• 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. Rosario Monsalud Conferred the 2013 NRCP Achievement Award


Dr. Rosario G. Monsalud was chosen as one of the recipients of 2013 NRCP Achievement Award. She is praised for her 33 years of active research on microbiology/biotechnology, particularly on mycorrhiza and nitrogen fixing bacteria as biofertilizers, on bacterial taxonomy and on microbial prospecting for enzyme producers, biocontrol agents, nitrogen fixers and phosphate solubilizers. Her research outputs have been published in international and local refereed journals, including ISI-indexed journals.

The annual Achievement Award is given to researchers in recognition of their outstanding contributions in the fields of science, engineering, industry or other human endeavors. The award is intended to inspire researchers to work for the welfare of the Philippines. The award was given to the recipients during the 81st NRCP Annual General Membership Assembly on 26 March 2014 at the Manila Hotel.

Dr. Rosario G. Monsalud is a U.P. Scientist I at the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH) - UP Los Baños (UPLB). She heads the Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms (PNCM), one of the service laboratories of BIOTECH-UPLB. This laboratory serves as the national repository of microbial strains and offers microbiological analyses, identification of isolates and preservation of cultures. 


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