I. BASIC INFORMATION

Phoebe N. Calica

Educational Degree:

Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Sciences (Agricultural/Environmental Microbiolog(2017) – University of Queensland, Australia

Master of Science in Microbiology (Environmental Microbiology) (2011) -University of the Philippines, Diliman

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Cell Biology) (2004) – University of the Philippines, Mindanao

Academic Rank:

Contact Details: pncalica@addu.edu.ph

 

II. RESEARCH INVOLVEMENT

A. Research Conducted (Completed Research)

Researcher- PATABA Project

Duration: September-November 2017

Funding: University of Southeastern Philippines

Collaborating Institution/Organization: Brgy. Cogonon, New Bataan Farmers Cooperative, University of Southeastern Philippines

Research Design: Help farmers in Compostela Valley Province (extension project

 

Researcher– Pongamia Research Project

Duration: January 7, 2013-December 31, 2016

Funding: ARC Linkage Project LP120200562

Collaborating Institution/Organization: Centre for Integrative Legume Research, University of Queensland, Australia

Research Design: Pongamia potential as biofuel

 

Project Staff– Sago BIOTECH Research Program

Duration: 2009-2012

Funding: DOST

Collaborating Institution/Organization: University of the Philippines Mindanao

Research Design: PGPR as Biofertilizer

B. Other Engagement in Support of Research (Outside Academic Requirement)

 

C. History of Submission of Research Proposals (Do not include Completed Research)

“Application of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for the rapid and accurate detection of human leptospirosis in Davao City”

Category: Full-Blown

Recipient of Submitted Research Proposal: URC-ADDU

 

“Application of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for the rapid and accurate detection of human leptospirosis in Davao City”

Category: Capsule

Recipient of Submitted Research Proposal: DOST-PCHRD

 

“Microbes with bioremediation properties isolated from New Carmen, Tugbok, Davao City landfill”

Category:  Capsule

Recipient of Submitted Research Proposal: DOST-GIA

 

“Detection of plant diseases using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay”

Category: Capsule

Recipient of Submitted Research Proposal: DOST-GIA

 

III. TRAINING PERTINENT TO RESEARCH-RELATED OR ITS UTILIZATION TRAINING
(OTHER THAN DEGREE LEADING COURSE/S)

“Orientation on the Use of Scopus and ScienceDirect database and an Author Writeshop for Peer-Reviewed Journals”

Duration:  April 18, 2018

Venue/Location: Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City

Role in the Training: Participant

Scope of the Training: Local

 

“Training on Sustainable cum Mushroom Production and Bio-Organics Fertilizers”

Duration: November 10-12, 2017

Venue/Location: University of Southeastern Philippines (Mabini Unit)

Source of Support: PATABA Project

Role in the Training: Resource Person

Scope of the Training:  Local

 

IV. PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH-RELATED/ITS UTILIZATION CONFERENCE

“Mindanao Conference on Wetlands: Stepping up Awareness and Conservation of Wetlands”

Duration: March 14-15, 2018

Venue/Location: Palacio del Sur, Zamboanga City

Source of Support: URC-ADDU Travel Support

Role in the Conference: Plenary Speaker

Scope of the Conference: National

 

“2nd Graduate Research and Innovation Conference”

Duration: January 29, 2018

Venue/Location: Ateneo de Davao University

Source of Support: SAS

Role in the Conference: Moderator

Scope of the Conference:  Local

 

“17th Australia Nitrogen Fixation Conference”

Duration: September 29-October 2, 2014

Venue/Location: Adelaide, Australia

Source of Support: Nitrogen Fixation Funds, University of Queensland

Role in the Conference: Poster Presentor

Scope of the Conference: International

 

6th Asia-Pacific Biotechnology Congress and 40th Annual Symposium and Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc.”

Duration: May 10-14, 2011

Venue/Location: Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines

Source of Support: UP-Mindanao Travel Grant

Role in the Conference: Poster Presentor

Scope of the Conference: International

 

“6th Asia-Pacific Organization for Cell Biology International Congress”

Duration: February 25-28, 2011

Venue/Location: EDSA Shangri-La Manila, Philippines

Source of Support: UP-Mindanao Travel Grant

Role in the Conference: Poster Presentor

Scope of the Conference: International

 

“38th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting of The Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. (PSM)”

Duration: May 14-15, 2009

Venue/Location: Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila, Philippines

Role in the Conference: Poster Presentor

Scope of the Conference: International

 

“5th Asia-Pacific Biotech Congress and 35th Annual Convention of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. (PSM)”

Duration: May 10-13, 2006

Venue/Location: Bohol Tropics Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines

Role in the Conference: Participant

Scope of the Conference: International

 

“34th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting of The Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. (PSM)”

Duration: May 12-13, 2005

Venue/Location: Waterfront Hotel, Davao City, Philippines

Role in the Conference: Poster Presentor

Scope of the Conference: International

 V. PUBLICATION (JOURNAL, BOOK, MONOGRAPH, CONFERENCE PROCEEDING)

PUBLICATION: JOURNAL

 “Nodulation and Nitrogen Fixation of Pongamia pinnata

Name of Journal: Journal of Tropical Crop Science

Publisher: OJS (Open Access)

Year of publication: 2017

Place of Publication: Indonesia

Role in the Publication: Main Author

 

“Nodulation and symbiotic nitrogen fixation in the biofuel legume tree Pongamia pinnata

Name of Journal: ATLAS Journal of Biology

Publisher: Atlas Publishing, LP (www.atlas-publishing.org)

Year of publication: 2016

Place of Publication: USA

Role in the Publication: Main Author

 

Molecular profiling of different morphotypes under the genus Rynchophorus (Coleoptera: Curculioidae) in Central and Southern Philippines”

Name of Journal: Journal of Entomology and Nematology

Publisher: Academic Journals

Year of publication: 2014

Place of Publication: USA

Role in the Publication: Co-Author

 

“Characterization of potential plant growth- promoting rhizobacterial isolates from sago (Metroxylon sagu Rottb.) Palms”

Name of Journal: The Philippine Agricultural Scientist

Publisher: College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Year of publication: 2012

Place of Publication: Philippines

Role in the Publication: Main Author

 

“Comparative assessment of biological nitrogen fixation in Pongamia pinnata, a biofuel legume tree.”

