• 2014 Outstanding Administrative, Research and Extension Personnel/Program, and Faculty with Chancellor Rex Victor O. Cruz and Vice Pres.for Development, Prof. Elvira A. Zamora during the Convocation Program, 5 March at SMX Convention Center.

  • Our online catalog of short courses and training programs for 2013 is now available. Click on photo to check the courses.

  • Young biotechnology researchers find teamwork essential in looking for answers to man's scientific queries.

  • Professor Emeritus Macrina T. Zafaralla in-situ analyzing a water sample, one of her many research activities aimed to characterize our several freshwater lakes.

  • Agricultural engineers hold test drives of developed mini-tractors and other farm machinery for the appreciation of farmers around Laguna.

  • Chancellor Rex Victor Cruz, with Vice-Chancellor Maria Victoria Espaldon and Project Leader Dr. Enrico Supangco, prepares to cut the ribbon to formally open the UPLB TBI.

  • BIOTECH Microbial Rennet developer Dr. Susana Mercado receives the 1st Prize during the National Invention Contest from DOST Usec. Fortunato dela Peña, DOST-TAPI Director Edgar Garcia and IPO Director IV Ms. Carmen Peralta.

  • CA Associate Dean Dr. Christian Joseph Cumagun is flanked by his family after winning the 2012 NAST's Eduardo A. Quisumbing Award for Basic Research during the NSTW Opening Program at the SMX Convention Center.

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  1. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Conference Rooms located at the OVCRE-Annex Building can be utilized by OVCRE supervised-units, research project teams and other university units for meetings, workshops, etc.

  2. The two (2) conference rooms: OVCRE-Annex Main Conference Room and the Mini-Conference Room has a maximum capacity of 40 and 8 seats respectively.  Particularly, the MCR has an 18-seat conference table with 20 surrounding seats, while the Mini Conference Room has an eight-seat conference table. 

  3. Reservation follows a first-come, first served basis. Requesting party may call the OVCRE-Annex to check for the availability of the conference rooms and make reservations. 
  4. The “OVCRE Conference Room Use Agreement Form” must be accomplished and submitted before the scheduled use.

  5. Audio visual facilities are limited to one projector and screen in the main conference room and a smart TV in the mini conference room. The requesting party must bring their own computer (laptop) and other facilities needed for the meeting.

  6. The requesting party shall be responsible for the following: setting up of the meeting, returning of furniture and equipment to its original location and leaving room clean and in good condition.

  7. Food may be served at meetings. Requesting parties are welcome to arrange catering for the meeting, provided that a representative from the group must be present to accept delivery of the food.  At the end of the meeting, all food service materials and food waste/left-overs must be removed immediately after the meeting.  Note that the OVCRE-Annex Building has no cooking facility nor kitchen counters available for food preparation but we have a small kitchen sink which may be used for small cleaning.

  8. The requesting party representative shall stay behind until proper inspection of premises has been made and the OVCRE Conference Room After-Use Inspection Form” has been accomplished. 



The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Philippines is actively searching for nominees for NAST and DOST awards:

NAST Awards

  • Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) Awards
  • NAST Environmental Science Award 
  • TWAS Prize for Young Scientist in the Philippines (Chemistry) 
  • NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists
  • NAST Award for Outstanding Research in Tropical Medicine
  • Outstanding Scientific Papers Awards
  • Outstanding Book and/or Monograph Awards
  • Dr. Gemimiano De Ocampo Medical Research Award 

DOST Awards

  • Outstanding Technology Commercialization (Gregorio Y. Zara Medal)
  • Outstanding Research and Development Award 
      - for Basic Research (Eduardo A. Quisumbing Medal) 
      - for Applied Research (Julian A. Banzon Medal)
  • Outstanding Science Administration Award (Dioscoro L. Umali Medal)
  • Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists Awards 

Deadline of submission of nominations is every last working day of November. Kindly visit www.nast.ph for details.

The Lasallian Institute for Development and Educational Research (LIDER), in collaboration with the Br. Andrew Gonzales College of Education (BAGCED) of De La Salle University Manila, is inviting researchers and staff to submit  abstracts for Action Research, Action Learning (ARAL) 2015.  The 1st National Congress on Action Research in Education will be held on February 27 to 28, 2015 at De La Salle University Manila, Taft Ave., Manila. 

Kindly refer to the attached files for your reference.  You can visit  http://aral2015.weebly.com for updates and more information. You can also contact Ms. Dolor Aquino (02) 524-4611 local 435 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

The Central Analytical Services Laboratory (CASL) of BIOTECH, UPLB received ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation on 1 September 2014. It is the first testing laboratory under UPLB which was awarded with this kind of accreditation.  CASL is a service laboratory providing chemical analysis of food and feeds, water and wastewater, and soil and fertilizer.

Prior to accreditation, CASL was renovated and upgraded under the supervision of  Dr. Veronica P. Migo. This project was funded by the Department of Agriculture BIOTECH Program.

The ISO/IEC 17025 (International Organization for Standardization/ International Electrotechnical Commission) is an international standard followed by accreditation bodies to verify the competency of testing and calibration laboratories.




Information and photo submitted by BIOTECH

From left to right: Mrs. Perla Baje, Philippine Accreditation Bureau Manager,
 Dr. Veronica Migo, Head of CASL; Dr. Rex Victor Cruz, UPLB Chancellor,
Dr. Ma. Victoria Espaldon, UPLB Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension,
Dr. Jessica Simbahan, BIOTECH Deputy Director,
and Mrs. Liza Custodio, BIOTECH Administrative Officer

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