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Virginia L. Barraquio

Expertise: Agriculture , Food Science, Dairy Technology , Animal/Food Sciences, Microbiology

Affiliation

Professor, Dairy Training and Research Institute, Animal and Dairy Sciences Cluster, College of Agriculture, UPLB, College, Laguna

Association

    • Phi Sigma Honor Society, Member
    • Society for the Advancement of Research, Member
    • Philippine Society for Microbiology, Secretary
    • Philippine Society for Microbiology, Corresponding Secretary
    • Philippine Society of Animal Science, Treasurer
    • Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology, Member
    • American Dairy Science Association, Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), Regular Member
    • Philippine Academy of Microbiology, Secretary
    • Philippine Academy of Microbiology, Member, Accreditation Board
    • Philippine Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria, Inc., Vice-President

Employment

    • Dairy Training & Research Institute (DTRI) Univ. of the Phil. at Los Banos, Research Assistant I, 1971 - 1975
    • Dairy Training & Research Institute (DTRI) Univ. of the Phil. at Los- , Research Assistant III, 1975 - 1977
    • Dairy Training & Research Institute (DTRI) Univ. of the Phil. at Los Banos, Research Associate I & Head, Microbiology Section
    • Dairy Training & Research Institute (DTRI) Univ. of the Phil. at Los Banos , Instructor II & Head, Microbiology Section, 1980 - 1982
    • Institute of Animal Science (UPLB) , Senior Lecturer, 1980 - 1985
    • DTRI-CA, UPLB, · Instructor IV & Leader, Microbiology Section , 1982 - 1984
    • DTRI-CA, UPLB , Instructor V, 1985 - 1990
    • DTRI-CA, UPLB, Teaching Assistant, 1986 Ja-Ap - 1987 S-D
    • DTRI-CA, UPLB , Assistant Prof. III, 1991 Ja-Je
    • DTRI-CA, UPLB , Assistant Prof. IV, 1991 Jl - 1995 O
    • Microbiology Section, Head, 1991 F - 1993 Mr
    • DTRI-CA, University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB), Instructor IV & Leader, Microbiology Section, 1982 - 1984

Award

    • Jorge Bocobo Professorial Chair Award, System Wide Chair, 2004 N 13
    • The 2003 International Publication Award by UP President Francisco Nemenzo, UP Diliman, 2004 Mr 17
    • Carnation Philippines Best Paper Award on Dairy Production and Manufacturing, 17th Annual Convention of the Philippine Society of Animal Science, 1980 N 21-22
    • UPLB Diamond Jubilee Faculty Grant, , N 1984 N - 1985 O
    • Certificate of Recognition for the Most Outstanding Achievement, IAS, UPLB, 1994
    • Diplomate, Philippine Academy of Microbiology, 26th Annual Convention of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, 1997 My
    • Third Prize, Inter-lab Quiz Contest, , 1998 Ag 26
    • Professorial Chair for Associate Professor in Dairy Technology, SEARCA , 1998 Jl 1-1999 Je 30
    • Development Fund Faculty Grant , Dairy Science , 1999 Jl 1 -2000 Je 30
    • Second Prize, Inter-lab Quiz Contest, , 2008 F
    • 2001 International Publication Award, UP President Francisco Nemenzo, 2002 Mr 13
    • 2002 Outstanding Microbiologist, Development Academy of the Philippines, Tagaytay City, 2002 My 9
    • Fellow, Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM), 32nd Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc., 2003 My 15
    • Jorge Bocobo Professorial Chair (Systemwide Chair) , , 2003 Jl 1 - 2004 Je 30
    • 2003 International Publication Award, UP President Francisco Nemenzo, 2004 Mr 17
    • International Publication Award, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, 2006
    • Listee, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 10th Anniversary Edition 2008-2009, Marquis Who's Who, New Providence, New Jersey, 2008-2009
    • Listee, Top 100 Scientists 2008, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England , 2008 Ap
    • Listee, IBC Foremost Scientists of the World , International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2008
    • Certificate of Appreciation as Director of the Dairy Training and Research Institute from 1998-2004, Animal and Dairy Sciences Cluster, College of Agriculture, UP Los Baños, October 3, 2014

