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ABSTRACTS

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FROM THE STUDENT AUTHORS

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PROFILES OF THE GROUP MEMBERS

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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EDITORIAL “People have to go through trials and tribulations to get where they at. Do your thing - continue to rock it - because obviously, God wants you here.” There’s no easy road to success like they said, thesis is very hard especially if you come to the point that other subject requirements are all due at the same time. In our group we take turns and practice scheduling to meet all the deadlines and through communication we talk what are the possible problems that we are encountering because without communicating to other we will not be able to accomplish something or finish the tasks. I guess through also trust and strong foundation of friendship we were be able to handle each others mood swings during the thesis papers days, we better know each other that’s why we get along through the difficult times. And we also kept in mind that we’re here for one another in this research.

Jean Allyne M. Manalusan Miguel D. Mansilungan Angelica Irish P. Matira Pearly Anne d. Owog owog

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CHANGE MATTERS VOL. 1, NO. 1, 2018 The Cid-Andres Research Groups

OTHER PUP THESIS ADVISERS

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Prof. CJ Cambiador

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AMELIORATION OF IRON THROUGH SOIL FORTIFICATION USING IRON (II) SULFATE

ACOSTA, JHAIRA P., MARTIN, BRETT ANDREI D., SANCHEZ, JESSICA T. Abstract

Fortification is a process of enriching micronutrients in soils that can possibly increase the nutrients absorbed by the plant specifically rice, which is a staple food and a mass produced product in the Philippines. The effectiveness of iron (II) sulfate monohydrate as a fortificant was determined through comparing the iron concentration of the treated soils from the untreated. It was also evaluated if it has improved the iron uptake of the rice plant or RC 152/Tubigan 10. RC 152/Tubigan 10 is a rice variety, planted in unfortified and fortified soils with varying concentration of iron (II) sulfate monohydrate (5, 25, 50, 100, and 150 ppm). Multi-parameter analyzer was used to determine the pH of the soils that ranges from 6.02-6.20. This pH indicates that the soil was slightly acidic and in low pH, soluble iron (II) would likely be retained in soil. On the other hand, iron content in soil and plant tissues were determined using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. The final concentrations are 51.27, 65.11, 75.45, 76.47, 76.47 and, 77.98 ppm for the control, 5, 25, 50, 100 and 150 ppm, respectively. As for the plants, the total amount of iron present in plant tissue obtained from separate analysis on its lower part, upper part, rice hulls, and rice grain are 153.10, 137.94, 107.87, 131.14, 132.97 and, 104.97 ppm for the rice plant from control, 5, 25, 50, 100 and, 150 ppm, respectively. The result on soil analysis showed an increased in iron content as the amount of added iron (II) sulfate monohydrate increases and the result in plant showed that the iron present in rice plant of the control is higher than that of the rice plant of treated soils. Moreover, it indicates that the used fortificant was effective in enriching the iron content in soils, however, it did not improve the iron uptake of the rice plant.

Keywords: Amelioration, Iron, Soil Fortification, Rice Grain, Fortificant

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DEVELOPMENT OF MAGNETITE – CARBON NANOCOMPOSITE AS AN OXYGEN GAS SENSOR MARANGA, GABRIELLE ; MATEO PAMELA RUTH ; NABO JAYSON

Abstract The demand to develop a simple and low-cost oxygen gas sensor has been continually increasing due to its importance and wide range of use. Based on a recent study, magnetite-carbon nanocomposite (nMC) has shown good results being sensor for oxygen gas. This research study aims to develop the use of magnetite-carbon nanocomposite (nMC) as oxygen gas sensor. In this study, super activated was first synthesized through dehydration of anhydrous glucose and the mixed with magnetite through the coprecipitation method. It will be further be tested and characterized with SEM and EDX. This magnetite-carbon nanocomposite will be used as the electrode for the oxygen gas sensor, to be connected to a software interface powered by Arduino and tested with different concentrations of oxygen gas. Keywords: magnetite-carbon, super activated carbon, potentiometry, oxygen gas sensor, arduino

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FUNGAL ENDO-CHITINASE; PRODUCTION, PARTIAL PURIFICATION AND ACTIVITY ASSAY Angelo Louis G. Cuenza Anjorien A. Jallorina Rafel P. Tanes Abstract Chitin is a linear polysaccharide of (β-(1-4)-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine) and said to be the one of the most abundant polysaccharide in nature. Squid Pen is a good source of chitin in which it exists in β-form that shows higher solubility, higher reactivity and higher affinity towards solvents and swelling than the other crystalline form of chitin. Studies have shown that chitin has amorphous, unordered regions which are believed to be better substrates for the enzymes, compared to the crystalline regions. The degraded products of chitin which are chitooligosaccharides are of interest, because some of these hydrolysis products have potentially important biological activities. Enzymatic methods have advantages over chemical reactions, since enzymes operate under milder conditions and are highly specific. Moreover, enzymatic degradation may lend itself to large-scale production of Chitooligosaccharides products. The present paper will promote fungal growth to produce enzymes that will degrade chitins, which is an alternative economical way of obtaining chitooligomers. The squid pen will be used as a substrate in isolating and screening of chitinase producing strains. Solid substrate method will be use to partially purify the isolated enzymes. The purified enzymes will be then subjected to characterization using different enzymatic assays. The chitin oligomer products will be characterized by SEC and TLC. Keywords: Chitin, squid pen

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EVALUATION OF THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF PAPAYA FRUIT AND LEAVES FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES FRANCESCA LOUIS E. DEL ROSARIO, RENJO D. MAYOTE, SHEKINAH MAE B. REYES Abstract Papaya is a very popular fruit grown in tropical countries and belongs to the family of Carcicaceae. Papaya can be processed to obtain many preserved products and also prized for its medicinal properties, which have been documented by many researches. This study will be compare the total phenolic and flavonoid content and antioxidant properties between fresh, preserved papaya and their leaves. For the extraction and quantitative analysis of Total Phenolic, Folin-ciocalteu method will be used followed by the extraction of flavonoids, the DPPH and Hydrogen Peroxide scavenging assay will be used also. The data will be computed and tabulated to correlate the respective results comparison of the papaya sample in different concentration with variation in time. The result will be statistically analyzed with student t test and One-way ANOVA. Undergoing experimentation, the fresh papaya and leaves of different cultivars will be also tested for medical purposes. Keywords: Antioxidant, Sugaring method, phenols, flavonoids, UV-vis spectrophotometer

