Clinical Geneticist-Molecular Genetic Pathologist now heads the Philippine Genome Center

The Philippine Genome Center of the UP System welcomes Felicitas L. Lacbawan, MD who used to teach at the Department of Human Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the UP College of Medicine. Dr. Lacbawan, a former chief medical officer for genetics and genomics in the US rejoined the University to rise to the challenge of […]

Bioinfo attends the HPCN Conference 2023

In Photos: The Core Facility for Bioinformatics (CFB) participated in the High-Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN) Conference 2023.  The HPCN conference stands as a foremost local platform fostering collaboration and interaction among scientists, academicians, systems and network engineers, as well as other professionals in the fields of high-performance computing (HPC), advanced networking, and computational science. […]

PGC partners with NCMH for a mental health tissue biobank and multi-omics capacity building program

In collaboration with the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH), the genome center launches a capacity-building program on mental health tissue biobank and multi-omics. By centering capacitation efforts towards awareness-building workshops and activities, the program will identify key NCMH staff and consultants which will ensure the sustainability of biobanking and multi-omics research efforts at the […]

Call for Applications: PGC Bioinformatics Training & Internship Program 2023

Student applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing, enrolled in a science or engineering course at an accredited college or university in the Philippines. Young professional applicants must have a BS degree in a science or engineering field, and be a researcher and/or faculty member employed at a research or higher education institution in the Philippines.

This will be held during the mid-year period from June 19 to July 28, 2023.

FREE AMR sample sequencing by PGC DNA Sequencing

The DNA Sequencing Core Facility (DSCF) in partnership with Golden Bat and QIAGEN is conducting a FREE sequencing of AMR samples from April 17-19, 2023.
Interested participants shall write a one-page rationale on why they need their sample/s sequenced and send it to with the subject: AMR Sequencing [Entry]_Affiliation_Name
Deadline for entries is on March 31, 2023. For more information, contact Ma. Celeste S. Abad at or and/or call 981-8500 loc. 4707
Details on how to send accepted samples will follow.

Register now—Prevention and Action: Developing Tools to Protect Children from Exploitation

Aimed at creating awareness on the new developments in forensic investigation in the fight against sexual abuse and exploitation, the webinar “Prevention and Action: Developing Tools to Protect Children from Exploitation” is happening on March 22,2023 at 12:30 pm-5:00 pm.

Medical doctors in the Child Protection Unit, social welfare workers, law enforcement personnel, forensic researchers, and the general community are invited and may register at

Unlock the promise of genomics through HiFi sequencing

The DNA Sequencing Core Facility together with Noveaulab will be hosting a seminar on February 17, 2023, “PacBio Seminar: Unlock the promise of genomics through HiFi sequencing”

Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM Philippine Standard Time
Type: Onsite

Dr. Zuwei Qian, PacBio Director of Marketing for the APAC region will be the presenting the following topics:
HiFi reads: a new era for metagenome analysis
The long and short of it: PacBio sequencing for precision medicine