Announcements

IB SEMINAR: “Using Patient-Derived Models for Drug Discovery and Functional Precision Oncology in Advanced Breast Cancer”

The Institute of Biology and Regenerative Biology Research Laboratory would like to invite you to a webinar entitled “Using Patient-Derived Models for Drug Discovery and Functional Precision Oncology in Advanced Breast Cancer” by Dr. Alana L. Welm to be held on November 11, 2021 8:00 AM Philippine Standard Time.

For more information about the event, you may click on the post or you may download the event pdf here.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DOCTORAL EXAMINATION OF ERIKA MARIE A. BASCOS, PHD IN BIOLOGY CANDIDATE

The Institute of Biology invites you to the Doctoral Examination of Erika Marie A. Bascos, PhD Candidate in defense of her dissertation Rafflesia consueloae Taxonomy, Vegetative Development, Scent Profiling, and Molecular Detection of Infection in Vine Hosts” for the degree of Ph.D in Biology. The Doctoral Examination will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 2:00 P.M. Philippine Standard Time.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE MASTER’S EXAMINATION OF ERIKA JANE A. ANGELES, MS MICROBIOLOGY CANDIDATE

The Institute of Biology invites you to the Master’s Examination of Erika Jane A. Angeles in defense of her thesis “Diversity of Earthworms Across and Elevational Gradient in Mt. Sawtooth and its Neighboring Highlands in the Zambales Mountain Range, Philippines” for the degree of M.S. in Biology via Zoom on Thursday, 26 August 2021, 9:00 A.M. Philippine Standard Time.

NEWS

INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY AND PARTNERS HOLD THE FIRST SPICE CEREMONIAL HARVESTING

The Institute of Biology, with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute of UPD,
Institute of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Institute of Plant Breeding, UPLB,
embarked in a project funded by the DOST-PCIEERD in 2018 to establish a smart indoor farm for
food production. This project aptly called SPICE – Smart Plant Production In Controlled
Environment, recently had the ceremonial harvesting of crops from one of three developed
facilities with a fully controlled environment set up.

URBAN BIODIVERSITY OF UP DILIMAN

In your X years of stay in UP, have you familiarized yourself with our campus wildlife? Click on this post to check out this amazing biodiversity map of our campus!

Or go to The UP WILD’s page to learn more.

EDC AND UP PARTNER UP FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

The partnership for the Biodiversity Conservation and Monitoring Program (BCMP) which started its two phases in 2008 and 2012 is expected to be continued into its third phase after a memorandum of agreement signing between the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) and the University of the Philippines (UP). This partnership, pioneered by three outstanding scientists — the late Dr. Perry Ong, Dr. Leonard Co, and Dr. Daniel Lagunsad, is expected to focus on the Biodiversity Metrics, Flagship Species Initiative, Flora Conservation, Botanical Treasures and the establishment of the UP-Institute of Biology (UPIB)-EDC Biodiversity Hub.

More details on this can be read in the original article