Short Course on Medicinal Plants (Institute of Herbal Medicine, NIH-UP Manila)

Transforming Philippine Plants into Quality Herbal Medicines for a Healthier Nation

In Celebration of the 40th Year of the National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants

20-24 October 2014
8:00 - 5:00 PM
PGH Dietary Function Room, UP Manila

At the end of the five-day program participants will have a working knowledge on the different research methologies that transform a medicinal plant into a quality health product that is both safe and effective.

For inquiries:
Call 02 5264248/ 02 5218251 (Look for AJ)

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2015 Philippine Biodiversity Symposium and Artwork Contest (BCSP, 24th National Convention)

The organizers of the Philippine Biodiversity Symposium are now accepting abstract submissions for paper and poster presentations and proposals for mini-symposia and workshop.  We are also holding a poster-making contest for original artwork to represent next year’s symposium.  The 1st circular and contest guidelines are available here

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The 24th Philippine Biodiversity Symposium, with the theme “Island Biodiversity Conservation: Successes, Challenges and Future Directions”, is going to be held from the 14-17 April 2015 in Catarman, Northern Samar.

UEP logoThe University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) will host the 2015 Symposium. Established in 1918, UEP is the only comprehensive and the first state university in the Visayas: it offers the largest number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs and short-term courses and certificates among the higher education institutions in the Eastern Visayas region.

The 24th Philippine Biodiversity Symposium is being organized by the Biodiversity Symposium of the Philippines. BCSP is a professional organization of wildlife researchers, managers, scientists and conservationists. It has the aim to advance biodiversity research and conservation in the Philippines by facilitating communication and contributing to improved research and conservation capabilities of those working on Philippine biodiversity particularly members of the association, and to increase public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of Philippine biodiversity.

Towards One ASEAN: Quality Standards (NPSP)

19th Natural Products Society of the Philippines Convention
05 December 2014
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

The Natural Products Society of the Philippines was founded in 1996 for the purpose of bringing into the fore front the researchers actively involved in the study of chemistry, biology, and the sustainable use of products derived from natural resources. By having annual meetings, the society enables close interactions and encourages collaborative work among the members and provides a forum to learn new developments in the field of natural products.

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The World of Microalgae (Symposium & Workshop, PNMCC)

The Philippine Network of Microbial Culture Collections, Inc. invites the public in its 14th Annual Symposium and Workshop to be held under the theme "The World of Microalgae" this October 3-4, 2014 at Miriam College, Quezon City. 

Symposium Topics: 
      - Taxonomy of Microalgae
      - Bacterial-algal interactions
      - Valuable Products of Prokaryotic Algae
      - Cyanobacteria in Biotechnology
      - Biofuels from Microalgae

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Facebook: PNMCC Facebook Page

Drug Discovery and Development in the -Omics Era (A-IMBN)

The 17th Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network (A-IMBN) Annual Conference will be held in Metro Manila, Philippines!

This year's theme is Drug Discovery and Development in the -Omics Era. This will bring together experts in the advanced areas of pharmcology and biomedical science.
Major Topics include

  • Translational Research
  • Target Discovery and Disease Modelling
  • Drug Screening
  • Alternative and Emerging Technologies
  • Clinical Trials and Regulatory Issues

Special Lectures

  • A-IMBN Distinguished Lecture
  • Arthur Kornberg Memorial Award Lecture
  • A-IMBN Research Young Investigators / Ken-ichi Arai Award
  • EMBO Keynote Lecture

The Role of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Rehabilitation and Conservation of Biological Resources (PSBMB)

41st Annual Convention of the Philippine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSBMB)

Theme: The Role of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Rehabilitation and Conservation of Biological Resources
Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines
December 4-5, 2014
Hosted by the University of the Philippines Cebu (Biology Program Science Cluster)

Genomics in Agriculture and Health for a Better Philippines (PhilSAGen)

The Philippine Society for the Advancement of Genetics, Inc. (PhilSAGEN) cordially invites the public to the 14th 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 14th National Genetics Symposium is scheduled to be held on November 27-29, 2014at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center - Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC-AQD) in Tagbauan, Iloilo under the theme, Genomics in Agriculture and Health for a Better Philippines.

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Cell Biology: Forging the Frontiers of the Life Sciences (PSCB)

Philippine Society for Cell Biology
5th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting
Thomas Aquinas Research Complex (TARC) Auditorium 
University of Santo Tomas Espana, Manila 
October 27-28, 2014

PRE-REGISTRATION & CONFERENCE FEES | We invite everyone who is interested to attend the 5th PSCB National Convention to check our Online Conference Pre-registration Form

CALL FOR PAPERS | We invite submission of posters for presentation. Papers must include the following: Title, Author's Name(s) and Title, Company/Affiliation, Abstract (not more than 300 words) and contact information in Arial 11-point font size. Entries should be in MS Word Format and must be submitted through electronic mail to Dr. Cynthia P. Saloma ( not later than 06 August 2014.

PSCB Google Site |

Developmental Biology: Building Connections Towards Human Progress (PSDB)

Developmental Biology:
Building Connections Towards Human Progress 

13 September 2014
Institute of Biology Auditorium, National Science Complex
University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City

REGISTRATION FEES | P 1500 for professionals, P1000 for undergraduate and graduate students (with proof of enrollment) For more details join the PSDB Facebook Group (

FIRST CALL FOR POSTER ABSTRACTS | Email poster abstracts to
Deadline for abstract submission is on 23 August 2014.

Summer Training: Practical Tools for Investigative Research on Plant and Animal Developmental Biology (23-24 May, PSDB)

This year's PSDB Summer workshop is fast approaching. Interested participants
may access the pre-registration form at

Summer Workshop on Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity Assay (May 12-13, 2014 - PSCB)

PSCB will hold a Summer Workshop on Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity Assay on May 12-13, 2014 at the Center for Natural Sciences and Environmental Research (CENSER), De La Salle University - Manila.

The assays that will be included in the workshop are the following: MTT Assay, TUNEL Assay, Comet Assay and others. The registration fee is  PHP 5,000, for a two-day workshop which covers certificate, workshop/laboratory manuals, lunch and snacks.

Since the slot is limited only, we just need 40 participants. So hurry up and register now!

For more details, please send an email to
Website (Philippines Society for Cell Biology)