The Institute of Biology invites you to the Thesis Proposal Presentation of Jay S. Fidelino M.S. Biology candidate Thesis Adviser: Mariano Roy M. Duya, Ph.D. entitled “Bats and birds as indicators of restoration success in Philippine reforestation areas” on 26 May 2020, Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 821 5835 3692 Password: continue reading



The Institute of Biology would like to congratulate Dr. Windell L. Rivera, for being elected to National Academy of Science and Technology as Academician in recognition of his achievements in the Medical Sciences. Congratulations, Sir Windell! Windell L. Rivera, Ph.D.Professor 12, UP Scientist III Link to official announcement

IB study suggests Philippine fruit bats may be entirely new species of their own based on DNA data

A recent study conducted in the Institute of Biology using mitochondrial DNA barcodes suggests that Philippine fruit bat species may be classified as a species of their own due to their high sequence divergence with specimens found in other Southeast Asian countries. For more details on this news visit:

Bio-Innovation and Technopreneurship Launch at the Institute of Biology Vision 2020: Creating a Tapestry of Knowledge and Needs in our Society

To celebrate its 34th anniversary, the Institute of Biology launched its Bio-Innovation and Technopreneurship extension program through a seminar/forum on January 27, 2020 at the Institute of Biology Auditorium. The whole day event aimed to educate faculty, researchers and students on the process of translating knowledge from research to address and create problem-based solutions that continue reading

2020 Gawad Tsanselor Awards

The Institute of Biology is proud to announce that we have won two Gawad Tsanselor awards for 2020. Mr. Ramon Bandong will be awarded as the Gawad Tsanselor Natatanging Kawani. The Natatanging Programang Pang-ekstensyon will be given to the Jose Vera Santos Herbarium and IB-EDC Threatened Species Arboretum. The 2020 Gawad Tsanselor awarding ceremony will continue reading

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