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Saturday, 16 April 2011 09:22

Prof. Revelyn L. Pacol, faculty member of the College of Arts, Sciences and Social Work (CASSW), is one of the authors of the award winning Research and Design (R&D) paper titled: “In vitro antioxidant activity of Hydroclathus clathratus Howe Scytosiphonaceae, Phaeophyceae.”

The paper earned the second Best Research Paper award in the National Agriculture Resources Research and Development Symposium (NARRDS) of the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD) held on Jan. 27-28 at the PCAMRD Headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna.

The paper advanced to the national competition after bagging the Zonal Best Research Paper award during the Northern Luzon R&D Symposium and Roadmapping Workshop held in December 2010 in Iba, Zambales.

Prof. Pacol collaborated with Dr. Zenaida M. Agngarayngay, the head researcher, Prof. Elma B. Santos, and Ms. Ana Fe C. Llaguno – all science professors of Mariano Marcos State University-Batac City.

In a brief interview with Prof. Pacol, she said that she feels honored to be part of the success of the paper. She further explained about the paper when she says, “We practically tested the antioxidant potential of Hydroclathus clathratus, a brown algae called “balballulang.” We found that there is a natural antioxidant from the algae which could be an alternative source of natural and safer antioxidant to replace hazardous synthetic ones used in products sold in the market.

Incidentally, Prof. Pacol worked on a similar subject for her master’s thesis titled: In vivo and In vitro evaluation of the antioxidant activity of Padina crassa Yamada crude extract for her Master of Science in Biology degree at the Mariano Marcos State University- Graduate School.

Prof. Pacol is one of the recipients of CHED-Faculty Development Program Scholarship Grant. # Christine Jacinto. Uploaded by Nelson Lacadin and Gregg Bonoan.

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