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



DOST Secretary Montejo visits BIOTECH


biotech_dost_sec_visitScience and Technology Secretary Mario G. Montejo led officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) who visited BIOTECH on Feb. 10.

The DOST visitors, who included Undersecretary Carol M. Yorobe and Engr. Raul C. Sabularse, deputy executive director of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), met with Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora, BIOTECH director; Dr. Enrico P. Supangco; vice chancellor for research and extension; Dr. Asuncion K. Raymundo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and other senior staff of BIOTECH. 

Dr. Ebora briefed Secretary Montejo about BIOTECH's programs and initiatives on technology transfer, promotion and information dissemination. After the presentations, the guest were given a tour of the Institute's facilities and exhibits. The group visited the Central Analytical Services Laboratory, Electron Microscopy Service Laboratory, Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms  (PNCM), Food, Feed and Specialty Products Laboratory, and the production facilities for Microbial Rennet, Mykovam, and BioN.

Secretary Montejo also visited the Fermentation Engineering and Service Laboratory (pilot plant) to assess its capacity in the upscale production of enzymes, fertilizers, and other BIOTECH products. He expressed his support for the rehabilitation of the pilot plant.

The PCIEERD, formerly Philippine Council for Advanced  Science and Technology Research and Development (PCASTRD) and Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development (PCIERD), also approved the P400,000 proposal of BIOTECH for the improvement of its lobby exhibits and production of an audio visual presentation. BIOTECH also received a P10M equipment grant from the then PCASTRD last year to further improve the facilities of the PNCM. (RADorado)


Originally published at UPLB Horizon Vol. 13 No. 1 January-March 2011


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