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IPA Recipients for October 2019

IPA Recipients for October 2019

Karlo de leon1, Michael Francis Ian G. Vega II1 1National Institute of Physics, College of Science (UP Diliman) Weak Gravitational Deflection by Two-power-law Densities Using the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem, Physical Review D, 99 (12): 124007, 2019 Light rays bend around galaxies. In general relativity, the presence of mass curves spacetime, and this curvature bends light. Every galaxy then, depending on how mass is arranged inside it, has its own signature on how it deflects light. This allows us to “see” how mass may be distributed in a galaxy just by looking at how it deflects light around it. Knowing this is important […]

IPA Recipients for March 2020

IPA Recipients for March 2020

Margaret M. Calderon Institute of Renewable Natural Resources College of Forestry and Natural Resources UP Los Baños The Effects of Petroleum Product Price Regulation on Macroeconomic Stability in China, Energy Policy, 132: 96-105, 2019 Petroleum products are important to all countries – various sectors of society have become dependent on these products for all kinds of economic activities. The growing scarcity of fossil fuel has resulted in increasing petroleum product prices (PPP), and countries closely monitor fluctuations in world crudeoil prices (WCOP), especially when there are world oil price shocks. China is no different, and it has undertaken measures to regulate […]

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IPA Recipients for September 2019

IPA Recipients for September 2019

Remil L. Galay Department of Veterinary Paraclinical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine UP Los Baños Induction of Intracellular Ferritin Expression in Embryo-derived Ixodes Scapularis Cell Line (ISE6), Scientific Reports, 8 (1): 16566, 2018. https://doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34860-3 Ticks are obligate blood-sucking parasites of humans and animals that also transmit various diseases. Due to their feeding habit, ticks are exposed to large amount of iron. Iron is an essential trace mineral, but it is toxic in large amounts. Hence, iron metabolism is crucial in tick survival. Ferritin and iron-regulatory protein (IRP) are among the molecules involved in iron metabolism. This study investigated the induction […]

7th Interdisciplinary Book Forum features analysis of Spanish colonial baybayin documents

7th Interdisciplinary Book Forum features analysis of Spanish colonial baybayin documents

LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing will be holding the seventh installment of the Interdisciplinary Book Forum (IBF) on 17 October 2019, from 10:00 to 11:30, at the CAL AVR (1209-1210) in Palma Hall Pavilion 1, UP Diliman. The book-in-focus for this iteration is 3 Baybayin Studies. This book by Ramon Guillermo, Myfel Joseph D. Paluga, Maricor Soriano, and Vernon Totanes presents some of the most scientific and rigorous analyses of the most important Spanish colonial baybayin documents that have been found. Now that the symbolic value of our archipelago’s ancient aksary has found renewed political currency, the time has […]

Forms for UP Scientific Productivity System

UP SPS Application Form – New Applications and Renewal (CY 2020) UP SPS System version 3-31-06 UP SPS Annex 1 – SCS Fields UP SPS Annex A5 – SPS Accepted Journals and Publishers UP SPS Table 1 – Minimum qualifications for initial appointment (ver. 2008) UP SPS Table 2 – Rating System for Evaluation of Nominees (ver. 2008) UP SPS Table 3 – Retention Promotion (ver. 2008)

IPA Recipients for August 2019

IPA Recipients for August 2019

Aileen A. Jara1, Ramon A. Razal1, Veronica P. Migo2, Menandro N. Acda1, Margaret M. Calderon3 and Leonardo M. Florece4 1Department of Forest Products and Paper Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science 2Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology 3Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Food Science 4School of Environmental Science and Management, College of Agriculture and Food Science UP Los Baños Chemical Composition of Bambusa vulgaris Shoots as Influenced by Harvesting Time and Height, Philippine Journal of Crop Science (PJCS), December 2018, 43 (3):1-9 Bamboo shoots are available as potential raw materials for […]

UP breaks into top 500 in world rankings 

UP breaks into top 500 in world rankings 

London-based magazine Times Higher Education (THE) has placed the University of the Philippines in the world’s top 500 universities, according to the 2020 THE World University Rankings.  The national university is listed in the 401-500 group of 1,396 ranked research universities. This is UP’s fourth year in the rankings.  It was included for the first time in 2017 among the top 1,000. The succeeding rankings showed marked improvement for UP as it climbed to the top 800 in the 2018 edition and to the top 600 for 2019. THE assesses research-intensive universities based on 13 performance indicators in five areas: […]

Two UP researchers make history as 2019 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos

Dr. Eva Cutiongco-dela Paz of UP Manila and Dr. Ricardo T. Jose of UP Diliman have been named 2019 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos for the teacher category. This is the first time that UP had more than one awardee in the same year. Cutiongco-dela Paz was former vice chancellor for research of UP Manila and the current executive director of the National Institutes of Health. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from UP and further trained in molecular genetics at the International Center for Medical Research at the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine and in clinical genetics at […]

IPA Recipients for July 2019

IPA Recipients for July 2019

Michelle T. Cirunay National Institute of Physics College of Science UP Diliman Statistical signatures of the spatial imprints of road network growth. International Journal of Modern Physics C 29(10), 1850099 (2018). DOI:10.1142/S0129183118500997 Qualitatively, when you look at the road network of Metro Manila from a map, you will find irregular curves and blocks. Moreover, visually the component cities would have different road network layouts. In this work, we try to measure the roads and areas enclosed by the roads in all the Metro Manila cities. Here, although the component cities appear to be physically different, statistically it is found that […]