Research, Development and Extension

To address complex development concerns, UPLB implements inter-disciplinary and transdisciplinary programs and collaborative research and development (R&D) activities involving its scientific community and in partnership with local and international higher education institutions, research institutions, non-government agencies, and civil society organizations. Moreover, Los Baños is home to international and national research and development institutions, facilitating collaborative and interdisciplinary transactions that enrich instruction and facilitate research and public service.


UPLB houses one of the highest concentrations of scientists and researchers in the Philippines. They provide technical expertise in agriculture, forestry, natural resources management and conservation, biotechnology, environmental management, and related areas to farmers, entrepreneurs, and investors; government, non-government, and civil and people’s organizations; and to R&D agencies and the country’s policy makers.

Public Service

Extension and public service encompass a broader spectrum of activities involving community engagement through voluntarism, training, technical assistance and advisory services, mediated information, technology transfer, scientific presentations, and extension and action programs. Public service exemplifies the culture of gratitude and of selfless service to the country. Public service defines the Iskolar ng Bayan Para sa Bayan.

Research Centers

  • National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Institute of Plant Breeding
  • National Crop Protection Center
  • Farming Systems and Soil Resources Institute
  • Institute of Food Science and Technology
  • Institute of Animal Science
  • Agricultural Machinery, Testing and Evaluation Center
  • La Granja Research and Training Station
  • Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems
  • Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability
  • Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development
  • Center for Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Anatomy Museum and Parasite Collection Center

Research and Extension Services

Different colleges and units of UPLB offer training programs on various fields and topics, such as:

  • Animal and Dairy Products Processing
  • Animal Production and Management
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Biological Techniques
  • Biotechnology
  • Child, Elderly, and Family Development Studies
  • Continuing Professional Development Courses for Veterinarians
  • Courses for entrepreneurs
  • Courses for LGUs and NGOs
  • Courses for Researchers and Extension Personnel
  • Courses for Students
  • Courses for Teachers and Educators
  • Crop Production and Plant Breeding
  • Crop Protection
  • Economics and Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Food Processing
  • Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Physical Education, Fitness and Recreation
  • Postharvest Technologies
  • Statistical Methods
  • Theater, Arts, and Communication Skills Development
  • Environmental Management

UPLB has been providing a range of analytical services to students, researchers, and external clients in academe, government, and private sector such as proximate analysis of food and feed samples. Water quality analysis, mineral and carbohydrate analyses, quality evaluation of oil, crude extraction, concentration of crude extract, phytochemical screening,  glass blowing services, and other related services are being done in the following laboratories:

  • CAS-IC Analytical Service Laboratory
  • BIOTECH Fermentation Engineering Service Laboratory
  • CA-ADSC Animal Nutrition Analytical Service Laboratory
  • CA-ASC Analytical Services Laboratory
  • CA-ADSC Dairy Microbiology Laboratory
  • CA-ADSC Breeding and Physiology Laboratory
  • CA-ADSC Dairy Chemistry Laboratory
  • CA-ADSC Dairy Nutrition Laboratory
  • CA-FSC Food Chemistry Laboratory
  • CA-FSC Sensory Evaluation Laboratory
  • CA-FSC Pilot Plant
  • CA-FSC Food Safety Laboratory
  • CDC-DZLB Radio / TV Production Booth
  • BIOTECH Electron Microscopy Service Laboratory
  • BIOTECH Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms
  • CEAT Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center
  • CEAT-CE Innovative Engineering Materials Laboratory
  • CEAT-EE Instrumentation Section
  • CHE-IHNF Food Research Laboratory
  • CVM-VTH-Tabon Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
  • CVM-VTH-Diliman Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
  • CVM-VPCS Veterinary Parasitology Laboratory
  • CAS-IBS Microbiology Services Laboratory
  • UPLB MNH Museum Services
  • BIOTECH National Immunology Laboratory
  • BIOTECH Central Analytical Service Laboratory

UPLB Research Manual

Guidelines and Procedures Governing Research and its Related Activities

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension

3/F Bienvenido M. Gonzalez Hall (formerly UPLB Main Library Building)
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna, Philippines 4031