With hearts full of gratitude and thanksgiving, the whole SRCB community sincerely expresses its Ignacian Marian Ritarian Congratulations to our dear alumna, Dr. Annabelle V. Briones, batch 1976-1977, for soaring the blue and white banner of her Alma Mater – St. Rita’s College of Balingasag high.
Dr. Annabelle Vuelban Briones has made it to the 2021 Asian Scientist 100 and is one of the eight Filipino scientists honored by the Asian Scientist Magazine this year. She joins the ranks of brilliant and accomplished scientists from China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Hong Kong SAR, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam in fields ranging from molecular imaging to quantum computing, who all made a difference amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Briones was awarded the 2020 Gregorio Y. Zara Award for Applied Science Research for designing a mosquito ovicidal/larvicidal trap system aimed at reducing the incidence of dengue fever.
Every year since 2016, Asian Scientist Magazine compiles a list of Asia’s most outstanding researchers. Now into its sixth edition, the Asian Scientist 100 list celebrates the success of the region’s best and brightest, highlighting their achievements across a range of scientific disciplines. To be acknowledged on this list, the honouree must have received a national or international prize in the preceding year for his or her research. Alternatively, he or she must have made a significant scientific discovery or provided leadership in academia or industry.