UPV prof named NAST Outstanding Young Scientist
Dr. Rex Ferdinand M. Traifalgar of UP Visayas was named by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) as recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Young Scientist Award in the field of fisheries science.
A former University Research Associate and now a faculty member of the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), Traifalgar is an alumnus of UPV. He earned his BS Fisheries (major in Inland Fisheries, 1995) and his Master of Science in Fisheries (major in Aquacullture, 2006) from CFOS. In 2009, he acquired his PhD in Fisheries Science (Laboratory of Aquatic Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry) from The United Graduate School of Agriculture Sciences, Kagoshima University, Japan.
His field of specialization is on nutritional immunology while his research interests are on nutrient interactions and health, nutrigenomics, and metabolics.
On July 9, 2015, Traifalgar will receive his plaque of recognition and cash prize during the awarding ceremony at the Manila Hotel. In addition he will also be given a research grant by the Department of Science and Technology upon the approval of a submitted research project proposal.
NAST values the invaluable contributions of Filipino scientists to advancement science and technology in the country. It gives out the following awards during its Annual Scientific Meeting: Outstanding Young Scientists (OYS), The World Academy of Sciences for Developing Countries (TWAS) Prize for Young Scientists in the Philippines, NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists, NAST Environmental Science Award, NAST-LELEDFI Award for Outstanding Research in Tropical Medicine, Outstanding Scientific Papers, Outstanding Books, and Outstanding Monographs.
By: Lyncen M. Fernandez