ask theory, medicinal chemistry, mark john mandigma

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 60: Gamot Mula Sa Hangin: Posible Nga Ba?

This episode features Mark John Mandigma, an aspiring research scientist in the field of synthetic method development and drug discovery. He is currently on a research exchange program (Elite Network of Bavaria/Swiss European Mobility Program) at Universität Zürich, Switzerland.
We talked about the most remarkable thing he learned as a chemist, the chemical processes involved in his research, using gas to discover new types of medicine, his most recent research project, the story of erythromycin, and more.

How to contact Mark:

  • LinkedIn: Mark John Mandigma
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Listen to Ask Theory Episode 60 here:

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