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Awards in Phil. Soc. of Biochem. & MoleBio., 2017

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In the Philippine Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology International Banana Conference and 1st PSBMB Mindanao Scientific Conf., held 26-27 October in Gen. Santos City, were:
•    Papers by BS Biology graduates in the Young Scientists' Forum (YSF)     
"Assessment of Intra-Individual Heterogeneity of Metroxylon sagu Rottb.", by Reu Zandro C. Enguito (BSB 2017), 1st place  
"Isolation of an Alpha-amylase Gene from Saccharomycopsis fibuligera 2074", by Agape Shelley Valila (BSB 2017), 2nd place
"Optimization of Coconut Calloid Induction and Proliferation", by Mae Joyce Lynn C. Asumbrado (BSB 2016), 3rd place
•    Presentations by faculty members
"Biotechnology Researches at UP Mindanao" by Dr. Annabelle U. Novero
"Davao Region plant extract library for screening of bioactivity against various diseases and isolation and purification of potential anti-lung cancer compounds” by Dr. Aleyla E. de Cadiz
“Utilization of Sago Palm Zygotic Embryos for Cryopreservation" by Asst. Prof. Aileen Grace D. Delima
"Raw Starch Digesting Amylases from Indigenous Sources" by Asst. Prof. Jennifer P. Fronteras
•    Scientific posters
"Molecular Surveillance of Rotavirus A in Backyard Pig Farms", 3rd Prize, by Michael O. Bacus (4BSB), Maria Catherine B. Otero, Pedro A. Alviola, Lyre Anni E. Murao
“Improving Sterilization and Tissue Culture Methods of Coconut" by Cyrose Suzie Silvosa-Millado, MC Asumbrado, AD Delima and AU Novero
"Understanding the Genetics of Spine Formation in Sago Palm" by Milce Villanueva (BSB 2016), Maria Brigada Mabras, and AU Novero

1st Semester, 2017-2018

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ENROLLMENT IN THE 1ST SEMESTER OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018 totaled 767 students, composed of 245 male and 517 female students. This is expected to increase when the first batch of K-12 students enter by August 2018. 

BA Anthropology – 16 ● BA Communication Arts – 34 ● BA English (Creative Writing) - 40
BS Architecture – 153 ● BS Applied Mathematics – 62 ● BS Biology - 125
BS Computer Science – 93 ● BS Food Technology – 83 ● BS Agribusiness Economics - 68

BY GRADUATE PROGRAM:     Dip./Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning – 11
Dip. in Exercise and Sports Science - 8  ●  Master in Management - 40

Varsity win in SCUAA-XI, 2017

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UP Mindanao fielded a delegation of 65 athletes in eight varsity teams to compete in the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association Region 11 meet held on 26-29 October in Tagum City. The UP Mindanao contingent brought home 29 gold medals, 10 silver medals, 1 bronze medal, and one team trophy. The Swimming Varsity won 28 of the gold medals, eight of the silver medals, and one bronze medal, to emerge as Over-all Champions in the swim events. The Women's Football Varsity, on the other hand, were undefeated in four matches in the futsal (indoor football) event to emerge as Over-all Champions, receiving a team gold medal and a trophy carved by inmates of Davao Penal Colony.

In addition, the Chess Women's and Badminton Women's Varsity Teams each won a silver medal in their team events. Also competing in their respective events were the Volleyball Women's Team, the Chess Men's Team, the Table Tennis Men's Team, and the newly-formed Basketball Men's Team.

The SCUAA Region 11 meet saw teams from Compostela Valley State College, Davao del Norte State College, Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology, Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST), University of Southeastern Phils. North and South Teams, and UP Mindanao. The winning teams and athletes will represent Region 11 in the national SCUAA National Meet to be held in February 2018.    

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