Dr. Michael Angelo Promentilla & Team Win Newton Prize PHL, £200-K Research Fund
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Inaugural Newton Prize Philippines 2019 in photographs:
By EDD K. USMAN
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MANILA POLO CLUB, Makati City (SDN) — Dr. Michael Angelo Promentilla and his team have won the Philippine edition of the Newton Prize 2019.
British Ambassador Daniel Pruce announced the winner of the research competition shortly before 5 p.m. today, January 28, here in Makati City, Metro Manila.
In the process, Promentilla’s team also won the £200,000, around Php30 million, funding for their pet research project, concerning study on collecting phosphorous from wastewater.
ONE Filipino team of scientists will emerge the best among his peers today, January 28, 2020, in the inaugural Newton Prize Philippines 2019 here in this posh exclusive enclave.
The winner to be known later in the afternoon will also get a £200,000 funding for research.
Here’s the event in photographs:
Here are the five finalist research studies vying for the 200,000 British pound research fund, not to say prestige, honor, and bragging rights, in no particular order:
- Low-cost Molecular Diagnostic Platform for Rapid Detection of Poultry Infectious Pathogens
- Using Genomics to Trace Salmonella Transmission and Anti-Microbial Resistance in Poultry & Swine Food Chains in Metropolitan Manila
- Water-Energy-Nutrient Nexus in the Cities of the Future
- ENSURE: Enhanced Surveillance for Control and Elimination of Malaria in the Philippines
- Tissue Engineering of Bronchi in Health and Sickness: Assessing the Effect of Matrix Stiffening on Cellular Changes in the Airways
The British Embassy Manila headed by Ambassador Daniel Pruce said 20 entries joined the Newton Prize Philippines; only five emerged finalists.
For the winning research the Newton Prize 2019 Philippines will be awarded to the “best research or innovation that promotes the economic development and social welfare of Newton partner countries, including the Philippines.”
More to come…