One of the country’s outstanding young scientists and an expert in the fields of Plant & Animal Science, Ecology, and Biochemistry will share his knowledge through a lecture in UP Cebu this Monday, March 31, 2014.
Dr. Grecebio Jonathan Alejandro will discuss on Molecular Phylogenetics and DNA Barcoding: Studies of the Thomasian Angiosperm Phylogeny and Barcoding Group at the university’s Audio Visual Room 2 at 1:30PM.
Alejandro is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences & The Graduate School and the director of the Office for Graduate Research (OGR) in the University of Santo Tomas.
His research interests are systematics and taxonomy, molecular phylogenetics, biodiversity, and biogeography of Philippine flora, DNA barcoding of Philippine medicinal plants, collaborative studies on the phytochemistry and biological potentials of endemic and indigenous Philippine plants.
His pioneering works include the study of plant molecular phylogenetics in the Philippines and the development of Philippine Rubiaceae Interactive Database.
The lecture is organized by the UP Cebu Central Visayas Studies Center (CVSC) in coordination with the Biology Program of the Sciences Cluster.
The Department of Computer Science (DCS) and the whole of the Sciences Cluster of the University of the Philippines Cebu (UP Cebu) are inviting educators and researchers to the 2nd session of their Lecture Series on Modelling and Simulation.
The 2nd part of the lecture series by Prof. Florian Miksch, current visiting professor of the DCS from the University of Technology (Austria), will be on Wednesday, January 29, 4-5 P.M., at the ILC-AVR in UP Cebu. The lecture will cover Modelling System Dynamics.
This is open to all interested. Free registration. You may forward this to your friends and colleagues who might be interested in Modeling and Simulation.
Certificate of Completion is given to those who can complete at least 5 of 6 sessions.
Seminar on Gene Therapy
1:00PM, January 22, 2014
UP Cebu Union Building
by Atty. Liza D. Corro (Dean)
Introduction of Speaker
by Prof. Geofe Cadiz
Seminar on Gene Therapy by Prof. Galileo Encabo
Senior Biological Scientist
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Florida
Awarding of Certificates
by Dr. Mary Joyce Flores
Prof. Brisneve Edullantes
Prof. Fleurdeliz Maglangit
For inquiries contact:
(032) 233 9034 or [email protected]
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University of the Philippines Cebu Central Visayas Studies Center (UP Cebu-CVSC) in partnership with the university’s Sciences Cluster is inviting students and interested participants to a Seminar on Gene Therapy of Professor Galileo Encabo on January 22, 2014.
In an effort to inspire young students to pursue studies on molecular genetics, Professor Encabo, Senior Biological Scientist at the Department of Ophthalmology in the University of Florida, aims to demystify molecular biology.
This includes the study wherein diseases that arise due to a failure or destruction of a gene may be cured by replacing the failed or destroyed gene with a functional gene. Normally a healthy gene will “give a command” to the cell to produce a certain protein. If that protein is not produced, then a disease condition arises.
A native of Asturias, Cebu, and a former UP Cebu faculty, Professor Encabo is now part of a group of research scientists at the University of Florida that are trying to use “gene replacement” in order to cure certain diseases.
The Seminar on Gene Therapy will be held in UP Cebu Union Building at 1:00PM and is open to all interested students and individuals.
For more inquiries, please contact the Central Visayas Studies Center office at (032) 233-9034.
The visiting professor of the Department of Computer Science, Dr. Florian Miksch, will begin his bimonthly talks entitled “Lecture Series on Modelling and Simulation: Theory and Applications” starting 11 December 2013. The talk tomorrow will be at 4-5 PM at the UP Cebu AVR2.
Dr. Miksch is a professor from Vienna University of Technology. He is active in the fields of modelling and simulation, data mining, and project management. His PhD dissertation is entitled “Mathematical Modelling for New Insights into Epidemics by Herd Immunity and Serotype Shift”.
Among the recent published works he co-authored are “Hybrid Combination and Modular Modelling Techniques in Health Technology Assessment – An Example Based Explanation for Communicable Diseases”, “Analysis and comparison of different modelling approaches based on an SIS epidemic”, and “Modular modelling and hybrid combination in health technology assessment models – examples and technology”.
The University of the Philippines Cebu (UP Cebu) Library is subscribing to the online database EBSCO for a year beginning September.
Students will be given an orientation on using the database for research, among other academic uses, said Mylah Pedrano, UP Cebu librarian.
“EBSCO would really be a great help for our library users, not just for students but also for teachers,” Pedrano said.
“We want to teach them, especially the students how to use it because it would not be as easy as flipping a book.”
Dates for the UP Cebu orientation and available database services will be announced as soon as the library finalizes financial arrangement with EBSCO, Pedrano said.
In an e-mail dated Aug. 29, the UP Cebu library released to the faculty a user identification and password to access EBSCO on and off campus.
Students may ask for these from their teachers if they need bibliographic references for research. The EBSCO user identification and password may not be shared with persons outside the UP Cebu community.
Mary Claire Christner Catado, a mass communication student, said she is glad that the library subscribed to the database.
“EBSCO will make it easier for students like me to access more references for my school research and projects. It’s good that they are planning to give us orientation about it,” Catado said.
No library fee increase will be imposed with the subscription, Pedrano said.
According to a document released by the UP Open University, which subscribes to EBSCO, the database offers more than 60 electronic book collections from some of the world’s most renowned publishing houses.
These include Springer, Taylor and Francis and Wiley InterScience.
Contributed by Donna Mae Ocmeja
*This story is brought to you by students of Journalism 102: News Writing and Journalism 104: Editing in cooperation with the UP Cebu Public Information Office.
The UP Cebu Department of Computer Science will host a lecture by Dr. Gerhard W. Dueck on Garbage Collection in Multi-Threaded Java Programs this September 23, 2013, 10:30AM-12NN, at the auditorium of the UP Cebu Interactive Learning Center.
Dr. Dueck’s lecture will deal with the problem of stop-the-world phases in the garbage collection mechanism of the Java programming language which are “particularly undesirable in a multi-core multi-threaded environment.” He will present a possible prediction method that will reduce the instance of stop-the-world phases.
Dr. Dueck is a visiting professor from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. His research interests also include Reversible Logic, Multiple-Valued Logic, Minimization of Logic Functions, Symmetric Functions, Simulated Annealing, Reed-Muller Expansions, and Digital Design.
View the abstract of the talk here: AbstractGC_Dueck.