Scientist Profile

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Delia C. Ontengco

Expertise: Biological Sciences, Medical Microbiology

Affiliation

Professorand Microbiology Laboratory Consultant, UST Graduate School, Espana, Manila

Association

    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Regular Member

Award

    • Outstanding projects, Job Recognition Program 2004, Medical Affairs Division, United Laboratories,Inc.

Research

    • Extended-spectrum B-Iactamase -(ESBL-) producing Escherichia coli and K/ebsiella pneumoniae in selected Metro Manila Hospitals (2000-2004) [Completed]
    • The potential of sulbactam for screening of ESBLs in E. coli and K. pneumoniae [Completed]
    • The bioactivity of Philippine Psidium guajava leaf essential oil against Streptococcus spp and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. [Completed]
    • Preliminary report on the antituberculosis activity of extra virgin coconut oil [Completed]
    • Philippine patchouli essential oil: its characterization and antimicrobial activity (submitted to J Herbs, Spices, & Medicinal Plants) [Completed]
    • Metallobeta-Iactamases in Philippine isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Medical Affairs Division,United Laboratories, Inc. [On-going]
    • Methicillin-resistance of coagulase-negative staphylococci among local hospital isolates. Medical Affairs Division, United Laboratories, Inc. [On-going]

Papers Presented

    • Methicillin-resistance of Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates, 33rd Annual Convention of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Heritage Hotel
    • Prevalence of oxacillin-resistant coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (ORCNS) in wound specimens at the Philippine Orthopedic Hospital (December 2003-February 2004), 33rd Annual Convention of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Heritage Hotel, Manila
    • Preliminary report on the in vitro antituberculosis activity of extra virgin coconut oil, 9th Annual Convention of the Natural Products Society of the Philippines, NISMED-UP
    • Laboratory Diagnosis of Mycoses , PSM Visayas Annual Meeting and Regional Scientific Convention, Punta Villa, Arevalo, Iloilo City
    • The deadly dou lurking within Staphylococcus aureus, PAMET-USA Biennial National Convention, Hilton Post Oak, Houston, Texas

Education

    • Universityof Sto. Tomas Graduate School, Manila, PhD. in Biological Science, 1996

Publication

    • Ontengco, D.C., Baltazar, L.A., Santiago, R.S., Matias, R.R., Isaac, C.A., Tuazon, A.O., (2004) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from Filipino patients (1999-2003)
    • Philippine Journal of Microbiology and lnfectious Disease
    • Ontengco,D.C. ,Capal, T.V.,Melo, C.L., L.A Dayap, (2004) Food flavors as potential preservative systems
    • Acta Manilana
    • Lopez, N., Ontengco, D.C., Ysrael, M. , (2004) The anti-MRSA activity of the crude extract of Ipomoea muricata
    • Acta Manilana
    • Ontengco, D.C. , (2007 N-2008 O) Microbiological evaluation of buko juice in different preparations
    • Coconuts Today Volume 22
    • Ontengco, D.C., Ortiz, S.M, (2009) Treatment Outcomes of Pulmonary TB Patients Enrolled at the UNILAB-DOTS Center 2004-2007
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1
    • Ontengco, D.C., Clado, J.M, (2009) Multidrug-resistant ESBLS in Common Clinical Isolates: First Documentation of BLA(CTX-M) Genotype in the Philippines
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1

Trainings

    • Advanced Didactic and Laboratory Training for Global Health, 2009 Jl 20-Ag 7, University of Washington State Dept. of Health, Seattle, W.A.
    • PSM Visayas Annual Meeting and Regional Scientific Convention, Punta Villa, Arevalo, Iloilo City
    • PAMET-USA Biennial National Convention, 2008 Ag 27-, Hilton Post Oak, Houston, Texas
    • 9th Annual Convention of the Natural Products Society of the Philippines, NISMED-UP
    • 33rd Annual Convention of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Heritage Hotel, Manila