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2020 DOST-GIA Call for Proposals

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through its Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Program, is providing assistance to R&D initiatives that lead to local and appropriate technologies with socioeconomic benefits for the people. These efforts should be aligned with the priority areas in health; agriculture, aquatic and natural resources; industry, energy and emerging technology; and disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation which have been identified in the Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda . Priority is given to proposals that forge linkages among industry, the academe and government to ensure the success of research undertakings and development of demand-driven technologies. Private […]

Call for Nominations: 2019 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Award

Call for Nominations: 2019 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Award

The 2019 cycle of Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Award is now open for nominations. Four teachers will be recognized for their initiatives and concrete contributions to the development of their sector and communities. The guidelines and nomination form may be downloaded here. The last day for submitting nominations is 18 January 2019. For 2018, Dr. Carla B. Dimalanta, professor at the National Institute of Geological Sciences of UP Diliman, was selected for the award among hundreds of nominees. The decision was made by different sectors of society. Dimalanta is the only female exploration geophysicist in the Philippines with a doctoral degree. […]

IPA Recipients for November 2018

IPA Recipients for November 2018

Emil Emmanuel C. Estilo and Alonzo A. Gabriel Department of Food Science and Nutrition College of Home Economics UP Diliman A Model for the Influences of Soluble and Insoluble Solids, and Treated Volume on the Ultraviolet-C Resistance of Heat-Stressed Salmonella enterica in Simulated Fruit Juices. Food Microbiology, 69: 72-81, February 2018. The effects of selected intrinsic juice characteristics and extrinsic process parameter on the UV-C inactivation rates of heat-stressed Salmonella enterica in simulate fruit juices (SFJs) was studied. Intrinsic juice characteristics include soluble solids (0-3% w/v) and insoluble solids (0-70 °Brix) while treated volume was selected as extrinsic process parameter. These […]

UP, LSHTM lead 2nd Int’l Workshop in ‘Omics in Infectious Diseases

UP, LSHTM lead 2nd Int'l Workshop in ‘Omics in Infectious Diseases

Over fifty medical scientists and academics from the Philippines and UK gathered on 6 November 2018 at the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) of the University of the Philippines for the second year of the International Workshop in ‘Omics in Infectious Diseases, popularly known as the Genomic Epidemiology on Infectious Diseases in the Philippines or GEID 2.0. Researchers from the PGC and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) led the five-day bilateral workshop, which was supported by the Newton Agham Programme Researcher Links Workshop and geared towards providing a deeper knowledge of ‘omics technology in the active surveillance and […]

Dr. Jonathan Malicsi to give Concepcion Dadufalza Memorial Lecture

Dr. Jonathan Malicsi to give Concepcion Dadufalza Memorial Lecture

Dr. Jonathan C. Malicsi, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, will deliver the Concepcion D. Dadufalza Memorial Lecture on 7 December 2018, 6:30 PM, at the Church of the Risen Lord in UP Diliman. He will be joined by soprano Angeli Benipayo and pianist Augusto Espino in the lecture titled Handel’s Testament of Faith: A Deconstruction of “I know that my Redeemer liveth from Handel’s Messiah”. Professor Malicsi received the 2017 Concepcion D. Dadufalza Award for Distinguished Achievement for his major work that linked the field of linguistics to language teaching and education, in which he redesigned a College English Course based […]

Call for applications: Bernd Rode Award

The Bernd Rode Award is granted to outstanding scientific and higher education collaborations between European and South-East-Asian universities in the framework of ASEA-UNINET and will be granted during the 17th ASEA-UNINET Plenary Meeting in February 2019. The award is given every 18 months in three different categories (junior, senior, project-based). The award is named after Bernd Michael Rode, an eminent Austrian researcher and founder of the Austrian-South-East-Asian Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET). The Award is associated with financial support up to a maximum of 5.000 euros to enhance and extend the research possibilities in the context of projects backed by ASEA-UNINET […]

UP achieves big move in natural, social sciences in new subject rankings

UP achieves big move in natural, social sciences in new subject rankings

The 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject reaffirmed the status of the University of the Philippines as a world-class institution particularly in the natural and social sciences.  UP obtained its best ranking in the clinical, pre-clinical and health subject for the second year in a row. The national university not only rocketed to the 126-150 band from its previous 201-250 position but it also placed 7th globally in terms of citations after earning a nearly perfect score of 98.8 points. This was an improvement of more than 10 points since the 2018 edition. The University of Oxford, University […]

Prolonging the storage life of minimally processed tropical fruits

Prolonging the storage life of minimally processed tropical fruits

Minimally processed fruits have become more visible in the Philippine market, whether in supermarkets or wet markets. Aside from being fresh, nutritious and inexpensive, they do not require preparation or cooking which makes them more attractive to local consumers. However, fresh-cut fruits have shorter shelf life compared to their whole, unprocessed counterparts. The damages incurred during processing promote wound-induced ethylene production that leads to rapid deterioration. These physiological changes may be accompanied by a loss of desirable fruit flavor, discoloration of the cut surface, loss of color, decay, increased rate of vitamin loss, rapid softening, shrinkage and a shorter storage […]