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GENE EXPRESSION PROFILING AND PATHWAY ANALYSIS OF MATERNAL AND FETAL CELLS OF TOBACCO SMOKERS (GSE27272): GENERATION OF A TUTORIAL MATERIAL AND APPLICATION ANALYSIS JEAN ALLYNE M. MANALUSAN, MIGUEL D. MANSILUNGAN, ANGELICA IRISH P. MATIRA, PEARLY ANNE D. OWOG OWOG Abstract Tobacco is one of the leading global disease risk factor all over the world. The transcription profiles about the effects of tobacco smoking in women is insufficient. Microarray data for the effects of tobacco in maternal and prenatal cells were gathered using the NCBI GEO DataSet with an accession number GSE27272, samples were collected from peripheral blood, umbilical cord blood and placenta of pregnant smokers and gravidas without significant exposure in smoking tobacco. The data undergone test for normality using Shapiro Wilk test with a result W < 1.0. The data will then be subjected to a non-parametric test using Mann-Whitney to determine the differentially expressed gene. Keywords: Shapiro Wilk Test, GEO2R, Mann-Whitney, Microarray, transcription profiles

DATA GATHERING

DATA NORMALIZATION SMOKERS AND NON-SMOKERS

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Abstract Iron Ores are important among different industries. It can be utilized to provide materials that we use nowadays. Ore analysis is one of the most important services that is provided by the government agencies for mining industries here in the Philippines. In this study, the potential use of sodium borohydride as a reducing agent which is going to replace stannous chloride in iron ores samples with the use of potassium dichromate as the titrant. In using Stannous chloride, it is required to add Mercuric chloride which is known to be a hazardous compound. The samples, high grade iron ore (Magnetite) and Nickel laterite ore are acquired from MGB Region IV-A (CALABARZON). We have 100 mesh and 230 mesh sizes ore samples with 0.2g each and decomposed with hydrochloric acid and analyzed for iron content. This study also investigate the efficiency of the borohydride method for samples containing moderately high %Fe. In determining the variability, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and t-Test using SPSS software version 20.0 is performed. Our work is still in progress in tabulating and getting the results for the standard method and the proposed borohydride method. Keywords: Iron Ores, borohydride, Stannous chloride, SPSS software, Magnetite, Nickel laterite, Mining

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SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ZEOLITES FROM RICE HUSK ASH WITH FORENSIC APPLICATION

LIBUNAO, KENNETH E. ; MARCO, LUISA E. ; UMALI, PRINCE ADRIANE C. Abstract The synthesis and characterization of zeolite from rice husk ash with forensic application was the focus of this study since the country is one of the major producer of rice in the world. Rice husks (RH) were considered agricultural waste and generated yearly. Disposal of RH in the field causes a problem. Researches show that silica can be obtained in RH by turning them into ash. Synthesis of zeolite from rice husk ash (RHA) as an alternative source of silica will help us to lessen and optimize the generated RH in the paddy field. Zeolites are highly porous hydrated aluminum silicate crystals which have a variety of uses. One of its uses is an adsorbent medium. In fire debris analysis, the recovery of low molecular weight oxygenates by the use of heated passive headspace concentration with an activated carbon were difficult due to the higher affinity of activated carbon for heavy molecular weight products compare to low molecular weight products. It does not efficiently recover low molecular weight oxygenates such as methanol, ethanol, etc. The objective of this study is to utilize RH as a source of silica for the synthesis of zeolite and to evaluate a method for efficient recovery of low molecular weight oxygenates in fire debris analysis.

Keywords: Rice husk ash, Zeolite, Fire debris analysis, Heated passive headspace, Oxygenated compounds

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FROM THE STUDENT AUTHORS Development of Magnetite â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carbon Nanocomposite as an Oxygen Gas Sensor Our research study is truly challenging. It was both time-consuming and sensitive. It requires a lot of patience, effort and time. In addition, some parts of our experiment needs caution or weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll fail. There was a time that we were about to finish with our first phase of synthesis, unfortunately, there was a mechanical error that caused our synthesized material to be lost and we need to start all over again. Some parts of the synthesis of super activated carbon takes weeks to dehydrate, takes days to be filtered and takes hours to be boiled and completely purified. The magnetite is also easily oxidized when exposed to air. It was indeed not easy. But no circumstance or hardship could ever defeat perseverance and determination. The moment we realized we needed to start all over again, we started right away. We wasted no time, hoping and praying that on the next trial, we would be able to synthesize it well. Aside from the fact that our study needs so much effort, we also lack in resources. We needed to wait for hours sometimes, just for us to able to use a certain equipment. We needed to be resourceful because some are even not available in the lab. But, despite all of this, the determination to pursue and finish our research study has been our drive to continue and accomplish what we started.

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FROM THE STUDENT AUTHORS Fungal Endo-Chitinase; Production, Partial Purification and Activity Assays

At first, our group struggle because we lack of chemicals, equipments and things that we need to use in our research. Another is the we can’t fully use our laboratory that’s why our research keeps on delaying. But in the end we’ve overcome those struggles and found a way in starting our thesis. Our adviser, Mam Abigail Cid-Andres, and Co-adviser, Mr. CJ Cambiador, is a great help in providing support in chemicals and equipments as well as motivation in doing our thesis.

Angelo Louis G. Cuenza

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FROM THE STUDENT AUTHORS Method Validation for Total Iron Quantification in Iron Ore by proposed Sodium Borohydride reductant method Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a progress, working together is a success. I, myself have learned a lot of things while in the process of this study like; dealing with real life situations inside the laboratory, how to make things work even if it is hopeless, and to overcome stress and hardships while working with your partner. We came this far, battled many obstacles even if it is just the two of us. How did we do it? We kept going and started to be more optimistic.

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FROM THE STUDENT AUTHORS AMELIORATION OF IRON THROUGH SOIL FORTIFICATION USING IRON (II) SULFATE There is an old but classic saying we usually hear from farmers, “magtanim ay hindi biro”. Yes. Magtanim ay hindi biro. Why? Imagine waiting almost 3 months without any idea if our study will produce any rice grains, etc. Many questions popped up while we wait until our harvest time. Questions like, “will our plant produce a grain?” or “will these pest ever go away?”, “the leaves are falling, what will happen to the plant?” these questions of ours are few of the many that are struggling our minds. This study indeed is about taking risk and being patient. During our thesis 1, we already discussed that we will wait until 3 months before getting the final result, and then we made a decision that changed our lives. We took the risk. And it was worth it! It was worth it, why? Because we answered those questions that were struggling us. And the result was amazing. We were able to harvest rice grains, gain an experience in planting rice, and fortify a soil. Thesis can be so stressful but we believe that in the end, these sleepless nights will also be worth it. We gained a lot of experiences along the way. Through God’s grace and guidance, we are able to overcome every hardships, problems, and conflicts we encountered. We started and finished this study together. Cheers to our future!

