July 2016

Prof. Junie Billones, DOST Awardee for Outstanding Research and Development in Basic Research (Eduardo Quisumbing Medal)

The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) awards Prof. Junie Billones with the Eduardo A. Quisumbing Medal for 2016 Outstanding Research and Development Award for Basic Research. This is in recognition of his research computer-aided discovery of leads against druggable targets in mycobacterium tuberculosis. His research program attempts to discover a quicker and cost-effective way to treat tuberculosis which is highly prevalent in the Philippines.