• 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



Bureau of Patents of Intellectual Property Philippines trained at BIOTECH

IPOThe National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines Los Baños (BIOTECH-UPLB) in partnership with the Medical Science & Biotechnology Examining Division, Bureau of Patents of the Intellectual Property conducted a training entitled “Molecular Biology Techniques for Patent Examiners” last June 5-7, 2013.  This training is a collaborative activity of the two institutions and is part of the Balik Scientist Program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).  It aims to familiarize the examiners with the details of laboratory works involved in studying biological molecules.  The hands on training covered the following topics: PCR, inoculation of cultures, nucleic quantification, DNA extraction, restriction enzyme digestion, preparation of agarose gel for electrophoresis, agarose gel electrophoresis and visualization of DNA fragments on agarose gel.

The training was participated by 30 examiners from the Bureau of Patent.  Dr. Zenaida V. Magbanua, a Balik Scientist awardee and currently an Assistant Research Professor of the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology of the Missisippi State University served as the resource person in cooperation with the BIOTECH training staff.  The training was coordinated by Engr. Cristina de Guzman, (IPO) and Ms. Lerma L. Moran (BIOTECH) while the hands-on-training on molecular biology techniques was provided by the following BIOTECH staff Aileen Bayot, Irene Pajares, Maita Perez, Susan Sedano, Estelita Gibas, Victoria Gomez and Guy Ramirez.


National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIbiotech logoTECH)

University of the Philippines Los Baños

College, Laguna 403l, Philippines

Tel. Nos. 536-1620, 536-2721, 536-2725; Fax No. (049) 536-2721

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

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