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Phil. Soc. of Biochem. and MoleBio, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera on . Posted in Madayaw News

In the Philippine Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's International Banana Conference and 1st PSBMB Mindanao Scientific Conference, held 26-27 October in Gen. Santos City, were:

• Papers by BS Biology graduates in the Young Scientists' Forum (YSF)

"Assessment of Intra-Individual Heterogeneity of Metroxylon sagu Rottb.", by Reu Zandro C. Enguito (BSB 2017), 1st place
"Isolation of an Alpha-amylase Gene from Saccharomycopsis fibuligera 2074", by Agape Shelley Valila (BSB 2017), 2nd place
"Optimization of Coconut Calloid Induction and Proliferation", by Mae Joyce Lynn C. Asumbrado (BSB 2016), tied for 3rd place

• Presentations by faculty members

"Biotechnology Researches at UP Mindanao" by Dr. Annabelle U. Novero
"Davao Region plant extract library for screening of bioactivity against various diseases and isolation and purification of potential anti-lung cancer compounds" by Dr. Aleyla E. de Cadiz
"Utilization of Sago Palm Zygotic Embryos for Cryopreservation" by Asst. Prof. Aileen Grace D. Delima
"Raw Starch Digesting Amylases from Indigenous Sources" by Asst. Prof. Jennifer P. Fronteras

• Scientific posters

"Molecular Surveillance of Rotavirus A in Backyard Pig Farms", 3rd Prize, by Michael O. Bacus (4BSB), Maria Catherine B. Otero, Pedro A. Alviola, Lyre Anni E. Murao
"Improving Sterilization and Tissue Culture Methods of Coconut" by Cyrose Suzie Silvosa-Millado, MC Asumbrado, AD Delima and AU Novero
"Understanding the Genetics of Spine Formation in Sago Palm" by Milce Villanueva (BSB 2016), Maria Brigada Mabras, and AU Novero

(This news item was originally posted in the website sections: Forum, Student Life, and CSM News. This is posted in Madayaw section for mainstreaming purposes)  

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