An Interview with Prof Aussielita L Lit from Philippines
- Post By : 2015-03-01
- Date: 01 March, 2015
Ma. Aussielita L. Lit (“Uchie”) is a registered microbiologist of the Philippine Academy for Microbiology in 1994 and became a specialist microbiologist in 2002. She is a recognized signatory for chemical and microbiological testing by the Philippine Accreditation Office (PAO) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) since 1995. She had 17 years of private practice as microbiologist in one of the big Food Industries in the country. Recently established her own Research Laboratory.
Here are few Interesting points of Interview with her are given:
Microbioz Team: Why you opt MICROBIOLOGY as a career?
Prof. Aussielita: Honestly, I was able to pursue studies in the field of Microbiology because first, It’s my personal decision to go on this field. I had already experienced as early as during my high school day’s preliminary trainings and basic knowledge on this field. So, I decided to continue learning its concepts and applications until I finished my Baachelors Degree in one of the most prestigious universities here in Philippines and precede Masters Studies. I also look it as very significant area of study in that it deals with microbes and microorganism-causing diseases which we can reflect on the present epidemia of some diseases like HIV Virus, Mers-Cov and the Ebola virus. For me, it’s really a perfect course which makes me believe that I am born to be one.
Microbioz Team: Tell us a little more about your professional experiences; particularly those not mention your resume/application?
Prof. Aussielita: Aside from the obvious information about my education attainment, pursuing with Microbiology was really adventurous and intellectual for me and it will always be. I have my specialization on Food Microbiology and Industrial Microbiology. Its adventurous in that I visited some profound and beautiful places which I only dreamed of before, this was when I attended some workshops, seminars and large group scientific conferences outside country. It brought me also into another dimension of learning in that as the longer I studied it the more I become efficient scientist and microbiologist. My profession really inspired me a lot. It realized me how important is to deal with some aspects of society especially health and safety of the people. Also, I availed international studies because of the advantage brought by studying Microbiology.
Microbioz Team: What is your favorite part of your current job and why is it your favorite part?
Prof. Aussielita: The most exciting part of my current job as a Laboratory Manager is that I enjoyed providing guidance to entrees and my research students and advisees on their research works. It makes me happy and honored when someone asks my help and I could provide them for their betterment.
Microbioz Team: How would your background and experiences strengthen this academic and research platform?
Prof. Aussielita: The laboratory I managed was founded to strengthen infrastructure and support services in the agro-industrial sectors and to develop the quality of life especially here in the locality. Moreover, I am glad that this research platform holds complec and systematized functions because I have my colleagues, one who is a chemical engineer and some are administrative staffs and my research assistants.
Microbioz Team What is one or two of your proudest professional accomplishments?
Prof. AussielitaThroughout my profession experience, I must say that I have completed more than halfway of my dreams. My proudest accomplishments were first, when I declared as a Registered Microbiologist of the Philippine Academy for Microbiology dated 1994. . It all began on this step. Another was when I have Utilized the significant concepts of Microbiology, applied those concepts and successfully find noble employment. Evidence to these were my experience as specialist microbiologist in one of the big Food Industries here in Philippines ( DOLE Philippines) , became a technical and quality asessor and made my own employment by establishing Research Laboratory.
Microbioz Team: Mention few of your words in favour of Microbioz India.
Prof. Aussielita: I find it as a very good source or reference material for some science people and researchers. It also amazed me that it also launches interviews for some scientists and biologists. You could really provide good information to our people. More success to Microbioz India Magazine.