In 2017, we awarded thirty grants for PhD Scholarships, Researcher Links and Institutional Links. Meet our awardees here.

Institutional links

Grantee Home institution UK partner Research topic
Edwin Alcantara University of the Philippines Los Banos University of Warwick Assessing chemical and genetic diversity of Philippine microbes for discovery of novel natural products with applications in medicine and agriculture
Mary Donnabelle Balela University of the Philippines Diliman Newcastle University Affordable electrolyser technology based on transition metal catalyst for energy storage
Eva Maria Cutiongco-dela Paz University of the Philippines Manila London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Unfolding the genomic diversity and origin of multi-drug resistant mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Philippines
Manuel Dayrit Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health Keele University Transforming primary healthcare in the Philippines: An innovative pilot postgraduate professional development program for primary physicians in the province of Northern Samar
Lessandro Garciano De La Salle University – Manila University College London PRISMH: Philippines' resilience of schools to multi-hazard
Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio  University of Cebu Centre for Environment Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), UK Marine spatial planning of aquaculture facilities in the Philippines: protecting biodiversity whilst maximising economic returns for local communities
Isabelo Rabuya University of San Carlos  University of Southampton Capacity in research and development embedded in case studies related to energy in the built environment and for rural electrification
Ma. Mercedes Rodrigo Ateneo de Manila University  University College London Jokes On-line to improve Literacy and Learning digital skills amongst Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds

PhD scholars (A-K)

PhD scholar Home institution Host institution / UK university Research topic
Jhud Aberilla University of the Philippines Diliman University of Manchester Sustainable options for micro-polygeneration systems in remote communities
Merell Billacura Mindanao State University Nottingham Trent University Impact of diet on gene dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes
Dave Buenavista Central Mindanao University Bangor University Ethnobotanical knowledge and nutraceutical potentials of indigenous plants utilised by the local communities of Mindanao, Philippines
Sheen Mclean Cabaneros University of Santo Tomas University of Sheffield Modelling of air pollution levels in the Philippines using artificial neural networks and stochastic simulation technique for accurate air quality forecasts
John Dale Dianala University of the Philippines Diliman University of Oxford Remote sensing and field investigations of the earthquake cycle
Justine Perry Domingo University of the Philippines Diliman University of Edinburgh Assessment of spatial and temporal variation in the sediment, nutrient and metal flux in mine-affected catchments
Luiza Galarion University of the Philippines Diliman University of Leeds Towards a renaissance in antibiotic discovery
Marciana Galambao Visayas State University Manchester Metropolitan University Population genetics and endosymbiont studies of the banana aphid, pentalonia nigronervosa coquerel in the Philippines
Rommel Gestuveo University of the Philippines Visayas University of Glasgow Interactions of Zika virus (ZIKV) with mosquito vector cells: investigating viral persistence and immune evasion

PhD scholars (L-Z)

PhD scholar Home institution Host institution / UK university Research topic
Francis Legario Iloilo Science and Technology University University of Stirling Investigating infectious bacterial diseases affecting farmed tilapia in the Philippines
Kevin Jace Miranda Adamson University University of Aberdeen Discovery of novel pharmaceuticals from marine and desert microorganisms
Patrick Simon Perillo Ateneo de Manila University University of Cambridge International corporate accountability for human rights and environmental violations
Jopeth Ramis Technological Institute of the Philippines University of Nottingham Development of Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille flow perfusion bioreactor for tissue engineering of trachea
Peter Paolo Rivera University of the Philippines Diliman University of East Anglia Sulfur cycling in harmful algae ('red tide' causative organism)

Researcher links workshop

Grant awardee Home institution UK partner Research topic
Andres Winston Oreta De La Salle University - Manila University of Huddersfield Localising strategies for making cities resilient to disasters
Maria Anita Mascarenas-Bautista Philippine Genome Center London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Genomics of infectious diseases