Name of Journal: The Philippine Agricultural Scientist

Publisher: College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Year of publication: 2018

Place of Publication: Philippines

Role in the Publication: Main Author

 

“Effect of different growing media and plant spacing for the improved production of strawberry (Fragaria ananassa cultivar Chandler).”

Name of Journal: Philippine Journal of Science

Publisher: DOST

Year of publication: 2018

Place of Publication: Philippines

Role in the Publication: Corresponding Author

 

“Effect of Mesorhizobium ciceri and biochar on the growth, nodulation and antifungal activity against root pathogenic fungi in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)”

Name of Journal: The Philippine Agricultural Scientist

Publisher: College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Year of publication: 2018

Place of Publication: Philippines

Role in the Publication: Corresponding Author

 

“Identification, molecular characterization and expression of genes involved in the nodulation of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)”

Name of Journal: TBA (Ongoing)

Year of publication: 2018

Role in the Publication: Corresponding Author

 

PUBLICATION: CONFERENCE PROCEEDING

“Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agusan Marsh: The Complexity of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Wetlands”

Conference: Mindanao Conference on Wetlands: Stepping up

Awareness and Conservation of Wetlands

Date of Conference: March 14-15, 2018

Venue of Conference: Palacio del Sur, Zamboanga City

 

“Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation of Biofuel Legume Tree Pongamia pinnata”

Conference: 17th Australia Nitrogen Fixation Conference

Date of Conference: September 29-October 2, 2014

Venue of Conference: University of Adelaide, Australia

 

“Rhizobacteria from Metroxylon sagu Rottb with Plant Growth-Promoting Properties”

Conference: 6th Asia-Pacific Biotechnology Congress and 40th Annual Symposium and

Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc.

Date of Conference: May 10-14, 2011

Venue of Conference: Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines

 

“Molecular Characterization of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacterial Strains from Metroxylon sagu Rottb. (Sago) Palms”

Conference: 6th Asia-Pacific Organization for Cell Biology

International Congress

Date of Conference: February 25-28, 2011

 

“Morphological, Biochemical, and Molecular Characterization of Potential Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacterial Strains from Metroxylon sagu Rottb. (Sago) Palms”

Conference: 34th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting of

the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. (PSM)

Date of Conference: May 14-15, 2009

Venue of Conference: Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila, Philippines

 

“Fungi Associated with Metroxylon sagu Rottb. (Sago) Palms”

Conference: 34th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting of

the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. (PSM)

Date of Conference: May 12-13, 2005

Venue of Conference: Waterfront Hotel, Davao City, Philippines

 

VI. IP PROTECTION FOR RESEARCH
VII. OTHER FORMS OF UTILIZATION OF RESEARCH OUTPUT

Pongamia Biofuel Research (studied by our laboratory in UQ, Australia: Centre for Integrative Legume Research), (Pongamia biofuel was utilized as aviation fuel by Qantas Airlines)

 

Dissertation: Symbiotic nitrogen fixation of Pongamia pinnata, a biofuel legume tree, (Rhizobia and pongamia were used in the Bioremediation or rehabilitation of mining site in Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia)

 

VIII. FORMATION OF SCHOLARS

Mentor – “Antimicrobial Effect Of Tamarind (Tamarindus Indica) Pulp Extract Against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (Mrsa)”, (2nd sem, 2017-2018 to present),  Maxene Kyla Olaer

Panelist – “. In vitro evaluation of copper-based copper-based nanoparticles biosynthesized using calamansi”, (2nd sem, 2017-2018), Abasolo and Catague (undergrad thesis)

Panelist – “Assessment of human intestinal worm eggs found on the external surfaces of cockroaches”, (2nd sem, 2017-2018), Apoya (undergrad thesis)

Panelist – “Anthelhelminthic activity of pineapple peelings agains soil-transmitted helminths”, (2nd sem, 2017-2018), Castaneda (undergrad thesis)

Panelist – “Determining inhibition of foodborne disease causing bacteria using banana peel”, (2nd sem, 2017-2018), Lancara and Saavedra (undergrad thesis)

Panelist – “Antimicrobial activity of sea urchin gut methanolic extracts against foodborne pathogens”, (2nd sem, 2017-2018), Espanola, Fabiana and Quiros (undergrad thesis)

 

IX. AWARDS/RECOGNITION RECEIVED AS RESEARCHER

“A love match made in soils: the symbiotic interactions of Pongamia and rhizobia”

Award: 3MT® Competition (3-Minute Thesis) Over-all Winner and People’s Choice Winner

Award-Giving Body: University of Queensland

Period: Jun 26, 2015

 

X. OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION 

 

 

 

Submitted by:

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Phoebe N. Calica

Updated: May 18, 2018

Name of Department: Biology  Department 

Unit: Social Science

Unit: School of Arts and Sciences