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Ana Margarita Palma

Call for Proposals of DOST-PCIEERD for 2020

The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is ready to accept research and development (R&D)/science and technology (S&T) proposals for 2020.

This Call for Proposals is for specific priority areas identified in the Harmonized National R&D Agenda (HNRDA) 2017 – 2022.

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BIOTECH Oil and Fats Laboratory

This laboratory specializes in the extraction and analysis of oils. Under the supervision and expertise of Dr. Laura J. Pham, there are research on the composition and application of oils extracted from produce such as avocado, atropa, pili pulp, pili nut, malunggay, and other oil seeds. It caters to students, farmers, and stakeholders who need assistance in related studies under a Memorandum of Agreement with head unit.

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BIOTECH Feeds and Specialty Products Laboratory

This laboratory is dedicated in doing research on enzymatic extraction systems and protein enrichment of agri-industrial produce and wastes. It also handles the production and optimization of production parameters for the Protein-Enriched Copra Meal (PECM) and animal probiotics, both of which are valuable products tested and proven effective in animals such as swine, poultry, and aquaculture. Products can be sold by visiting the laboratory. Consequently, other research by interested parties can be accommodated through consultations and with appropriate Memorandum of Agreement.

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BIOTECH Food, Feeds, and Specialty Products Laboratory

This laboratory produces new, improved, and safe food, feeds, and specialty products through transformation of raw materials by biotechnological approaches. The research and development core projects under this deal with: (a) characterization of important microorganisms; (b) development and formulation of starter cultures; (c) production and functional ingredients for food, feeds, and cosmetic applications from agricultural and food processing wastes; (d) development of detection kits for food pathogens and mycotoxin; and (e) food fermentations using probiotic lactic acid bacteria and probiotic feeds.

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