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SOSE names outstanding student research works
The School of Science and Engineering (SOSE) awarded the winners of the SOSE Awards for Outstanding Student Research on March 7, 2008 at the Escaler Hall, Ateneo Loyola Heights campus.

The first prize winners made brief presentations of their research and were given plaques. The semi-finalists, meanwhile, were given certificates of recognition.

Listed below are the winners:

Undergraduate - Basic Science Category:

First Prize:
Kendricks S. Lao (Chemistry)
"Molecularly-imprinted Polymer Microspheres for the Selective Extraction of Artemisinin"
Adviser: Dr. Regina C. So

Second Prize:
Kevin Kiel V. Apeles and Greg Matthew E. Teo (Biology):
"Towards Gene Cataloguing of the Phenylalanine Ammonia Lyase (PAL) and Caffeate-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) Genes from the Rhizomes of Zingiber officinales Rosc, and Alpinia galanga (L.) Sw"
Advisers: Dr. Vivian A. Panes and Mr. Neil H. Tan Gana

Undergraduate - Applied Science and Technology

First Prize:
Hannah D. Arce, Cyndee D. Jocson and Steven D. Tamesis (Biology)
"Enhancement of Middlebrook 7H10 Culture Medium for Rapid Detection of
M. Tuberculosis"
Adviser: Mr. Crisanto M. Lopez

Second Prize:
Herwin Jerome Unidad (Physics)
"Development of a DC Magnetron Sputtering System"
Adviser: Mr. Ivan B. Culaba

Honorable Mention:
Dulce Marie Romea, Miguel Angelo M. Vicente and Jose Maria V. Villamor
"Ethanol Production from Rice Straw by Saccharification and Fermentation with
Phanaerochete chrysosporium, Trichoderma reesei, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae"
Adviser: Mr. Crisanto M. Lopez

Graduate Research Category:

First Prize:
Enrico Paolo C. Bugarin (Mathematics)
"On Color Groups of Bravais Colorings of Planar Modules with Quasicrystallographic Symmetries"
Adviser: Dr. Ma. Louise Antonette N. delas Penas

Second Prize:
Erwine S. dela Paz (Biology)
"Augmenting the Action of Polymyxin B in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Treatment through Combination with Bacteriophage"
Adviser: Dr. Merab A. Chan