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IPA Recipients for February 2020

IPA Recipients for February 2020

Andrew D. Montecillo Institute of Biological Sciences College of Arts and Sciences UP Los Baños Characterization of Bacterial Nanocellulose Produced by Isolates from Philippine Nata Starter and its Biocompatibility, Journal of Biomaterials Applications, 34(3): 339-350, 2019 The material properties of nanocellulose membranes were characterized using scanning electron microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray dispersive spectroscopy, Calcofluor staining and water retention. The biocompatibility of the nanocellulose membranes was evaluated using MC3T3 pre-osteoblast cells and was analyzed using CCK-8 cell viability assay. The macroscopic appearance and chemical nature of BNCs produced by the two isolates were generally similar regardless of the isolate and/or substrate […]

IPA Recipients for January 2020

IPA Recipients for January 2020

Bing Baltazar C. Brillo1, Hadji C. Jalotjot2, Agnes C. Rola1 1Institute for Governance and Rural Development, College of Public Affairs and Development (UP Los Baños) 2Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies, College of Public Affairs and Development (UP Los Baños) Impact on Income and Livelihood of Fisheries Workers: Closed Fishing Season Policy for Sardines in Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines, Journal of Coastal Conservation, 23(6): 1057-1067, 2019 The closed fishing season policy for sardines in the Zamboanga Peninsula is intended to conserve the sardine species and sustain long-term operations for the sardine industry in the region. As the fishing regulation entails work […]

IPA Recipients for November 2019

IPA Recipients for November 2019

Gilbert R. Peralta Department of Mathematics and Computer Science College of Science UP Baguio Analysis of a Nonlinear Fluid-Structure Interaction Model with Mechanical Dissipation and Delay, Nonlinearity, 32: 5110-5149, 2019 The interaction between a solid and a fluid has been studied extensively in the past decades. Applications typically arise in several engineering designs and blood flow models. The research takes into account a model where there is a delay in the feedback control on the structural component. This entails that there is a time-lag for the control to be effective. It is known that delays can lead to instability. Nevertheless, the […]

IPA Recipients for November 2019

IPA Recipients for November 2019

Benny Marie B. Ensano1, Mark Daniel G. de Luna1, Kim Katrina P. Rivera1, Sheila Mae B. Pingul-Ong2, Dennis C. Ong2 1Environmental Engineering Program, College of Engineering (UP Diliman) 2School of Technology (UP Visayas) Optimization, Isotherm, and Kinetic Studies of Diclofenac Removal from Aqueous Solutions by Fe-Mn Binary Oxide Adsorbents, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26: 32407–32419, 2019 This study focused on the removal of diclofenac (DCF), a widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, from aqueous solution using Fe–Mn binary oxide (FMBO) adsorbents. The selected FMBO combination takes advantage of the superior adsorption ability of iron (III) oxide and the excellent oxidation potential […]

IPA Recipients for October 2019

IPA Recipients for October 2019

Karlo de leon1, Michael Francis Ian G. Vega II1 1National Institute of Physics, College of Science (UP Diliman) Weak Gravitational Deflection by Two-power-law Densities Using the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem, Physical Review D, 99 (12): 124007, 2019 Light rays bend around galaxies. In general relativity, the presence of mass curves spacetime, and this curvature bends light. Every galaxy then, depending on how mass is arranged inside it, has its own signature on how it deflects light. This allows us to “see” how mass may be distributed in a galaxy just by looking at how it deflects light around it. Knowing this is important […]

IPA Recipients for March 2020

IPA Recipients for March 2020

Ma. Roselette L. Alojado-Rubianes1, Ernesto J. del Rosario2 1National Institute of Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH) (UP Los Baños) 2Institute of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences (UP Los Baños) Digital Images Photometry of Xylose in Liquid Medium, Philippine Journal of Science, 148 (2): 217-224, 2019 The present study describes the development of a rapid method for the determination of xylose (a five-carbon sugar) in liquid medium using Digital Image Photometry (DIP). Xylose was quantified by its reaction with the reagent phloroglucinol, thereby forming a colored solution whose color intensity is proportional to the xylose concentration. A microplate sample holder is […]

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IPA Recipients for September 2019

IPA Recipients for September 2019

Remil L. Galay Department of Veterinary Paraclinical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine UP Los Baños Induction of Intracellular Ferritin Expression in Embryo-derived Ixodes Scapularis Cell Line (ISE6), Scientific Reports, 8 (1): 16566, 2018. https://doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34860-3 Ticks are obligate blood-sucking parasites of humans and animals that also transmit various diseases. Due to their feeding habit, ticks are exposed to large amount of iron. Iron is an essential trace mineral, but it is toxic in large amounts. Hence, iron metabolism is crucial in tick survival. Ferritin and iron-regulatory protein (IRP) are among the molecules involved in iron metabolism. This study investigated the induction […]

Call for Applications: USAID Partnerships for Enhanced Research (PEER) program

The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) would like to share the call for a USAID Grant, Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Program. The PEER program provides an extraordinary opportunity to promote research cooperation between the Philippines and researchers funded by or based at nine U.S. federal science agencies including National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Smithsonian Institution, US Forest Service (USFS), […]

Call for Applications: Manila and Economic and Cultural Office—Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (MECO-TECO) Sandwich Scholarship Program 2020

The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) would like to extend the DOST’s 2020 Manila Economic and Cultural Office – Taipei Economic Culture Office (MECO-TECO) Call for proposals. The said Call is aimed at supporting mutually beneficial and collaborative project proposals in any of the following priority areas: a. Artificial Intelligence for Biomedicine b. Artificial Intelligence for Environment c. Green Energy d. Human Security / National Defense e. New Agriculture f. Circular Economy g. Nanotechnology h. Smart Machinery i. Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Submission of Capsule Proposals is on 15 February 2020, to be implemented […]