Careers and Opportunities Fair for Biology Students

Are you a Biology student? Are you interested to know what you can do after graduation? Does having a gap year to volunteer for a cause excite you? If you answered yes to one of these questions, then you should come to the Careers and Opportunities Fair on May 2, 2019! We hope to see you continue reading

Job Offer: Museum Researcher II

The Institute is looking for someone to fill the position of Museum Researcher II. Please see the bulletin for the qualifications required, duties and responsibilities and the application process. Deadline of application is on 8 May 2019. For any inquiries, please direct them to Dr. Jonathan Anticamara ( (Click on the bulletin to zoom in.) continue reading


IB Faculty as UP Scientists (CY 2018-2020)

Congratulations to three faculty members of the Institute of Biology for retaining their UP Scientific Productivity Awards! For the 2018-2020 cycle, the awardees were: Dr. Perry S. Ong – UP Scientist III Dr. Windell L. Rivera – UP Scientist III Dr. Jonas P. Quilang – UP Scientist II The Institute is very proud of you!

2nd Philippine Symposium on Freshwater Biodiversity and Ecosystems a major success

The Institute of Biology recently hosted the 2nd Philippine Symposium on Freshwater Biodiversity and Ecosystems (PSFBE). The symposium, held last 11-14 December 2018 in UP Diliman, was a definite success. Issues of national interest were highlighted during the symposium. This included recurrent flooding, groundwater quality, and invasive freshwater species. The symposium was an exciting exchange 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