Sciences Cluster

DEAN’S AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AND ACHIEVEMENT

In recognition of the outstanding work performance of its personnel, UP Cebu now opens the Search for Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Performance and Achievement.

Please refer to the following attachments:

1. The Memorandum

2. The Guidelines

Hiring of a Full-time Mathematics Faculty

The Mathematics Program of UP Cebu is in need of one (1) full-time faculty in Statistics, preferably with BS Statistics/MS Statistics and with teaching experience in a reputable institution.

Interested applicants are advised to email their application letter, resume’, Official Transcript of Records and other credentials to Prof. Trilbe Lizann Espina at [email protected] on or before July 28, 2014.

UP Cebu to host lecture on Molecular Phylogenetics and DNA Barcoding

Dr. Grecebio Jonathan Alejandro is one of the country's outstanding young scientists and an expert in the fields of Plant & Animal Science, Ecology, and Biochemistry. He is a professor at the Department of Biological Sciences & The Graduate School, and the director of the Office for Graduate Research in the University of Santo Tomas.

Dr. Grecebio Jonathan Alejandro is one of the country’s outstanding young scientists and an expert in the fields of Plant & Animal Science, Ecology, and Biochemistry.
He is a professor at the Department of Biological Sciences & The Graduate School, and the director of the Office for Graduate Research in the University of Santo Tomas.

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.

MSCS program now accepting applicants for AY 2014-2015

The UP Cebu Department of Computer Science is now accepting applications for its Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program for the next academic year, 2014-2015.

The Master of Science in Computer Science curriculum is delivered through a mix of teaching methods such as lectures, case and problem-solving, and computer simulations. Courses are handled by full time faculty of UP Cebu and adjunct professors from UP Diliman.

Applicants for MS Computer Science can download the application form below:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxWgfE7ZstaYUVZEaFdIajE0Nkk/edit?usp=sharing

The application period is only until April 30, 2014. Notification of Acceptance will be in May 2014.

For those evaluated not ready for the program, they will be required to take and pass relevant courses in June and July.

Start of classes will be in August.

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID: 20 Units iMac Computers

The University of the Philippines Cebu, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites suppliers / manufacturers / distributors to apply for eligibility and to bid for the hereunder project:

Name of Project: Supply and Delivery of 20 Units IMAC Computers for the Modernization of UP Cebu DCS Computer Laboratory.
Location: UP Cebu Campus.
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): PhP 1,400,000.00.
Contract Duration: One (1) year.
Delivery Period: 7 calendar days after issuance and receipt of the Purchase Order

Prospective bidders should have experience in undertaking a similar project within the last 3 (three) years  with an amount of at least 50% of the proposed project for bidding. The Eligibility Check/Screening as well as the Preliminary Examination of Bids shall use non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria.  Post-qualification of the lowest calculated bid shall be conducted.

All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference(s), Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualification and Award of Contract shall be governed by the latest pertinent provisions of R.A. 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR).

The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:

BAC Activities

Schedule

1. Issuance of Bid Documents Starting March 6, 2014
2. Pre-Bid Conference March 12, 2014  @ 10:00 A.M. – UP Cebu AVR2  Ground Floor, UGSD Building
3. Opening of Bids March 24, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M. – UP Cebu  AVR2 Ground Floor, UGSD Building
4. Bid Evaluation March 24, 2014 (after the Bid Opening)
5. Post-Qualification March 25, 2014
6. Notice of Award March 27, 2014

 

Bid Documents will be available only to prospective bidders upon payment of a non-refundable amount to the UP Cebu Cashier in the amount  of Five Thousand  Five  Hundred  Pesos  (PhP 5,500.00).

UP Cebu assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of their bids.

Approved by:
J. Karl P. Roque, Jr.(sgd)
Chairperson, BAC
Dates of Publication: March 6-12, 2014

 


ADDENDUM NO. 2014-001

This Addendum No. 2014-001 is issued to modify or amend items re public bidding for the Supply and Delivery of 20 Units IMAC Computers for the Modernization of UP Cebu DCS Computer Laboratory. This shall form an integral part of the Bidding Documents. The following are changes in the time and place of Pre-Bid Conference and Bid Opening. To wit:

  1. Pre-Bid Conference shall be on March 12, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the UP Cebu BMC Lounge, Management Building, Lahug, Cebu City.
  2. Opening of Bids shall be on March 24, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the UP Cebu ILC-AVR at the 2nd Floor of the Main Building.

For guidance and information of all concerned.

J. Karl P. Roque, Jr.
BAC Chairperson

Students celebrate biology week

The University of the Philippines Ecological Society (Upecs) is celebrating Biology Week Feb. 3 to 7 with the theme “Marine Nation: Preserving our Waters through Marine Education.”

The organization of UP Cebu’s biology students is conducting various activities that highlight the value of marine education.

The weeklong celebration opened with the Upecs exhibit at the Undergraduate Building Lobby.

Everyone is invited to come and experience the treasures of the biology program.

On Feb. 4, Upecs hosted a forum on the marine-related studies of the biology faculty.

On Feb. 6, the organization will hold a seminar on intellectual property rights 9 a.m. to noon at the Interactive Learning Center Audio Visual Room.

This activity is co-organized by the Innovation and Technology Support Office of UP Cebu.

In the afternoon of Feb. 5, the organization will host its annual Inter-High School Quiz Bowl at the Ayala Mall Activity Center.

This event is made possible in cooperation with Ayala Center Cebu.

The organization will also run its first search for Mr. and Miss Upecs to showcase the talents and skills of biology majors.

The celebration ends with a day tour of Alcoy town, southeastern Cebu, a popular tourist and diving destination due to its white-sand beaches and rich marine life.

Upecs is headed by Niña Kathryn Alfeche.

(Press release from the Biology Program)

2nd Session of Lecture Series on Modelling and Simulation

Dr. Florian MikschThe 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.
 
 
 
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Program of Seminar on Gene Therapy

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Seminar on Gene Therapy
1:00PM, January 22, 2014
UP Cebu Union Building

12:30 PM
Registration

1:00 PM
Pambansang Awit

Welcome Remarks
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

Open Forum

Awarding of Certificates
by Dr. Mary Joyce Flores
(CVSC Director)

Moderator/emcee:
Prof. Brisneve Edullantes
Prof. Fleurdeliz Maglangit

 

For inquiries contact:
(032) 233 9034 or [email protected]

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Florida-based Cebuano scientist to lecture on molecular genetics, gene therapy

cvscUniversity 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.

Sciences Cluster invites researchers, faculty to lecture series on modeling and simulation

Dr. Florian MikschThe Sciences Cluster of the University of the Philippines Cebu, in coordination with its Department of Computer Science (DCS), is offering a lecture series on modeling and simulation for the period January – March 2014.  Prof. Florian Miksch, PhD, DCS visiting professor from the Vienna University of Technology, will share his expertise and experience on the field during the lectures.
The first session of the six-part Lecture Series on Modeling and Simulation started yesterday, January 15, 2014, at the UP Cebu ILC-AVR. Next sessions will be on January 29, February 12, Febuary 26, March 12, and March 26.
Researchers and faculty who are interested to attend the next lectures are free to register.
The organizing committee has decided to give the Certificate of Completion to those who can attend at least 5 of the six(6) sessions. This is to give chance to those who were not able to attend today’s session.
Hope to see you in the next session on January 29 about Modeling System Dynamics at ILC-AVR in UP Cebu. Feel free to forward this to your friends and colleagues who might be interested in Modeling and Simulation.
Download this document for details on the schedule and venue: Memo 2-13-January-2014-SciencesCluster Lecture Series-Dr Miksch