Minerva Fatimae H. Ventolero

Field of Study / Research: PhD Biomedical Sciences

Program: Fulbright - Philippine Program - Students


Philippine Affiliation: National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Quezon City

U.S. Affiliation: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Research Involvement
FISHCODES: DNA Barcoding Services in support the development and implementation of fisheries management plans (2015 – present)

FISHTRACE: Monitoring and identification of commercial fishery products for export using DNA Barcoding (Department of Agriculture – Biotechnology Program Funding code: DABIOTECH-R1604) (2016 – 2018)

Regional SEAFDEC-led Joint Tuna Research Studies entitled: “Joint Program on Tuna Research in Sulu and Sulawesi Seas (SSS) and Neritic Tuna Stock Assessment in the Southeast Asia” (2017)
Educational Attainment
Master of Science major in Biological Sciences (2010 – 2013)
University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (2004 – 2008)
University of Santo Tomas, Manila
Minerva Fatimae H. Ventolero, Evelyn C. Ame, Billy Joel N. Catacuta and Mudjekeewis D. Santos. 2014. Taxonomic identification of “Ludong” fish from Cagayan River (Philippines). Philippine Science Letters. 7(1): 45-54

Maralit BA, Aguila RD, Ventolero MFH, Perez SKL, Willette DM, Santos MD (2013) Detection of mislabeled commercial fishery by-products in the Philippines using Barcodes and its implication to food traceability and safety. Food Control 33: 119-125.
National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST Phl) – Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards for 2016 (2016)
“Taxonomic identification of “Ludong” fish from Cagayan River (Philippines). (2014). Philippine Science Letters. 7(1): 45-54.”

AFMA Best R & D Paper: Silver Award (DA – BAR) (2011)
“Detection of Mislabeled Commercial Fishery Products in the Philippines using DNA Barcodes and its Implications to Food Traceability and Safety”