Announcements

Statement Regarding the June 26 Pride 20 Arrest

Last June 26, 2020, police arrested at least 20 people during the Pride March in Mendiola, Manila, who were demanding for government aid for workers and drivers displaced by the coronavirus lockdown. Included in the arrest was Mr. John Marc Cho Santos, an alumnus of the Institute of Biology, and nine other members of the continue reading

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DOCTORAL EXAMINATION OF MICHAEL ANGELO C. NICDAO, PH.D. IN MICROBIOLOGY CANDIDATE

The Institute of Biology invites you to the Doctoral Examination of Michael Angelo C. Nicdao in defense of his doctoral dissertation “Probiotic Interventions Against Salmonella typhimurium and Their Potential Applications in Poultry Farming” for the degree of Ph.D. in Microbiology on Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 10:00 A.M. Zoom Meeting https://up-edu.zoom.us/j/94881923704 Thesis Adviser: Joyce A. Ibana, continue reading

THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION OF REN MARK D. VILLANUEVA, MS MICROBIOLOGY CANDITATE

The Institute of Biology invites you to the Thesis Proposal Presentation of Ren Mark D. Villanueva M.S. Microbiology candidate Thesis Adviser: Marie Christine M. Obusan, Ph.D. Thesis Reader: Windell L. Rivera, Ph.D. entitled “Antibiotic resistance genes and susceptibility patterns of Enterobacteriaceae isolated from cetaceans that stranded in the Philippines from 2017-2019” on 5 June 2020, continue reading

THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION OF JAY S. FIDELINO, MS BIOLOGY CANDITATE

The Institute of Biology invites you to the Thesis Proposal Presentation of Jay S. Fidelino M.S. Biology candidate Thesis Adviser: Mariano Roy M. Duya, Ph.D. entitled “Bats and birds as indicators of restoration success in Philippine reforestation areas” on 26 May 2020, Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6435188564 Meeting ID: 821 5835 3692 Password: continue reading

NEWS

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

Bio-Innovation and Technopreneurship Launch at the Institute of Biology Vision 2020: Creating a Tapestry of Knowledge and Needs in our Society

To celebrate its 34th anniversary, the Institute of Biology launched its Bio-Innovation and Technopreneurship extension program through a seminar/forum on January 27, 2020 at the Institute of Biology Auditorium. The whole day event aimed to educate faculty, researchers and students on the process of translating knowledge from research to address and create problem-based solutions that continue reading

2020 Gawad Tsanselor Awards

The Institute of Biology is proud to announce that we have won two Gawad Tsanselor awards for 2020. Mr. Ramon Bandong will be awarded as the Gawad Tsanselor Natatanging Kawani. The Natatanging Programang Pang-ekstensyon will be given to the Jose Vera Santos Herbarium and IB-EDC Threatened Species Arboretum. The 2020 Gawad Tsanselor awarding ceremony will continue reading

IB Christmas Decorations

The Institute of Biology (IB) received 1st place in the College of Science Christmas decorating contest. With the support of IB staff and spearheading of Dr. Jonathan Anticamara, the 1st floor lobby became a festive environment for the upcoming Holidays. IB Students and faculty members also joined in with the festivities, as they showcased their beautiful Christmas lanterns continue reading

IB Faculty members amongst this year’s NAST Awardees

Two faculty members of the Institute of Biology were awarded by the National Academy of Science and Technology during its 41st Annual Scientific Meeting. Dr. Michael C. Velarde was awarded  Outstanding Young Scientist (Physiology and Biophysics). The award was in recognition of Dr. Velarde’s notable research on the regulatory mechanisms of cell proliferation in mice and continue reading

IB faculty receives JALAS International Award

The Institute would like to congratulate Ms. Charmaine R. Peredas, M.S. for receiving an International Award from the Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science (JALAS)! Ms. Peredas receiving her Certificate of Recognition from Dr. Etsuro Ono, President of the Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science (JALAS). She was awarded a Certificate of Recognition and cash continue reading

IB students win in the 31st PALAS Annual Scientific Conference

Congratulations to the BS Biology students who won in the recently concluded 31st Philippine Association for Laboratory Animal Science (PALAS) Annual Scientific Conference held last May 22-23, 2019! The winners for Best Research Oral Presentation are Anna Rodriguez and Raphaella Griño (1st place), Joey Daya (2nd place) and Gerome Fortu (3rd place). The winners for continue reading