DOST official named as among 2021 Asian Scientist 100

Published April 28, 2021, 2:52 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has been named as among this year’s Asian Scientist 100 by the award-winning science and technology magazine based in Singapore for designing the mosquito ovicidal/larvicidal trap system aimed at reducing the incidence of dengue fever in the country.

Asian Scientist Magazine has included Dr. Annabelle V. Briones, director of the Department of Science and Technology- Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI), in its list of top 100 Asian scientists for 2021.

Dr. Annabelle V. Briones, director of the Department of Science and Technology- Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI), has been named as among this year’s Asian Scientist 100 by Singapore-based Asian Scientist Magazine. (Photo from DOST-ITDI Facebook page)

The DOST-ITDI extended its felicitations to Briones for her inclusion in the Asian Scientist Magazine’s list of “most outstanding researchers” in Asia.

“Dr. Briones is one of the eight Filipino scientists honored by the Asian Scientist Magazine this year,” read the DOST-ITDI’s Facebook post on Wednesday, April 28.

“She joins the ranks of brilliant and accomplished scientists from China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Hong Kong SAR, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam in fields ranging from molecular imaging to quantum computing, who all made a difference amidst the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic.”

Asian Scientist Magazine cited Briones as recipient of the 2020 Gregorio Y. Zara Award for Applied Science Research for designing a mosquito ovicidal/larvicidal trap system aimed at reducing the incidence of dengue fever.

SInce 2016, Asian Scientist Magazine has been recognizing Asia’s most outstanding researchers.

“Now into its sixth edition, the Asian Scientist 100 list celebrates the success of the region’s best and brightest, highlighting their achievements across a range of scientific disciplines,” Asian Scientist Magazine said in its website.

It said to be acknowledged on this list, the honouree must have received a national or international prize in the preceding year for his or her research.

“Alternatively, he or she must have made a significant scientific discovery or provided leadership in academia or industry,” it said.

 
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