Two scientists of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) bagged awards during the 47th Scientific Seminar and Annual Convention of the Philippine Society of Animal Science (PSAS) held last October 20-22 at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City.
Dr. Edwin C. Atabay’s paper on “Production of Nuclear Transfer Buffalo Embryos Using oocytes from ovaries stored at low temperature” was adjudged “Best Paper in Animal Biotechnology”.
Dr. Lerma C. Ocampo, on the other hand, won the “Best Scientific Poster”. She based her poster from her study titled “Ultra Rapid Vitrification of Germinal Vesicle Stage Bovine Oocytes by the Cryoloop Method”.
Dr. Atabay and Dr. Ocampo are senior science research specialists of PCC.
The convention, with the theme “Refocusing Animal RD&E towards the Changing Needs of the Industry”, highlighted the presentation of scientific papers and posters of various scientists and researchers.
The scientific studies were classified in different disciplines such as: anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, biotechnology, diseases and diagnostics, medicine and surgery, nutrition, production and processing, and socio-economics. A total of 44 scientific papers and five technical posters were presented during the seminar-convention.
The annual PSAS convention gives due recognition to the important contributions of scientists and their researches in the advancement of the animal industry, thus benefitting animal raisers and other industry stakeholders.
The PCC delegation, composed of 12 researchers, was lead by Dr. Eucrofina P. Atabay, PCC supervising senior science research specialist and also a council member of PSAS.