MANINGAS, Mary Beth B.

MANINGAS, Mary Beth B.

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Marine Biosciences, 2007
  • Master of Science, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science, Centro Escolar University – Manila, Philippines, 1990

Research Highlights

  • Developed a local cost-effective, on-site and rapid WSSV diagnostics kit for shrimp farmers
  • Utilized RNA interference (RNAi), a gene silencing technology, as a platform for WSSV therapeutics and gene functional characterization
  • Repurposes waste materials as immunostimulants, which heighten the shrimps’ immune response on upon infection
  • Works on the detection of shrimp diseases and was the first to discover the occurrence of Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND) in the Philippines

Research Interests

  • Cell Biology
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Fish and Shellfish Immunology/ Diversity
  • Seaweed Biodiversity

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

   

Major Recognitions

  • Recipient2016 Newton Fund for Leaders in Innovation Fellowship – Royal Academy of Engineering, London, United Kingdom.
  • Outstanding Research and Development Award for Applied Research (Julian A. Banzon Medal), National Academy of Science and Technology, 2015
  • 2015 Outstanding Scientific Paper Award, National Academy of Science and Technology
  • 1st Place Regional Innovations Contests and Exhibits (RICE) – Creative Research Category, Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City, Philippines, 2015.
  • Gawad San Alberto Magno for Best Invention, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2015.
  • International Publication Award, 2010-2012, University of Santo Tomas Office of the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation – Manila, Philippines, 2014.

Professional Activities

  • Vice-President – Philippine Society for Cell Biology (2014-2016)
  • International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, Animal DNA Viruses and Retroviruses, Nimaviridae (2015-2017)
  • Member, Commission on Higher Education – Technical Panel Committee for Marine Science Program (2015-2016)
  • Peer Reviewer- Fish and Shellfish Immunology, Molecular Biology Reports, Free radicals Biology and Medicine, Fisheries Science, Philippine Science Letters

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Alenton, R. R., Kondo, H., Hirono, I., Maningas, M. (2016). “Gene silencing of VP9 gene impairs WSSV infectivity on Macrobrachium rosenbergii.” Virus Research.
  • Dabu, I. M., Lim, J. J., Arabit, P. M. T., Orense, S. J. A. B., Tabardillo, J. A., Corre, V. L., & Maningas, M. B. B. (2015). The first record of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease in the Philippines. Aquaculture Research.
  • Bhassu, S., Maningas, M. B., & Othman, R. Y. (2015). Myostatin: A Potential Growth‐Regulating Gene in Giant River Prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 46(6), 624-634.
  • Nicolasora AD, Maralit BA, Caipang CMA, Santos MD, Calpe A, Maningas MBIB. (2014). Utilization of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) technology for detecting White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) and Vibrio spp. in Litopenaeus vannamei in selected sites in the Philippines. Philippine Science Letters, Vol. 7 (2): 309-316.
  • Maningas MBIB, Kondo H, Ikuo Hirono. Molecular mechanisms of the shrimp clotting system. Fish & Shellfish Immunology (2013), Fish & Shellfish Immunology; 34 (4): 968–972 .
  • Fagutao F, Maningas MBB, Kondo H, Aoki T, Hirono I. Transglutaminase regulates immune-related genes in shrimp. Fish and Shellfish Immunol 2012; 32 (5):711-15.

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