MACABEO, Allan Patrick G.

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests


  • Doctor of Natural Sciences (Magna cum Laude), Universität Regensburg – Germany, 2011
  • Master of Science in Chemistry (Magna cum Laude), University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1999
  • Natural products-driven drug discovery of thirty novel/new biologically active agents from Philippine medicinal plants and saprobic/endophytic fungi with antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-cholinesterase, anti-glucosidase, anti-lipase, anti-tyrosinase, and cytotoxic activities.
  • Library synthesis of Michael acceptor system-containing compounds with profound cytotoxic, anti-infective and anti-cyclooxygenase activities.
  • Synthetic application of furan-derived cyclopropanes as intermediates in constructing complex g-butyrolactone natural products.

  • Isolation and total synthesis of complex natural products
  • Furans and cyclopropanes in organic synthesis
  • Synthetic methodology development and diversity-oriented synthesis (DOS)
  • Asymmetric catalysis and sp3 C-H activation
  • Medicinal Chemistry and computer-assisted drug discovery

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Graduate Level

  • Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • Organic Synthesis

Undergraduate Level

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Fellow
  • 2017 UST Dangal Hall of Fame Awardee
  • 2015 Outstanding Young Scientist of the Philippines (Organic Chemistry) (NAST Philippines)
  • 2015 The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Award for Young Scientists (Organic Chemistry) (NAST Philippines)
  • ASEAN Young Scientist and Technologist Award (AYSTA), First Runner-Up, 2014 (ASEAN)
  • Merck Young Scientist Award in the Health Sciences, 2013 (Merck Inc.)
  • NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists, 2013 (NAST Philippines)
  • Coordinator – UST College of Science International Relations Committee
  • Editorial Board Member – Pharmacognosy Research (MedKnow Pub), Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development (PJHRD) (UP Manila)
  • Reviewer — Journal of Natural Products (American Chemical Society); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (American Chemical Society); Journal of Ethnopharmacology (Elsevier); Studies in Natural Products Chemistry (Elsevier); Phytochemistry Letters (Elsevier); European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (Elsevier); Current Organic Chemistry (Bentham Science); Current Organic Synthesis (Bentham Science); Letters in Drug Discovery and Design Chemistry (Bentham Science); Natural Products Research (Taylor and Francis) Spectroscopy Letters (Taylor and Francis); Records of Natural Products (ACG)
  • Project Leader – Research studies funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, International Foundation for Science (2 projects), Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (4 projects) and National Academy of Science and Technology for Outstanding Achievements in Science (2 projects)

Selected Publications

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