Moving On: Expanded Newborn Screening for Filipino Newborns (NBSSP)

DATE: 02 October 2012
VENUE: SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex

10th Newborn Screening Convention
Moving on: Expanded Newborn Screening for Filipino Newborns

Organized by the Newborn Screening Society of the Philippines and the Philippine Pediatric Society-Southern Tagalog Chapter

DOWNLOAD: Convention Program and Flyer


Tapping Nature's Potential: Methods in Natural Products Research (NPSP)

DATE: 03-04 December 2012
VENUE: La Planta Hotel, Bacolod City

Nature provides a myriad of natural products important to man. Tapping this potential requires a good understanding of natural products and finding the suitable methods for their extraction and application. In this upcoming convention, focus will be on the following methods:
  • Current methods in bio-analytical chemistry
  • Biotech and biologic drug development
  • Innovations in sugar technology
  • Approaches for academe-industry merger
A spin-off workshop on 1 December will mainlycover the basics of natural products research.

The Century of Biology: Towards Transformative Learning (AABE, BIOTA)

DATE: 5-9 December 2012
VENUE: UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED), Diliman, Quezon City

The Asian Association for Biology Educators (AABE) will hold its 24th Biennial Conference on December 5-9, 2012 at the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED), Diliman, Quezon City.

The theme of the conference is “The Century of Biology: Towards Transformative Learning”. Subthemes include: Learner Centered Education; Technology Based Education; Active Research; Interdisciplinary Approach; Biodiversity and Conservation; and Ethics in Biology. All interested participants and BIOTAns are invited to attend and present a paper. Contact Dr. Jessamyn Marie O. Yazon ( for details.

UPDATE: FINAL EXTENSION: Abstract submission is until September 30, 2012. Early Bird payment fee is until October 15, 2012.


Linking Microbial Taxonomy to Education and Industry (PNMCC)

DATE: 24 November 2012
VENUE: Main Theater, Paz Adriano Hall, Miriam College, Quezon City

The Philippine Network of Microbial Culture Collections, Inc. cordially invites you to its 12th Annual Symposium and General Assembly. This year’s symposium will focus on the theme “Linking Microbial Taxonomy to Education and Industry”.

Microbial taxonomy is the process of classifying microorganisms. Those with the same characteristics are put together in the same group and are separated from others with different features.

The growing field of microbial taxonomy provides several applications in education as well as in the industry. It allows organizing and establishing vast amount of knowledge about microorgan-isms, thus, serving as a filing system for microbiologists. It is also important in research as it offers vast information about a certain microorganism of interest. It is therefore vital in identifying microorganisms essential in food, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.

In this year’s symposium, we have invited speakers who will discuss about how microbial taxonomy is linked to education and industry. The taxonomy of different microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and archaea will also be presented and discussed. It is hoped that through this symposium, many researchers will find better appreciation for the field of microbial taxonomy.


National Conference on Water and Biodiversity (BIOME3-SEDTEC2)

DATE: 22-23 October 2012
VENUE: Virac, Catanduanes Province

BIOME, the Philippine National Biodiversity Meeting in Catanduanes Island and SEDTEC, National Conference on Science, Education and Technology are held during the Catandungan Festival in October. These are being organized by Pacifictech (Pacific Island Institute for Pedagogy, Technology, Arts & Sciences, Inc.) with the support of the Provincial Government of Catanduanes through its Provincial Tourism Office.  Although dealing with a variety of themes, the joint national scientific meeting originally stood for the “Biodiversity Meeting in Catanduanes Island, Philippines on Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Innovations, Political Ecology and Social Representations in Nature Conservation” and was organized for the first time in October 2010 (BIOME 1) and October 2011 (BIOME2-SEDTEC1).  Hence, BIOME3 is being held again during the 2012 Catandungan Festival together with SEDTEC2 dubbed as the Philippine National Conference on Water and Biodiversity (NCWB) on 22-23 October 2012.  

