PGC SARS-CoV-2 Bulletin No.2: Three Possible Routes of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the Philippines

Majority of the Philippine submissions (18 of 23) were collected in the month of March, wherein except for one sample which clustered with isolates from Shanghai, China, all others were observed to group into clades linked to the outbreak in the cruise ship, M/V Diamond Princess, moored in Yokohama, Japan in early February 2020. Later that month, passengers and crew members of this cruise ship representing various nationalities including Filipinos, Indians, and Australians were repatriated to their home countries.

Overcoming Challenges and Building Opportunities with Bioinformatics

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.

Draft Genome Sequence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Strain PH1339, Which Causes Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease in Shrimp in the Philippines

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).

Non-additive effects of ACVR2A in preeclampsia in a Philippine population

Multiple interrelated pathways contribute to the pathogenesis of preeclampsia, and variants in susceptibility genes may play a role among Filipinos, an ethnically distinct group with high prevalence of the disease. The objective of this study was to examine the association between variants in maternal candidate genes and the development of preeclampsia in a Philippine population

Whole genome sequencing and single nucleotide polymorphisms in multi-drug resistant clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the Philippines

Thousands of cases of multi-drug resistant Mycobacteria tuberculosis (MTB) have been observed in the Philippines but studies on the genotypes that underlie the observed drug resistance profiles have been lacking. This study aimed to analyse whole genomes of clinical isolates of MTB representing varying resistance profiles to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in resistance-associated genes.

Training of Experts from Cambodia, Brunei, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Philippines on Genomics and Bioinformatics

The Philippine Genome Center supported by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) organized a workshop for representatives from some of the participating ASEAN countries during the 9th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology (IAMMST-9) held in October 2016. Project […]