The workshops and lectures focused on molecular biology, with emphasis on subtopics such as Central Dogma of Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Forensics, Bioinformatics, and Food Biotechnology. Distinguished and decorated speakers were invited to give the informative lectures. Moreover, the 18 participants had a hands-on experience with fun and interactive workshops prepared by the NIMBB “movers”.
A highlight of the activity was the DNA extraction from household materials where everyone got to extract DNA on their own. The workshops perfectly complemented the lecture, making them understand the mechanisms as scientists do in the lab. The lectures, interactive activities, and pen and paper activities were capped by a very fun yet informative quiz bee which fostered a competitive but fun atmosphere in the venue.
The RevUP has now returned to Visayas after a long time, the gospel of biochemistry and molecular biology continues to spread through the annual REView and UPdate sessions. The transfer of knowledge from the specialized institutions to the teachers will be beneficial to the country, as these teachers will surely impart their newfound knowledge to the students, we’ll never know, one of these students might hold the key to curing cancer, solving food security, or discover the next great drug of the century.
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The award was personally given by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on September 27, 2018 in celebration with the 118th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service.
Dr. Santos is affiliated with the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute and actively spearheads the Young Scientists' Forum, an annual competition for undergraduate research, of the Society.
He joins the like of PSBMB Members who are Academicians:
Evelyn Mae T. Mendoza, Ph.D. - 1992 (Member since: 1975)
Fabian M. Dayrit, Ph.D. - 2009 (Member since: 2005)
Marco Nemesio E. Montaño, Ph.D. - 2010 (Member since: 1993)
Ernesto J. Del Rosario, Ph.D. - 2011 (Member since: 1973)
UP Visayas and PSBMB make Contract Signing Official: