While recent news of giant clams (Tridacna gigas) being harvested in the disputed Scarborough Shoal drew massive outrage online, it was only the latest low point in the dark history of wildlife exploitation in the region. A poignant series of cases also happened here in 2013 and 2014, this time involving pangolins or “scaly anteaters,” which have been described as the most trafficked animals in the world.
This skill building workshop aims to freely integrate available molecular data from global repositories that are pertinent to locally circulating pathogens and apply it to research areas of interest for both the Biological Threat Reduction Program of the US government thru the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
The Strategic Planning with the PGC Agriculture team was facilitated by PGC’s newly appointed Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Raul Destura. The activity was initiated by the PGC main office in order to weave the 6-year sustainability plan of the entire PGC.
In an article from the UP MPRO, PGC Program Director for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Forestry Dr. Ma. Anita M. Bautista is featured as a transcriptomics expert at the UP NIMBB and PGC.
Mr. Garrido and Ms. Alcantara shared the preliminary findings of the two Philippine Genome Center’s projects, “Mutational analysis of KRAS, NRAS, PIK3CA, BRAF, and PTEN genes in Filipino Colorectal Cancer Patients,” and “Detection and Functionalization of KRAS, NRAS, PIK3CA, BRAF, and PTEN Gene Mutations in Filipino Colorectal Cancer Patients,” through poster presentations.
The Biotek-M™ Dengue Aqua Kit is a diagnostic test designed to detect dengue infections in serum/plasma samples.
Program Director, DNA Sequencing Core Facility, Philippine Genome Center
PhD, Nagoya University, Japan
Assistant Professor, National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
University of the Philippines Diliman
Research Areas: Molecular biology and biochemistry of insecticide resistance, Functional genomics
PhD, University of the Philippines Diliman
Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Diliman
Mantaring-Gervasio Professorial Chair
Director, Computational Genomics and Systems Biology Program, Philippine Genome Center
Associate Professor, Animal and Dairy Sciences Cluster
College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños
Assistant Professor, Institute of Plant Breeding,
Crop Science Cluster, University of the Philippines Los Baños