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RDG Conference Report of Irene A. Papa

Write up about the Conference The conference was held at the beautiful auditorium of the Incubation and Research Building of I-Shou University Medical Campus in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It was attended by almost 500 participants from all over the world. Among the international conferences I had the opportunity to attend with. I had the most memorable experience attending this one. I had a  very fruitful learning experience in all the oral papers presented and at the same time the most beautiful participation in all the social events the hosts organized for all of us every night during the conference. The registration […]

RDG Conference Report of Vachel Gay V. Paller

Write up about the Conference The 6th ASEAN Congress for Tropical Medicine and Parasitology was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in KL, Malaysia on March 5-7, 2014. The Congress was organized in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee of the Malaysian Society for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM). The theme of the congress was: GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN TROPICAL DISEASES: Bridging Gaps and Building Partnerships.  The conference was attended by about 400 delegates, the biggest so far in the history of ACTMP, mostly coming from ASEAN countries. My five (5) MS graduate students from UPLB who also work on parasites presented their works […]

RDG Conference Report of Kristyl .N Obispado

Write up about the Conference El Colegio de Michoacán, A.C. and the University of Guadalajara organized this international conference in commemoration of the 450th anniversary of Legazpi and Urdaneta’s expedition in 1964. This expedition paved way for the galleon trade and constituted a landmark in the long relationship between the Philippines and Mexico. Starting in 1964, a series of celebrations has been organized to celebrate “The Year of Mexican-Philippines Friendship”. In line with this, this conference aimed to highlight material and cultural exchanges between Mexico and the Philippines, both in the past and present. It brought together eighteen scholars from […]

RDG Conference Report of Annabelle U. Novero

Write up about the Conference The APBB 2014 conference aimed to provide a platform for biochemists, biotechnologist, nutritionist, food technologists, authorized bodies and industrialists to interact and discuss new research findings in various fields of plant biochemistry and biotechnology. The conference highlighted topics pertaining to promote people living in urban areas to be interested in producing food for home consumption. Urban agriculture could generate income, promotes human interaction, improves environmental quality and provides an avenue for recycling waste towards sustainable community The Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University Putra Malaysia (UPM) together with National Institute of […]

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships for Australians and foreigners

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalization of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field. The 2017 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is now open. Applications will close 30 June 2016 at 11:59 pm Australian […]

UP Knowledge Festival to showcase innovations in research and creative fields

From 17 to 19 April 2016, the University of the Philippines will showcase the outputs of its top scientists and artists in the areas of food production, health, climate change, energy, technology, education and more. Billed UP Knowledge Festival: Utak at Puso para sa Bayan, the three-day event will be held at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City as part of the University’s efforts to increase scientific literacy and artistic awareness in the country.  “We want people to see that what UP has been doing inside the laboratories, in field researches and creative works are timely, relevant and beneficial […]

IPA Recipients for April 2016

Mango seed starch was extracted from the seed kernels of ‘Carabao’ mango (Mangifera indica L.) and converted to carboxymethylated starch.

Louelle Sheryl V. Go, Veronica C. Sabularse, Florinia E. Merca and Mary Ann O. Torio Institute of Chemistry College of Arts and Sciences UP Los Baños Physicochemical and Functional Properties of Carboxymethylated Starch from Carabao Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Seed. Philippine Agricultural Scientist, 98 (2): 25-36, June 2015.   Mango seed kernel contains a relatively large amount of starch.  Starch was isolated from ‘Carabao’ mango (Mangifera indica L.) seeds and converted to carboxymethyl starch (CMS).  The physical, chemical and functional properties of mango seed starch (MSS) and CMS were different.  Conversion of MSS to CMS changed the characteristics of the native starch.  […]

Special General Talk on Hilbert’s Sixth Problem

On the occasion of the publication of his most general solution to the Navier-Stokes equation (2016), a generalization of the existence proof of a solution by construction in 2011, Dr. Amador Muriel of the CUNY Graduate Program in Mathematics will discuss the implication of the completion of Hilbert’s Sixth Problem.  The talk will be on Thursday, 7 April 2016, at 4 p.m. at the Math Building Conference Room, UP Diliman. It will be a non-technical talk for the general audience, emphasizing history. A small group of researchers will be proposed to continue the program started by Ludwig Boltzmann, Vienna,  on non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, via Paul […]

Center for Chinese Studies research grant program for faculty and doctoral candidates

The Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) has the following provisions for its research grant program. This program is aimed at foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors (including post­doctoral researchers) and doctoral candidates in Chinese studies­ related departments at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. The research should be undertaken in Taiwan, and be focused mainly on Taiwan or Chinese studies. CCS provides assistance with research expenses, research materials, liaison with universities and research institutions, and use of CCS facilities, etc. Research tenure is three months to one year. Applications should be submitted to CCS by […]

2016 Call for Applications: USAID STRIDE Prototype Research and Innovation Grants (SPRIG)

The Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) Program is a 5-year, PhP1.3 billion initiative by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that aims to strengthen applied research activity in Philippine universities and industries. It is the flagship program of USAID/Philippines under the Partnership for Growth, a signature initiative of the U.S. government to promote inclusive economic growth.USAID, through its STRIDE program, will work closely with Philippine academic institutions and industries to transform their capacity to produce research, graduates, and innovation partnerships to accelerate development in the country. In line with these goals, USAID will be awarding grants under […]