The internship program will be held on June 17 to July 26, 2019 at the 2nd floor, Left Wing, Philippine Genome Center Building, A. Ma. Regidor St., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Interested individuals from public and private colleges, universities, and research institutions nationwide are invited to apply. A stipend will be provided to help cover travel and living expenses.
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.
Pals visited the PGC yesterday, March 28th, to see its core facilities and to talk about setting up assays for clinical testing, interpreting genetic testing services, and variant interpretations. He also met with Dr. Cynthia Saloma, PGC executive director; Dr. Raul Destura, PGC health program director; and Dr. Alexander Young, PGC research professor, to discuss the center’s readiness for genetic testing services.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is tapping cutting edge genomics technology to develop precision medicine in the country and allow government health authorities to identify usually expensive, foreign developed medicines that are not really effective in controlling or curing Filipino diseases.
The Core Facility for Bioinformatics (CFB) will be hosting its first ever Bioinformatics symposium with the theme, “Building Networks, Creating a Community”. This will be held on March 20, 2019 at the PGC bldg. A. Ma. Regidor St. National Science Complex, UP Diliman, Quezon City, 1101.
The Shared Genomics Core Laboratory (SGCL) at the Philippine Genome Center (PGC), UP Diliman was inaugurated on February 20 and officially handed over by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to the University.
Feb 20, 2019 – The Shared Genomics Core Laboratory (SGCL) is a research and service laboratory for high-throughput genomics research. It boasts highly-advanced equipment units that will now be available and accessible to researcher and students from universities and research institutions across the country. The SGCL was made possible through the support of the Commission … Continue reading CHED, UP & DOST unveil shared genomics core laboratory
The Core Facility for Bioinformatics (CFB) is conducting a workshop on “Genome Assembly, Annotation, and Variant Calling” on March 5 to 8, 2019 at the PGC bldg. A. Ma. Regidor St. National Science Complex, UP Diliman, Quezon City, 1101.
The Philippine Journal of Science is now accepting submissions for a special issue on Genomics, dedicated to exploring the application of ‘omics technology and bioinformatics in the country, covering all areas of biological investigation, including but not limited to health, agriculture, biodiversity, ethnicity, and forensics.
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.