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Awards in Phil. Soc. of Biochem. & MoleBio., 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in News

In the Philippine Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's International Banana Conference and 1st PSBMB Mindanao Scientific Conference, held 26-27 October in Gen. Santos City, were:

•    Papers by BS Biology graduates in the Young Scientists' Forum (YSF)    

"Assessment of Intra-Individual Heterogeneity of Metroxylon sagu Rottb.", by Reu Zandro C. Enguito (BSB 2017), 1st place  
"Isolation of an Alpha-amylase Gene from Saccharomycopsis fibuligera 2074", by Agape Shelley Valila (BSB 2017), 2nd place
"Optimization of Coconut Calloid Induction and Proliferation", by Mae Joyce Lynn C. Asumbrado (BSB 2016), 3rd place

•    Presentations by faculty members

"Biotechnology Researches at UP Mindanao" by Dr. Annabelle U. Novero
"Davao Region plant extract library for screening of bioactivity against various diseases and isolation and purification of potential anti-lung cancer compounds” by Dr. Aleyla E. de Cadiz
“Utilization of Sago Palm Zygotic Embryos for Cryopreservation" by Asst. Prof. Aileen Grace D. Delima
"Raw Starch Digesting Amylases from Indigenous Sources" by Asst. Prof. Jennifer P. Fronteras

•    Scientific posters

"Molecular Surveillance of Rotavirus A in Backyard Pig Farms", 3rd Prize, by Michael O. Bacus (4BSB), Maria Catherine B. Otero, Pedro A. Alviola, Lyre Anni E. Murao
“Improving Sterilization and Tissue Culture Methods of Coconut" by Cyrose Suzie Silvosa-Millado, MC Asumbrado, AD Delima and AU Novero
"Understanding the Genetics of Spine Formation in Sago Palm" by Milce Villanueva (BSB 2016), Maria Brigada Mabras, and AU Novero

Awards in PNHRS and RHRDE, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in News

In the 11th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week, held 22-25 August 2017 in Metro Manila:

•    Gayle Lagmay (BS Food Tech. 2016) was 1st Prize winner-Undergraduate Research Paper Oral Presentation for “Photocatalytic and Antimicrobial Studies of Polyhydroxybutyrate- CO- Hydroxyhexanoate Nanocomposite Film”. Her study shows that biofilms have potential as packaging material for food and as material for wastewater treatment in the textile industry. Jessa Mae Villanueva (BSFT 2016) won 3rd Prize for "Investigative Study of the Antimicrobial Property of Sodium Alginate/TiO2 Nanocomposite Film".  

In the 7th Regional Health Research and Development Expo, 21-22 September, Davao City:

•    Elizabeth Velasco (BSFT 2017), 1st Place, Research Paper Presentation and 1st Place-Poster Exhibit for “Development of Antimicrobial Durian Starch-Carrageenan/Carvacrol Films”.
•    Ruby Ricalde (BS Agribusiness Economics 2017), 2nd Place-Poster for “Optimal Diets of Indigenous Children in Conflict and Non-Conflict Areas of Davao del Norte”

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