Call for applications: 2018 Internship Program in Bioinformatics

The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) is inviting college students in science and engineering for an internship program in bioinformatics. PGC’s Core Facility for Bioinformatics which started as a capability-building project funded by the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy & Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) has been servicing researchers in Next Generation Sequence (NGS) data … Continue reading Call for applications: 2018 Internship Program in Bioinformatics

6 Filipino female scientists who are improving the way we live

In an article from CNN Philippines Life, PGC Executive Director Dr. Cynthia P. Saloma is featured among six other Filipino female scientists. By Kit Singson, CNN Philippines Life Illustration by MIKA BACANI Cynthia Saloma, molecular biology and biotechnology professor Dr. Cynthia Saloma is currently a professor of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and Principal Investigator at … Continue reading 6 Filipino female scientists who are improving the way we live

PGC researchers attend annual Human Genetics Meeting

PGC researchers Jose Antonio Ma. G. Garrido (L) and Krizelle Mae M. Alcantara (R) attended this year’s annual Human Genetics Meeting organised by the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO), the world’s leading organisation of scientists involved in human genetics. This year’s meeting, entitled “Genome Data and Health”, was held at Yokohama, Japan from March 12-15, 2018. … Continue reading PGC researchers attend annual Human Genetics Meeting

Award-winning Pinoy eye doctor shares his incredible story

By Angelica Y. Yang, GMA News After discovering a new type of mutation in the DNA of Filipino glaucoma patients and following through with subsequent research on glaucoma, Pinoy ophthalmologist Dr Ryan Collantes was awarded the 2018 Dr. David L. Epstein award, an international accolade for clinician-scientists who are pursuing research on the disease. Collantes … Continue reading Award-winning Pinoy eye doctor shares his incredible story

2017 Year-end Review and R&D Planning

The Philippine Genome Center conducted its Year-end review and R&D planning last December 12, 2017 at the Banyan/Cedar Hall, Richmonde Hotel, Ortigas, Pasig City. Dr. Cynthia P. Saloma, PGC Executive Director opened the meeting by welcoming the attendees comprised of the PGC executive committee, R&D program directors, project leaders, core facility and administrative staff. Dr. Saloma emphasized the importance of planning the projected Key Performance Indicator of the center and streamlining its operations for the next five years.

PGC promotes genomics research and collaboration in Iloilo

Partnering for genomics research and collaborating for capacity building—the Philippine Genome Center invited researchers, faculty, and project leaders in the Visayas region with the goal of initiating collaboration amongst local principal investigators and promoting capacity building to budding genomics researchers. The symposium was held at the Iloilo Convention Center, Mandurriao, Iloilo City last October 27, 2017, with the help of the University of the Philippines Visayas and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development and Conservation (SEAFDEC) Aquaculture Department (AQD).

PGC showcases the importance of genomics at the 13th NBW

The Philippine Genome Center was one of the exhibitors during the 13th National Biotechnology Week held last November 20-24, 2017 at the Fisher mall Expo hall, Quezon City. The 5-day exhibit is organized by the Department of Agriculture (DA) as the elected chair for this year. The event’s central theme and tagline is “Bioteknolohiya para sa Kalikasan, Kalusugan, Kagandahan, Kabuhayan, at Kaunlaran. Lamang ang masa at magsasaka sa limang K ng Bioteknolohiya”.