Announcements

2021 IB RECOGNITION PROGRAM

The Institute of Biology will be holding a Recognition Program for its 2021 Graduates.

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

The Institute of Biology invites you to the Colloquium of ERIKA MARIE A. BASCOS, PhD Candidate entitled “Beginnings of A Plant Parasite: Early Development of Rafflesia consueloe Inside its Tetrastigma Host”. The Colloquium will be held via zoom on July 26, 2021, 2:30PM Manila Standard Time.

Please click on this post to see the zoom registration link.

BEST UNDERGRADUATE THESIS PRESENTATION

The Institute of Biology invites you to the presentation of the nominees for best undergraduate thesis which will be held via Zoom this July 13, 1PM Philippine Standard Time.

To know the list of nominees and how to register, please click on the post.

NEWS

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

IB FACULTY ELECTED TO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AS ACADEMICIAN

The Institute of Biology would like to congratulate Dr. Windell L. Rivera, for being elected to National Academy of Science and Technology as Academician in recognition of his achievements in the Medical Sciences. Congratulations, Sir Windell! Windell L. Rivera, Ph.D.Professor 12, UP Scientist III Link to official announcement

IB study suggests Philippine fruit bats may be entirely new species of their own based on DNA data

A recent study conducted in the Institute of Biology using mitochondrial DNA barcodes suggests that Philippine fruit bat species may be classified as a species of their own due to their high sequence divergence with specimens found in other Southeast Asian countries. For more details on this news visit: https://news.mongabay.com/2020/02/philippine-fruit-bats-may-be-entirely-new-species-of-their-own-dna-suggests/?fbclid=IwAR252McGTahNxxRrGeeUVf_KXfyO5NUiApHGW4xxybXEBDNLDnFBbUD5sbQ