From March 20 to 22, 2023, the DNA Sequencing Core Facility (DSCF) hosted an instructive training session on Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) tailored for the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI). The participants were immersed in a comprehensive lecture on Molecular Biology Techniques for Genomics, gaining insights into the intricacies of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and […]
The DNA Sequencing Core Facility (DSCF) in partnership with Golden Bat and QIAGEN is conducting a FREE sequencing of AMR samples from April 17-19, 2023.
Interested participants shall write a one-page rationale on why they need their sample/s sequenced and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: AMR Sequencing [Entry]_Affiliation_Name
Deadline for entries is on March 31, 2023. For more information, contact Ma. Celeste S. Abad at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and/or call 981-8500 loc. 4707
Details on how to send accepted samples will follow.
Walk-ins will not be accommodated. Please email the lab and arrange drop-off appointment within the provided schedule and wait for confirmation prior bringing your samples to PGC.
Thank you #SALAMATSAINYO Extending our appreciation and gratitude to the whole PGC skeletal force who have been working hard these past few weeks and are continuously doing so. In the same note, PGC sends its thanks to all the front liners out there: to our health workers, security guards, janitors, drivers, food chain employees and […]
During its first outbreak, the devastating effect of early mortality syndrome (EMS) on the global shrimp industry was primarily caused by the lack of information regarding the disease and its causative agent.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes whole-genome sequencing as a “laboratory procedure that determines the order of bases in the genome of an organism in one process.”
According to CDC, scientists conduct data analysis, which is the fourth step of whole-genome sequencing, to compare “bacterial sequences and identify differences.”
The Philippine Genome Center is a multidisciplinary research and service unit of the University of the Philippines for health, agriculture, biodiversity, and the environment.
The emergence of multidrug-resistant bacterial strains in diverse settings has been reported globally. In the Philippine shrimp aquaculture industry, antibiotics are used for the treatment of bacterial diseases during the production cycle. We report the draft genome of Vibrio parahaemolyticus PH698, a multidrug-resistant strain isolated from a Philippine shrimp farm.
Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND), which affects multiple shrimp species, including the economically important Penaeus monodon and Penaeus vannamei, is characterized by massive sloughing of the epithelial cells of the hepatopancreas to the point of atrophy (1).
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