On April 14 at 9:30AM the Philippine Genome Center will hold a scientific symposium entitled “Genomics: The Path Towards A Better Understanding of Health, Disease, Evolution And Biodiversity” at the National Institute of Physics Auditorium, National Science Complex, UP Diliman campus.

International guest speakers include Dr. Lap Chee Tsui from the University of Hong Kong who will talk about the topic “The Role of University Research in Nation Building”, Dr. Danilo A. Tagle from the National Institutes of Health, USA to present “Bioengineered Organs-on-Chips for Disease Modeling and Drug Development”, Dr. Sumio Sugano from University of Tokyo to tackle “Comprehensive Analysis of Transcripts using Single Cell”,  and also Professor Mark A. Ragan from the University of Queensland, Australia for his talk entitled “Modeling Cancer as a Transcriptional Landscape”, Professor Mark Stoneking from Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany for his topic “Archaic Genomes and Human Evolution”.

The symposium will also feature key projects of the Philippine Genome Center namely the “Field-based Rapid Diagnostic Kit for the Early Diagnosis of Dengue Infection” by Dr. Raul V. Destura from the National Institutes of Health, U. P. Manila; “A Web-based Interactive Genome Library for Surveillance, Detection, Characterization and Drug-Resistance Monitoring of Influenza Virus Infection in the Philippines  by Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvaña from National Institutes of Health, U. P. Manila; “Rafflesia lagascae (Rafflesiaceae): Mitochondrial Genome and “Lost” Chloroplast Genome by Dr. Gisela P. Concepcion, Vice-President for Academic Affairs of the University of the Philippines & Director of the  PGC Program on Biodiversity for Drug Discovery and Bio-energy; and lastly “The Diversity of Conopeptides in Conus Venoms: Further Insights from Next-Generation Sequencing of C. tribblei Venom Duct Transcriptomes” by Dr. Arturo O. Lluisma from Marine Science Institute of UP Diliman and also Director of PGC’s Core Facility for Bioinformatics.

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