Joselv E. Albano, our recent BS Biology graduate, was awarded as the Best Applied Research Awardee of the BPI –DOST 2016 Science Awards. He presented his research last April 4, 2016 at BPI building in Makati City and received the award last April 5, 2016, at Mind Museum, Taguig City.

His thesis/research is entitled “Molecular Detection and Expression of merA and Mercury Reduction by Pseudomonas putida”. His research mentor is Dr. J-ney B. Zapanta, faculty of the Biology Department.

This is the second time that the university received the prestigious award in the national level. Last year, Christian John Capirig received the Best Project of the Year Award.

Fr. Gabriel Jose Gonzalez, SJ, former Academic Vice President, together with Mary Rose Origin and Kent Akmad Macacua, the other two AdDU BPI-DOST 2016 Science Awardees, accompanied and supported Albano during his presentation and awarding in Manila.

This is another achievement of Ateneo de Davao University to celebrate and this is one of the fruits of the excellence in instruction of our Biology Department of the Natural Science and Mathematics Cluster under the School of Arts and Sciences.

Author: Dr. Agnes T. Aranas

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