Dr. Augusto  E. Serrano Jr.

Dr. Augusto E. Serrano Jr.

Professor
University of the Philippines, Visayas, Philippines


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Aquatic Biology from College of Fisheries And Ocean Sciences, Philppines

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Biography

Dr. Augusto E. Serrano is currently working as Professor at the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas, Philippines. He is also serving as Director of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the U.P. Visayas (from 2015). He completed his PhD in 1991 from the Tokyo University of Fisheries in Food Science and Technology major in Enzymology. He was the first Filipino Postdoctorate awardee of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and was assigned at Kochi University, Japan. His area of work includes Enzymology, Fish Nutrition, Fish Nutritional Physiology and Biochemistry and Applied Molecular Sciences. His responsibilities in the past includes the Director of the Graduate Program of the U.P. Visayas (three years), the Director of the Institute of Aquaculture (three years), the Director of Research Coordination (three years), College Secretary (three years) and Director of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (five years). He has been a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Rhode Island, USA, for which he was cited by the Rhode Island State Congress in 2000 for exemplary work. He also served as Visiting Scientist at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and Kagoshima University, both in Japan and at the Hohenheim University in Germany. He is the recipient of more than 30 awards both local and international. At present, he is the holder of a Regional Professorial Chair Grant given by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA, 2015-2016). He has led more than 10 research projects and programs and a member of 8 Professional Societies. He has published about 76 articles in International and National Peer reviewed Journals. He has written a chapter “The Basics of Aquaculture Nutrition, Feeds and Feeding Techniques” in the book Coastal Aquaculture in the Philippines (about to be issued this year 2015). He is also serving more than 5 journals as Editor/Reviewer. So far, Dr. Serrano has produced 4 PhD and 10 MSc Scholars. At present, he is supervising a PhD and 4 MSc students, respectively.

Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
100%
Animal Nutrition
62%
Animal Biotechnology
90%
Animal Physiology
75%
Enzymology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Serrano, Jr. A.E. and R.S. Declarador, 2014. Growth performance of black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon larvae fed diets supplemented with ulvan. ABAH Bioflux, 6: 173-180.
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  2. Serrano, Jr. A.E. and R. Santizo, 2014. Dietary substitution of protein concentrate of Ulva lactuca for soybean meal in the black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon fry. ABAH Bioflux, 6: 140-147.
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  3. Serrano, Jr. A.E. and J.I.L. Aquino, 2014. Protein concentrate of Ulva intestinalis (Chlorophyta, Ulvaceae) could replace soybean meal in the diet of Oreochromis niloticus fry. AACL Bioflux, 7: 255-262.
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  4. Serrano, Jr. A.E. and G. Poku, 2014. Nutritive value of termite as fish meal supplement in the diet of freshwater prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii de Man) juveniles. ELBA Bioflux, 6: 63-71.
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  5. Santizo, R., A.E. Serrano Jr. and V.L. Corre Jr., 2014. Proximate composition and dry matter digestibility of Ulva lactuca in the black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon. ABAH Bioflux, 6: 75-83.
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  6. Salvador, R.C. and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2014. Germination and growth of somatic cells of Philippine strains of Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta). ELBA Bioflux, 6: 36-45.
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  7. Peralta, E.M. and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2014. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in mangrove clam (Geliona erosa) from Guimaras, Philippines five years after oil spill. AES Bioflux, 6: 62-68.
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  8. Peralta, E.M. and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2014. Activity of naturally occurring antioxidants during heat processing of low-salt fermented shrimp paste. ABAH Bioflux, 6: 27-33.
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  9. Llameg, M. and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2014. Effect of cyclic feeding on compensatory growth in milkfish Chanos chanos juveniles. ELBA Bioflux, 6: 22-28.
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  10. Declarador, R.S., A.E. Serrano Jr. and V.L. Corre Jr., 2014. Ulvan extract acts as immunostimulant against White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in juvenile black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon. AACL Bioflux, 7: 153-161.
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  11. Aquino, J.I.L., A.E. Serrano Jr. and V.L. Corre Jr., 2014. Dried Enteromorpha intestinalis could partially replace soybean meal in the diet of juvenile Oreochromis niloticus. ABAH Bioflux, 6: 95-101.
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  12. Tutas, L.B., A.E. Serrano Jr., R.F.M. Traifalgar and V.L. Corre Jr., 2013. Optimum dietary levels of Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) for growth and reduction of incidence of operculum deformity in milkfish (Chanos chanos) fry. AACL Bioflux, 6: 464-469.
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  13. Traifalgar, R.F.M., V.L. Corre Jr. and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2013. Efficacy of dietary immunostimulants to enhance the immunological responses and vibriosis resistance of juvenile Penaeus monodon. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 8: 340-354.
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  14. Tizon, R.U., A.E. Serrano Jr. and R.F.M. Traifalgar, 2013. Influence of size on digestive enzyme activities in the Angelwing clam Pholas orientalis. Eur. J. Exp. Biol., 3: 602-607.
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  15. Tizon, R.U., A.E. Serrano Jr. and R.F.M. Traifalgar, 2013. Influence of photoperiod on digestive enzyme activities of the Angelwing clam (Pholas orientalis). ELBA Bioflux, 5: 61-68.
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  16. Tizon, R.U., A.E. Serrano Jr. and R.F.M. Traifalgar, 2013. Digestive enzyme activities of Angelwing clam (Pholas orientalis) exhibit semi-diurnal patterns. ELBA Bioflux, 5: 38-46.
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  17. Serrano, Jr. A.E., 2013. Trypsin and leucine aminopeptidase activity contribution of live food to the developing mucrab (Scylla serrata) larvae. Eur. J. Zool. Res., 2: 10-14.
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  18. Serrano, Jr. A.E., 2013. Effects of Quillaja saponins on growth, feed efficiency, digestive enzyme activities and metabolism of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L). Aquacult. Nutr., 19: 468-474.
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  19. Mohamed, A.H.W., R.F.M. Traifalgar and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2013. Assessment of probiotic application on natural food, water quality and growth performance of saline tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus Linn cultured in concrete tanks. Fisher. Aquacult. J., 75: 1-7.
  20. Mohamed, A.H., R.F.M. Traifalgar and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2013. Optimum dosage for growth of dietary dehydroepiandrosterone in hybrid red tilapia fry Oreochromis niloticus Linn x Oreochromis mossambicus Linn. Eur. J. Exp. Biol., 3: 255-259.
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  21. Mohamed, A.H., R.F.M. Traifalgar and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2013. Maternal size affects fecundity of saline-tolerant tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters) in freshwater tanks. Ann. Biol. Res., 4: 138-142.
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  22. Mohamed, A.H., A.E. Serrano Jr. and R.F.M. Traifalgar, 2013. Variations in the rate of oxygen consumption by fry and fingerlings of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822). Eur. J. Exp. Biol., 3: 348-353.
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  23. Dechavez, R.B. and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2013. Optimum dietary levels of phytase from Bacillus megaterium on the utilization of phosphorus in the diets of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. AACL Bioflux, 6: 492-497.
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  24. Al Zahrani, A.W., A.H. Mohamed, A.E. Serrano Jr. and R.F.M. Traifalgar, 2013. Effects of feeding rate and frequency on growth and feed utilization efficiency in the camouflage grouper (Epinephelus polyphekadion) fingerlings fed a commercial diet. Eur. J. Exp. Biol., 3: 596-601.
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  25. Traifalgar, R.F.M., S. Koshio, M. Ishikawa, A.E. Serrano Jr. and V.L. Corre Jr., 2012. Fucoidan supplementation improves metamorphic survival and enhances Vibriosis resistance of Penaeus japonicas larvae. J. Fisher. Aquacult., 3: 33-36.
  26. Tizon, R.U., A.E. Serrano Jr. and R.F.M. Traifalgar, 2012. Effects of pH on amylase, cellulase and protease of the Angelwing clam, Pholas orientalis. Eur. J. Exp. Biol., 2: 2280-2285.
