Salvador Eugenio C. Caoli
Field of award: Molecular Biology and Microtechnology
Year awarded: 2013
Division: Biological Sciences
In recognition of his outstanding research on the B-cell epitope prediction for anti-peptide antibody-mediated immunity, a key bioinformatics approach for enabling translational science by facilitating and expediting the development of biomedical applications, notably novel vaccines and diagnostic tools, on the basis of increasingly available biomolecular data such as nucleic acid sequences and protein structures. His published works has served in developing and clarifying the theoretical foundations in his field, thereby providing the research community with more efficient and powerful computational means towards biomedical applications, specifically on synthetic peptide-based vaccines to circumvent the logistical and economic challenges posed by conventional vaccines especially in tropical regions of the world such as the Philippines.
Current Position: Associate Professor
Office Address: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of the Philippines Manila
Education: PhD (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology), Uniiversity of the Philippines, Diliman 2010; D (Medicine), University of the Philippines Manila 1998; BS (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology), University of the Philippines Diliman 1993