Announcements

PGH OB-GYN – IB SEMINAR

We are inviting you to the joint seminar of UP Manila College of Medicine and UP Diliman Institute of Biology entitled “Emerging Roles of the Macro and Microenvironment in Endometriosis” to be held on March 17, 2021 7:30 A.M. (Manila Time). To register, please go to tinyurl.com/YXVYDUOS.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DOCTORAL EXAMINATION OF ARIS A. REGINALDO, PHD IN BIOLOGY CANDIDATE

The Institute of Biology invites you to the Doctoral Examination of Aris A. Reginaldo, PhD Candidate in defense of his dissertation “Community Structure of Small Non-Flying Mammals in Disturbed Habitats in the Central Cordillera, Northern Luzon, Philippines” for the degree of Ph.D in Biology. The Doctoral Examination will be held via zoom on February 26, 2021, 9:00AM. To register click HERE

JOB OPPORTUNITY- REGEN LAB

The Regenerative Biology Research Laboratory (REGEN LAB) is looking for candidates to fill up research and administrative positions for its DOST-PCHRD funded project. Please see attached bulletins for more details.

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