Unchartered Territories in Health Research: Systems Biology, Epigenetics (MolMedPH)

Let us all ring in the new year by learning something new! 

Join the St. Luke's Molecular Medicine Society as we hold a seminar entitled "Uncharted Territories in Health Research" to be held on January 6, 2017 at the St. Luke's College of Medicine (https://www.facebook.com/molmedph/posts/210547236063311). 

Dr. Angelyn Lao, will be giving a talk on systems biology - modeling how the different systems of the body work together, and how these interactions may affect disease development. 

If you're interested, kindly pre-register through the following link: 
Deadline for pre-registration is on DECEMBER 16, 2016.

For more information, kindly contact Kay Cabral at 09277074199 or e-mail molmedph@gmail.com

1st Philippine Herbal Medicine Summit (October 25-27, 2016)

The Institute of Herbal Medicine-National Institutes of Health is now accepting abstract submissions for poster presentation at the 1st Philippine Herbal Medicine Summit which will be held on October 25-27, 2016 at the Century Park Hotel, Manila, Philippines.

UP Biodiversity Conference to focus on innovations, interdisciplinary research (16-20 October 2016)

The University of the Philippines (UP), through the UP Diliman Marine Science Institute (MSI) and Institute of Biology (IB), is hosting the conference Biodiversity & Chemical Biology of Marine and Terrestrial Life in the Philippine Region (BCBMTP) on 16-20 October 2016 at the Bellevue Resort in Panglao Island, Bohol.

1st International Conference on Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management (UPLB)

Sustainable management of natural resources and environment is one of the greatest challenges humanity is facing in the 21st century and beyond. The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reaffirm the need to achieve sustainable development by promoting economic development, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and good governance, including peace and security. Natural Resources Management (NRM) is at the core of achieving SDGs. In this international conference, knowledge and experiences on mainstreaming Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management (INREM) in sustainable development will be shared among academics, researchers, and practitioners in environment and natural resources management.

5th National Conference on Environmental Science (Organized by CHED, MSU and partner HEIs)

To be held on July 8-10, 2016 at Mindanao State University in Tawi-Tawi, this year's theme is, "Breaking the barriers and bridging sciences toward healthier ecosystems and ecologically sustainable development." Topics include climate change and variability and air quality, environmental impact assessment, biodiversity and conservation, environment, resources and population, best practices and development of green technology, degradation of water resources, integrated information database and network, land use, land cover and land degradation, and human health and environmental hazards. 

Dev Bio: Key to Conservation and Sustainability (PSDB)

Adamson University will be hosting the 8th Philippine Society for Developmental Biology (PSDB) Annual National Convention with the theme "Dev Bio: Key to Conservation and Sustainability" on October 22, 2016. See poster of details.

1st PSCB Lecture Caravan: Advances in Cell Biology (PSCB)

The Philippine Society for Cell Biology is inviting everyone to its first University Lecture Caravan with the theme "Advances on Cell Biology" to be held on July 9, 2016 at Centro Escolar University. Topics to be discussed include "Nucleus: The Control Center of the Cell", "RNAi: A Silencing Tool in Gene Functional Studies", "Microbes as Pollution Indicators" and "Plasmodium sp.: The Deadlies Parasite in History".

7th Asia-Pacific Biotechnology Congress and 45th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting (PSM)

The Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. will have the merge of traditions and innovations towards ASEAN 2016 in the country with the 7th Asia-Pacific Biotechnology Congress and 45th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting with the theme: “Microbiology and Biotechnology in ASEAN 2016: Bridging Traditions and Innovations.” PSM will aim to highlight in the Congress, the potential of microbes, and hopes that, through this event, microbiologists will be able to better appreciate the application of scientific knowledge from tradition leading to innovations that will augment the field towards ASEAN 2016.

TAALaman: The Lake's First Biomuseum (PSFBE2016)

The UST Graduate School Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Class, in cooperation with the Biodiversity Management Bureau – DENR, UST Museum, and the UST Department of Biological Sciences – College of Science is pleased to invite you to TAALAMAN: The Lake’s First Biomuseum, a science exhibit to be held from June 7-17, 2016 at the UST Museum, UST, EspaƱa, Manila. This event is in coordination with the 1st Philippine Symposium on Freshwater Biodiversity and Ecosystems.

7th Fisheries Scientific Conference (NFRDI-BFAR)

The National Fisheries Research and Development Institute - DA Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will host the 7th Fisheries Scientific Conference (7th SCICON) on September 29-30 in Tagaytay City. 

PSBMB and PSCB to hold international conferences this 2016

2016 is a good year for molecular life sciences in the Philippines with two professional societies namely the Philippine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSBMB) and Philippine Society for Cell Biology (PSCB) scheduled to hold separate international conferences this year.

Summer Workshop on Cell Imaging and Flow Cytometry (Philippine Society for Cell Biology)

Post Graduate Course in Molecular Pathology (SLMC-Institute of Pathology)

Summer Workshop on Developmental Biology (PSDB)

Biology teachers are invited to attend this year's PSDB Summer Workshop entitled "Getting Ready for Senior High School Implementation: Capacity Building for Biology Educators" on 27-28 May 2016. Registration fee is at Php 2,500.00. Other registration details will be released soon.

The workshop will feature lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience on Basic Laboratory Techniques in Plant and Animal Developmental Biology. 

Note that certificates will only be given to the participants who will attend both days of the workshop.

Save the date and see you there!

3rd Forensic Science Symposium (DNA Analysis Laboratory, NSRI-UP Diliman)

The 3rd Forensic Science Symposium 2016 is a two-day symposium (May 16 and 17) covering topics from various disciplines of forensic science. This year’s theme of “DNA as a Catalyst for Change” will focus on the collaborative work between forensic genetics and other branches of forensic science. Local and international speakers will discuss the application of DNA science to the criminal justice system and the impact of DNA technology in strengthening the conduct of forensics-driven investigations in both the Philippine and global landscape.

The DNA Analysis Laboratory of the Natural Sciences Research Institute, University of the Philippines - Diliman will also celebrate their 20th year of establishment. This year’s symposium will feature milestones and accomplishments of the laboratory for the past two decades.

Philippine Systematics Beyond Borders (ASBP)

The Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines (formerly Association of Philippine Taxonomists) invites the public to its 2016 symposium and annual meeting on May 19-20 with the theme, "Philippine Systematics Beyond Borders". This is a gathering of systemtic biologists and biodiversity enthusiasts from all over the Philippines and from otehr countries who share their ideas and findings on Philippines and/or ASEAN Biodiversity. Below is the event primer for more details.