Three graduating students from UP Manila’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) have been chosen as among 30 recipients of the annual Bank of the Philippine Islands-Department of Science and Technology (BPI-DOST) Science Awards.
The three are Christian Luke Dela Cruz Badua (BS Biology), Kitz Paul Degra Marco (BS Biochemistry), and Ma. Carmela Perez Dela Cruz. Aside from excellent academic performance, the BPI-DOST Science Selection Committee also chose the awardees for their research works' potential in industry and nation-building.
Mr. Badua has his work, entitled, "In vitro Cytotoxic Activity of Pediococcus acidilactici S3 Cell Free Supernatant Against Colorectal Cancer Cells (HCT 116)"; Mr. Marco did "Partial Purification of Philippine Plant M004 Components and Evaluation of Anticancer Potential Against 2 Breast Cancer Cell Lines"; and, Ms. Dela Cruz for her work on "A Colorimetric Method for Detecting Liquid and Vapor Phase Aldehydes".
The BPI-DOST Science Award was established in 1989 to recognize and provide incentives to budding scientists and researchers from BPI’s ten partner universities in the Philippines. Awardees are selected from a pool of exceptional science and engineering students from said universities.