A senior science research specialist of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has won three awards, one at the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Science and Patents during the Tsukuba Global Science Week held in Tsukuba, Japan and in two other events in that country.
He is Chitho Feliciano, a doctoral student in Biomaterials Science at the University of Tsukuba. He bagged the De Silva Prize for Best Oral Presentation of his research at the workshop. His study aims to use nanoparticles to improve the therapeutic effect of nitroxide radicals and to reduce the effects of skin aging, skin lessions, and other skin inflammatory disorders caused by ultraviolet rays and other forms of ionizing radiation, as well as radiation-induced reactive oxygen.
Feliciano subsequently won two Best Poster Presentation Awards at the AsianConference on Nano-science and Nanotechnology in Sapporo and then again at the 6th Chemistry Society of Japan Festa held in Tokyo last year.(Press Release, DOST-PNRI)