Eldrin De Los Reyes Arguelles, University Researcher I, has been chosen as UPLB's Outstanding Researcher in the Natural Sciences, Junior REPS Category for 2018
Ms. Adora M. de Castro, Lab Tech II, is UPLB's Outstanding Administrative Personnel, Technician Category for 2018
BIOTECH staff and officials celebrate the 2016 UPLB Loyalty Day in full force
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.
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 products are cost-effective and cheaper alternatives to conventional products, making use of locally available materials which are safer to the environment
Awarding of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Services (QMS) to BIOTECH
Dr. Mercado was awarded as KKP-STI Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension



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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