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

Saving the Palawan Pangolin using wildlife forensics

The Palawan Pangolin, along with other pangolin species, are among the most heavily trafficked animals in the world. One of the ways to help curb the illegal trade is wildlife forensics. Read through the article as Dr. Ian Kendrich Fontanilla describes how this is being done in the Philippines.

How DNA Barcoding fights against the Philippine illegal wildlife market

An article published in the UP System website today emphasizes the importance of DNA barcoding in solving the Philippine wildlife black market problems. It highlights the significant roles played by IB Professors and UP Scientists Dr. Ian Kendrich Fontanilla and the late Dr. Perry Ong. Here is the link to the article: LINK  

IB Faculty awarded as UP Scientists

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: the late Dr. Perry S. Ong – UP Scientist III Dr. Windell L. Rivera – UP Scientist III Dr. Jonas P. Quilang – UP Scientist II The UP Scientific Productivity System continue reading