Proteins in AKTion: An ÄKTA FPLC and SPR Workshop for Protein Purification and Characterization

The Protein, Proteomics, and Metabolomics Facility (PPMF) and Cytiva Chemoscience Philippines Inc. conducted a 4-day hybrid workshop. Themed, “Proteins in AKTion: An ÄKTA FPLC and SPR Workshop for Protein Purification and Characterization“, the workshop was attended by early-career researchers, faculty, healthcare professionals, high school, college, and graduate students and consisting of the following topics: Protein […]

e-ASIA Collaboration: PPMF participated in proteomics training at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

To strengthen the partnerships among the collaborating institutions, a two-week joint-training session was held at the Tokyo Institute of Technology from January 23 to February 3, 2023. The aim of the training was to finalize and optimize a common analysis protocol across the three collaborating teams.

PGC Mindanao engages in a collaborative SARS-COV-2 genomics study using a portable sequencing platform

The Oxford Nanopore MinION is a portable sequencer and has the lowest instrument cost among all sequencing platforms with a 97.5 to >99.3% raw read accuracy (Oxford Nanopore Technologies, 2021). The technology has demonstrated its utility for sequencing biological entities, from the simple nano-sized viruses to complex plants and animals, generating sequence information that is sufficient to provide comprehensive insights into the underlying genome architecture. It has also been validated to produce SARS-CoV-2 consensus sequences with the same accuracy as other sequencing platforms (Bull et al., 2020 and Charre et al., 2020).

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).