A statement from the Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines Diliman RECIPE FOR ECOLOGICAL DISASTER: Dengue outbreak and the release of invasive species According to the Department of Health, an 85% increase in dengue cases nationwide was recorded from January to June 2019 compared to the same period in 2018. The recent outbreak of continue reading
The Philippine Society for Cell Biology is inviting you to its 10th Annual National Convention on October 7-8 , 2019 at the IB Auditorium, UP Diliman. For more information, please see poster below.
The Philippine Society for Developmental Biology is inviting you to attend its 11th Annual National Convention. It will be held on November 29-30, 2019 at the IB Auditorium, UP Diliman. The theme of this year’s convention is “Applying Emerging Trends: Developmental Biology in Health, Agriculture and Species Conservation.” Deadline of abstract submission is on 1 continue reading
Are you interested in pursuing graduate studies in the College of Science, UP Diliman? Click on the poster below for the list of graduate programs currently being offered in the College. You can also apply for DOST-ASTHRDP scholarships! Please click on the poster for details.
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
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
Three recently-graduated BS Biology students from the Institute of Biology, UP Diliman won awards for their poster and oral presentations during the 28th Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium. Ms. DeAnne Rochelle Abdao and Ms. Cheryl Ann Espanto tied for 1st Place in the Undergraduate Poster Presentation competition. While in the Undergraduation Oral Presentation competition, Mr. Giancarlo continue reading
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
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
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/
Would you be interested in taking up a Forensic Biology course? This article will take you through the highlights of BIO 397: Forensic Biology. https://www.up.edu.ph/index.php/shaping-the-future-of-philippine-forensics/
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
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
Watch out Antman, IB has its own Green Hero! In celebration of the Araw ng Kagitingan last April 9, 2019, GMA show 24 Oras featured Mr. Ramon Bandong, a long-time staff of the Institute of Biology and the Philippine University Herbarium (PUH). Mang Mon, as he is endearingly called by IB staff and students, tells continue reading