Announcements

IB Biosafety Seminar

The Institute of Biology Biosafety Committee invites the faculty, research associates, and students of IB to attend the Health and Safety Webinar to be held on June 7, 2021, 1:30-3:00 PM via Zoom. Please click on the post to see the program and registration details of the webinar. See you there!

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE MASTER’S EXAMINATION OF WILSON C. MENDOZA, MS MICROBIOLOGY CANDIDATE

The Institute of Biology invites you to the Master’s Examination of Wilson C. Mendoza in defense of his thesis “Inferring the genetic basis of symptomatology and species delineation of Colletotrichum species complex causing anthracnose in the Philippines” for the degree of M.S. in Microbiology via Zoom on Friday, 04 June 2021, 10:00 A.M. Philippine Standard Time

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DOCTORAL EXAMINATION OF IRENE L. TAN, PHD IN BIOLOGY CANDIDATE

The Institute of Biology invites you to the Doctoral Examination of IRENE L. TAN, PhD Candidate in defense of her dissertation “Therapeutic Potential of Regulating Glycolysis in Proliferating and Senescent Cells” for the degree of Ph.D in Biology. The Doctoral Examination will be held via zoom on May 14, 2021, 9:00AM Manila Standard Time via Zoom.

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