ask theory, pierangeli vital, food safety, microbiology

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 52: Safe Bang Kainin Ang Pagkaing “Wala Pang 5 Seconds” Sa Sahig?

This episode features Dr. Pierangeli Vital, an environmental microbiologist and one of the 2021 Outstanding Young Scientists recognized by the National Academy of Science and Technology.

We talked about pursuing environmental microbiology research, the best and worst parts of working in this field, popular myths and misconceptions about food safety in the Philippines, what the general public should know about food safety research, the impact of microbiology research on everyday life, and more.

How to contact Dr. Pierangeli:

  • Facebook: fb.com/brslupnsri
  • Website: https://nsri.upd.edu.ph
  • Email: brsl_nsri.upd@up.edu.ph

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 52 here:

(Full transcript to follow; watch this page for updates)


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Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.