Research

    • Towards the development of bioremediation inoculants for dye decolorization/degradation [On-going]
    • Phenotypic and genotypic identification of probiotic dairy products [Completed]
    • Selective enumeration, Isolation and identification of lactic acid and probiotic bacteria from locally available [Completed]
    • Development of a probiotic white soft cheese [Completed]
    • Brined indigenous cheese of the Philippines (Chapter in the book brined cheeses manual of society of dairy technology) [On-going]
    • Quality Milk Production: Standards and model of the Philippine Dairy Industry [On-going]
    • Development of local lactic acid bacterial inoculant and its utilization in silage [On-going]
    • Effects of direct feeding of a probiotic feed additive on fecal odor and compost quality of manure and productivity of dairy animals [On-going]
    • Factors Affecting the acceptance of DTRI technology: the case of white soft cheese (kesong puti) industry of Lumban,Laguna [Completed]
    • Selected biogenic amines in commercially available fermented sausages in Laguna and Metro Manila [Completed]
    • Factors affecting the acceptance of DTRI Technology: the case of the pastillas de leche (carmilado) industry in Masbate [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • The Role of Microorganisms in Environmental Rehabilitation , NAST-Hugh Greenwood Environmental Science Award (posthumous) to Dr. Wilfredo L. Barraquio, Traders' Hotel, Metro Manila, Philippines
    • Development of New Probiotic Dairy Products from Locally Isolated Probiotic Bacteria, 5th Asia-Pacific Biotechnology Congress and 351h Annual Convention of the Philippine Society for Microbiology (PSM), Inc., Bohol Tropics, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
    • Industrial Production and Applications of Lactic Acid Bacteria, 41st Annual Conference of the Philippine Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria (PSLAB), Inc. and the 1st Scientific Conference of the Phi Delta Honor Society of Science, Sabin Resort Hotel, Bantigue, Ormoc City, Leyte
    • Philippine Indigenous Dairy Products as Potential Carrier Foods for Probiotic Bacteria, 5th Annual Conference of the Phil. Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria (PSLAB), Inc., Yakult Main Office, Ermita, Manila
    • Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) Isolated from Raw Milk and "Kesong puti" (white soft cheese), 34th Annual Convention of the PSAS, PICC, Manila
    • Probiotics in the Dairy Industry, The Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc., Visayas Chapter 10th Annual Meeting and Regional Cnvention, Four Seasons Hotel, Iloilo City
    • Make your Own Yoghurt and Probiotic White Soft Cheese, 11th Annual meeting and Regional Scientific Convention of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc., Visayas Regional Chapter, Cebu Hiliday Plaza Hotel, Cebu City
    • Development of a Probiotic Wite Soft Cheese, 33rd Annual Convention and scientific meeting of the Philippine Scociety for Microbiology, Inc., Heritage Hotel, Pasay City
    • Characteristics of Lactic Acid and Probiotic Bacteria from Fermented and Probiotic Dairy Products and Potential of Local Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) as Silage Inoculant, 32nd Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc., Venus Parkview Hotel, Baguio City
    • Dairy Microbial Diversity: The Good, The Bad and The Ordinary, Microbial Diversity Lecture Series, Museum of Natural History, UPLB, College, Laguna
    • Biotechnology, Applications and Prospects of Lactic Acid and Probiotic Bacteria, Jorge Bocobo Professorial (Systemwide) Chair Lecture in Dairy Technology, DTRI Auditorium, UPLB, College, Laguna
    • Biotechnology, Applications and Prospects of Lactic Acid and Probiotic Bacteria , 2nd Annual Conference on Lactic Acid Bacteria, Convention Center, Leyte State University, ViSCA, Baybay, Leyte
    • Phenotypic and Genetic Characteristics of Probiotic Bacteria from Locally Available Probiotic Dairy Products , 3rd Annual Conference on Lactic Acid Bacteria, Leyte State University, Visca, Baybay, Leyte
    • Applications of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) in Dairy Processing, 3rd Annual Conference on Lactic Acid Bacteria, Leyte State University, Visca, Baybay, Leyte
    • Economic Analysis of Quality milk Production in Luzon, 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting and Convention of the Philippine Society of Animal Science, Heritage Hotel, Pasay City
    • Dye Degrading Bacteria in Monoculture and Consortia, E.P. International Symposium in Microbial Ecology ISME Asia
    • Food Safety, Seminar-Workshop on "Microbial Process and Food Safety" of the Phil. Society for Microbiology Mindanao Chapter, University of Immaculate Conception, Davao City

Education

    • University of the Philippines, College of Agriculture , Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, B.S. Agriculture, 1970
    • University of the Philippines (Graduate School) , Los Baños , Laguna, Philippines, M.S. Animal Science (Dairy Technology), 1975
    • Macdonald College, McGill University , Quebec, Canada, Ph.D. in Food Science, 1990

