WE ARE LOOKING FOR TWO RESEARCH ASSISTANTS: (1) URA I (for UP NSRI Project) Project: Integrative analyses of coral genetics, morphology, and ecology Requirements: Civil Service Exam Passer, UPD College of Science Graduate Student (currently enrolled), with Genetics Background or Experience, CV, Application Letter addressed to Dr. Jonathan Anticamara (UP Biology Room 131; Note: continue reading


A FACULTY POSITION IS AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN BIOLOGY:  Mycology, Plant Developmental Biology, and Physiology. Qualifications: Preferably with a PhD degree (At least an MS degree) Prior teaching and research experiences preferred Please submit a cover letter addressed to the IB Director, undergraduate and graduate transcript of records, and curriculum vitae with three references and their continue reading


IB Student Recipient of the Best Poster in Germany

Congratulations to Mr. Joshua Philippe F. Olorocisimo, a B.S. Biology graduate at the UP Diliman Institute of Biology, for receiving the People’s Choice for Best Poster at the 15th annual Horizons in Molecular Biology Symposium held in Göttingen, Germany from September 10 to 13, 2018. His poster was based on his undergraduate thesis under the mentorship of Dr. Michael continue reading

IB Student Recipient of DOST-PCIEERD Young Innovators Program Grant

Congratulations to Ms. Janina Guarte, an M.S. Microbiology student at the UP Diliman Institute of Biology, for being recognized as one of the three individual grantees under the 2018 Young Innovators Program (YIP) of DOST-PCIEERD. Her thesis adviser is Dr. Joyce A. Ibana of the Institute of Biology. To read the whole article, please click on the following continue reading

Featured Faculty Researcher: Sonia Jacinto, Ph.D.

August 22, 2018 The future of breast cancer therapy: Light-exposed plant extracts    By: Roselle Eloise Bunayog   For Dr. Sonia Jacinto, a professor at the Institute of Biology in the University of the Philippines–Diliman, if a natural extract displays no activity against cancer, it makes its way onto the shelves. This has been the continue reading

IB Faculty featured in TV UP

Dr. Perry Ong of the Insitute of Biology was featured in an episode of TV UP. Watch his video on Responsible Sustainable Mining, together with DR. MARIO AURELIO, UP National Institute of Geological Sciences, hosted by DR. GISELA CONCEPCION Scientist, UP Marine Science Institute. You can also watch the video at TV UP SCIENCE INNOVATIONS Episode 04: Responsible continue reading

FEATURED RESEARCH: The Palanan Forest Dynamics Plot

The Palanan Forest Dynamics Plot is a 16-ha plot that has been extensively monitored for the past 18 years now. This endeavor allows the characterization of long-term dynamics of Philippine tropical rainforests. It also gives us an idea of how forests respond to continuous disturbances, such as strong typhoons. With this long-term data, we have continue reading

Featured Faculty Researcher: Jonathan Anticamara, Ph.D.

From dynamites to deadly storms: the Philippines’ vanishing underwater treasures By: Roselle Eloise Bunayog November 2, 2017 Four years after Yolanda’s deadly landfall, the survivors gradually surface from the super typhoon’s unimaginable wrath. Houses had been rebuilt and livelihood slowly restored. Within the coastal communities, the local fishermen ready their new gears as they make headway continue reading


26 August 2017– Congratulations to Ms. Windy L. Bagay for winning the Best Poster Paper Competition in the 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Mycological Society of the Philippines! Ms. Windy L. Bagay, MS Biology Student, won the Best Poster Paper Competition in the recently concluded 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Mycological Society of continue reading