BIOTECH joins 13th National BiOtechnology Week Celebration
BIOTECH participated at the 13th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) celebration on November 20 to 24, 2017 at the Fisher Mall Expo Hall in Quezon City. The Institute, along with other offices and units which comprise the Los Banos Scientific Community, has been a key participant and regular exhibitor of the event since its inception.
ACTICon™ wins Outstanding Creative Research 1st prize at RICE Exhibit
UPLB-BIOTECH’s Irene A. Papa and Fe O. Zulaybar, won the Outstanding Creative Research (Likha Award) 1st Prize at the 2017 Regional Invention, Contests and Exhibits (RICE) for their research “Development and Utilization of Actinomycetes as Biocontrol Agents against Panama Wilt Causing-Fusarium oxysporum TR4 in Cavendish Banana.” The award was given on October 13, 2017 at the Robinsons Place Dasmariñas in Cavite. The RICE was organized by the Department of Science and Technology-CALABARZON.
BIOTECH products dominate 3rd Invention Disclosure Awarding Ceremony
Nine UPLB-BIOTECH inventions and their respective inventors were feted during the 3rd Invention Disclosure Awarding Ceremony held the Institute of Biology Auditorium on 13 October 2017. The inventions/technology products of BIOTECH include Acticon by researchers Irene A. Papa, M.Sc. and Teofila Zulaybar, M.Sc.; PECM, Dr. Laura J. Pham; Pili Pulp Oil, Dr. Laura J. Pham and Dr. Chay B. Pham; Cacao Pod Husk, Teresita J. Ramirez, M.Sc. and Arsenia Sapin, M.Sc.; Mykoplus, Dr. Jocelyn Zarate and Dr. Reynaldo E. dela Cruz; Micromix, Dr. Mannix S. Pedro, Dr. Marilyn B. Brown and Lovely B. Willauer, M.Sc.; WiltCure, Dr. Eufrocinio C. Marfori; and MFC Systems, Dr. Richard T. Tambalo and Dr. Mannix S. Pedro.