Anna obtained a BS degree in Pharmacy from Vietnam and a MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her thesis was on carrier properties for dry powder inhalation applications. She was a Research Assistant in Prof. Raymond’s lab in Nanyang Technological University before joining SCELSE. Her current work as Research Associate involves molecular methods to support other colleagues in the lab. She extracts DNA from sludge samples, which have been collected from full- and lab-scale wastewater treatment bioreactors to study the microbiome. She also uses qPCR to quantify the percentage of known organisms and in situ fluorescent hybridization to detect those organisms by imaging techniques such as confocal laser scanning microscopy. She has also designed PCR primers and FISH probes, constructs clone libraries, and performs gel electrophoresis and gel extraction. In her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, travelling, playing sports and sewing.