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Dr. Papa receives $119,948.00 research grant Asst. Prof. Rey Donne S. Papa, Ph.D. of College of Science, UST was awarded a research grant amounting to $119,948.00 by the US National Science Foundation
Maminta, 1st place in the 8th ICSEM0 in China Ms. Maria Angelica D. Rea-Maminta, a newly-hired instructor of the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, UST won 1st place in the Student Oral Presentation category during the 8th International Congress on
Dela Cruz, 2014 TWAS Young Scientist Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Edison E. dela Cruz, a professor of microbiology and currently chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at the College of Science
Alejandro, ORD Awardee in Basic Research Dr. Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro, a Full Professor at the College of Science and currently the Director of the Office for Graduate Research,

College of Science, UST

Science officials visit NCU and USP, Japan

The administrators of UST-College of Science visited Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan and University of Shiga Prefecture (USP), Shiga, Japan on June 23-24, 2014.

This academic visit is an offshoot of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nagoya City University (NCU), Nagoya City, Japan in November 2012 and with University Shiga Prefecture (USP), Shiga Prefecture, Japan in December 2013.  Both MOUs were signed by Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P., Rector Magnificus of the University of Santo Tomas and by Prof. Hajime Togari, Ph.D., NCU president for the MOU with NCU and by Prof. Keiichi Ohta, Ph.D., USP president for the MOU with USP.

Prior to the visit, the College of Science has been working in partnership with these two universities as demonstrated in the following undertakings:

  • The 1st UST-NCU Joint Symposium on Molecular Sciences held  November 25, 2013 at the Civil Law Auditorium where 16 papers were presented (6 from NCU researchers and 10 from UST faculty researchers) and in which more than 200 faculty members, students, guests from UST and other institutions in Metro Manila participated;
  • the research visit of Maria Sheila M. de Jesus, a faculty member from the UST-College of Science, as a guest researcher under the exchange scholar program of NCU for three weeks from Oct to Nov 2013 while working on a collaborative study of human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) hosted by NCU;
  • the offering of a certificate course in Fish Parasitology organized by Dr. Rey Donne Papa (UST-College of Science) and Dr. Misako Urabe (USP) on September 9-13,  2013 at the UST-Graduate school which was attended by 50 participants;
  • the research visit of Mr. Jonathan Carlo Briones, a graduate student and faculty member of UST-College of Science at the laboratories of Dr. Misako Urabe and Dr. Syuhei Ban at the University of Shiga Prefecture last April to May 2014;
  • and the collaborative research project between Dr. Rey Donne Papa, Assoc. Prof. Gil Cauyan and Dr. Misako Urabe on “Fish Intestinal Parasitofauna of Three Major Aquaculture Lakes in Luzon Island, Philippines – Diversity, Ecology, Systematics and Indicators of Ecosystem Health” under the CHED-PHERNet research grant.

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College of Science Achievers

TEAM SCIENCE congratulates the following for their achievements:

Prof. Thomas Edison dela Cruz and Asst. Prof. Ma. Victoria B. Pangilinan, Best Lecture on Pedagogy with their lecture titled “Learning is Fun! Innovative, Creative, Funny Learning Strategies for Undergraduate Biology and Microbiology Courses” during the 49th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions on April 3-5, 2014 at the University of Baguio, Baguio City, Benguet

Mark B. Carascal, Maria Angelica D. Rea, and Prof. Thomas Edison dela Cruz, Best Paper Poster for the poster, “A Look at the Species of Myxomycetes Associated with Grasslands” during the 49th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions on April 3-5, 2014 at the University of Baguio, Baguio City, Benguet.

Read more: College of Science Achievers


Binag, 2013 NRCP Awardee


Prof. Christina A. Binag, Ph.D., a faculty member of the UST College of Science, Department of Chemistry and an affiliate of the UST Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences was named 2013 Achievement Awardee for Chemistry during the 2014 National Research Council

Read more: Binag, 2013 NRCP Awardee


Faculty in the news

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Cayubit presents E-poster

Cayubit presents E-poster in Palais de Congres, Paris, France. From Crisis to Sustainable Well-being. This is the theme of the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology organized by the International Association of Applied Psychology held July...

Diamante of Philosophy Dept. earns PhD

Asst. Prof. OSCAR R. DIAMANTE, MA in Philosophy successfully defended his dissertation on Gadamer’s Philosophical Hermeneutics and Information Technology on June 27, 2014 at the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School which qualifies him to earn the...

Psychology Mentors present paper

On March 27-31, 2014, three faculty members from the UST College of Science, Department of Psychology presented papers during the Fourth Asian Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences (ACP 2014) held at Osaka International Convention Center,...

Math Poster lands 3rd

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Students in the News

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Internship in University of Newcastle

Colendrino, Lazarte of Science Hold Internship in UoN, Australia  Krystel Claire G. Colendrino and Ivan Alex P. Lazarte of the College of Science, University of Santo Tomas, hold their internship...

Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation

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AP Students Hold Internship at CYCU, Taiwan

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