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JHAIRA P. ACOSTA

Hi! I’m Jhaira Acosta, I graduated from Sta. Elena High School in Marikina City on the year of 2014. I took Bachelor of Science in Chemistry because there’s no queue unlike in my first choice which is BS Accountancy. But, during high school, chemistry was my favorite subject. So what makes my BS Chemistry special? I guess, my blockmates and professors. Chemistry is very thrilling and exciting and it’s so nice to have companions to take this kind of adventure.

Our thesis is about soil fortification. It’s about enriching the iron content of rice crops. We chose this study because it is unique and we believe that the success of this study will contribute to agricultural industry here in the Philippines and also it will be beneficial in the health of Filipinos. For those who will start their thesis, my advice to you guys is to choose the topic that you will love. Choose something that is different but has a big impact to the community. I take my OJT at Cement Testing Center located at Pasig City. I experienced heavy traffic everyday so one thing I learned from that is, if I want to finish my samples, I have to wake up early to avoid such traffic that will soon cause delays of results.

I still haven’t decided which path will I take, but the most probable is to find a work with high salary to be able to save and later on build a water testing laboratory. But of course, passing the board comes first. My experience with Ma’am Cid-Andres as a thesis adviser is that it is very tiring but it’s great ‘cause I know at the end of the day, everything will be worth it. Also, it’s nice that we have such a very organized adviser. At least, we know that to do and what not to. I am the most lazy person I have ever met. But I believe, that someday, I am that someone who will make my mother even more proud. 15

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ANGELO LOUIS G. CUENZA I am Angelo Louis G. Cuenza, an alumni of Lutucan National High School at Sariaya, Quezon Province SY 2013-2014. I chose a degree in Chemistry because it’s my favorite subject in High School and also my teacher told me there are lot of oppurtinities waiting for a chemist. It’s special for me to study here in PUP because I’ve met friends that also love what I love and what I’m interested. Our thesis is all about fungal chitinase; production, partial purification and activity assays. Main part of choosing this study is to learn more about Biochemistry. I want how life and chemistry interact with each other creating MAGIC and LIFE and for me it is awesome. Our study can be a help for it’s objective is to utilize the effects of chitinase especially in biomedical applications. Chitooligosaccharides, the product of degardation of chitin, has a big potential in different fields because of it’s interesting bioactivities and I believe this study will help other fellow reserchers if they want to pursue this kind of thesis. For students that will make their own thesis, I advise is to follow what they really want because at the end it’s them who will commit themselves in studying their research. I’ve taked my OJT at Camp Crame Crime Laboratory and my experience there is very great. My seniors are very approachable and the work there is very interesting. And because of that, I decided to take my journey in becoming a Forensic Chemist. Mam APCid-Andres gave me the ‘’push’’ that I need to work on my thesis. She is approachable and hands on in our laboratory and also on our thesis consultation. I am a type of person that knows who I want tobe and I believe no matter what I’ll pursue it. In the near future, it’s my dream to be a forensic chemist and a good provider for my family.

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DEL ROSARIO, FRANCESCA LOUIS E. HS graduated from, location, year:

who will do their thesis?

I graduated at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Laboratory High School, located inside the PUP Main Campus in Sta. Mesa, Manila in the year 2013.

I would like to recommend that they should choose a very competitive adviser and topic that is very suitable to his/her team. They should also always read related studies for their thesis and above all, work hard, patience What made you decide to take BS Chemistry? and guidance. I took the course BS Chemistry because I was fascinated by the subject and through the influence of my chemistry teacher.

How is your Internship/OJT experience (state name of company and location)? What did you learn?

What makes your study of PUP BS Chemistry I finished my OJT last Summer at the Sentotrek course special? Testing Corporation located at Mandaluyong City. I learned a lot from my team leader, Studying BS Chemistry in PUP is special for me section leader and seniors in the lab. They because in spite of the shortage of some thought me first on how to use their equipment equipment and facilities, PUP still produces top properly, they thought me on how they notchers and graduates that are effective and organize their files and they thought and given efficient in the work force. me all the protein analysis for the whole duration of my stay in their lab. What is your thesis all about? Why did you chose to study about it? What career path do you intent to take? Our thesis is about the evaluation of the phenol, flavonoid and antioxidant capacity of a sugared papaya. I chose this study because we Filipinos like to preserve fruits and I as a researcher wanted to know if the important content of the fruit is really preserved and also to see the changes and to relate the changes in the chemical composition to its medical purpose.

I wanted to be in the testing field like my OJT, I also wanted to be outside the field doing researches. How is it like to be with APCid-Andres Research Group? Good. Our thesis adviser is easily approached when asked about our topic.

Will your study have impact to the Philippine Scientific Community? Impact on General Who do you think you are and will be? Public/Wellbeing? I will be someday a registered chemist who is Yes. either inside a laboratory for testing, creating something new or outside the field conducting Do you have recommendations for students researches that could help society. 18

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ANJORIEN A. JALLORINA I am Anjorien A. Jallorina graduated from St. John Berchmans High School at Magsaysay, Cordon, Isabela SY 2013-2014. I took BSChemistry, because I want to pursue medicine and also because of my auntieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s influence. Learning different new things that can amaze people makes my study of PUP BS-Chemistry course special. Our thesis is all about fungal chitinase enzyme. We will charaterize the activity of the chitinase enzyme. We chose to study fungal strains that can produce enzyme in which it can be used as a starting materials in discovering new medicines. Producing chitinase enzyme will have impact to the Philippine Scientific Community and also on General Public/Wellbeing. My recommendation for the students who will do their thesis is to chose a topic that they can do and want to do. My intenship experience in Chemistry Division, Crime Laboratory at Camp Crame is amazing cause we learn how to test drugs and we learn also different tests for forensic examination. I plan to enter PNP Crime Laboratory as a forensic Chemist. Being with APCid-Andres Research Group is great, cause she helps us making our thesis informative and great. I will be a forensic chemist or a Doctor.

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LIBUNAO, KENNETH E.

HS graduated from, location, year: I graduated from San Miguel National High School in San Miguel, Bulacan, year 2013. What made you decide to take BS Chemistry?

