The Asian Scientist lauds Dr. Mario Jiz

Dr. Mario Antonio Jiz II of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) was named as one of the Asian Scientist 100 (AS100) by the Asian Scientist Magazine.

The Asian Scientist Magazine annually scans through top researchers, academics, and innovators in the Asia-Pacific region who have either made significant input in science or have been competitively selected to receive a national and/or international prize for their scientific research and leadership in the past year.

In June 2017, Dr. Jiz was recognized as an Outstanding Young Scientist for medical sciences by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) for his substantial contribution in schistosomiasis research and vaccine development. Dr. Jiz is one of only eight Filipinos who was named as one of the AS100.

The AS100 is dubbed by Asian Scientist Magazine founder and editor-in-chief Dr. Juliana Chan as a showcase of “the best of what Asia has to offer the scientific community at large.”

The Asian Scientist Magazine is an award-winning science and technology magazine based in Singapore that showcases research and development news stories from Asia. Through the AS100 listing, the Asian Scientist Magazine aims to highlight and advance the scientific efforts being done in Asia ultimately to motivate young scientists to strive for excellence.

This year marks the third consecutive year that the Asian Scientist Magazine released an AS100 list.

by Eunice Brito, [RITM Web Team]