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Grad and Undergraduate Biology Students Present Papers in Japan Geoscience Conference
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Written by Rey Donne S. Papa Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:06
The University of Santo Tomas was recently represented by its graduate and undergraduate biology students during the Japan Geoscience Union – American Geophysical Union Joint Conference in Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan from May 20-25, 2017. This large gathering included 8,450 participants who participated in 253 sessions divided into space and planetary sciences, atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences, human geosciences, solid earth sciences and biogeosciences.
This was the largest recorded gathering of the Japan Geoscience Union, which started organizing these events last 2013. The students participated in the Oral and Poster Presentations under the “Biodiversity, Nutrients and Other Materials in Ecosystems from Headwaters to Coasts” Session. The graduate students comprised by Irisse De Jesus, Ellis Mika Triño and Elfritzson Peralta delivered oral presentations on the research outputs of the e-REC project in Laguna de Bay and its Silang-Santa Rosa Subwatershed while the undergraduate students Katharine Grace Espiritu, Jana Nicole De Vera, Francis Godwin Cantre and Aleziz Kryzzien Tan presented two research posters on the results of their undergraduate theses which were conducted in the Marikina Watershed.
College of Science Student Bags the 2017 BPI-DOST Best Project of the Year Award
Sheena S. Gumatay, a fourth year Biology student of the College of Science, bags the Best Project of the Year Award in the 2017 B
PI-DOST Science Awards. Ms. Gumatay was also awarded the Best in Basic Research Award for her research entitled Comparative analysis of in vivo- and in vitro-produced dsRNA in silencing efficacy in Penaeus vannamei challenged with WSSV, under the advisorship of Assoc. Prof. Mary Beth B. Maningas, Ph.D.
Both awards were also won by a Chemistry student of the College of Science last year. The awarding ceremony was held in April 4, 2017 at the Mind Museum, BGC in Taguig City.
Faculty in the news
A Thomasian alumna, Asst. Prof. Maria Chiela M. Cremen delivered a lecture last January 27, 2016 on “Taxonomic Revision of Halimeda in Southwestern Australia” at Rm 320, Main Building, University of Sto. Tomas. The lecture covered her recent research...Read More...
“Just like any job, it requires hard work and determination. Alongside these should be good intention, order, commitment, and guidance from God.” These are the words of Assoc. Prof. Mary C. Martin, M.Sc., the new College Secretary as the College...Read More...
Teacher Enrichment Activity in Microbiology: Mentoring Our Mentors (TEAM MOM), the Fungal Biodiversity and Systematics (FBS) group of UST RCNAS conducted a two-day training for 30 teachers from 23 high schools in the provinces of Samar and Leyte on April...Read More...
Internationalization Beefed up
Dela Cruz, delegate to international workshop
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Edison E. dela Cruz of the Department of Biological Sciences is one among those who represented the Philippines in the international workshop held February 24 – 26, 2016 at Pathum Thani, Thailand. The workshop focused on “Opportunity and Impact Assessment for Research Projects: A Methodology with Applications to Industrial Microbial Biotechnology.”
Science internationalization agenda beefed up
The internationalization agenda of the College of Science continues to beef up as shown through a linkage with international universities, faculty mobility, and academic as well as research collaborations.
On November 12, 2015, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the University of Santo Tomas (College of Science) and Academia Sinica (Institute of Physics), Taiwan, R.O.C. In the pipeline is the partnership with Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan and Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea.
Assoc. Prof. Bernard John V. Tongol, Ph.D. of the Chemistry Department of the College of Science participated in the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) Satellite Meeting on New Devices for Energy Conversion and Storage through a poster presentation.
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