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SEAFDEC/AQD hosts molecular biology seminar for teachers

By Development Communication Section

SEAFDEC/AQD scientist Dr. Rolando Pakingking Jr. talks on the applications of animal cell culture
SEAFDEC/AQD scientist Dr. Rolando Pakingking Jr. talks on the applications of animal cell culture

An enrichment seminar for American Society for Microbiology (ASM) members was held at SEAFDEC/AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station in Iloilo, Philippines on 4-5 December 2015. More than 40 participants from various academic and private institutions attended the seminar, “Basic Techniques in Molecular Biology for High School and College Science Teachers.”

The seminar included topics on flow of genetic information in the cell, basics of polymerase chain reaction and agarose gel electrophoresis, principles and applications of gene cloning, analyzing gene sequence, and generation of Rifampicin mutants from Mb-BCG cells, among others.

The event was organized by SEAFDEC/AQD in collaboration with De La Salle University, ASM, Miriam College, and University of the Philippines Visayas.

Mr. Jeffrey Galvez of De La Salle University lectures on polymerase chain reaction
Mr. Jeffrey Galvez of De La Salle University lectures on polymerase chain reaction
Mr. Joel Cornista of Miriam College discusses the principles and applications of gene cloning
Mr. Joel Cornista of Miriam College discusses the principles and applications of gene cloning
Mr. Carlo Chris Apurillo of the Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus teaches the participants how to analyze a gene sequence
Mr. Carlo Chris Apurillo of the Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus teaches the participants how to analyze a gene sequence

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