I took up BS Chemistry because of my grandmother. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a scientist, a biologist, and growing up I look up to her and want to be a scientist like her in the future, but instead of BS Bio I decided to take BS Chemistry because I like chemistry more than biology. What makes your study of PUP BS Chemistry course special? Well aside from low tuition fee in PUP than any other universities offering BS Chemistry course it became special because of the people that I met who gave me a lot of experience as a student, especially our professors who are constantly help and guide us in our studies. What is your thesis all about? Why did you chose to study about it? Our thesis is about utilizing rice husk that is considered as waste in rice production industry to put into use into more efficient and useful by-product. Will your study have impact to the Philippine Scientific Community? Impact on General Public/Wellbeing? Yes, because our study will be economically efficient and applicable mostly for the agricultural aspect of Philippine industry especially for the rice production industry. Do you have recommendations for students who will do their thesis? For students who will do their thesis in the future, choose your subject very carefully and have ample amount of knowledge of your chosen topic. How is your Internship/OJT experience (state name of company and location)? What did you learn? My internship at Sentrotek (Sentro sa Pagsusuri, Pagsasanay at Pangangasiwang Pang-Agham at Teknolohiya Corporation) in Mandaluyong, Philippines was very productive and effective as a training ground in my chosen career. It was fun and knowledgeable that I learned a lot of different techniques and styles to apply in laboratory works. What career path do you intent to take? I would like to have a bachelor degree in chemistry and to be a registered chemist and then work in a laboratory in the future. How is it like to be with APCid-Andres Research Group? Working with APCid-Andres Research Group is very constructive and productive in a way that in every work done is a result of team work not only with our advisor but also with the other groups.

Who do you think you are and will be? I am a BS Chemistry student who will become a registered chemist

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JEAN ALLYNE M. MANALUSAN HS graduated from, location, year: I graduated from Child Jesus of Prague School located in Binangonan, Rizal in the 2014. What made you decide to take BS Chemistry? To be honest, I wanted to take up BS Med Tech but unfortunately I was not able to go to my chosen school and in PUP, they do not offer the said course. In our university, I think the closest course in Med Tech in the Chemistry so I enrolled in it. What makes your study of PUP BS Chemistry course special? As a PUP Chem student, I happen to embrace this course wholeheartedly and it taught me to sure in everything I do. We all know that in Chemistry, everything must be accurate for us to have an accurate result. And I can that this course is a special one because in everything we do, see or even touch, we can incorporate Chemistry in it. What is your thesis all about? Why did you chose to study about it? Our thesis is all about gene expression profiling and pathway analysis of maternal and fetal cells of tobacco smokers. We chose this because this is a new technique in knowing the possible disease by just looking at its genes. We chose that topic because we know that nowadays, there are women that are smoking even though she is pregnant. We want to spread an awareness to that by having this research. I think we can help other people and not just pregnant women only. Will your study have impact to the Philippine Scientific Community? Impact on General Public/Wellbeing? Our study will have an impact to the Philippine Scientific community since it is an advancement in the field of Medicine. It has also an impact on general public because we are relaying an awareness to the people specifically the pregnant ones to the effect of smoking to them. Do you have recommendations for students who will do their thesis? For students that will have their thesis, there is one thing I would like to recommend, they should choose their topic carefully. Their topic must be the one that they enjoy doing and will enjoy studying more. If it is so, I think they will have a successful thesis. How is your Internship/OJT experience (state name of company and location) ? What did you learn? I did my internship in Universal Robina Corporation (URC) Meat and Canning Division Plant located in Bagumbayan, Quezon City. They put me in charge in their Microbiology Laboratory and in the Canning Laboratory. I have many things in this internship like doing the can analysis for their canned products, testing for the determination of the Aerobic plate count, yeast and molds and coliform in the newly packed chips, analysis in the canning lab like determining the acidity, brix, vacuum for the canned product, weight, drained weight, %brix, %acidity of the newly canned pork and beans. I also learned the packaging and can analysis. They taught us also the proper handling of glassware and equipment. What career path do you intent to take? I am planning to have a career in doing laboratory works in plant. If not doing so, I want to teach Chemistry in high school because I want to influence younger minds in engaging in this course. How is it like to be with APCid-Andres Research Group? Maâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;am Cid only wanted for us to have an organize research so that we can do our thesis better.

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MIGUEL D. MANSILUNGAN HS graduated from, location, year:

I got my high school diploma from San Jacinto National High School in the island of Masbate Province in 2014. What made you decide to take BS Chemistry? When I was 4th year high school, I have been fascinated in the world of chemistry as we were studying it in Advance Chemistry subject. What makes your study of PUP BS Chemistry course special?

The program â&#x20AC;&#x153;BS Chemistryâ&#x20AC;? here in PUP is quite affordable unlike other universities. What is your thesis all about? Why did you chose to study about it? Our thesis is all about bioinformatics, and when our thesis adviser proposed the ideas about the topic I got interested since it talks about how you can help find associative disease as well as how it happens in cellular level. Will your study have impact to the Philippine Scientific Community? Impact on General Public/Wellbeing? Yes, because it helps find the differentially expressed gene then our scientist could formulate an antidote about it. Do you have recommendations for students who will do their thesis? Choose a thesismate wisely, someone who will spend time and sacrifice other things for your thesis. How is your Internship/OJT experience (state name of company and location) ? What did you learn?

I finished my internship in Cement Manufacturer`s Association of the Philippines, Since it was a private company it doesn`t have much work and rotation to do. We learned about gravimetry, constant weighing, calibrating. What career path do you intent to take? I want to take a path into research and development so I can have a job where I can always learn something new.

How is it like to be with APCid-Andres Research Group? In the APCid-Andres Research Group, you will learn to stand on your own feet and learn about time management since every month there will always have a progress report. Who do you think you are and will be? I hopefully see myself as someone who has a dedication and passion in the my chosen field as a chemist and collaborate and learn from other scientist as well.

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MARANGA, GABRIELLE A. I graduated from Espiritu Santo Parochial School at Tayuman, Manila, last March 2014. I didn’t chose this chemistry course. But since I am a late enrollee, I chose BS Chemistry because it still has slot for students. But I also decide to continue this course because I saw the great opportunities of being a chemist.

Studying BS Chemistry in PUP is challenging. As a chemistry students, different experiments are important but because of their lack of equipment and facilities it taught us how to be patient and resourceful. And for me, that’s a special thing on studying BS Chemistry in PUP. Our thesis is about Magnetite Carbon Nanocomposite as an oxygen gas sensor. We chose this topic because a lot of people would benefit from it since oxygen gas sensors can be use in many fields and it is not costly. Our study would have impact to the Philippine Scientific Community and on general public because oxygen gas sensors are important and has a widely used in our society. And measuring the amount of oxygen using a gas sensor with low cost is very important and would be a great help in humans life, industry and society. For students who would do their thesis, I would recommend that they should chose a topic that they really understand. Also, as much as possible I would suggest that they should do their experiments in laboratory outside the campus for good and complete facilities and equipments. How is your Internship/OJT experience (state name of company and location) ? What did you learn? I enjoyed my OJT experience at DOST – ITDI – Standards and Testing Division located in Bicutan. I can say that my internship in this company was very productive and full of learnings about chemistry, being a chemist and working in laboratory and using different laboratory techniques and intruments. I plan to apply a job in different companies and pursue my career in industry or maybe teaching chemistry in a University. It is a great opportunity and challenging to belong with APCid-Andres Research Group. Great opportunity, because we were given the chance to submit our study in different journal publisher. Challenging, because of the task given to us would help us to enhance our skills and improve our study. Today, I am a chemistry student, a chemist on process and on the future to come, I will be a registered chemist working in a big companies and laboratory.