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  27. Thanh, H.H., N.D. Duong and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2012. [Replacement of fish meal by poultry by-product, corn gluten meal and soybean meal in the diets of Asian seabass (Lates calcalifer)]. Sci. Technol. J. Agric. Rural Dev., 3: 129-133 (In Vietnamese).
  28. Serrano, Jr. A.E., 2012. Ontogeny of endogenous and exogenous amylase and total protease activities in mud crab, Scylla serrata larvae fed live food. Eur. J. Exp. Biol., 2: 1578-1584.
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  29. Serrano, Jr. A.E., 2012. Changes in gut evacuation time of larval mud crab Scylla serrata (Crustacea: Portunidae) fed artificial plankton or live food. Aquacult. Aquarium Conserv. Legislation Int. J. Bioflux Soc., 5: 240-248.
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  30. Serrano, Jr. A.E. and R.F. Traifalgar, 2012. Ontogeny and induction of digestive enzymes in Scylla serrata larvae fed live or artificial feeds or their combination. Aquacult. Aquarium Conserv. Legislation Int. J. Bioflux Soc., 5: 101-111.
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  31. Mohamed, A.H., R.F.M. Traifalgar, A.E. Serrano Jr., J.P. Peralta and F.L. Pedroso, 2012. Dietary administration of dehydroepiandrosterone hormone influences sex differentiation of hybrid red tilapia (O. niloticusx O. mossambicus) larvae. J. Fisher. Aquatic Sci., 7: 447-453.
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  32. Dechavez, R.B. and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2012. Evaluation of phytases of three Bacillus spp. in the diet of sex-reversed Oreochromis mossambicus fingerlings on growth, feed efficiency and mineral deposition. Ann. Biol. Res., 3: 4584-4592.
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  33. Dechavez, R.B. and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2012. In vivo and in vitro digestibility of plant ingredients and diets by Bacillus phytases in tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. ELBA Bioflux, 4: 48-55.
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  34. Binh, M.N. and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2012. Optimum level of fish liver oil as enrichment for Artemia fed to the tiger tail seahorse Hippocampus comes for reproduction and juvenile survival. Aquacult. Aquarium Conserv. Legislation Int. J. Bioflux Soc., 5: 249-258.
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  35. Avenido, P. and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2012. Twig extract of the apple mangrove affects the activities of trypsin, chymotrypsin and lipase in postlarval black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon at varying feeding frequencies. ELBA Bioflux, 4: 56-61.
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  36. Avenido, P. and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2012. Effects of the apple mangrove (Sonneratia caseolaris) on growth, nutrient utilization and digestive enzyme activities of the black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon postlarvae. Eur. J. Exp. Biol., 2: 1603-1608.
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  37. Avenido, P. and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2012. Effects of the apple mangrove (Sonneratia caseolaris) on antimicrobial, immunostimulatory and histological responses in black tiger shrimp postlarvae fed at varying feeding frequency. Aquacult. Aquarium Conserv. Legislation Int. J. Bioflux Soc., 5: 112-123.
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  38. Andrino, K.G., A.E. Serrano Jr. and L.C. Corre Jr., 2012. Effects of dietary nucleotides on the immune response and growth of juvenile Pacific white shrimp Litopeneaus vannamei (Boone, 1931). Asian Fisher. Sci., 25: 180-192.
  39. Dechavez, R.B., A.E. Serrano Jr., S. Nunal and C.M.A. Caipang, 2011. Production and characterization of phytase from Bacillus spp. as feed additive in aquaculture. Aquacult. Aquarium Conserv. Legislation Int. J. Bioflux Soc., 4: 394-403.
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  40. Traifalgar, R.F., H. Kira, H.T. Tung, F.R. Michael and A. Laining et al., 2010. Influence of dietary fucoidan supplementation on growth and immunological response of juvenile Marsupenaeus japonicus. J. World Aquacult. Soc., 41: 235-244.
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  41. Traifalgar, R.F., A.E. Serrano Jr., V. Corre, H. Kira and H.T. Tung et al., 2009. Evaluation of dietary fucoidan supplementation effects on growth performance and Vibriosis resistance of Peneaus monodon postlarvae. Aquacult. Sci., 57: 167-174.
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  42. Serrano, Jr. A.E., 2007. pH characterization and dev't. changes of trypsin and amylase activities in the orange spotted grouper, Epinephelus coioides. UPV J. Nat. Sci., 12: 227-240.
  43. Serrano, Jr. A.E. and S.N. Nunal, 2007. Rapid detection of Vibrio harveyi from water samples by dipslide. UPV J. Nat. Sci., 12: 53-58.
  44. Salvador, S. and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2005. Isolation and culture of protoplasts of Philippine cultivars of Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta). J. Applied Phycol., 30: 1-8.
  45. Murillo-Gurea, D.P., R.M. Coloso, I.G. Borlongan and A.E. Serrano Jr., 2001. Lysine and arginine requirements of juvenile Asian sea bass (Lates calcarifer). J. Applied Ichthyol., 17: 49-53.
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  46. Traifalgar, R.T., S. Nunal and A.E. Serrano Jr., 1999. Selected properties of α-amylase of the tropical marine rotifer, Brachionus rotundiformis. UPV J. Nat. Sci., 4: 60-78.
  47. Serrano, Jr. A.E., 1999. Genetic manipulation of tropical aquaculture species: A mini review. UPV J. Nat. Sci., 4: 47-59.
  48. Serrano, Jr. A.E., S. Shimeno and F. Nagayama, 1996. Activation, solubilization and characterization of glucose-6-phosphatase in isolated liver microsomes of yellowtail, Seriola quinqueradiata. UPV J. Nat. Sci., 1: 96-108.
  49. Serrano, Jr. A.E. and M.J. Apines, 1996. Effects of dietary protein and energy on growth, protein utilization and body composition of juvenile grouper, Epinephelus coioides. UPV J. Nat. Sci., 1: 52-58.
  50. Nagai, T., A.E. Serrano Jr. and F. Nagayama, 1994. Purification and properties of skipjack liver tryptophan hydroxylase. Fisher. Sci., 60: 445-448.
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  51. Serrano, Jr. A.E. and F. Nagayama, 1992. Activity and partial purification of liver tryptophan pyrrolase in rainbow trout. Bull.-Japan. Soc. Scient. Fisher., 58: 2367-2367.
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  52. Serrano, Jr. A.E. and F. Nagayama, 1991. Purification and characterization of liver arylformamidase in rainbow trout and cattle. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B, 98: 381-387.
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  53. Serrano, Jr. A.E. and F. Nagayama, 1991. Liver 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid oxygenase activity in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B, 99: 275-280.
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  54. Serrano, Jr. A.E. and F. Nagayama, 1991. Inhibition studies on liver arylformamidases of rainbow trout and cattle. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B, 99: 281-285.
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  55. Serrano, Jr. A.E. and F. Nagayama, 1991. Activity and stability of liver arylformamidase in fish. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi, 57: 149-152.
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