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The DNA Sequencing Core Facility together with Noveaulab will be hosting a seminar on February 17, 2023, “PacBio Seminar: Unlock the promise of genomics through HiFi sequencing”
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM Philippine Standard Time
Dr. Zuwei Qian, PacBio Director of Marketing for the APAC region will be the presenting the following topics:
HiFi reads: a new era for metagenome analysis
The long and short of it: PacBio sequencing for precision medicine
According to PGC Executive Director Cynthia Palmes-Saloma, the kit was made possible after genetic experts from others countries used Next Generation DNA Sequencing in trying to understand the nature of the COVID-19 virus. Among the facilities of the center is its DNA Sequencing Laboratory which was established in 2013.
On human genetics, Dr. Maria Corazon De Ungria and Jazelyn Salvador briefly described their research on the genetics of Mangyans in Mindoro and of Philippine Negritos, respectively. They are both from the DNA Analysis Laboratory (DAL), Natural Sciences Research Institute, College of Science, UPD. Meanwhile, Prof. Jae Joseph Russell Rodriguez of the Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Los Baños, also in collaboration with DAL, discussed his investigation into the human genetic history of the Sulu Archipelago.
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.
The Philippine Genome Center is a multidisciplinary research and service unit of the University of the Philippines for health, agriculture, biodiversity, and the environment.
Student applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing, enrolled in a science or engineering course at an accredited college or university in the Philippines. Young professional applicants must have a BS degree in a science or engineering field, and be a researcher and/or faculty member employed at a research or higher education institution in the Philippines.
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.
Renieramycin M (RM) is a KCN-stabilized tetrahydroisoquinoline purified from the blue sponge Xestospongia sp., with nanomolar IC50s against several cancer cell lines. Our goal is to evaluate its combination effects with doxorubicin (DOX) in estrogen receptor positive MCF-7 breast cancer cells.
The program extends to four (4) batches which will be held throughout 2019-2020. The training of the first batch will run from June 17-July 26 , 2019.