Institute of Biology


The Forensic Science (Biology 397) class in the Institute of Biology (IB), University of the Philippines Diliman, in cooperation with the DNA Analysis Laboratory of the UP Diliman Natural Sciences Research Institute (UPD NSRI DAL) and the Program on Forensics and Ethnicity of the Philippine Genome Center (PFnE-PGC), would like to invite you to the 2nd Forensic Science Symposium entitled, "The Next Generation/The Now Generation Forensic Science Symposium". This conference will be held at the IB Auditorium on 07 April 2015, 8AM - 5PM. The symposium aims to impart up-to-date knowledge on the importance of forensic science in human identification in criminal investigations, post- mass disaster work and in familial determinations, and to discuss the current status of forensic science in the Philippines.


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Congratulations to the following IB faculty members for their appointments in the UP Scientific Productivity System for the period 2015-2017

Dr. Perry S. Ong, renewal as UP Scientist III
Dr. Windell L. Rivera, promoted from UP Scientist II to UP Scientist III
Dr. Jonas P. Quilang, promoted from UP Scientist I to UP Scientist II


FACULTY POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS: Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Plant Systematics, Plant Biology, Physiology, and Genetics.​

1. Must have a PhD degree
2. Prior teaching and research experiences preferred

Please submit a cover letter, transcript of records, and curriculum vitae with three references and their contact information. Send to Dr. Sonia D. Jacinto, Director, Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1101, Quezon City. Email:
Deadline of Application: April 30, 2015


Effective the 2nd semester, S.Y. 2014-2015, one of the requirements for admission to the PhD in Biology by Research program, is hereby revised. This requirement, under Part I Section D, is to read as follows:

"...D. At least one article, published within the last five (5) years, in a highly reputable journal (e.g., Scopus- or Thomson Reuters indexed) in which the applicant is the primary author..."

All other requirements remain as is.

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