RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK

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 […]

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 […]

IPA Recipients for October 2018

IPA Recipients for October 2018

Janus Ong Department of Medicine College of Medicine UP Manila SIRveNIB: Selective Internal Radiation Therapy Versus Sorafenib in Asia-Pacific Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36 (19): 1913-1921, July 1 2018. The treatment options for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma have been very limited. These patients include those with large or multiple tumors, those whose tumors have involved a major blood vessel, or those with tumors outside of the liver. Majority of these patients have been treated with an oral medication called Sorafenib. Sorafenib has been shown to be effective in prolonging life in these patients but it can […]

UP improves ranking among universities in Asia

UP improves ranking among universities in Asia

The 2019 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Regional Rankings for Asia released yesterday, October 24th, showed improved results for the University of the Philippines. Jumping three places from last year’s ranking, the national university placed 72nd among 503 institutions and was among the top 15 percent of the best Asian universities. UP’s strength was still employer reputation as it retained its 33rd position regionally. Institutions providing the best professionals were listed according to a survey that collected over 43,000 responses from employers around the world. Employer reputation made up 20 percent of the total score. Furthermore, UP continued to improve in faculty-student […]

System-wide conference for research, extension and professional staff

System-wide conference for research, extension and professional staff

Around 400 members of the research, extension and professional staff (REPS) from the University’s different constituent universities are at the UP System-wide REPS Conference 2018 to review the contributions of REPS to UP’s vision and mission, and discuss the issues and concerns of the REPS as a sector. The conference, which will be held until tomorrow 19th October, includes three plenary discussions and two workshops on the contributions, representation and career path of researchers, extension specialists, librarians and guidance service specialists. The participants were welcomed by UP Diliman chancellor Michael Tan. During the opening program, Staff Regent Analiza Fulvadora and […]

Application deadline for ‘Omics int’l workshop extended

Application deadline for ‘Omics int’l workshop extended

The applications of ‘Omics technologies in health is huge, and improving local capability in this area is among the priorities of the Philippine Genome Center’s Health Program. To increase the level of awareness and correct misconceptions in pursuing ‘Omics research in the country, the Philippine Genome Center in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) invites early career researchers to apply to the international workshop on infectious diseases focusing on ‘Omics technology on November 5-9, 2018. To engage more researchers from colleges, state universities and research institutes outside Manila, particularly from the Visayas and Mindanao regions, […]

IPA Recipients for September 2018

IPA Recipients for September 2018

Marie Chela B. Cenia, Milli-Ann M. Tamayao*, Virginia J. Soriano and Benette P. Custodio Department of Industrial Engineering *Environmental Engineering Program College of  Engineering UP Diliman Life Cycle Energy Use and CO2 Emissions of Small-Scale Gold Mining and Refining Processes in the Philippines. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, , 23 (10): 1928–1939, October 2018. Process-based LCA to estimate the energy use and CO2 emissions of small-scale gold mining (SSGM) in the Philippines per100 g of refined gold. We used observed data from 2010 to 2011 for mining, comminution, recovery, and refining. Four gold production paths were observed in the provinces […]

UP continues upward trend in world rankings; joins top 5 from Southeast Asia

UP continues upward trend in world rankings; joins top 5 from Southeast Asia

The University of the Philippines moved up once again in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Securing a place in the 501-600 bracket, it joined universities from Singapore and Malaysia in the top 5 from Southeast Asia. UP has consistently made progress in the rankings since its entry in 2017. Before breaking into the top 600 for 2019, it climbed to 601-800 in 2018 from its inaugural 801-1,000 position. The continued rise in the rankings is an indication of the national university’s hard work and commitment to excellence in teaching, research and public service. THE world rankings are based on the achievements […]