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CFOS’ students’ posters win at the 2nd international science graduate scholars’ confab

Research posters of Garner Angelo Alolod and Rowena Cadiz, both MS Fisheries students of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, were adjudged 2nd and 3rd placers, respectively in the technical poster competition, Agriculture/Fisheries/Environmental Science Category at the 2nd International Science Graduate Scholars’ Conference held at the Philippine International Convention Center, Manila on May 24-25, 2017.

Alolod’s study was on “Bioactivity and Functionality of Gelatin Hydrolysates from the Skin of Oneknife Unicorn Fish (Nasa thynnoides) while Cadiz’s was entitled “Comparative Efficacies of Tilapia Green Water and Biofloc Technology (BFT) in Suppressing Population Growth of Green Vibrios and Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Intensive Tank Culture of Penaeus vannamei.

With the theme “From Discoveries Today to Innovations Tomorrow,” 152 posters competed in three categories. The two other categories were Biology/Health Science/ Food Science/ Chemistry/ Natural Products and Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computing/ Physics/ Material Science.

Thirteen DOST-SEI graduate scholars of UP Visayas participated in the said conference. Eleven of the participants were from CFOS and two were from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Ten competed in the technical paper competition and four (4) participated in a non-competing oral paper presentation.

The participants are all scholars of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program – National Science Consortium (DOST-SEI ASTHRDP-NSC), which also organized the event. (With sources from Rowena Cadiz)

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