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     Two research entries endorsed by the Zamboanga Consortium for Health Research and Development (ZCHRD) and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) IX qualified for the DOST-PCHRD UNDERGRADUATE THESIS GRANT IN NATURAL PRODUCTS as announced last 28 August 2018.


     Authors were full-time students of the College of Science and Information Technology of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University and are fully guided by their respective advisers throughout their journey. The two research qualifiers are as follows:

     • “Antifungal effects of Soursoup (Annona Muricata L.) leaf, Durian (Durio zibethinus Murr.) fruit hull and sugar apple (Annona squamosal L.) seed extracts” by Ms. Fatima Dia Ahaja, Ms. Rania Malali, and Ms. Jamaica Delos Reyes (Adviser)

     • “Antibacterial, antioxidant and cytotoxicity activities of Dieffenbachia longispatha Engl. & K. Krause (Dumb Canes)” by Ms. Candeline Galvan, Ms. Najwa Molina and DR. Rosario Espinosa (Adviser)

     A Memorandum of Agreement will be served for both the qualifiers and DOST - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) . These qualifiers will receive a thesis grant amounting to Fifty Thousand Pesos (50,000.00).

     After completion of the study, six (6) finalists throughout the country will be chosen to present their research during the 13th Philippine National Health Research Systems (PNHRS) Week Celebration in Cagayan de Oro with full expense paid by DOST-PCHRD through ZCHRD.
Three (3) winners will be selected from the six finalists and will receive cash prize as follows: Thirty Thousand Pesos (30,000.00) for the first prize, Twenty-Two Thousand Pesos (22,000.00) for the second prize, and Fifteen Thousand Pesos (15,000.00) for the third prize winner.

     Interested parties are requested to visit the nearest DOST office or call 062 955 3654, 0917 155 6071 and look for Mr. Halid M. Tamano or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Michael Daryll Ericson de Leon, DOST IX Press Release)

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Department of Science and Technology
Regional Office No. IX
Pettit Barracks, Barangay Zone IV, Zamboanga City
Tel.: (062) 991-1024
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