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MARCO,LUISA E. HS graduated from, location, year:

I completed my secondary education at the Barcelona National Comprehensive High School in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines in the year 2014. What made you decide to take BS Chemistry? During my third year at the secondary school, I was introduced to Chemistry and I was amazed on how it was taught. Since then I have decided that I should take the program and learn more about it. What makes your study of PUP BS Chemistry course special? Entering the wide doors of BS Chemistry at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines is challenging and gets even more every semester. As you go further, you find out things which are new to you. You go beyond observing and I think that makes it special. What is your thesis all about? Why did you chose to study about it?

Being from a province which is mainly an agricultural land, mostly rice fields, I’ve seen a lot of agricultural rice husk waste. Disposal of these wastes is generally a problem for most rice farmers. That’s when I thought that maybe I could find a way to utilize them. My team and I did a little research and with the help of our advisers we came up with synthesis and characterization of zeolites from rice husk ash for fire debris analysis. Will your study have impact to the Philippine Scientific Community? Impact on General Public/Wellbeing? Yes. This study could help our farmers to earn a little more from rice husk, which they don’t need, and lessen the disposal problem. Today, zeolites are handy in the laboratory for they come in various uses. This study will be beneficial for cutting the expenses, the time to order zeolites, our farmers and solving cases of arson. Do you have recommendations for students who will do their thesis? For those students who will do their thesis, I recommend that you should focus on what is close to where you are more interested to do. It will make your thesis journey worthwhile and rewarding. Consider your finances but never forget to be resourceful as much as possible. How is your Internship/OJT experience (state name of company and location) ? What did you learn? I had my On-the-Job Training at the Food and Drug Administration Philippines in Civic Drive, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. I had the chance to use some of the equipment which is not available at the university. I learned new laboratory techniques and new information as well. What career path do you intent to take? Chemistry.

I am looking forward to pass the board exam, hopefully get a job at the industry and have my MS-

How is it like to be with APCid-Andres Research Group? Being in the APCid-Andres Research Group is demanding, challenging and full of hard work so you must put your best in everything. It’s actually a good thing, for every hard work will always be worth it no matter how it will be. Who do you think you are and will be? I think of myself as an industrious person but always need a little push to start working. I always love everything in order and in proper sequence. When I start something, I always find it hard to stop unless I’m somehow satisfied. I’m too shy to share my ideas because I always find it so hard to express them but I’m working on it. Most probably, I’ll be working in the industry after I had my license. Maybe if I find an easier way to express my thoughts and ideas, I could be in an academe.

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MATEO, PAMELA RUTH G. I graduated from Ramon Magsaysay High School at Espana, Manila last March of 2014. Taking up Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is like hitting two birds with one stone. First, it was a way to fulfillment of my childhood dream which is to become a scientist. Second, BS Chemistry gives you a lot of career opportunities when you graduate. Giving you somewhat a secured future.

Studying in PUP as a BS Chemistry student is hard and challenging due to lack of resources. But, it was a great opportunity, for all of us, to develop our resourcefulness, creativity and perseverance. In addition, PUP is one of the best producers of chemists in the Philippines offering quality education at a low cost. Our thesis is all about Magnetite Carbon Nanocomposite which will be used as an oxygen gas sensor. We chose to study about it because it was challenging, low cost and would be a great help in our environment, industry and society. In addition, this study covers a wide range of ideas and knowledge, which would be challenging but help shape us to become better chemists in the future. Our study would have a great impact to Philippine Scientific Community and on general public. Because oxygen is a gas which is truly essential to human being and being able to detect and quantify it, with the use of a low cost material, would be great help. For those who will do their thesis, pick a topic that you think you will enjoy doing and persevere. It would be really challenging and sometimes you just want to give up, but keep going. Because at the end of the day, you have accomplished something wonderful. Also, do it not just for the sake of fulfilment of requirements but because you want to do it wholeheartedly. My OJT experience was really fun. I was an intern at DOST â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ITDI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; standards and Testing Division. I learned a lot of things especially laboratory techniques and use of instruments like HPLC, AAS, GC, Calorimeters and more. As of now, I plan to take up my Masters Degree and work either in the academe, research field or sales. To be able to work with APCid-Andres Research Group is a challenge and opportunity for me. Because, we have new tasked that will surely enhance and help us with our research. Today, I am just a chemistry student soon to be chemist and scientist. I do not know what the future hold but I hope and I will try my best to be a good help to our society in every way I can.

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BRETT ANDREI D. MARTIN I graduated from San Beda College-Rizal in Taytay last 2013. I was in Pre-Engineering Section in my Senior Year. I was planning to take Industrial Engineering as my 1 st choice and Civil Engineering as my 2nd choice. That all change when my Tita asked me to take up Chemistry for 2 reasons. One is that the slots in both engineering course that I like is already full. Second, because her husband is a Chemist in San Miguel Brewery and she said that I could be just like him. My study in PUP Chemistry was special because of all the people I met during my 5 years of stay in our program. My Chemistry blockmates, College of Science teammates and my friends from other courses in PUP. Our thesis is about Soil Fortification. We tend to improve the Iron concentration of rice grains through soil fortification, which is by adding Ferrous Sulfate in Soil. We chose this because this study wasn’t that familiar in our country. Yes, it will have an impact in the Philippine Scientific Community and also in some sectors in our country like the Agricultural and Health sectors in the Philippines. Yes, first chose your topic that is new and will give new ways in the scientific community. Know its scope and limitations. And also, chose your thesis mates very well. I took my OJT in the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Quezon City. We were assigned in the Marine Biotoxins Laboratory, which is to test the shellfish samples if a certain place is positive of Red Tide. I was planning to work in San Miguel Brewery, but first I need to gain some experiences in working with in different testing laboratories. Well, Mam Cid-Andres bring out the best in me. With her experience, we are all learning and gaining new knowledge. I don’t know what God has in stored for me. But I believe I will be known as Brett Andrei D. Martin, RCh. And that we’ll be a better start of a better life for me and my family. 27

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NABO, JAYSON A. I graduated from Ramon Magsaysay Cubao High School, last March 2014. I decided to take BS Chemistry because it’s my childhood dream, to be a scientist and my former Chemistry teacher influences me to take this course.

Studying Chemistry in PUP is hard but enjoying. We are thought to be resourceful and productive despite of lack of equipment, chemical reagents and laboratory apparatus. Also PUP taught us the knowledge and principles needed in chemistry profession. Our thesis is all about an electrochemical Oxygen gas sensor using Magnetite-Activated Carbon nanocomposite.