Publication

    • Barraquio, V.L., () Indigenous brined cheese of the Philippines
    • In: Brined Cheeses (A.Y. Tamime ed.) Oxford: Blackwell Publishing
    • Lapiz, E.S., Resubal, L.E., Emata, O.C., Barraquio, V.L., Collado, E.R., (1987) Dairy starter and acceptability/keeping quality of butter
    • Philippine Journal Veterinary Animal Science Volume 13, No. 1
    • Trung, L.T., Palo, L.P., Atega, T.A., et.al., (1985) Evaluation of poultry manure as feeds and residual effects of rice straw/poultry manure feeding
    • Philippine Journal Veterinary Animal Science Volume 12, No. 3-4
    • Barraquio, V.L., (2004) Practical in home cheesemaking (Manual)
    • DTRI-CA, UPLB
    • Barraquio, V.L., (1998-2004) End of term report as DTRI director
    • The Dairy Churner(ISSN 0115-9712) Volume 5
    • Lerpido, V.C., Eala, L.C., Dulay, T.A., (1970) Carabao Milk VIII. Its shelf-life after pasteurization as affected by its raw quality
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 54, No. 3-4
    • Eala, L.C., Lerpido, V.C., Dulay, T.A., (1972) Some microbiological aspects of toned milk
    • Kalikasan, Philippine Journal of Biology Volume 1(1)
    • Lerpido-Barraquio, V.C. Arganosa, F.C., (1976) Soft cheese from rennin-like fungal metabolites
    • Philippine Agriculurist Volume 59(9-10)
    • Lerpido-Barraquio, V.C., Suga, K., Okumura, K., Ichikawa, K. , (1977) Kinetic studies on the production of single-cell protein from cellobiose
    • Philippine Agriculturist
    • Barraquio, V.L., Silverio, L.G., Revilleza, R.P., Fernandez, W.L., (1979) Whey for protein production
    • NSDB Technology Journal Volume 4(4)
    • Sawayama, S., Kawabata, A., Sanchez, P.C., Barraquio, V.L. , (1980) Preference for various kinds of milk in the Philippines
    • Journal of Agricultural Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture Volume 25(1):
    • Barraquio, V.L., Silverio, L.G., Revilleza, R.P., Fernandez, W.L., (1980) Whey utilization for single-cell protein production
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 63(2):
    • Barraquio, V.L., Cruz, L.L., et.al. , () Its acceptability and chemical quality as affected by type of starter culture used and length of ripening period
    • Philippime Journal of Veterinary and Animal Science Volume 6(I)
    • Belen, C.W.A., Barraquio, V.L., (1981) Fynbo Cheese II. Its acceptability as affected by salting period
    • Philippine Journal of Veterinary and Animal Science Volume 7(3-4)
    • Barraquio, V.L., L.G. Silverio, R.P. Revilleza, Fernandez, W.L. , (1981) Production of protein-rich animal feed supplement from cheese whey
    • Milchwissenschaft Volume 36, No. 4
    • Barraquio, V.L., Publico, C.B., Calisay, O.G., (1981) Keeping quality of yoghurt
    • Kalikasan, Philippine Journal of Biology Volume 10(1)
    • Barraquio, V.L., Catipon, L.G., Cruz, L.L., Abenir, E.E., (1981) Lacto-pudding: a formulated dairy dessert based on skimmilk
    • Philippine Journal of Nutrition Volume 34(4):
    • Barraquio, V.L., Reyes, C.A., Dulay, T.A., (1982) Fynbo Cheese III. Accelerated ripening using a higher level of starter
    • Australian Journal Dairy Technology Volume 37, No. 3
    • Barraquio, V.L., Maralit, C.S., Dulay, T.A., (1982) Fynbo Cheese IV. Its sensory qualities, total and soluble nitrogen contents at different ages
    • Australian Journal Dairy Technology Volume 37, No. 3
    • Miranda, L. DC., Barraquio, V.L., Calisay, O.G., Martin, O.C., (1982) Identification of Sta. Cruz soft cheese starter organism
    • Kalikasan, Philippine Journal of biology Volume 11(2-3)
    • Calisay, O.G., Barraquio, V.L., Velasco, N.B., (1983) Acceptability and keeping quality of laboratory pasteurized goat's milk
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 66, No. 1
    • Barraquio, V.L., Oliveros, M.C.R., (1984) Fynbo Cheese VI. Effects of lactic culture levels, salting methods and brining periods on cheese eye formation
    • Philippine Journal of Veterinary and Animal Science Volume 10(1-2)
    • Lapiz, E.S., Barraquio, V.L., Calisay, O.G., Dulay, T.A., (1984) Fynbo Cheese V. The effects of different methods of cheesemilk acidification, varying pressures and ripening periods on its eye formation
    • Australian Journal Dairy Technology Volume 39, No. 2
    • Lugod, G.C., Robles, A.Y., Barraquio, V.L. , (1985) Potential of fermented ammoniated whey for inducing voluntary intake of rice straw in weaned goats
    • Philippine Journal of Veteterinary and Aninmal Science Volume 12(1-2)
    • Barraquio, V.L., Fichtali, J., . Ng-Kwai-Hang, K.F., van de Voort, F.R., (1988) Acid coagulation of skimmilk powder by extrusion processing
