Filipina health scientist Lorie Castillo featured in Luxembourg’s Women in Science

Lorie Castillo Luxembourg's Women in Science
Filipina microbiome specialist Lorie Neuberger-Castillo shares her inspiring story in Research Luxembourg’s “Be brave: Women [& girls] in Science” campaign. Screengrabs from video produced by FNR with Moast Creative Studio.
Filipina health scientist Lorie Neuberger-Castillo has been featured in Research Luxembourg’s “Be brave: Women [& girls] in Science” campaign as a microbiome specialist who works with the genetic material of all the microbes that live on and inside the human body.

Neuberger-Castillo is among the six women of science in Luxembourg whose inspiring stories were showcased in the video series to inspire young girls to pursue their passion for science.

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The inspiring women in the video series are working across various fields in science and are Ph.D. candidates, science communicators, lab specialists, professors, and more.

The Filipino scientist’s story is the second video in the series launched by the institutions of Research Luxembourg in collaboration with the Ministry for Equality (MEGA) in Luxembourg in February 2022.

Neuberger-Castillo started her professional career in the Philippines 16 years ago. Now a microbiome specialist at the Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg (IBBL) of the Luxembourg Institute of Health, she is responsible for microbiome DNA sequencing and bioinformatics analysis.

An alumna of the University of Santo Tomas, Neuberger-Castillo graduated with honors from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia with a Masters in Clinical Microbiology.

Outside of her work, Neuberger-Castillo is a mother of two and an avid scuba diver who also shares her diving adventures on her blog to raise awareness for ocean conservation.

In the video, Neuberger-Castillo tells all young girls and women to be bold in pursuing their dreams.

“Tough times are inevitable, but diligence, strong work ethic, and encouragement from the right people can steer you in the right direction…Be brave! You will be surprised by what you can accomplish,” microbiome specialist Lorie Neuberger-Castillo said in the video feature posted on February 17, 2022.

Two Filipino scientists from the University of the Philippines were also recently honored in Encyclopedia Britannica’s 20 Under 40 list of Young Shapers of the Future.

Eight Philippine university scientists were also named to the 2021 Asian Scientist 100 which honors outstanding researchers in the region.

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