The 44th PSBMB Annual Convention will be held at the historic and majestic Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City with the theme – “Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: From Niche to the Nation” on November 27-30, 2017. Biochemistry and molecular biology is exposited as a scientific thread of knowledge core to the mechanism of change in the local setting of the niche, spanning across the nation, the mastery of which drives advances in the frontiers of agro-fisheries, biotechnology, health and wellness, biodiversity and environment. The convention aims to showcase the current advances in biochemistry and molecular biology in the country and beyond, and bring together the PSBMB members and participants to share their knowledge and experiences in a spirit of camaraderie and bliss.
In this convention, topics related to advances in biochemistry and molecular biology in health and wellness, agro-fisheries, environment and biodiversity, microbes and biotechnology and biochemical education will be highlighted. Interested participants are invited to send their papers for oral and poster presentations.
Among the highlights of the annual convention are the Clara Lim-Sylianco (CLS) Lecture and the Young Scientist’s Forum (YSF). The CLS lecture is a tribute to National Scientist Clara Y. Lim-Sylianco, a foremost Filipino biochemist and eminent expert on organic chemistry. The YSF is a competition for the undergraduate research projects. This is to encourage undergraduate students to actively pursue their research interests in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology.
This convention is an excellent venue for commercial organizations to exhibit their products and services. The PSBMB invites the country’s leading laboratory suppliers and distributors to exhibit their laboratory instruments, books, and chemicals and give exhibitor's lecture.
The PSBMB is an affiliate of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) and represents the Philippines in the International Union of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (IUBMB). The society has active members from universities, colleges, research and industrial institutions in the country and abroad. Membership to the PSBMB is open to professionals and students in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology and related areas.
The Southern Luzon Chapter with members from Regions IV and V will be the host of this year’s convention. This chapter was launched in 2014 to promote biochemistry and molecular biology research and education in the region.
The organizers look forward to seeing and welcoming you to this stellar meeting in Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City, Philippines.