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SC decision on Bt eggplant brings ‘rays of hope’ to UP scientists, agri stakeholders

UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela P. Concepcion. Photo by Jun Madird (UPSIO).
According to UP Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) Gisela P. Concepcion, the recent decision of the Philippine Supreme Court to dismiss the Petition for Writ of Continuing Mandamus and Writ of Kalikasan with Prayer for Issuance of a Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) that first stopped the field testing of Bt eggplant in 2013 brought “rays of hope” to UP researchers, as well as to stakeholders in the feed miller and livestock/poultry industries.
Concepcion stated in an interview that the Supreme Court’s reversal of its December 2015 …

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UP Knowledge Festival to showcase innovations in research and creative fields

From 17 to 19 April 2016, the University of the Philippines will showcase the outputs of its top scientists and artists in the areas of food production, health, climate change, energy, technology, education and more.
Billed UP Knowledge Festival: Utak at Puso para sa Bayan, the three-day event will be held at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City as part of the University’s efforts to increase scientific literacy and artistic awareness in the country.
“We want people to see that what UP has been doing inside the laboratories, in field researches and creative works are timely, relevant and beneficial to the …

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Vice President Concepcion elected to The World Academy of Sciences

Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela P. Concepcion is among the 44 new Fellows  elected to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). The election took place at the Academy’s 26th General Meeting in Vienna, Austria on 19 November 2015.
TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy that seeks to recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in developing countries.
Founded by Abdus Salam, a Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate, it consists of distinguished scientists from the developing world.  TWAS started with 42 Fellows in 1983, nine of whom were Nobel laureates.  The number has since grown to over 1,000  — including 15 …

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Scientists offer tribute to Nobel laureate

IC Director Flerida Cariño and Prof. Leon Payawan Jr. presents a plaque of appreciation to Richard Heck’s in-laws
UP Diliman’s Institute of Chemistry (IC) organized a tribute for Nobel laureate Richard F. Heck on October 22, 2015 at the IC teaching building, with guests from the Philippine scientific community, the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering, the US embassy, and Heck’s family.
The tribute consisted of anecdotes and lectures on the significance of Heck’s work, “palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis,” which won for him and two others the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2010.
Richard Heck’s nephew-in-law Michael Nardo thanks the tribute …

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