Tuesday, September 6, 2016

PCHRD-DOST emphasizes on developing the capacity of young researchers in doing disaster research for health

As part of the ongoing bid of the Philippines to position itself as the global hub for global health innovations and disaster risk reduction, the Philippine Council for Health and Development in partnership with the Caraga Health Research and Development Consortium will hold a Workshop on Framework for Disaster Research: Capacity Enhancement on Disaster Research in Health on September 26-27, 2016 at the Almont Inland Resort.

The two-day workshop aims to train young researchers from the regions on disaster frameworks on research for health developed by the President The World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine Dr. Marvin Birnbaum and featured during the Forum 2015.

Nominees must be less than 35 years old and have background in and/or show interest on basic and disaster research. Faculty or graduate students may participate as pair of Junior-Senior researchers. Interested nominees with only Bachelor of Science degrees or have not yet published may join but must at least possess knowledge in research method.  

Deadline of submission of nominees is on September 9, 2016. Please send/email the curricula vitae of your nominees to Mr. Richmond Acosta at rqacosta@pchrd.dost.gov.ph. For inquiries you may contact him at (02) 837-7534 or at +639369575474.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dr. Capangpangan wins 1st place in the Inter-Regional Oral Paper Presentation (Professional Category)

Dr. Rey Yunson Capangpangan, Associate Professor of the Caraga State University made the CARAGA proud when he receives the 1st place for Inter-regional Oral Paper Presentation (Professional Category) on the recent 10th Philippine National Health Research System Week Celebration on August 9-12, 2016 at the Citystates Asturias, Puerto Princesa Palawan.

This year’s celebration focuses on the role of research and innovation for the health and the environment.

Out of fifteen completed research papers submitted to the PCHRD for Oral Paper Presentation (Professional Category) and after various screening, the following were selected to present the results of their study in the said celebration:
1.) Detection and Sequential Enrichment of Glycopeptdes and Phosphopeptides as Cancer Biomarkers by Fuctionalized NH2/ZIC HILIC-type Magnetic Nanoprobes by Dr. Rey Capangpangan of CARAGA Region
2.)  Isolation of the Cytotoxic, Angiogenic and Antitumor Compounds from Trichaleurina celebica by Dr. Maribel Matias of Region II
3.) Bioactive Constituents of Centrosema pubescens Benth. Inhibitory to Culex quinquefasciatus Larvae by Prof. Erwin C. Mina of Region III
4.) Modified Sheep Blood Agar-Based Medium as an Alternative Culture Media for the Cultivation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Dr. Narciso Tapia of Region VII
5.) Factors Contributing to Maternal Deaths in a Referral Hospital in a Philippine Province: A Modified Three-Delay Model by Prof. Amiel Bermudez of National Capital Region
6.) Clinical and Metabolic Profile of Male-to-Female Transgender in Zamboanga Peninsula-Dr. Alex Y. Pang of Region IX

Even though concerns were raised by the judges for Dr. Capangapangan’s paper especially the cost which is the down part of the study and further questioned how the entire process be different from the classical way of determining biomarkers, and lastly about the specs for magnetic separation/ if sequential magnetization is done, the proponent well-defended his paper and takes home a total of   P20, 000 cash prize for a truly deserved win.

Monday, July 4, 2016

BioCamp 2016: The Search for the Filipino Delegate

The Novartis International Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) is a pioneering seminar that provides deserving students around the world with the opportunity to interact and learn from industry leaders, expand their global network and explore career opportunities.
This year’s International BioCamp will be held on August 28-31, 2016 at the Novartis Campus, Basel, Switzerland.

How to join BioCamp
Novartis Philippines in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Health Research and Development will conduct the Local BioCamp on July 15, 2016 at the SGV Hall, Asian Institute of Management. Graduate and postgraduate students in the natural sciences are invited to:

·    Register to confirm attendance to the Local BioCamp
·  Apply, send resume and motivation letter to attend the International BioCamp, if qualified

Deadline for application to the International BioCamp is July 5, 2016.
Only complete applications will be considered.

Deadline for registration to the Local BioCamo is July 8, 2016.

Based on academic records and professional experience, two outstanding candidates will be selected to represent the country in the International BioCamp. Novartis will cover all travel and accommodation expenses of the Filipino delegates.

For more information log on to www.novartis.com.ph or www.pchrd.dost.gov.ph.