Prof. Pia Marie S. Albano, Ph.D., received the Julian Banzon medal for winning the Applied Research category of the Outstanding Research and Development Award as part of the National Science and Technology Week celebration held at the World Trade Center in Pasay CIty.
Albano, a College of Science – Department of Biological Sciences academic staff and Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics cluster researcher from the Research Center for the Natural Sciences and Applied Sciences (RCNAS), won the award for her work titled “AI-enhanced cancer diagnostics using Fourier Transformed Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy.”
An alumna and academic staff of the UST Graduate School, Albano obtained her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biological Sciences from UST in 2014, through a sandwich program with the German Cancer Research Center. Previous works of hers include research in cancer genomics and biomarker discovery. She now joins her fellow College of Science academic staff and RCNAS researcher Prof. Mary Beth B. Maningas, Ph.D., as a recipient of the Julian Banzon medal.