Biotechnology for Natural Products Program

 

Program Leader: EDWIN P. ALCANTARA, Ph.D.
Scientist I
Entomology / Bioinformatics

 

Bioinformatics and Drug Discovery Program focuses on the discovery of antimicrobialcompounds from Philippine streptomycetes and development of plant cell culture systems as sources of high-value therapeutic drugs.The program also includes an animal vaccine production unit.

 

Laboratories:

 

Staff:

Senior Staff

 

AILEEN B. CUSTODIO, M.Sc.
University Researcher II
Molecular Biology / Synthetic Biology / Bioinformatics of Microbial Secondary Metabolites
 
EUFROCINIO C. MARFORI, Ph.D.
Scientist I
Plant Tissue Culture / Natural Products Biotechnology
 
IRENE A. PAPA, M.Sc.
University Researcher II
Microbiology
 
TEOFILA O. ZULAYBAR, M.Sc.
University Researcher II
Microbiology

 

Junior Staff

 

MARY JANE C. CACAO
University Research Associate I
Microbiology / Tissue Culture / Molecular Biology of Plant Secondary Metabolites
 
JAYDEE P. MENDOZA
University Research Associate II
Analytical Chemistry / Biochemistry