    • Canadian Institute of Food Science Technology Journal Volume 21, No. 3
    • Barraquio, V.L. van de Voort, F.R., (1988) Milk and soy proteins :their status in review
    • Canadian Institute of Food Science Technology Volume 21, No. 5
    • Barraquio, V.L., van de Voort, F.R., (1991) Sodium caseinate produced directly from skim milk powder by extrusion processing: Physicochemical and functional properties
    • Journal Food Science Volume 56, No. 6
    • Barraquio, V.L., Maguyon, C.M. , (1993) Effects of Sta. Cruz starter bacterium (HBR), Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis and Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar. diacetilactis on the quality of soft cheese
    • Asia Life Sciences Volume 2, No. 1
    • Barraquio, V.L., Resubal, L.E., Bantoc, I.B.M. Almazan, E.N., (1994) Preservation of raw milk with lactoperoxidase/hydrogen peroxide/thiocyanate system, hydrogen peroxide system, and by refrigeration
    • Asia Life Sciences Volume 3, No. 1
    • Barraquio, V.L., Pacanot, P.A., et.al., (1995) Occurrence of food-borne pathogens in Laguna "kesong puti" and "pastillas de leche"
    • Philippine Journal Veterinary Animal Science Volume 21, No. 3-4
    • Barraquio, V.L., Saavedra, M.N., Almazan, E.N., (1996) Detection of escherichia, salmonella, shigella, yersinia and staphylococcus in "Kesong puti" from Sta. Cruz, Laguna
    • Philippine Journal Veterinary Animal Science Volume 22, No. 3-4
    • Barraquio, V.L., (1997) Kritiko. Teksbuk: Mikrobyolohiya ng Pagkain ni Priscilla C. Sanchez. Surian ng Agham sa Pagkain at Teknolohiya
    • Kolehiyo ng Pagsasaka, Universidad ng Pilipinas, Los Ba?os, College, Laguna
    • Barraquio, V.L., Villanueva, D.C., Almazan, E.N., (1997) Detection of escherichia, salmonella, shigella, staphylococcus and yersinia in "kesong puti" from Cavite province
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 80, No. 3-4
    • Barraquio, V.L. , (1998) Synthesis of Annotated Bibliography on Philippine Biodiversity : Dairy Technology, 1949-1997
    • In : Castillo, L.S. Annotated Bibliography on Philippine Biodiversity : Livestock and Poultry (Agrobiodiversity) 1949-1997. National Academy of Science and Technology
    • Bayot, A.N., Barraquio, V.L., Mabesa, R.C., (1999) The viability of Lactobacillus acidophilus in soft white cheese (kesong puti)
    • The Philippine Agricultural Scientist (formerly Philippine Agriculturist) Volume 82, No. 2
    • Barraquio, V.L., Militante, S.T., Gonzaga, J.O., Emata, O.C., (2001) Research Note: Fermented milk drink as starter adjunct in the manufacture of probiotic white soft cheese
    • The Philippine Agricultural Scientist (International Publication Award by UP President Francisco S. Nemenzo, March 13, 2002) Volume 84(4)
    • Kisworo, D., Barraquio, V.L., (2003) Lactic Acid bacteria (LAB) from raw milk and white soft cheese
    • The Philippine Agricultural Scientist (International Publication Award by UP President Francisco S. Nemenzo) Volume 86(1)
    • Barraquio, V.L., (2006) Indigenous brined cheese of the Philippines
    • Brined Cheeses. (A.Y. Tamime ed.), Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. (International Publication Award), University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City
    • Karna, B.K.L., Emata, O.C., Barraquio, V.L., (2007 Jl-D) Lactic acid and probiotic bacteria from fermented and probiotic dairy products
    • Science Diliman Volume 19(2)
    • Kisworo, D., Elegado, F.B., Barraquio, V.L., (2008) Research Note: Partial characterization of probiotic bacteria isolated from probiotic dairy products in the Philippines
    • The Philippine Journal of Science (accepted for publication in June 2008, in press)
    • Kisworo, D., Elegado, F.B., Barraquio, V.L., (2008) Improved Philippine indigenous dairy products with probiotic bacteria
    • The Philippine Agricultural Scientist (accepted for publication in April 2008, in press)
    • Kisworo, D., Elegado, F.B., Barraquio, V.L, (2008) Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of probiotic bacteria isolated from probiotic dairy products in the Philippines
    • Phil. J. Science
    • Kisworo, D., Elegado, F.B., Barraquio, V.L., (2008) Philippine indigenous dairy products improved with probiotic bacteria
    • The Phil. Agricultural Scientist

Trainings

    • International Postgraduate University Course in Microbiology & Biotechnology, 1975 - 1976, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
    • Dairy Technology Course, 1978 Ag-N, Denmark & Sweden
    • Modern Dairy Technology Course, 1995 Ja -F, Victoria, Australia