ISO Accreditation Awarded to PNCM-BIOTECH
The Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms (PNCM) of BIOTECH, UPLB was formally awarded the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 last January 28, 2015. This is the first accreditation and only one so far on biological testing in the UP System.
The ISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.
Dr. Ebora given Outstanding Science Administrator Award
Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora, Director of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH) of UP Los Baños, was awarded the Outstanding Science Administrator Award (Dioscoro L. Umali Medal) during the National Science and Technology Week 2014.
Dr. Rosario Monsalud Conferred the 2013 NRCP Achievement Award
Dr. Rosario G. Monsalud was chosen as one of the recipients of 2013 NRCP Achievement Award. She is praised for her 33 years of active research on microbiology/biotechnology, particularly on mycorrhiza and nitrogen fixing bacteria as biofertilizers, on bacterial taxonomy and on microbial prospecting for enzyme producers, biocontrol agents, nitrogen fixers and phosphate solubilizers. Her research outputs have been published in international and local refereed journals, including ISI-indexed journals.