Noted scientist and Food Science and Nutrition professor Dr. Alonzo A. Gabriel received another accolade from the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) of the Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Gabriel was one of the three recipients of the 2016 International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers during the commendation ceremonies on December 1 at the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. He was honored for his outstanding researches in the field of Food Science and Technology.
Now on its 10th year, the award is given to young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing countries.
During the ceremonies, Gabriel delivered the lecture “Precision Food Processing: Establishment of Mathematical Models for Microbiological and Physicochemical Food Properties for Food Safety, Food Defense, and Food Quality.”
A professor at the College of Home Economics’ Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Gabriel is a recipient of numerous awards, among them the 2013 Outstanding Young Scientist Award (for the field of Microbiology and Hygiene) from the National Academy of Science and Technology; the TOYM 2013 (The Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines) for Food Science and Technology; the 2013 IUFoST (International Union of Food Science and Technology) Young Scientist Excellence Award, the 2014 Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World from the Junior Chamber International, the 2014 UP Scientific Productivity Award as UP Scientist III and the Department of Science and Technology’s Outstanding Research and Development Award for Applied Research (Julian A. Banzon Medal). — Bino Gamba, with reports from CHE