The 2020 Bioinformatics Conference aims to bring together researchers, students, and professionals from the field of genomics and bioinformatics. Themed “#BioInfoPH: Overcoming Challenges, Building Opportunities”—the conference intends to surface the complexities of conducting bioinformatics and genomics research in the Philippines and therein address these challenges through the conference forum.
This special issue’s cover is accompanied by the different species covered by the studies in this journal.
Themed “Omics research in the next 5 years with the Philippine Genome Center”, the conference was organized to showcase the current and ongoing research programs of the Center. By engaging researchers, academics, decision-makers, and other stakeholders, PGC is bringing #PGCTalks to institutions keen on multi-omics research.
Scientific research in Mindanao took a big leap last February as the Philippine Genome Center (PGC), a research center of the University of the Philippines (UP) System based in Diliman, Quezon City, established its first satellite facility in the island region.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is tapping cutting edge genomics technology to develop precision medicine in the country and allow government health authorities to identify usually expensive, foreign developed medicines that are not really effective in controlling or curing Filipino diseases.
The Philippine Journal of Science is now accepting submissions for a special issue on Genomics, dedicated to exploring the application of ‘omics technology and bioinformatics in the country, covering all areas of biological investigation, including but not limited to health, agriculture, biodiversity, ethnicity, and forensics.
The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) of the University of the Philippines is opening its doors to students and researchers who would like to have the genome of their bacteria of interest sequenced for free. This is a rare opportunity to understand the genetic make up of the bacteria at no cost.
Calling all Grade 11 students from all campuses of the Philippine Science High School System to join PGC’s first Genomics Junior Camp! Visit our website for more information.
Dr. de Castro has a PhD in Biochemistry and Genetics (University of Texas Medical Branch), but also trained in the Neurosciences (California Institute of Technology, The Burnham Institute). His current work and interests lie in Cancer Immunology (3R Biosystems), and an advocacy for equitable access to health technologies (UnEMR). He is a Biomedical Informatics consultant of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and a Balik Scientist under a joint research informatics project between UP Manila and UPLB. He has an B.S. MBB degree from UP Diliman.
In an article from CNN Philippines Life, PGC Executive Director Dr. Cynthia P. Saloma is featured among six other Filipino female scientists.