Systems Medicine

of Infectious Diseases

Research Group

Kinh Nguyen

Postdoctoral Fellow



Short Bio

Kinh is originally from Binh Phuoc, Vietnam. Since 2009 he has worked at the Epidemiology Department at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City. In 2014, he completed his MSc in Statistics at Hasselt University, Belgium and moved to Germany to start his PhD at the group of Systems Medicine of Infectious Diseases. Together with the group, Kinh joined the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies in March 2017.


Currently, Kinh's project is to understand the molecular processes affected during influenza, Ebola and HIV infections in order to personalize interventions and tailor policies during epidemics and outbreaks.


Links Website, Google Scholar



Publication List


  • V.K. Nguyen and E.A. Hernandez-Vargas. Windows of opportunity for Ebola virus infection treatment and vaccination. Scientific Reports. 7(8975):1-10, 2017 [PDF]


  • V.K. Nguyen, F. Klawonn, R. Mikolajczyk, and E. A. Hernandez-Vargas, Analysis of practical identifiability of a viral infection model. Plos One. 11(12): e0167568, 2016. [PDF]


  • S. Duvigneau, N. Sharma-Chawla, A. Boianelli, S. Stegemann-Koniszewski, VK. Nguyen, D. Bruder, and E. A. Hernandez-Vargas, Hierarchical effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines on the post-influenza susceptibility to pneumococcal coinfection. Scientific Reports. Vol. 6(37045):1-11, 2016 [PDF]
  • B. Michiels, V.K. Nguyen, S. Coenen, P. Ryckebosch, N. Bossuyt, and N. Hens, Influenza epidemic surveillance and prediction based on electronic health record data. BMC Infectious Diseases. 17(84), 2016. [PDF]


  • A. Boianelli, K. Nguyen, T. Ebensen, K. Schulze, E. Wilk, N. Sharma, S. Stegemann-Koniszewski, D. Bruder, F. Toapanta, C. A. Guzman, M. Meyer-Hermann, and E.A. Hernandez-Vargas, Modeling Influenza Virus Infection: A Roadmap for Influenza Research. Viruses. 7:5274-5304, 2015. [PDF]
  • V.K. Nguyen, S.C. Binder, A. Boianelli, M. Meyer-Hermann, and E.A. Hernandez-Vargas, Ebola Virus Infection Modelling and Identifiability Problems. Frontiers Microbiology, 2015. [PDF]
  • V.K. Nguyen and E. A. Hernandez-Vargas, Identifiability Challenges in Mathematical Models of Viral Infectious Diseases. Proceedings of the 17th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Beijing, China. 1–6, 2015. [PDF]

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