RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK

IPA Recipients for October 2017

IPA Recipients for October 2017

Ralph John de la Cruz and Agnes Paras Institute of Mathematics College of Science UP Diliman Skew ϕ Polar Decompositions. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 531: 129-140, 15 October 2017. We determine when can we factor out a matrix A as a product of an orthogonal and a skew symmetric matrix, or as a product of a symplectic and a Hamiltonian matrix. Link to the article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024379517303294 Impact Factor: (2016/2017) 0.973 ________________________________________ Christian Joseph R. Cumagun Institute of Weed Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology College of Agriculture and Food Science UP Los Baños Evolution of the Wheat Blast Fungus through Functional Losses […]

ECWRG Forms

Guidelines on Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant Forms 5.1 and 5.2 (Application form) Form 3.0 (Full proposal form and guidelines) Form 4.0 (Instructions for progress reports and final reports)

IPA Recipients for September 2017

IPA Recipients for September 2017

Carl Abelardo T. Antonio and Emerito Jose Faraon Department of Health Policy and Administration College of Public Health UP Manila Smoking Prevalence and Attributable Disease Burden in 195 Countries and Territories, 1990–2015: A Systematic Analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 389 (10082): 1885-1906, 13–19 May 2017. Catchy title of research: Nearly 1 billion people still smoke daily Despite strong declines in the rate of tobacco smoking over the past 25 years, one out of every four men still smoke daily, as do one out of every 20 women. The prevalence of daily smoking declined on a […]

UP biodiversity educator honored for connecting theory and community engagement

UP biodiversity educator honored for connecting theory and community engagement

Dr Aimee Lynn Dupo, an associate professor at the Institute of Biological Sciences of UP Los Banos, is one of Bato Balani Foundation’s The Many Faces of the Teacher 2017 honorees.  The award is given to educators who “solve real community issues and turn theory to practice.” Dupo was recognized for her work that “enriches the perspective about the country’s biodiversity.” An entomologist, she conducts biodiversity training for hobbyists, students and faculty and leads seminars for communities to learn about beekeeping, pollinator studies and livelihood programs using honey. The Many Faces of the Teacher is part of the campaign of Bato Balani Foundation Inc. […]

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 […]

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 […]