• Dr. Susana Mercado receives the Likha Award for 1st place in Outstanding Creative Research category during the 2012 National Invention Contest from DOST Usec Fortunato dela Peña, DOST-TAPI Director Edgar Garcia and IPO Director IV Ms. Carmen Peralta

  • Thirteen REPS from UPLB were recently conferred the title of "Scientist" by the DOST Scientific Career System last July 19.(Photo and article courtesy of OVCRE)

The BIOTECH Building, which was initially called the Ferdinand E. Marcos Center for Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology, is located inside the 77.7 hectare Agricultural and Life Sciences Complex at UP Los Baños
BIOTECH staff and officials celebrate the 2016 UPLB Loyalty Day in full force
BIOTECH products are cost-effective and cheaper alternatives to conventional products, making use of locally available materials which are safer to the environment
Dr. Alcantara has contributed significantly to the implementation of a proactive approach to insect resistance management for transgenic maize in the Philippines.
Dr. Aggangan has contributed significantly to researches on mycorrhizal fungi as an alternative to chemical fertilizers for reforestation species; development and commercialization of MYKOVAM.
Delegates from Edu-Connect for Life and For All (Edu- Connect Southeast Asia Association) of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan visited paid a visit to BIOTECH on August 29, 2017



BIOTECH-UPLB hosted 2 Balik Scientists


BIOTECH UPLB hosted two Balik Scientists in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD).

 The first Balik Scientist is Dr. Angelita D. Talens. She is an alumnus of UPLB who finished her doctorate in Plant Pathology in Iowa State University. Dr. Talens stayed from March 18 to June 28 at National Immunology Testing Laboratory headed by Dr. Mary Ann Tavanlar. Dr. Talens conducted the following: 1) seminar on Lateral flow Immunoassay in Agriculture in banana and abaca; 2) lecture and demonstrations on virus and antibody purification; 3) training on production of lateral flow immunoassay for microbial and virus detection and; 4) consultation on development of Research Proposal for the Phase 2 of the projects of BIOTECH on Nanotechnology for Agriculture.

The second Balik Scientist to visit BIOTECH was Dr. Aldwin M. Anterola. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Chemistry at UPLB. He finished his Doctoral Degree in Plant Pathology in Washington State University. At present, he is an Associate Professor of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA. He stayed from 16 June to 17 July 2015 in the Nanobiotechnology Laboratory headed by Dr. Lilia M. Fernando. Dr. Anterola 1) held a Seminar on Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology in BIOTECH and other State Universities like Cavite State University and Batangas State University; 2) Wrote and packaged a research proposal on microbial metabolic engineering for funding; 3) conducted workshops and laboratory experiments; 4) discussed with Dr. Severina B. Exconde regarding regulatory aspects of synthetic biology; and 5) met with PCA- Albay researchers to discuss opportunities on kadang kadang viroid.

The stay of the two Balik Scientists helped the host laboratories as well as the staff of BIOTECH in gaining additional knowledge and skills.



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University of the Philippines Los Baños

College, Laguna 403l, Philippines

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Email: biotechdo.uplb@gmail.com, biotech@uplb.edu.ph

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