Dr. Noel G. Sabino is MNH's curator for bacteria, yeasts and molds. He is currently an Associate Professor 7 at the Microbiology Division of the Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB. Sir Noel obtained his PhD in Environmental Science minor in Microbiology in 2016. He received his MS Microbiology minor in Soil Science (1995) and BS Biology major in Microbiology, cum laude, (1988) from UPLB.

He specializes in microbiology, soil science and microbial ecology while his research interests are in honeybees, lactic acid bacteria, bacterial diversity in bees, bee pathology; bee products and propolis.

He is a member of the following organizations:Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc., Gamma Sigma Delta – The Honor Society for Agriculture, Mycological Society of the Philippines, Inc., Philippine Network of Microbial Culture Collections, Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines, Philippine Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria, Inc., Beekeepers Network Foundation Philippines, Inc., Philippine Phycological Society, Inc. and the Biology Teachers’ Association.

Dr. Sabino received the prestigious Professor William L. Fernandez Award for Excellence in Teaching Microbiology, awarded by the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. in 2014. He was also certified as a Specialist Microbiologist by the Philippine Academy of Microbiology in 2000.

Selected Publications

  • AP Manalang, AD Montecillo, LMG Berdos, RAG Franco, EFM M Bosito, NG Sabino, MGQ Diaz, NB Lantican (2019) Draft Genome Sequence of Bacillus lehensis M136, Isolated from the Manleluag Hyperalkaline Spring in Pangasinan, Philippines. Microbiol Resour Announc 8(13): e00029-19
  • MFC Ilagan-Cruzada, ARR Rosana, AD Montecillo, NG Sabino, IF Dalmacio (2018) Complete Genome Sequence of Lactobacillus plantarum subsp. plantarum Strain LB1-2, Isolated from the Hindgut of European Honeybees, Apis mellifera L., from the Philippines. Genome Announc. 6(14): e00209-18
  • AD Montecillo, NG Sabino, AC Fajardo Jr., CR Cervancia, ZA Aborot, KMD Perdigon, NB Lantican (2014) Screening of lactic acid bacteria from Apis mellifera L. and Trigona spp. against Paenibacillus larvae (White) causing American foulbrood disease of honeybees. Philippine Entomologist 28(1):32-42
  • CR Cervancia, AC Fajardo, Jr., NG Sabino, RM Jamora, KI Consignado, BFC Flores (2013) Prevalence of American Foulbrood (AFB) Disease of Honeybee Apis mellifera (L.) in the Philippines and Its Pathogenicity to Apis cerana Fabricius. Philippine Entomologist 27(1):75-90.
  • ZM De Guzman, CR Cervancia, KGB Dimasuay, MM Tolentino, GB Abrera, MLC Cobar, AC Fajardo, Jr., NG Sabino, AC Manila-Fajardo, CP Feliciano (2011) Radiation inactivation of Paenibacillus larvae and sterilization of American Foul Brood (AFB) infected hives using Co-60 gamma rays. Applied Radiation and Isotopes 69(10):1374-9.
  • TM Espino, RM Aspiras, NG Sabino, E Parreño, RL Macasadia, MLF del Mundo (2007) Bacteria and toxin isolated from the dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense var. compressum and production of monoclonal antibodies and diagnostic kits to monitor red tide and toxic mussels. Research Output of the Fisheries Sector Program 2007. Bureau of Agricultural Research, Department of Agriculture, Philippines.
  • CLG Gruezo, LR Baldrias, NG Sabino (2004) Serogrouping and in vitro susceptibility of Salmonella species isolated from Rattus tanezumi Temminck 1844 caught in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. Asia Life Sciences. Vol. 13: 41-51.
  • NG Sabino (2003) Basic Microbiological Procedures. Philippine Network of Microbial Culture Collections Technical Bulletin No. 2. 20 pp.
  • AC Laurena, FM Rodriguez, NG Sabino, AF Zamora, EMT Mendoza (1991) Amino acid composition, relative nutritive value and in vitro protein digestibility of several Philippine indigenous legumes. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 41: 59-68.