Training Programs

Biological Techniques

Basic Molecular Biology Techniques

Includes micropipetting, DNA extraction, agarose gel electrophoresis, PCR, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and bacterial transformation

  • By arrangement
  • Offered whole year round
  • Course fee: TBA 
  • Coordinators: IPB Extension Unit and Ma. Alma O. Canama
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3438

Basic Molecular Biotechnology Techniques and Data Analysis

A five-day workshop with practical hands-on training on genomic DNA isolation, gel electrophoresis, DNA amplification using gene-specific and SSR markers, and basic data analysis.

  • July 6-10, 2015 
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:00 to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB) Laboratory, Institute of Biological Sciences, CAS, UPLB
  • Course Fee: P8,500 (board and lodging not included)
  • Requirements: Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops for data analysis
  • Coordinator: Rachel Y. Acil
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  • Contact number: (049) 536-3368
  • Minimum number of participants: 6

Bio-organic Fertilizer Production

Objectives:

  • To guide and provide hands-on experience on the use and application of bio-organic fertiliser (BOF)
  • To guide and provide experience on the mass production of BOF as well as the mass production of bacterial and fungal inocula

Course Content:

  • Introduction to BOF technology and mass production of BOF
  • Structural and equipment requirement
  • Investment analysis in the setting-up of BOF plant
  • Hands-on training

Registration details:

  • May 19-21, 2015 (3 working days)
  • P4,000 per participant (excluding board and lodging)
  • Maximum of 20 participants
  • Coordinator: Belinda Lucille B. Costales/Carlo G. Custodio, Jr.
  • Tel. no. (049) 536-1576
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Detection of Bacterial Pathogens through PCR

The course includes recent techniques in detection of bacterial pathogens in food, principles involved in PCR techniques, preparation of culture media, extraction of DNA using standard and quick extraction method, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and documentation of PCR results.

  • April 21-23, 2015 (3 working days)
  • P5,000 per participant
  • Min. no. of participants: 3
  • Coordinator: Belinda Lucille B. Costales/Carlo G. Custodio, Jr.
  • Tel. no. (049) 536-1576
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Microbiological Analysis of Water

Objectives

  1. To determine the Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC) of water
  2. To learn the Most Probable Technique (MPT) of determining the coliform
  3. To differentiate Escherichia coliform and other coliform bacteria
  4. To detect the presence of decal streptococci
  5. To detect the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginoosa

Registration Details

  • May 18-22, 2015 (5 working days)
  • Maximum of 6 participants
  • P5,000 per trainee (excluding board and lodging)
  • Coordinator: Belinda Lucille B. Costales/Carlo G. Custodio, Jr.
  • Tel. no. (049) 536-1576
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Microbiological Preservation Techniques

Objectives:

  • To know the different methods and equipment used in long term preservation and storage of microorganisms
  • To learn the the procedures on how to monitor the viability and stability of the preserved microbial strains

Course content: Lecture and hands-on training on the basic concepts and methodologies involved in long-term preservation of microorganisms.

Registration details:

  • May 27-28, 2015 (2 working days)
  • P5,000 per trainee (excluding board and lodging)
  • Min. no. of participants: 6
  • Coordinator: Belinda Lucille B. Costales/Carlo G. Custodio, Jr.
  • Tel. no. (049) 536-1576
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Techniques in the Preservation of Selected Biological Specimens

Collection, preparation and preservation of higher vascular plants (as herbarium specimens), fungi (pickled or dried specimens), birds and mammals (taxidermy and skeleton display), reptiles and amphibians (wet preserved), will be shown with hands-on exercises.; useful to biology teachers, students and hobbyists.

  • By arrangement
  • Length: at most 5 days
  • P2,500 per person (exclusive of meals, local transfer and accommodation)
  • Minimum number of participants: 5
  • Coordinator: James Alvarez and Florante Cruz
  • Telefax (049) 536-3669
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  • Venue: MNH Bldg., Upper (Forestry) Campus or can be arranged

Training Course on Environmental Parasitology

Training Course on Environmental Parasitology: capacity building on collection, isolation, and identification of parasites from environmental samples

Diagnosis of parasite infection in humans is an essential step in the management of parasitic diseases at the individual and community level. However, detection of parasites from potential sources in the environment is also vital for control and prevention. Soil, water, and food are vehicles of parasite transmission. There are various modes and techniques to collect, isolate, and identify parasites from environmental samples, but there has been a dearth on skills among researchers and academicians working on parasitology. This 5-day training course on environmental parasitology aims to review, update and strengthen the knowledge and skills of professionals involved in teaching, research and diagnostic work dealing with parasites.

Course objectives:

  • to identify the important morphologic features used in the identification of parasites contaminating the environment;
  • to perform various laboratory procedures used in the collection, isolation, and identification of parasites from environmental samples for health and research applications;
  • to demonstrate specific methods and procedures for preservation and processing of parasite specimens; and
  • to understand the latest concepts regarding environmental parasitology and its relation to epidemiology and control of parasitic infections

Course activities:
Intensive laboratory-based course
Lectures/discussions, videos and films
Core activities are:

  • Lectures and discussions
  • Detailed examination of parasite specimens
  • Hands-on laboratory activities on collecting, isolation, and identification of parasites from environmental samples

Other details:

  • Date: 04-08 July 2016 (8:00 AM to 12:00 NN; 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
  • Venue: Parasitology Research Laboratory, Animal Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, CAS, UPLB
  • Fee: PhP 5,000 including lunch and snacks
  • Course Coordinator: Vachel Gay V. Paller, PhD
  • Training Coordinator: Modesto Z. Bandal, Jr.
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  • Contact numbers: 0928-351-61-74/0917-642-12-66/(049)536-2843
  • Minimum number of participants: 15

Training on Molecular Genetic Diversity Analysis and Fingerprinting

  • By arrangement
  • Offered whole year round
  • Course fee: TBA 
  • Coordinators: IPB Extension Unit and Ms. Alma O. Canama
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3438

Training on SSR Hybridity Analysis in Maize, Tomato, Coconut and Rice

  • By arrangement
  • Offered whole year round
  • Course fee: TBA 
  • Coordinators: IPB Extension Unit and Ms. Alma O. Canama
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3438

Training on SSR Purity Testing on Maize and Tomato

  • By arrangement
  • Offered whole year round
  • Course fee: TBA 
  • Coordinators: IPB Extension Unit and Ms. Alma O. Canama
  • Tel. No. (049) 536-3438