Our study will help Scientific community and general public in the field of Bio-Research, Geoscience and Mining Industry. In doing thesis, one must be prepared on the knowledge needed in the research to be conducted. Also the topic of the thesis must be their interest. My OJT experience is at the ATOM , a sugar milling company in Pasig City whose company is expanding in making cleansing products, vape juices and beauty products. They taught me on how to handle formulation of products, Quality Assurance Testing, Waste Water Management and also on doing Research. I am planninhg to apply in different government research institutes and pursue a degree in electronics engineering after some years

It’s a privilege to be part of APCid-Andres Research Group. She require us to submit our research in different international publishers. She give tasks that will improve our research skills and our study. Today, I’m just a BS Chemistry student soon to be a successful chemist and engineer.

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ANGELICA IRISH P. MATIRA HS graduated from, location, year: I graduated high school last 2013 at Lagro High School located at Quezon City What made you decide to take BS Chemistry? My father influenced me to take up BS Chemistry and as I study I find it challenging and fun that makes learning more exciting. What makes your study of PUP BS Chemistry course special? My friends because of the great memories we share and the different ways of learning Chemistry through researches and congress. What is your thesis all about? Why did you chose to study about it? It is all about knowing the associated disease from smoking during pregnancy and finding the genes associated to the disease through gene expression profiling. Will your study have impact to the Philippine Scientific Community? Impact on General Public/Wellbeing? Yes it will have an impact because it may help in drug development. Do you have recommendations for students who will do their thesis? In finding topic for your thesis look for what really interest you. How is your Internship/OJT experience (state name of company and location) ? What did you learn? It was fun and memorable, I learned how the water testing were done. My internship was at BGR Hydrolab located in Quezon City What career path do you intent to take? I prefer to take the path on research and development and field of medicine

How is it like to be with A.P. Cid-Andres Research Group? A lot of new experience in research and I find it fun while doing it Who do you think you are and will be? Someone that has contributed on the research and development of medicines or petroleum for the Philippines

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MAYOTE, RENJO D. HS graduated from, location, year:

Do you have recommendations for students who will do their thesis?

I am graduated from General Mariano Alvarez Technical High School in General Mariano Alvarez, For the other students who will do their thesis, Cavite in the year 2013. make sure that your topic or research plan will give a benefits for the general public/wellbeing What made you decide to take BS Chemistry? and for the environment. Also, a topic that you will be very interested. I decided to take BS Chemistry is to allow myself to learn and develop more skills and to grab the How is your Internship/OJT experience (state opportunity to have a good job when I finish my name of company and location)? What did you study. learn? What makes your study of PUP BS Chemistry My OJT experience in Sentrotek (Sentro sa course special? Pagsusuri, Pagsasanay at Pangangasiwang PangAgham at Teknolohiyang Corporation) was good It makes me special to study BS Chemistry in PUP although it was hard for the first time upto the end because I learned to conduct laboratory procedures but the learning will be my treasure. I learned involved in Chemistry and Instrumentation in about the titrimetric analyses (such as Hydrogen analytical and synthetic work. It also developed my sulfide, alkalinity, chlorides and total hardness, ), skills such as observation and measurement of gravimetric (TDS and TSS), and colorimetric chemical properties, and systematic recording and method. documentation. What career path do you intent to take? What is your thesis all about? Why did you chose to study about it? I want to take a path as that is related to Industrial Chemistry or Medical product Our thesis is all about the evaluation of the chemical development. composition present in fresh and preserve papaya fruit of different varieties for medical purposes. We How is it like to be with APCid-Andres Research choose these topic to study because we want to Group? evaluate the good sources of preserving food and to compare it from raw. It was nice to have Dr. Cid-Andres as a Thesis adviser and I know she did very well when it Will your study have impact to the Philippine comes to organizing the research group and Scientific Community? Impact on General improve our Thesis. Public/Wellbeing? Who do you think you are and will be? I think that our study will have an impact to the Philippine Scientific Community because our I think I will be a Registered Chemist and someday research was aim to imply of what will be the good I will get a good job that will utilize my experience sources of making processed products and what will in standard laboratory skills and developing be its benefit. It was very conducive to the general researches. public/wellbeing to be educated or knowledgeable about these topic for the increase proper awareness of physical lifestyle and decent treatment for maintaining health balance. 30

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PEARLY ANNE D. OWOG OWOG HS graduated from, location, year:

I graduated from Batasan Hills National High School located in Quezon City on year of 2014. What made you decide to take BS Chemistry? As I enter in university I decided to take BS Chemistry because of my high school teacher in Chemistry encourages me to see the beauty of learning it and to have more passion to study Chemistry despite the cost it requires from me. What makes your study of PUP BS Chemistry course special? As a PUP BS Chemistry student I learned how to have self discipline in terms of my study habit, it makes me also to become resourceful and brings out the perseverance even if there an insufficiency pertaining to our laboratory equipments. What is your thesis all about? Why did you choose to study about it? Our thesis is all about gene expression profiling and pathway analysis of maternal and fetal cells of tobacco smokers. We study it because there is a lack of information and awareness about the possible diseases associated with tobacco smoking of pregnant woman on the maternal and fetal cells. Will your study have impact to the Philippine Scientific Community? Impact on General Public/Wellbeing? Our study will have an impact to the Philippine Scientific Community. It will give us awareness on the possible disease associated with tobacco-smoking. Provide insight on the molecular mechanism underlying tobacco related defects. Do you have recommendations for students who will do their thesis? I would recommend for students who will do their thesis is one thing their study will not just for their own benefits but it should brings advantages to all.

How is your Internship/OJT experience (state name of company and location) ? What did you learn? I took my internship in National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) the research arm of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). One of their project is to determine the levels of some heavy metals including Mercury, Lead and Cadmium in Water, Fish and Fishery resources along Manila Bay Area. During my Internship I learned that a work is not a burden but a privilege especially if my work is an act of service for my own country. What career paths do you intent to take? I’m planning to work on governmental agencies as a laboratory analyst. And I’m also planning to have a Masters Degree in Chemistry.

How is it like to be with AP Cid-Andres Research Group? Ma’am A.P. Cid-Andres wants everybody to be organized especially we are doing a scientific research. Who do you think you are and will be? I will work on the researches here in our country

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RAMOS, DOREEN ANGELA R. HS graduated from, location, year:

I am an alumna of First City Providential College which is located at SJDM Bulacan, I finished my high school studies there last 2013 What made you decide to take BS Chemistry? My greatest inspiration upon taking the undergraduate course of BS Chemistry would be my childhood dream of becoming a scientist. What makes your study of PUP BS Chemistry course special? It would basically be the experience itself would make my study of PUP BS Chemistry course unique and special among others. What is your thesis all about? Why did you chose to study about it? Our thesis would be about the method development of total iron quantification using borohydride reduction. We chose this topic as for further research alternative processes that would be an environmental friendly as well as efficient when compared among the standard methods.

