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NRCP Biological Sciences webinar, 30 November 2020

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in News

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 Faculty members Cyrose Millado (Dept. of Bio. Sci. and Environ. Studies) and Kriza Calumba (Dept. of Food Sci. and Chem.) are inducted as members of the National Research Council of the Philippines in the Biological Sciences Division virtual meeting on 30 November 2020. 

In the Scientific Webinar, Assoc. Prof. Lyre Anni Murao gave a talk, "Covert Battles: Are Wildlife Viruses Really Wild?" She said that about sixty percent of the emerging infectious diseases that are known so far are zoonotic in nature and that majority of these originated from wildlife. "The transmission of pathogens from animals to humans occurs in a multi-stage process. Nevertheless, less than .1% of the known animal pathogens can cross the species barrier and infect humans. There is a covert battle going on between the pathogen and the host and the outcome is determined by the barriers versus the driving forces that may favor transmission," she said.


The National Research Council of the Philippines Biological Sciences Division (Division V) will be having its first virtual meeting of the year on 30 November 2020, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. 

Part 1, the Scientific Webinar will feature talks by experts. Associate Professor Lyre Anni Murao of UP Mindanao, also the program director of Philippine Genome Center Mindanao, will deliver a  talk on, "COVert BATtles: Are Wildlife Viruses Really Wild?"  Associate Professor Rina Opulencia of the UP Los Baños Institute of Biological Sciences will speak on "Microbial Flora of the Philippine Native Swine in Quezon Province." Finally, Dr. Marian De Leon, UP Los Baños University Researcher and Curator of the Museum of Natural History will talk on "Microbes in Philippine Caves: A Continuous Research Investigation and Assessment."

Part 2 will be the Oath Taking of New Associate Members, and Part 3 will be the Business Meeting.

Slots are limited and priority will be given to Division V members but interested persons are welcome to attend. Register at

Mindanao-Wide Webinar on Omics Research, 2020

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in News

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The Philippine Genome Center-Mindanao in UP Mindanao invites interested persons to a WEBINAR SERIES in October 2020 with different themes in omics that will allow scientists and students to learn and embrace omics as an emerging technology in biology.
The Mindanao-Wide Webinar on Omics Research will showcase omics research in health, agriculture, and food by selected scientists in the Philippines and abroad. the webinars will show the potential applications of omics technologies in mitigating the adverse consequences of pandemics. 

This webinar series consists of four sessions:


 OMICS in Health, 23 October 2020

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OMICS in Diagnostics Research, 28 October 2020

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OMICS in Agriculture, 09 October 2020

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OMICS in Food, 16 October 2020

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All four sessions are open to the public, free of charge. It will be held via Zoom and streamed LIVE via our official Facebook page. We give priority slots to UP Mindanao constituents, so we encourage you to register now for the four webinars. For updates and concerns regarding the webinar series, visit our Facebook page ( and twitter (

Thank you and we look forward to your attendance!


Philippine Genome Center Mindanao 
University of the Philippines Mindanao
Mintal, Davao City 8000
+63 82 293 0302

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