Institute of Biology to hold ONE UP Biology on its 33rd Anniversary

The Institute will hold a one-day research colloquium entitled “One UP Biology” with the theme “Research Collaboration Towards Sustainable National Development”. This colloquium will feature a series of lectures to be given by the research faculty of the Biology Departments of each UP Unit (Diliman, Manila, Los Banos, Baguio, Visayas, Cebu, and Mindanao) and the continue reading


A FACULTY POSITION IS AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN BIOLOGY:  Mycology, Plant Developmental Biology, and Physiology. Qualifications: Preferably with a PhD degree (At least an MS degree) Prior teaching and research experiences preferred Please submit a cover letter addressed to the IB Director, undergraduate and graduate transcript of records, and curriculum vitae with three references and their 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

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

IB Faculty featured in TV UP

Dr. Perry Ong of the Insitute of Biology was featured in an episode of TV UP. Watch his video on Responsible Sustainable Mining, together with DR. MARIO AURELIO, UP National Institute of Geological Sciences, hosted by DR. GISELA CONCEPCION Scientist, UP Marine Science Institute. You can also watch the video at TV UP SCIENCE INNOVATIONS Episode 04: Responsible continue reading