 17 November 2018 at Meeting hall A5 in Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT).

Attended the ceremony were Deputy Head of Office in Viet Nam National university – Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Tu, Rector and Vice Rector of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mai Thanh Phong and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thien Phuc, Dean and Vice Deans of Faculty of Geology and Petroleum Engineering Dr. Ta Quoc Dung and Dr. Bui Trong Vinh, Dr. Tran Anh Tu respectively, and representatives of faculties, offices and centers.

As part of the ceremony, Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Petroleum Engineering Dr. Ta Quoc Dung gave his speech, briefing the history of establishment and development of the faculty with many hardships got through over 40 years. Overtime, the faculty has developed itself over a wide range of aspects, such as in organizational structures, curriculum, research and development, infrastructures and facilities, external relations with domestic and international partner universities, organizations and industry. Also, the Dean stressed the importance of the fields of geology and petroleum to the national development, assuming that the further development to manage changes in the demand of highly qualified human resources is necessary. Despite the foreseen difficulties, the faculty given the solidarity and effort made was believed to accomplish the mission entrusted, said Dr. Ta Quoc Dung.

The Center for RNA Biology is the home of 33 labs with a broad range of RNA-related Research. Our Center facilitates a monthly seminar series held on the second Tuesday of the month during the school year. Our Seminar series hosts world-renowned speakers from around the country to talk about their scope of work in the RNA field. The Center for RNA Biology also has a Student Organization as well as a competitive Fellowship Program. Please contact us for more information.