Salvana, Edsel Maurice T.

Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Email Address:
Contact Number: 
+63-2-931-9064 ; +63-917-635-5726
Research Areas: 
Infectious Diseases
HIV Drug Resistance and Molecular Epidemiology
H1N1 Molecular Epidemiology
My work focuses on the molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases using conventional and next-generation sequencing for genotyping and drug-resistance detection. My current projects are looking at acquired and transmitted drug resistance in HIV in collaboration with the Department of Health to better characterize the nascent Philippine epidemic which is one of the fastest growing in the world. I have also worked on molecular epidemiology of H1N1 in the past, and I am planning to do HIV and Hepatitis B co-infection work in the near future.
Relevant Publications: 
  1. Salvana EM, Leyritana K, Alejandria MM, Destura RV, Ching P,Duque R, Duque R, Amor C, Sison O,Lim J. Predictors of mortality in persons living with HIV in the Philippines: The impact of widespread antiretroviral therapy and the case of early treatment. Presented at the ID Week 2015 Conference on October 2015 in San Diego California.
  2. Amebiasis in Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 20th Edition edited by Kliegman RM, Stanton BF , St. Geme J, Schor N, Behrman RE. Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, PA. April 2015.
  3. Salvaña EM, African Trypanosomiasis ( Sleeping Sickness ; Trypanosoma Brucei Complex ) in Nelson Textbook of pediatrics 20th  Edition edited by Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme J, Schor N, Behrman RE, Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, PA. April 2015.
  4. Salvana EM, Salata RA, American Trypanosomiasis ( Chagas Disease; Trypanosoma cruzi ) in Nelson Textbook pediatrics 20th Edition edited by KLiegman RM, Stanton BF , ST. Geme J, Schor N, Behrman RE Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia , PA April 2015.
  5. Salvana EM, Schwem B.Ganchua SK, Olveda R, Segubre-Mercado E, Tandoc A, Tallo V, Tayag E, Tayzon MF , Padilla C, Destura RV. Emergence of Oseltamivir         resistance in the Philippine A (H1N1) influenza from the 2009 pandemic. Published and Presented at 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 2015.