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I plan to establish a career between the business sector and the scientific community.

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It was good experience for me as a student of the undergraduate course of BS Chemistry of PUP Manila . Who do you think you are and will be?

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REYES, SHEKINAH MAE B. For the students that will do their thesis in the near future, get a topic that will be more beneficial for I am graduated from Sta. Elena High School in the society and also a topic that you’ll be very interested to make it more un and enjoyable while Marikina City in the year 2012-2013. learning about the study. What made you decide to take BS Chemistry? How is your Internship/OJT experience (state I decided to took BS Chemistry because of the name of company and location) ? What did you learn. influence of my auntie which is also a BS Chemistry graduate. My OJT eperience in the Universal Robina Corportion located in Bagong Ilog, Pasig City is a great What makes your study of PUP BS Chemistry course experience to tell. I worked with the former cospecial? workers of my auntie who influenced me to took Chemistry program, where she is the Quality I find my study of PUP BS Chemistry course special in Assurance Supervisor. It is a pressured moments with a way that the course is very hard but still it can boost fun and excitement experience while taking this OJT the competitiveness of the students. Despite of having program last summer vacation (April-May). It is least number of laboratory equipments and crowded pressured because they knew about my auntie’s skills area of studying, the knowledge given by the in working and they were looking forward to see it professors and instructors that we encountered is one from me, it is also fun and exciting because there are laboratory apparatus that is very fresh for my eyes. of a kind or priceless. I’d work for the Microbiology lab of the company HS graduated from, location, year:

and I’d experienced different techniques in testing What is your thesis all about? Why did you chose to bacteria that can be found in their products. I’m also study about it? toured by my instructor in the plants of the company. It is a wonderful experience to took a field which is Our thesis is all about Evaluation of the chemical connected to my favorite subject which is Food composition of papaya fruit and leaves for medical Chemistry. purposes. I chose the topic with my thesis mates because we focused around Food chemistry idea. What career path do you intent to take? Higher Year (graduated on SY 2016-2017), also conducted a study likewise the idea of our topic, this I want to take a path that is connected on my OJT experience, I want to be I the laboratory as a serves a helping guide to improve more the evaluation Quality Assurance Analyst and dreaming to be a of the said material to be more helpful in the society. Manager someday.

Will your study have impact to the Philippine How is it like to be with APCid-Andres Research Scientific Community? Impact on General Group? Public/Wellbeing? Ma’am Cid-Andres is very approachable and I‘ve We think that our study will have a big impact in learned different things from her, especially in Philippine Scientific Community, because it can give a improving our thesis to be more beneficial in the big beneficial factor in the community especially in society. health. It is very helpful for every being to be Who do you think you are and will be? informed about papaya’s components that can contribute a big part in our lifestyle. I think I can be a successful Chemist someday. A Chemist that can have her own laboratory and own Do you have recommendations for students who properties from her own inventions. will do their thesis? 33

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JESSICA T. SANCHEZ

I graduated from Pampanga High School located at San Fernando, Pampanga on the year 2014. I took Chemistry as my undergraduate degree because I am so passionate about the subject. When I was young, my dream is to become a scientist. Now, I am living the dream! Year 2012-2013 when I was a 3rd year high school student, our science subject was Chemistry and my teacher has been my inspiration to get a degree in Chemistry. She made a strong impact in my career and I thank her for that. I decided to take Chemistry because I believe that I am destined to be in this path. My professors, friends, and orgmates made my study in PUP BS Chemistry special.

Our thesis is about soil fortification. Soil fortification is a method of fortifying the soil with trace elements or even macro elements. My thesis mates and I was curious about this method and this is kind of different study compared to others. We believe that our study can be beneficial especially in the field of Agriculture. And it is also beneficial to the general public because they can fortify their own soil and produced a fortified food using only their backyards. My recommendation is they have to think something different from the other guys. Their study should be beneficial to others and unique. I was a trainee at Atom Chemical Company, Inc. located at Pasig City. They taught me how to make soaps, dishwashing liquids, etc., test raw materials for their products and they only do classical method so the modern or instrumental part was never part of my experience. The chemists and even the CEO was so friendly and nice. The atmosphere was great. After my undergraduate study, I am planning to be either an Environmental Chemist or enroll in a medical school. I still don’t know what path to take after this. Maybe I’ll assess myself first before deciding. It feels great because everything was so organized. And our adviser is making a great effort to show or prepare us for the future if we consider research as part of our path. I honestly don’t know myself either. I don’t know what I can do. What are my talents, etc. but for now, I just know that I love Chemistry and I am enjoying every single day of my journey of becoming a registered chemist. 34

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TALLUD, JENEVIE L. HS graduated from, location, year: I graduated from Western Cagayan School of Arts and Trades which is located in Centro 03, Lasam Cagayan Valley in the year 2013. What made you decide to take BS Chemistry? Back when I was in 3rd year high school, during our Chemistry class, I was astonished with what my teacher showed us. From a 15 year old point of view back then, it was somehow “magic”. I excelled in arts, drawing is my passion, I’ve been to countless contests but then, science is so cool and I took the risk of getting a different path, way different from what I love. What influenced me and the reason why I decided to take BS Chemistry is my teacher, and the uniqueness of the said course. What makes your study of PUP BS Chemistry course special? Despite of having limited equipment and chemicals in PUP, the college still produce top notchers. And in God’s will, I will be the first Chemist in our family, and in my HS batch. That’s what it make me special. What is your thesis all about? Why did you chose to study about it? Our study is all about the method development of total iron quantification using borohydride reduction. We have chosen this topic as for further research alternative processes that is much safer and lesser work. Will your study have impact to the Philippine Scientific Community? Impact on General Public/Wellbeing? Yes, it has. It would be a lot easier that is beneficial not only to the scientific community but also in general wellbeing. Do you have recommendations for students who will do their thesis? There is nothing in this world that you cannot overcome. When you feel that everything fails, take a second to just breathe and solve your way out, and finish what you have started not a plan for escape. How is your Internship/OJT experience (state name of company and location) ? What did you learn? I had my On-the-job training at DOST-Regional Standard and Testing Laboratory- Region II, located in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley. I have enjoyed every single day there. Students in PUP knows that equipments are very limited especially inside the laboratory, so entering an institution with almost complete laboratory tools helped me a lot. I learned different types of analysis. Aside from laboratory works, they have also taught me how to handle clients, they even let me occupy the receiving office for a day to experience it with the guidance of the laboratory head ofcourse..

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What career path do you intent to take?

