Kenneth Roquid and Jolo Ferrer from the Disease Molecular Biology and Epigenetics Laboratory (DMBEL) were 2 of 38 (out of some 1200 posters) conferred the Sigma-Aldrich Best Poster Award at the 26th Intern ational Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology in Gangnam, Seoul, Korea held October 21-23, 2014. They share the honor with their research assistants and co-authors who are all graduate students in the lab: Lorenz Chua, Josh Malapit, Brandon Sy and Fidel Serrano. The winning posters are: “MicroRNA Regulation of the Putative Competitive Endogenous RNAs PTEN, DNMT3B and TET3” by Kenneth Anthony Roquid, Mia Baquirin, Robert Lorenz Chua, Joshua Reginald […]
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On 22 October 2014 the University of the Philippines Manila inaugurated its Museum of a History of Ideas (UPM-MHI, also called UP Manila Museum). The museum celebrates the contributions of the University to the critical imagination that shaped the Philippines as a nation in the early 20th century. The museum is one of UP’s centennial projects and was spearheaded by Sen. Edgardo Angara. The curator, Marian Pastor Roces, explained that the museum wants to highlight the role of UP in shaping the intellectual development and cultural imagination of the nation. They limited the years of focus, only those from 1910-1929. Knowing that many of UP’s old artefacts were destroyed in the war, they have called for donations (of materials, of funds to buy materials). The aim is to build a “living” museum which means that there is a unit that will […]