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.
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.
The Biotek-M™ Dengue Aqua Kit is a diagnostic test designed to detect dengue infections in serum/plasma samples.
The UP College of Science in partnership with the Philippine Genome Center is organizing a Systems Biology symposium on January 17, 2018 at the UP CS admin auditorium from 8:30am-12:00nn. The event is titled the “Dr. Baltazar Aguda Research Symposium” in recognition of Dr. Aguda’s contributions in Systems Biology.
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).
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
Genomic Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (GEID) is an international workshop conducted last July 3-7, 2017 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
International Workshop in Genomic epidemiology on Infectious Diseases in the Philippines | Course Dates: 3-7 July 2017 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom in partnership with the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Philippine Genome Centre (PGC), Philippines. Supported by the ‘Newton Fund Researcher Links’ Programme UK coordinator: Professor Taane … Continue reading GEID Philippines 2017
By Core Facility for Bioinformatics
May 5-6, 2016
Date: Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 12 noon (Manila Time)
Abstract – Systems Biology activities in the Philippines began in early 2003 with courses on modeling biological networks at NIMBB and the Math Department, as well as the launch of the Mathematical Life Sciences Initiative (MLSI). The talk will present briefly the highlights of the First Decade of Systems Biology in the Philippines (2003-2013)-considered as the “Past”-which consisted largely of Filipino computational scientists collaborating with foreign experimental researchers.