Two Filipina scientists Maribel Nonato and Rizalina de Leon garnered this year's Gregorio Y. Zara Awards for Basic and Applied Research, respectively, for their forays into the study of plants native to the Philippines. Nonato studied the phytochemistry and biological activities of pandan plants, while De Leon pursued methods to produce bioethanol using local varieties of fungi as alternative sources of ethanol additives in place of food crops such as corn. News story from ABS-CBN.
Be perceptive. Perceive and take advantage of opportunities to move forward, but also perceive impending problems so that they can be solved before they become gigantic.
- Delia B. Rodriguez-Amaya
Delia B. Rodriguez-Amaya (Global FWN100™ '14) recently published her book Food Carotenoids: Chemistry, Biology and Technology which gathers all the important information about these major compounds that impact both food quality and human health. The book will serve as solid information for professionals in Food Science, Food Technology, Nutrition, Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry and Medical Sciences. Rodriguez-Amaya is the President of the International Academy of Food Science & Technology and holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Chemistry from the University of California, Davis, USA and is the author of more than 240 scientific publications.