Public Consultation for the UP Policies on Human Biobanks

A webinar for the public consultation on the UP Policies on Human Biobanks Public Consultation for the UP Policies on Human Biobanks The UP Human Biobank Task Force (UPHBTF) is inviting researchers, faculty, and/or relevant stakeholders that handle human biospecimens and are involved in biobanking to a webinar which will present the UP Policies on […]

Register to the PBEF-IB webinar on April 29, 2022

A webinar hosted by the Program on Biodiversity, Ethnicity, and Forensics of the Philippine Genome Center and the Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines Diliman Focusing on Philippine Biodiversity: The Philippine BioGenome Project The Philippine BioGenome Project (PBGP) is a research initiative headed by the PGC Program on Biodiversity, Ethnicity, and Forensics (PBEF). The […]

PPMF hosts #PGCTalks webinar on Feb. 28, 2022

#PGCTalks – PPMF webinar Protein Analysis, Instrumentation, and Applications Webinar The Protein, Proteomics, and Metabolomics Facility is hosting a #PGCTalks webinar on February 28, 2022 at 1 – 4 pm. Invited speakers will discuss the basic principles and applications of FPLC, Multiwavelength Spectrophotometer, and Circular Dichroism Spectropolarimeter. A Question-and-Answer portion will be held after the presentations. […]

#PGCTalks – PPMF Webinar

Expanding the Field of Omics Research in the Philippines: A Glimpse into the World of Proteins, Proteomics, and Metabolomics #PGCTalks REGISTER Date: November 15, 2021, Friday, 1:15-3:10pm This webinar is open to the public and registration is free. Registration will close on November 10, 2021. Newly launched PGC core facility PPMF is hosting #PGCTalks on […]

High Performance Computing and Data Science Workflow in Julia

HPC and Data Science Workflow in Julia #PGCTalks Date: July 16, 2021, Friday, 4:30-6:00pm This webinar is open to the public and registration is free. Abstract Julia is specifically designed from the start of its conception as a language for high-performance computation but at the same time highly interactive. To achieve this, Julia is one […]


A tale of sex: gene sharing between microbial species, genomes and microbiomes

Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is an important evolutionary process that allows the spread of innovations between distantly related organisms. In this webinar, I will present recent findings on the process, driving factors and impacts of HGT in light of recent developments in next-generation sequencing approaches. I will discuss examples of HGT within species, between species and between microbial communities, and how these gene exchange networks drive the genetic and phenotypic diversity of microbes in nature and clinical settings


Transcription Factor Assisted Loading and Enhancer Dynamics Dictate the Hepatic Fasting Response

Fasting elicits transcriptional programs in hepatocytes leading to glucose and ketone production. This transcriptional program is regulated by many transcription factors (TFs). To understands how this complex network regulates the metabolic response to fasting we aimed at isolating the enhancers and TFs dictating it. Measuring chromatin accessibility revealed that fasting massively reorganizes liver chromatin, exposing numerous fasting-induced enhancers.