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New genus of shipworm found in the Philippines feeds on stone

New genus of shipworm found in the Philippines feeds on stone

A new genus and species of shipworm, the first that burrows through stone rather than wood, has been discovered in the Philippines. Shipworms are wood-feeding mollusks that are well known for destroying ships, wharfs and other wooden structures. But according to the paper written by researchers from the University of Utah, Drexel University, Northeastern University and the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute, the new genus and species of worm-like clam which they called Lithoredo abatanica “lacks adaptations associated with wood boring and wood digestion” which are typical among previously described shipworms. Instead, this new kind of organism is “well […]

PCIEERD 2020 Call for Proposals

The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched its 2020 Call for Proposals on 28 June 2019. Included in the said call are the following: 1. Integrated and intelligent sensors and actuators (liSA) for intelligent factories 2. Convergence of Philippine technologies for smarter city development 3. Energy storage module 4. Renewable energy and energy efficient technologies 5. Development of a prototype for ballast water treatment and ships’ biofouling control and management. For those who wish to submit proposals, the complete package of the call and the application forms can […]

Call for applications: 2019 UP KRC NextGen Koreanist Workshop

The UP Korea Research Center (UP KRC) in partnership with the UP Department of Political Science is calling for applicants to the 2019 UP KRC NextGen Koreanist Workshop. In line with the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Philippines and Korea’s diplomatic ties, this year’s workshop is geared towards helping young Filipino scholars develop their research interest in Korea-related studies. Eligibility: 1. Any graduate student (MA/PhD) of UP CUs, and 2. Active status Research subject/topic: 1. Korea-Philippines relations 2. Korea-ASEAN relations 3. Contemporary issues of Korean society 4. Other interesting topics that are relevant Required documents: 1. Abstract (150-200 […]

UP climbs higher in world university rankings

UP climbs higher in world university rankings

The University of the Philippines further climbed international rankings, appearing in the top 33 percent of the 2020 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings. It placed 356th, up by 28 notches from last year, in the top 1,000 institutions from around the world. As with previous editions, UP held the top spot in the Philippines, ahead of three other Philippine universities that made the latest rankings. It is the only Philippine university among the 16 Southeast Asian institutions in the upper half of the list. This is UP’s fourth climb in the QS world rankings and its highest standing since […]

Call for proposals: 2020 MOFA Taiwan Fellowship

The Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) calls for research proposals from across the globe, including the Philippines, for the 2020 MOFA Taiwan Fellowship. The MOFA Taiwan Fellowship was established to award financial assistance/subsidies to foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, Cross-Strait relations, Asia-Pacific region and Sinology to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. Now, Taiwan is gaining more recognition as a research destination for foreign scholars as a product of Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, promoting to strengthen ties with its neighboring countries through more people-to-people exchanges in certain fields such as […]

IPA recipients for June 2019

IPA recipients for June 2019

Steve P. Janagap Department of Chemistry College of Arts and Sciences UP Visayas Application of experimental design and multivariate analysis in the on-line reaction monitoring of a Suzuki cross-coupling reaction by Raman spectroscopy, Vibrational Spectroscopy, 100, 93-98 In this study, the amount of a chemical product from a chemical reaction was measured. The amount of product produced at specific time intervals and varying experimental conditions (temperature of the reaction and concentration of one of the ingredients) was determined using conventional instrumental methods and Raman method. The data from both the conventional and Raman methods were used in building a mathematical […]

Eight UP researchers among the 2019 Outstanding Young Scientists

Eight researchers from the University of the Philippines have been chosen by the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) to receive the 2019 Outstanding Young Scientist Award for their important contributions in their field of specialization. They are Dr. Rico C. Ancog (UP Los Baños), Dr. Pia D. Bagamasbad (UP Diliman), Dr. Nathaniel S. Orillaza Jr. (UP Manila), Dr. Lilibeth A. Salvador-Reyes (UP Diliman), Dr. Patricia J. Sanchez (UP Los Baños), Dr. Raymond Francis R. Sarmiento (UP Manila), Dr. Michael Francis Ian G. Vega II (UP Diliman) and Dr. Michael C. Velarde (UP Diliman). Ancog is an […]

Call for applications: 2019 Korea Foundation Public Diplomacy Camp

The Korea Foundation, through the UP Korea Research Center (UP KRC), is calling for participants to the 2019 KF Public Diplomacy Camp which will be happening from 18th to 23rd of August 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. The Public Diplomacy Camp is an annual program hosted by the Korea Foundation to promote mutual understanding and foster friendship among people from all over the world. It is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to share cultural experiences, broaden their networks and work together to establish collaborations among young leaders. This year, as the atmosphere on the Korean peninsula has become […]

Call for applications: NUS Fellows Programme (Southeast Asia)

The Industrial Systems Engineering and Management Department at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is looking for potential candidates for a Research Fellowship opportunity at NUS. The fellowship is open to young professors who have experience in supply chain management. NUS is building an international think tank consisting of Research Fellows from Southeast Asian universities to be hosted by NUS for a 6 to 12-month fellowship. This team would work on the supply chain topics for ASEAN nations. More information about the NUS ASEAN Think Tank here. The NUS Fellows Programme (Southeast Asia) aims to attract bright young faculty members […]

List of recent visiting professors and host units

2019 Gerard G. Dumancas Department of Chemistry College of Arts and Sciences UP Visayas May-August 2019 Alan Gerhard Johnson Department of English and Comparative Literature College of Arts and Letters UP Diliman June-July 2019 Dula Fara-On Pacquiao College of Nursing UP Manila January-February 2019 Russ Patrick Alcedo Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts College of Arts and Letters UP Diliman January-July 2019 Ingo Petzke Film Center College of Mass Communication UP Diliman January-May 2019 Wolfgang Reichardt Marine Science Institute College of Science UP Diliman January-July 2019 Greg Baker College of Science UP Cebu January-February 2019 Klaus Maximilian Stiefel Marine […]