• 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



Dr. Francisco B. Elegado Awarded as UP Scientist


Dr. Francisco B. Elegado, Program Leader of the Food Safety and Functional Food Biotechnology Program, was awarded with the title of UP Scientist under the U.P. Scientific Productivity System last December 2013.  

The U.P. Scientific Productivity System (SPS) was approved by 1199th meeting of the Board of Regents on August 2005. The SPS aims to: (1) support the development of science and technology, (2) encourage and reward scientific productivity. Deserving scientists are conferred the title of “U.P. Scientist” with a monetary award, the U.P. Scientific Productivity Award.


Among other achievements, Dr. Elegado has received the International Publication Award 15 times due to papers he has published in ISI-indexed journals. He was also part of a group of BIOTECH-UPLB researchers that was able to patent a product of biotechnology research, the Salmonella DAS kit for detection of Salmonella in foods and feeds.


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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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