Scientist Profile

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Annabelle V. Briones

Expertise: Chemical Sciences, Chemistry

Affiliation

Supervising Science Research Specialist, Chemical and Minerals Division, Industrial Technology Development Institute, DOST Compd., Bicutan, taguig, Metro Manila

Association

    • National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City, Regular Member
    • Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
    • Natural Products Society of the Philippines, Member
    • Japan Fellows Association, Member
    • Xavier University Alumni Association, Member

Employment

    • Industrial Technology Development Institute, Senior Science Research Specialist, 1993 - 2002
    • Industrial Technology Development Institute, Science Research Specialist II, 1989 - 1992
    • Industrial Technology Development Institute, Science Research Specialist I, 1982 - 1988

Award

    • Model Employee 2000 for Chemical and Mineral Division, ITDI, 2000
    • 1st Prize - National Invention Contest, Outstanding Creative Research (LIKHA Award), TAPI-DOST, 2002
    • RONPAKU Fellow-JSPS Ronpaku Dissertation PhD program, RONPAKU-JSPS, 2005

Research

    • Carrageenan as substitute for gelatin in capsule forming agent [Completed]
    • Agarose form Gracilaria species. [Completed]
    • Bench-scale studies of synephrine from calamansi waste [Completed]
    • Oligosaccharide from soya whey [Completed]
    • Pre-commercialization studies of carrageenan capsules [Completed]
    • Absorbable substance from carrageenan [Completed]
    • Development of packaging materials from carrageenan [Completed]
    • Tensile and tear strength of carrageenan film from Philippine eucheuma species [Completed]
    • Spray-dry method as alternative process in the recovery of carrageenan [Completed]
    • Pre-clinical trials of carrageenan sutures [On-going]
    • Utilization of carrageenan for the production of suppositories [Ongoing]

Papers Presented

    • ITDI R&D Activities on Seaweeds, National Seaweed Planning Workshop, SEAFDEC
    • Tensile and Tear Strength of Carrageenan Film from Pilippine Eucheuma Species, 4th Asia-Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference
    • Cloning and Partial Sequence Analysis of Asterosapa from Asturias Amarensia, 15th Philippine Chemistry Congress, Cebu City
    • Packaging Film from Carrageenan, 27th NAST Annual Scientific Meeting, Manila Hotel, Manila
    • Carrageenan capsule , Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
    • Seaweed Processing, San Jose, Mindoro Occidental
    • Carrageenan / Agar Processing, Investor's Forum, Odiongan, Romblon
    • Carrageenan-cocoa butter based suppositories for fever, Radio Clinic,DZME
    • Carrageenan film, Bago Yan Ah, DZMM

Education

    • Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City, B.S. Chemistry, 1981
    • University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, M.S. Chemistry, 1993
    • University of the Philippines, Los Baños , Laguna, Philippines, Ph.D. Biochemistry, 1999
    • University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, Ph.D. Molecular Biology (JSPS Scholarship), 2004-present

Publication

    • Briones, A. V., Ambal, W. O., Estrella, R. R., Pangilinan, R., De Vera, C. J., Pacis, R. L., Rodriguez, N., Villanueva, M. A. , (2004 Mr-Ap) Tensile and tear strength of carrageenan film from Philippine eucheuma species
    • Marine biotechnology (New York, N.Y.)
    • Briones, A.V., (2000) USP grade lambda-like carrageenan from Aalymenia drrilace May de Sainte Vincent
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 129(1)
    • Briones, A.V., (2000) Anti-blood coagulant property and hypotholentrolemic effect of carrageenan from Philippine species
    • Philippine Journal of Science
    • Briones, A.V., (1999) Sequence analysis of cDNAs encoding preciosoa of starfish Aterosapa
    • Developmental Genetics Volume 25
    • Briones, A.V., (1999 My) Cloning and partial sequence analysis of Asterosapa from Asturias amarensia
    • Book of Abstracts and Proceedings,15th Philippine Chemistry Congress, Cebu City
    • Briones, A.V., (1999 My) Carrageenan capsules, a substitute for gelatin capsules
    • Book of Abstracts and Proceedings, 15th Philippine Chemistry Congress, Cebu City
    • Briones, R.B., (2004) Packaging film from carageenan
    • Transaction of the National Academy of Science and Technology Volume 26, No. 1
    • Briones, A.V., (2002) Hard carrageenan capsules
    • IPO Gazette Volume 14(9)
    • Briones, A.V., (2002) Alternative method for the production of refined carrageenan
    • IPO Gazette Volume 4(12)
    • Briones, A.V., (2002) Anti-blood caogulant activity and hypocholesterolemic property of carrageenan from Philippine species
    • CAB Abstracts, Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
    • Briones, R.B., (2011 Jl 13-14) Microemulsified Hybrid Fuel from Jatroha and Coconut Oils
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 33, No. 1

Trainings

    • 7th Federation of ASEAN and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists Symposium, 2004, Federation of ASEAN and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists, Inc
    • Regional Health Technology Assessment Conference, 2005, Phil. Health Insurance Corp
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress, 2004, International Pharmaceutical Federation
    • Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering, 2003, DLSU and PICHE
    • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science General Exchange Program, 2003, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
    • International Marine Biotechnology Conference and 5th Asia-Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference, 2003, Japanese Society for Marine Biotechnology, Chiba, Japan
    • Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) Technical Seminars (2), 2001 & 2002, Industrial Technology Development Institute
    • Environmental Mnagement Concepts, 2001, Industrial Technology Development Institute
    • Conference on Science and Technology, 2001, Industrial Technology Development Institute
    • Convention for Natural Products Society of the Philippines, 2000, Natural Products Society of the Philippines
    • Annual Seaweed Planning Workshop, 2001, SEAFDEC
    • ITDI Technical Forum, 2000, Industrial Technology Development Institute
    • Workshop on Intellectual Property Protection of Locally Developed Technologies, 2000, Department of Science and Technology
    • Technologies for the Improvement of Pinatubo Affected Areas, 2000, Industrial Technology Development Institute
    • Symposium on Recent Developments in the Discovery of Locally Active Natural Poducts, 1999, Ateneo de Manila University
    • Learning Program of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), 1998, Civil Service Commission
    • Workshop Towards Strengthening the Information Promotion System of ITDI, 1998, Industrial Technology Development Institute
    • Demo on Windows 95, MS Word, MS Excel, 1998, Science and Technology Information Institute
    • Annual Convention of Natural products Society of the Philippines, 1997, Natural Products Society of the Philippines
    • UNESCO Subregional - Workshop on Natural products and Chemical Transformation, 1986 N 3-7, UNESCO
    • UNESCO Subregional Workshop on Isolation, Purificationof Compounds from Local Plants, 1986 O 13-17, Philippine Network for the Chemistry of Natural products and UNESCO
    • Short Course on Technical Report Writing, 1984, Speechpower, Manila
    • NIST-Technical Laboratory Training on Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 1982, National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), Manila