The Philippines continues to witness infectious disease (ID) outbreaks. HIV, TB, malaria and dengue are serious public health concerns, imposing a significant burden on healthcare services.
The workshop will cover basic concepts, applications, and workflows that address typical genomics-based problems.
Focused on boosting the competency of genomics researchers in the Philippines, the PCARI funded project Shared Genomics Core Laboratory (SGCL) also serves as an extension of the Philippine Genome Center’s DNA Sequencing and Bioinformatics Facility (DSBF). Through its establishment of an NGS service facility and laboratory, SGCL aims to expand its existing collaborations, networking, and information exchanges within the local scientific community.
The Philippine Genome Center supported by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) organized a workshop for representatives from some of the participating ASEAN countries during the 9th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology (IAMMST-9) held in October 2016. Project … Continue reading Training of Experts from Cambodia, Brunei, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Philippines on Genomics and Bioinformatics
Locally-based and UK-based scientists and researchers share research studies, best practices in understanding epidemiology of infectious diseases, and how advanced tools like Next Generation sequencing and bioinformatics can aid in the detection, prevention and control of the diseases.
This five-day Workshop will be held at the National Science Complex, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, aimed at early career researchers from the UK and the Philippines.
While bioinformatics is essential in the life sciences, relatively few biologists have the expertise to conduct in-depth computational analyses of their data. The realm of bioinformatics is mostly handled by computer programmers and IT professionals, who carry the tasks of analyzing, organizing, and storing data produced by molecular biologists.
Dr. Ana Da Silva Filipe, research fellow and next generation sequencing (NGS) facility manager at the Center for Virus Research, University of Glasgow, led participants in the whole-genome sequencing of the Hepatitis C virus in a training workshop conducted by the University of the Philippines National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH) and hosted by the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) on 18-26 April, 2017.
The short session on Data Management is organized for users of the PGC Bioinformatics facility last April 19, 2017 at the NIMBB Conference Room. Biological data is constantly increasing in size and complexity, and with these upcoming trends, the short workshop is conducted to be better equipped in handling these data on the CFB cluster.
The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) conducted an introductory molecular biology workshop at the DOST-PCAARRD Innovation and Technology Center (DITC) in Los Baños, Laguna on March 3, 2017.