• 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 staff, Ms. Jennifer Saguibo, wins UPLB Junior Researcher Award


Ms. Jennifer D. Saguibo, University Research Associate II of BIOTECH UPLB, was given the 2014 Outstanding Junior Researcher Award as a Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS) under the disciplinary area of Natural Sciences. The award was presented on March 5, 2014 at SMX Convention Center, Pasay City during the UP Los Baños S&T Forum and Exhibition and Awarding Ceremonies for the 2014 UPLB Outstanding Personnel.

The Outstanding Researcher Award was envisioned to promote research spirit and enthusiasm. It is also a way to let researchers know that their work is appreciated. The award is also intended to contribute towards academic excellence in research.

Ms. Saguibo has a Master of Science Degree in Biochemistry from UPLB. She has served BIOTECH faithfully for 18 years under the Food Safety and Functional Food Biotechnology Program. Her core project is on, “In Vitro Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria and their Functionalities from Plants”. She is the Project Leader for the Department of Agriculture – funded project on “Development of Probiotic Nutraceuticals using Guava Leaf Extracts and Lactic Acid Bacteria”.


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