MASANGKAY, Frederick R.

MASANGKAY, Frederick R.

Asst. Prof. Frederick R. Masangkay, RMT, MSMT, PhD, is a Research Center Fellow in the Environmental Health Research Center, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, and a Fellow Member of the Malaysian Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences. He was awarded his Doctoral Degree in Biomedical Science through the Outstanding International Student Scholarship of Walailak University, Thailand, in 2020. He has since produced more than 60 publications in ISI and Scopus-Indexed High-Impact Factor Journals, international book chapters, and local laboratory manuals. He pioneered the works on the natural contamination of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. in environmental aquatic biofilms, the in-situ model of growing aquatic biofilms with orientation and depth, and the first world report of the microscopic and molecular detection of Cryptosporidium hominis in a freshwater sponge. To date, his study on Cryptosporidium spp. in freshwater resources remains the most expansive at a national level. He is a reviewer for notable journals like Water Research (Impact Factor: 13.400), Water MDPI ((Impact Factor: 3.530), BMC Medicine (Impact Factor: 11.129), Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Impact Factor: 5.005), Journal of Water and Health (Impact Factor: 2.264), Journal of Blood Medicine (Cite Score: 2.960; SJR: 0.74), and Environmental Health Insights (Cite Score: 2.5). He is a regular member of the National Research Council of the Philippines and has also served as its En banc Technical Evaluator for water security research proposals. 

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Asst. Prof. Frederick R. Masangkay, PhD

Department of Medical Technology

frmasangkay@ust.edu.ph

 

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Science, Walailak University, Thailand, 2020
  • Master of Science in Medical Technology, Philippine Women’s University, Manila, Philippines, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, 2002

Certification

  • Harvard University Certification: The Health Effects of Climate Change, 2020
  • University of Geneva Certification: Water Resources Management and Policy, 2020

Research Highlights

  • Protozoan monitoring in water systems
  • Water quality analysis
  • Malaria Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis

Research Interests

  • Parasitic Protozoans
  • Molecular protozoology
  • Water quality assessment

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

   

Major Recognitions

  • 2023: 1st Place Poster Presentation (Undergraduate Category): Acanthamoeba cysts viability from three-years-old unpreserved environmental water samples in ambient temperature. International Conference of the Philippine Society of Parasitology in partnership with the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Biology: Defeating the NTDs by Achieving the SDGs.
  • 2023: 2nd Place Poster Presentation (Undergraduate Category): Waterborne Parasitic Protozoans in Filtered Water and Filter Sludge from Selected Households in Metro Manila. International Conference of the Philippine Society of Parasitology in partnership with the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Biology: Defeating the NTDs by Achieving the SDGs.
  • 2021: 3rd Place Visual Abstract Presentation (Professional Category): Molecular identification and genotyping of Acanthamoeba spp. in selected edible freshwater fishes in the Philippines, 14th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week Celebration, Health R & D in the New Normal: Moving Towards Universal Care
  • 2021: Peoples’ Choice Award (Professional Category): Molecular identification and genotyping of Acanthamoeba spp. in selected edible freshwater fishes in the Philippines, 14th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week Celebration, Health R & D in the New Normal: Moving Towards Universal Care
  • 2020: 1st Place Research Poster Presentation of University Research Project: Molecular identification and genotyping of Acanthamoeba spp. in selected edible freshwater fishes in the Philippines, 11th Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium (MMHRDC) Annual Scientific Conference 
  • 2019: Outstanding International Scholarship grant – Walailak University, Thailand

Professional Activities

  • Regular Member, National Research Council of the Philippines
  • Member, International Water Association (IWA) 
  • Member, Multi-Sector Governance Council Tondo Medical Center
  • Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MIMLS) 
  • Member, Philippine Society of Microbiology (PSM)
  • Member, Philippine Society of Parasitology (PSP)
  • Member, Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET)

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • ISI and Scopus-indexed (Impact factor: 39.194): Mahittikorn, A., Mala, W., Srisuphanunt, M., Masangkay, F.R., Kotepui, K.U., Wilairatana, P., Kotepui, M. (2022). Tumour necrosis factor-α as a prognostic biomarker of severe malaria: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Travel Medicine., taac053. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taac053
  • ISI and Scopus-indexed (Impact Factor: 20.441): Mahittikorn, A., Mala, W., Wilairatana, P., Siri, S., Masangkay, F.R., Kotepui, K.U., Kotepui, M. (2022). Prevalence, anti-malarial chemoprophylaxis and causes of deaths for severe imported malaria: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Travel Med Infect Dis., 49, 102408. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2022.102408.
  • ISI and Scopus-indexed (Impact Factor: 10.735): Masangkay, F.R., Milanez, G.D., Dionisio, J.D., Ormita, L.A.G.L., Alvarez, A.V., Karanis, P. (2022). Well water sources simultaneous contamination with Cryptosporidium and Acanthamoeba in East-Southeast Asia and Acanthamoeba spp. in biofilms in the Philippines. Sci Total Environ., 837, 155752. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155752
  • ISI and Scopus-Indexed (Impact factor: 10.735): Masangkay, F.R., Milanez, G.D., Tsiami, A., Somsak, V., Kotepui, M., Tangpong, J., Karanis, P. (2020). First report of Cryptosporidium hominis in a freshwater sponge. Sci Total Environ., 700, 134447. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134447
  • ISI and Scopus-Indexed (Impact factor: 9.988): Masangkay, F.R., Milanez, G.D., Tsiami, A., Hapan, F.Z., Somsak, V., Kotepui, M., Tangpong, J., Karanis, P. (2020). Waterborne protozoan pathogens in environmental aquatic biofilms: Implications for water quality assessment strategies. Environ Pollut., 259, 113903. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113903
  • ISI and Scopus-indexed (Impact Factor: 6.263): the Masangkay, F.R., Manconi, R., Milanez, G.D., Kotepui, M., Somsak, V., Tangpong, J., Karanis, P. (2022). Sponges (Porifera: Spongillida) as ecological indicators for parasitic protozoans Cryptosporidium and Giardia infective stages in freshwater ecosystems. Ecological Indicators, 139, 108895. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2022.108895
  • ISI and Scopus-Indexed (Impact factor: 5.893): Masangkay, F.R., Milanez, G.D., Somsak, V., Kotepui, M., Tangpong, J., Karanis, P. (2020). Multi-spatial contamination of environmental aquatic matrices with Cryptosporidium: a climate, health, and regulatory framework for the Philippines. Environ Sci Eur., 32, 121. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12302-020-00410-w
  • Scopus-Indexed (Impact Factor: 3.87): Ahmed, S.A., Kotepui, M., Masangkay, F.R., Milanez, G.D., Karanis, P. (2023). Gastrointestinal parasites in Africa: A review. Advances in Parasitology, 119; 1-64. ISBN: 978-0-323-98951-0; ISSN: 0065-308X. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.apar.2022.10.001
  • Scopus-Indexed (Impact Factor: 2.264): Padua, M., Masangkay, F.R., Aljenadro, G., Milanez, G.D. (2022). Detection of Acanthamoeba spp. in groundwater sources in a rural area in the Philippines. J Water Health., 21, 1. doi: 10.2166/wh.2023.258
  • ISI and Scopus-Indexed (Impact factor: 2.264): Mahmoudi, M.R., Zebardast, N., Masangkay, F.R., Karanis, P. (2021). Detection of potentially pathogenic free-living amoebae from the Caspian Sea and hospital ward dust of teaching hospitals in Guilan-Iran. J Water Health, jwh2021240. https://doi.org/10.2166/wh.2021.240

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