On C4 Rice, the PhilRice NGS Experience, and an exit report on the “Life and Times of DSCF”
DSCF and CFB facilitated a workshop for PCAARRD and PCIEERD researchers and staff on genomics and bioinformatics. The 5-day boot camp included lectures, hands-on laboratory experiments, and computer work which aimed to familiarize the participants with the latest developments in the field of genomics and bioinformatics, to update them regarding current research projects, and to demonstrate the capabilities of the Philippine Genome Center Core Facilities.
DSCF research assistants David Gonzales and Gabriel Villamil were at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center (MCIC) of the Ohio State University in Wooster, Ohio, for bioinformatics training under Dr. Asela Wijeratne, research scientist and head of genomics at the MCIC.
The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) DNA Sequencing Core Facility (DSCF) has found a temporary home on the second floor of the National Institute of Molecular Biology in UP Diliman, but is already opening its doors to research projects that will directly impact the nation’s economy.
The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) officially opens its DNA Sequencing Core Facility to provide sequencing and genotyping services to academic research groups in the country and to the wider scientific community.
The Philippine Genome Center DNA Sequencing Core Facility has finally opened its doors! The facility held its launch today and is now fully operational and ready to serve the whole Filipino scientific community. DOST Secretary Hon. Mario G. Montejo and University of the Philippines President Alfredo E. Pascual led the official ribbon cutting ceremony.
Dr. Anne Plessis and Ines Pires, scientists from Dr. Michael Purugganan’s Laboratory in New York University’s Department of Biology, went to visit to the Philippine Genome Center last Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Last June 6, 2013, we had our training for the QIAgility Automated Liquid Handler. The QIAgility will aid in the high-throughput sample preparation of the DNA Sequencing Core Facility.
Last May 13 to 15, 2013, Dr. Cynthia Saloma and research assistants Gabriel and David went to the South East Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in Iloilo for DSCF’s collaboration with SEAFDEC on projects involving aquaculture pathogens. On this trip, DNA from shrimps infected with the White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) and Vibrio harveyi pure cultures were extracted and brought back to the DSCF laboratory for sequencing.
Last May 6 to 9, we had our training on the Ion Torrent PGM and Proton next generation sequencers in the DSCF laboratory. The training was conducted by Life Tech Field Application Specialists Eileen and Suthee, with the help of Life Tech local rep Medtest’s own FAS, Katherine. Our training covered the workflow of the Ion Torrent.