Friday, August 15, 2014

Alfredo Santos - Filipino National Scientist

Dr. Alfredo C. Santos - 114th Birth Anniversary today, 15 August 2014
  1. Recognized for having pioneered phytochemistry in the Philippine or his researches in the chemistry of natural products.
  2. Has done a lot of work in the isolation and elucidation of the phaeantharine and other alkaloids from Philippine medical plants.
  3. Served in various capacities at the UP for 45 years until retirement in 1965 as Dean of the College of Pharmacy.
  4. After UP stint, continued to do research at the UST Research Center and the National Institute of Science and Technology.
  5. Received Pres. Magsaysay's Distinguished Service Star in 1954 in recognition of his original experimental researches in numerous alkaloids isolated from Philippine medicinal plants.
  6. Recipient of the 1953 Outstanding Pharmacist Researcher of the Philippine Pharmaceutical Association
  7. Recipient of the 1973 PhilAAS Outstanding Scientist Award.
  8. BS in Pharmacy, University of the Philippines
  9. Doctorate in Pharmacy, University of Santo Tomas
  10. Doctorate in Philosophy, Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat Munster - 1929
  11. National Scientist Awardee in 1978
  12. Born on 15 August 1900 in Sto. Tomas, Pampanga and died on 11 April 1990.
Alfredo Santos - Filipino Chemist

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