For a very long time, most bioinformatic tools for handling genome data have been geared toward haploid (or diploid but nearly homozygous) organisms such as humans, bacteria and laboratory strains of model species. As a result, these tools often perform very badly on highly heterozygous diploid or polyploid organisms, which is the case of many non-model and/or marine species.
The seminar will focus on genomics applications in Agriculture, Health, and Forestry. Topics include Agrigenomics, Entomopathogenomics, Shrimp Pathogenomics, Forest tree genomics, and more.
A talk by Dr. Nora B. Caberoy from Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine, University of Nevada.
The Marine Science Institute with NIMBB and PGC is hosting a talk on August 3, Friday, by Dr. Albert Flavier a Balik Scientist from the University of Houston.
From establishing to sustaining a biobank, Dr. Kyungsook Ahn, education and research head of Korea National Research Resource Center (KNRRC) will share their journey, learnings and conquests, in establishing KNRRC ten (10) years ago.
Dr. de Castro has a PhD in Biochemistry and Genetics (University of Texas Medical Branch), but also trained in the Neurosciences (California Institute of Technology, The Burnham Institute). His current work and interests lie in Cancer Immunology (3R Biosystems), and an advocacy for equitable access to health technologies (UnEMR). He is a Biomedical Informatics consultant of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and a Balik Scientist under a joint research informatics project between UP Manila and UPLB. He has an B.S. MBB degree from UP Diliman.
The Institute of Mathematics is hosting a seminar on January 19, Friday, by Prof. Eduardo R. Mendoza, PhD, from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry Munich, Germany.
Balik Scientist Program (BSP) awardee, Dr. Cheryl P. Andam shares her time and expertise with research specialists and graduate students at UP Manila for the seminar “Horizontal gene transfer within and between microbial species”.
The Philippine Genome Center welcomes Dr. Cheryl P. Andam, an expert on microbial genomics and Assistant Professor on Microbial Ecology at the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, USA.
Held usually at 3:30pm on Fridays, TGIF discussions are informal talks on current scientific topics and events.