ARAFILES, Kim Hazel V.

ARAFILES, Kim Hazel V.

Academic Qualifications

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biotechnology – Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology – Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology – University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines

Research Highlights

  • Microbial biotechnology
  • Bio-based production
  • Fermentation technology

 

Courses Handled

Professional Activities​

Courses Handled

   

Professional Activities

  • Curator, UST Collection of Microbial Strains (UST-CMS)
  • Overseas Member, American Society for Microbiology
  • Overseas Member, Society for Biotechnology Japan
  • Associate Member, National Research Council of the Philippines
  • Lifetime Member, Philippine Society for Microbiology

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Caguimbal NALE, Devanadera MKP, Bennett RM, Arafiles KHV, Watanabe K, Aki T, Dedeles GR (2019) Growth and fatty acid profiles of Halophytophthora vesicula and Salispina spinosa from Philippine mangrove leaves. Lett Appl Microbiol 69(3), 221-228. DOI:10.1111/lam.13199
  • Watanabe K, Arafiles KHV, Higashi R, Okamura Y, Tajima T, Matsumura Y, Nakashimada Y, Matsuyama K, Aki T (2018) Isolation of High Carotenoid-producing Aurantiochytrium sp. Mutants and Improvement of Astaxanthin Productivity Using Metabolic Information. J Oleo Sci 67(5), 571-578. DOI: 10.5650/jos.ess17230
  • Arafiles KHV, Iwasaka H, Eramoto Y, Okamura Y, Tajima T, Matsumura Y, Nakashimada Y, Aki T (2014) Value-added lipid production from brown seaweed biomass by two-stage fermentation using acetic acid bacterium and thraustochytrid. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 98, 9207-9216. DOI:10.1007/s00253-014-5980-4
  • Arafiles KHV, Alcantara JCO, Batoon JAL, Galura FS, Cordero PRF, Leaño EM, Dedeles GR. (2011) Cultural optimization of thraustochytrids for biomass and fatty acid production. Mycosphere 2(5), 521–531.

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