Over the years the Philippine Genome Center has collaborated with researchers and faculty members from UP Diliman, UP Manila, UP Los Baños, and soon with UP Visayas and UP Mindanao. Through its several capacity building activities, PGC hopes to engage researchers, faculty members and students from different state universities, private universities & colleges.
Email [email protected] should you wish to collaborate on below research areas:
In line with the vision and mission of the Philippine Genome Center, the Health Program will utilize genomics research to develop diagnostic kits for early diagnosis and treatment of communicable and non-communicable diseases; expand strategic biogenomic surveillance and forecasting system in the Philippines; identify drug resistant strains and new strains during epidemics and outbreaks; and advance pharmacogenomics.
Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry
PGC’s Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries Program is at the forefront of researches towards the genetic improvement of plant varieties and animal breeds using molecular marker-assisted selection and breeding. Ultimately, the program aims to produce improved varieties of crops indigenous to the Philippines such as abaca, Saba banana, pili, and coconut.
Biodiversity and Ethnicity
The Biodiversity and Ethnicity program explores the unique biodiversity found in the 7,000 islands of the Philippines, the country said to be the center of marine and terrestrial biodiversity in the world. The Philippine biodiversity is being explored and developed for various applications that would benefit Filipinos and the rest of the world.
Computational Genomics and Systems Biology
The Computational Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) Program is the newest research program of the Philippine Genome Center, having been established in 2017. The CGSB Program’s main function is to conduct research in designing new methods for genetic and genomic data analysis, creating computational models to perform in silico simulation and analysis of biological systems, and developing software tools to implement those methods and models. The CGSB Program also aims to work with the other branches of the PGC to apply quantitative methods in understanding their own research problems in biology.