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Call for applications: KIT Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam Master Programmes in Public and International Health

The KIT Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam has opened the applications for its Master Programmes in Public and International Health to students and professionals. The is a nonproift association with members from public, private and nonprofit sectors. Aside from its master programmes, it also offers advanced courses and e-learning courses to interested individuals. The institute focuses on various areas such as sustainable economic development, gender, health and intercultural professionals. Detailed information regarding the institute and its programmes can be found here.

Call for Participation: 8th PPM Regional Business Case Competition

Call for Participation: 8th PPM Regional Business Case Competition

The PPM School of Management in Indonesia is inviting graduate students (masters degree) who are majoring in management from all over Asia Pacific to join the 8th PPM Regional Business Case Competition-–Bank Mandiri: Banking the Unbanked. This competition provides students a chance to build cross-cultural relationship and experience, as well as take part in analyzing and building business recommendations. The grand final will be held on 15-16 November 2017. Bank Mandiri will provide the accommodation, meals and local transportation during the program to all finalists. Important Dates Registration Deadline : 5 September 2017 Case available to download : 7 September […]

The impact of an outpatient primary care system on health care delivery in UP Diliman

The impact of an outpatient primary care system on health care delivery in UP Diliman

Health outcomes and access to health services in the Philippines are characterized by a persistent disadvantage for the underprivileged. Central funding of primary care services in all localities and for all patient income groups may begin to address this situation.

Political, economic and historical factors push out-migration of Filipino health workers

Political, economic and historical factors push out-migration of Filipino health workers

The migration of highly skilled health professionals from developing to developed nations has increased dramatically in the last 10 years in response to a range of social, economic and political factors.

IPA Recipients for August 2017

Data delivery in soil monitoring for smart farming.

Melchizedek Alipio and Nestor Michael Tiglao Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute College of Engineering UP Diliman Cache-Based Transport Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey and Future Directions. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 88: 29-49, 15 June 2017. Catchy title of research: A Comprehensive Survey of Cache-based Transport Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks The main functions of transport layer of the network stack is to guarantee end-to-end reliability and error control.  This means that the network protocol must be able to deliver all packets sent from the source to the intended destination.  In wireless sensor network, these objectives are more difficult to achieve […]

Six medals for PH at the Olympics of math

Six medals for PH at the Olympics of math

Six young math wizards returned with three silver medals and three bronze medals from the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad held on 13-23 July in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The most prestigious pre-college mathematics competition in the world gathered the best and the brightest from 111 countries who competed individually as they solved three difficult, original math problems. Dr. Richard Eden of the Ateneo de Manila University and Dr. Louie John Vallejo of UP Diliman led the team composed of high school students from public and private schools. Although unable to match last year’s success at two gold medals, missing the gold cutoff by a […]

Seminar on Brain-on-a-Chip by physicist Dr. Vincent Daria

Seminar on Brain-on-a-Chip by physicist Dr. Vincent Daria

Abstract We aim to understand the formation and function of brain circuits by growing neurons on nanostructured semiconductor devices (a.k.a. Brain-on-a-chip). We artificially grow brain cells on a semiconductor wafer patterned with nanowire scaffolds. From a fundamental perspective, we aim to investigate the structural significance of nanoscale topographies for guiding neurite outgrowth. To correlate the circuit function on the neurons grown on-a-chip with that of certain areas in the brain, we need to analyze the function of single neurons and population of neurons forming circuits in living mammalian brain slices and that of an intact rodent brain. To achieve this, […]

UP study offers clues to ancient biodiversity, early human movement in Southeast Asia

UP study offers clues to ancient biodiversity, early human movement in Southeast Asia

The prehistoric shell tools uncovered in Mindoro by the team of archaeologists, geologists, ecologists, geneticists and social scientists from the University of the Philippines could point to the start of a transition from hunting/gathering to the agricultural or semi-agricultural subsistence strategies of our ancestors. Since 2012, the team has been working on an ambitious multiyear project funded by the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Program to answer questions about ancient biodiversity and early human movement in Island Southeast Asia. Using Mindoro as the site of study, they hoped to find not only further clues to how early humans arrived in the Philippine islands […]

UP to work with Balik Scientist microbial genomics expert for research and training

UP to work with Balik Scientist microbial genomics expert for research and training

The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) of UP will host Dr. Cheryl P. Andam, an expert on microbial genomics and Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology at the University of New Hampshire, as Balik Scientist from July to August 2017. Andam is set to collaborate with Dr. Arturo Lluisma of the UP Marine Science Institute on using genomics for antibiotic discovery from soil bacteria, and with Dr. Pierangeli Vital, Dr. Windell Rivera and Dr. Marie Christine Obusan of the UP Institute of Biology and Dr. Ma. Anita Bautista, program director of PGC’s DNA Sequencing & Bioinformatics Facility, on genome sequencing of representative […]

IPA Recipients for July 2017

IPA Recipients for July 2017

Switzerland: Springer, 2017Carlos David C. Primo National Institute of Geological Sciences College of Science UP Diliman Evaluating the Potential of Radar-Based Rainfall Estimates for Streamflow and Flood Simulations in the Philippines. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 7 (4): 1390-1405, 2016. This case study evaluates the suitability of radar-based quantitative precipitation estimates (QPEs) for simulation of streamflow in the Marikina River Basin (MRB), in the Philippines. Hourly radar-based QPEs were produced from reflectivity that had been observed by an S-band radar located about 90 km from the MRB. Radar data processing and precipitation estimation were carried out using the open source […]