IPB marks 45th year online

Despite the restrictions on movement and gathering of people in the time of COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) still found a way to commemorate its anniversary safely. Thanks to digital technology. Using the web conferencing application Zoom, IPB marked its 45th year on June 5, with Agriculture...

UPLB to use real-time RT-PCR test in its upcoming COVID-19 testing lab

The public clamor for mass testing in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed into the spotlight laboratory jargons that have now entered public consciousness. One of these is real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction test or real-time RT-PCR (rRT-PCR) test, which the Department of Health (DOH) calls the “gold...

Former UPLB researcher who developed a COVID-19 test kit in UK says local research is valuable in a pandemic

“Local research provides country- or region-specific information and data that are necessary for adoption of a new technology.”  This is how Filipina microbiologist-virologist, Dr. Lourdes M. Nadala, highlighted the importance of local research in a pandemic. Dr. Nadala is part of the team that developed SAMBA II SARS-CoV-2 Test kit...

EL Team donates fresh produce, planting materials to stranded dormers

Nutritious diet with fruits and vegetables has become even more important for survival and better immunity in the midst of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In these challenging times, UPLB Edible Landscaping’s (EL) rallying cry that “no Filipino should be hungry” to promote food production...

UPLB, partners take stranded students home to their families

UPLB has ferried 94 students who were stranded in university-administered and off-campus housing facilities after the enhanced community quarantine was implemented Luzon-wide on March 16. As of March 23, UPLB, in coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines 2ndBattalion, UP Rural High School Alumni Group, and with the Office...

UPLB intensifies assistance to stranded students

As concerns continue to unfold with the declaration of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, UPLB has expanded its assistance to UPLB students stranded in University-administered and off-campus housing facilities.  According to Prof. Zoilo D. Belano, Head of the University Housing Office (UHO), UPLB started providing meals and hygiene kits to...