Announcements

Molecular Biology of Gynecologic Cancer: A Masterclass

    24 July 2019 Wed 7am-5pm: The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists of the Philippines, Foundation, Inc. (SGOP), in cooperation with the Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines, Diliman invites its members to “Molecular Biology of Gynecologic Cancer: A Masterclass.” This class is also open to graduate students of the Institute of Biology. Free continue reading

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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. https://ibol.org/barcodebulletin/research/saving-the-pangolin-philippines-fight-against-illegal-wildlife-trade/

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

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: the late 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 continue reading

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