The 22nd Mindanao Convention of the Phil. Society for Microbiology was held on 17-18 November 2017 in Ritz Hotel, Davao City, on the theme of "Strengthening Academe-Industry Partnership in Microbiology for a Sustainable Mindanao". Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion gave the Welcome Remarks.
Instructor Rovi Gem Villame (Food Sci. and Chem.) was awarded 1st Place in the Scientific Poster Category for her paper, "Rapid capture and detection of E.coli O157:H7 using biofunctionalized magnetic nanoparticles in tandem with a DNA-based nanobiosensor".
Research Associate Shem Gempesaw et al received 2nd Place in the Scientific Poster Category for "Molecular Surveillance of Rotavirus A in Backyard Pig Farms in Davao City".