I’m planning to become an Anesthesiologist and a Cosmetologist, but I would love to work in laboratories as a Laboratory Analyst. How is it like to be with APCid-Andres Research Group? It was a great experience as an undergraduate of PUP BS Chemistry. Who do you think you are and will be? I see myself as a fighter, and will always be. I hope I can be a Registered Chemist with her own unique ways inside a laboratory or a medical institution, and owner of cosmetics with her self-made formula.


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RAFAEL P. TANES I am Rafael P. Tanes graduated from Makati High School at Makati, Philippines SY 2013-2014. I decided to take BS Chemistry in PUP because it is the closest course from Chemical Engineering, which I want to pursue, but PUP do not offer the program so I took up BS Chemistry instead. The lack of facility in the laboratory and in the whole campus makes BS Chemistry special for it thought us to think outside the box. Our thesis is all about production of chitinase enzyme from fungal souce and to use it for degradation of squid pen. We have chosen this type of study because we are looking forward that it will affect the present discoveries in medicine. We believe that our will have a great impact ,to the Philippine Scientific Community and General Public/ Wellbeing, in the advancement of our current procedures in the country. To future thesis students, conduct a study which is economical friendly and can help our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current problem. I took up my OJT at Chemistry Division in PNP Crime Laboratory, it was an exciting and adrenaline fueled experience because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learn many forensic examinations. I want to pursue my career in PNP Crime Laboratory or to study veterinary. Our thesis becomes more updated in current situations in the country with the help of APCid-Andres. I am an average student and I will be a good chemist, a better vet, and the best father.

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UMALI,PRINCE ADRIANE C. HS graduated from, location, year: I graduated High School last 2014 in Barangka National High School Barangka, Marikina City. What made you decide to take BS Chemistry? I took BS Chemistry because I find it interesting to study every detailed information about how things behave and how it will affect our daily life. Another reason I take BS Chemistry is because of the result of my National Career Assessment Examination when I was in high school that shows one of my possible profession is a forensic analyst. What makes your study of PUP BS Chemistry course special? Our professors make my study of PUP BS Chemistry course special because I consider them as the best instructor that guides us academically. They always promote academic excellence. What is your thesis all about? Why did you chose to study about it?

Our thesis is about the synthesis and characterization of zeolite from rice husk ash with forensic application. We decided to choose this because it is one of my interest and doing what you love gives you courage to continue even if it is hard. Will your study have impact to the Philippine Scientific Community? Impact on General Public/Wellbeing? Yes. The purpose of our study is to optimize the use of rice husk because it is considered as an agricultural waste. Also, helping farmers to have an extra income when rice husk is needed for the mass production of rice husk derived zeolite.

Do you have recommendations for students who will do their thesis? I recommend to choose a topic that they are interested in because it helps a lot. Also, never waste time. It is the most essential thing when doing a thesis. How is your Internship/OJT experience (state name of company and location) ? What did you learn? My internship at Philmed Laboratories Inc. in Marikina City was a good experience. They assign me at quality control and guide me on how to perform different laboratory test they do on different kinds of medicine. Being an intern, I gain enough experience on the actual field. I learned lot of things on laboratory work. Performing laboratory work must need the full understanding on the basic principles of chemistry to ensure the effectiveness of it and to avoid any harm cause by negligence. What career path do you intent to take? After passing the board examination, I choose to be active in the field to test whether I gain enough skills needed to be a chemist because passing the board examination is not enough. Actual experience in the field will complete my study of chemistry.

How is it like to be with APCid-Andres Research Group? Being with APCid-Andres Research Group is challenging. This experience will help me to improve and develop my knowledge in the field of research. Who do you think you are and will be? I think after I pass the board examination and gain enough experience I will pursue my biggest dream and it is to become an astronaut. When I was in grade school someone told that to become an astronaut you must be a scientist.

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ANNOUNCEMENT BS CHEMISTRY 4-2 THESIS DEFENSE & POSTER PRESENTATIONS Theme: Towards PUP green chemistry and sustainability Research Adviser: Dr. Abigail P. Cid-Andres

Kenneth E. Libunao Luisa E. Marco Prince Adriane C. Umali Synthesis and characterization of zeolite from rice husk ash for forensic applications

Angelo Louis G. Cuenza Anjorien A. Jallorina Rafael P. Tanes Fungal Endo-Chitinase: Production, purification and activity assay

Co-Adviser:C.J. Cambiador, MSChem Cand.

Co-Adviser: C.J. Cambiador, MSChem Cand.

Francesca Louis E. Del Rosario Renjo D. Mayote Shekinah Mae B. Reyes Evaluation of the chemical composition of papaya fruit and leaves for medical purposes

Jean Allyne M. Manalusan Miguel D. Mansilungan Angelica Irish P. Matira Pearly Anne D. Owog Owog Gene profiling and pathway of maternal and fetal cells of GSE27272 tobacco smokers: Generation of a tutorial material and an application analysis

Co-Adviser: J.M. Felicita, MSChem Cand.

BIO-ORGANIC STUDIES

Co-Adviser: Leana Rich Herrera, PhD Bio Cand.

2018

3/13&15 3/21 Poster Defense

Wed/Thurs Wed

Time: 8:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 16:00 Defense Venue: CS Thesis Room 5F S Wing Poster Venue: Ground Floor Lobby PUP Main Campus

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ANNOUNCEMENT BS CHEMISTRY 4-2 THESIS DEFENSE & POSTER PRESENTATIONS Theme: Towards PUP green chemistry and sustainability Research Adviser: Dr. Abigail P. Cid-Andres

Doreen Angela R. Ramos Jenevie L. Tallud Method Validation for Total Iron Quantification in Iron Ore by KBH4 Reductant. External Adviser: D. Apodaca, Ph.D.

Giles M. Dela Cruz Lyle Shabbe G. Dichoso Jose Carlos Taroy Development of a spectrophotometric method for gold quantification via nanosynthesis Co-Adviser: C.J. Cambiador, MSChem Cand.

Jhaira Acosta Brett Andrei D. Martin Jessica T. Sanchez Optimization of iron uptake of RC 152 through soil fortification Co-Adviser: L.T. Enerva, Ph.D.

INSTRUMENTS & METHODS

2018

3/13&15 3/21 Poster Defense

Wed/Thurs Wed

Gabrielle A. Maranga Pamela Ruth G. Mateo Jason A. Nabo Development of a magnetite-carbon nanocomposite as an oxygen gas sensor Co-Adviser: C.J. Cambiador, MSChem Cand.

Time: 8:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 16:00 Defense Venue: CS Thesis Room 5F S Wing Poster Venue: Ground Floor Lobby PUP Main Campus

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The Cid-Andres Research Group is grateful to:

Some of the Students are scholars of:

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