Dr. Annabelle Vuelban Briones from Balingasag, Misamis Oriental has made it to the 2021 Asian Scientist 100. Dr. Briones 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.

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In her caption, 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.

Briones finished Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in Xavier University in 1977 and completed her Master of Science in Chemistry at University Sto. Tomas in 1993. She is currently the Director of the Industrial Technology Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ITDI).

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