Trends in Vaccine Development Responding to Societal Problems through Innovative Research (PSM)

DATE: 06 October 2012
VENUE: Mini-Auditorium Hall and Rm 905, Tech Building
               Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Sr. St., Manila

ORGANIZER: Philippine Society for Microbiology, and Procter and Gamble in cooperation with Far Eastern University

The symposium includes the following topics and workshops:
  • Need for vaccine development
  • Vaccine Production
  • Dengue Virus Vaccine
  • ASM Microbiology Education Workshop
  • Rapid Detection Techniques for Pathogens
  • Basic Molecular Techniques and Bioinformatics

DOWNLOAD: Cluster I Symposia 2012 Registration Form

CONTACT INFORMATION: Dr. Marian F. Deleon (UPLB) 049-539 5794/536 2864
                                                    Mr. Joel C. Cornista (Mirriam College) 02-435 9232
                                                    Ms. Donna May dela Cruz-Papa (UST) 02-406 1611 loc. 4054


Nutrigenomics in Public Health (NFP)

DATE: 28 September 2012, 1:00-5:00PM
VENUE: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Makati City

27th Dr. Juan Salcedo Jr. Memorial Lecture
Nutrigenomics in Public Health

SPEAKER: Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco-dela Paz
                    Director, Institute of Human Genetics
                    National Institutes of Health - UP Manila

ORGANIZER: Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines


Agricultural Biotechnology and Biodiversity Towards Sustainable Development (PSBMB)

DATE: 29-30 November 2012
VENUE: Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

39th Annual Convention
THEME: Agricultural Biotechnology and Biodiversity Towards Sustainable Development

ORGANIZER: Philippine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences of Mariano Marcos State University)


Genomics Research in the Philippines: Where are we now? (PhilSAGen)

DATE:22-24 November 2012 
VENUE:Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon

The Philippine Society for the Advancement of Genetics, Inc. (PhilSAGEN) cordially invites you to the 12th National Genetics Symposium (NGS). The NGS is a biennial gathering of professionals in genetics and related fields. It serves as a forum for the presentation of research findings, sharing of knowledge, exchange of ideas, and discussion of topics related to genetics research and education.

The 12th NGS focuses on the exciting field of genomics. In this conference, esteemed speakers from the academe, R & D, and the medical field will give exciting talks on how genetics in the Philippines is being transformed by this fast-advancing field. Expect to discover the application of genomics in plant and animal breeding, biodiversity, human genetics, medicine and ethnicity. Ethical, legal, and social issues will be also be discussed. Also included in the program is a competition for best poster and best undergraduate thesis.

Cell Biology at the Crossroads of Different Biological Sciences (PSCB)

DATE: 18-19 October 2012
VENUE: College of Science Auditorium, University of the Philippines Diliman

This year, PSCB's  Third National Convention and Scientific Meeting has the theme: “Cell Biology at the Crossroads of Different Biological Disciplines” and aims to get together experts in different disciplines of cell biology to discuss research strategies to promote the field.

The conference will be held at the College of Science Auditorium in UP Diliman. Registration fee is PhP 2500 (pre-registered on or before 10 October 2012)/ PhP 3000 (On-site) for professionals, and PhP 1500 for students with ID.


PSCB invites the submission of posters for presentation. Papers must include the following: Title, Author(s), Affiliation, Abstract (not more than 300 words) and Contact number in Arial 11 point font size.Entries must be in MS Word format and must be submitted to Dr. Ernalea P. Cao not later than 15 September 2012. Late manuscripts will not be accepted. The poster presentation committee will review the content of the papers. Authors of the approved conference posters will be notified by email on or before 07 October 2012 and must be pre-registered by 10 October 2012. Papers that are not preregistered will not be included in the souvenir program.


To request a copy of invitation/flyers for the upcoming national convention, please send PSCB a message (Facebook Page).