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OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES

The Genomics and Bioinformatics Conference 2021 aims to address the challenges and obstacles faced by scientists and researchers in conducting genomics and bioinformatics work towards health, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, biodiversity, ethnicity, and forensics applications in the time of COVID-19. The role genomics and bioinformatics play in the aforementioned fields is well-established. Resource speakers will outline their research efforts, obstacles, and feats that they encountered. With these, the GxB CON 2021 hopes to guide participants and aspiring scientists alike towards navigating genomics and bioinformatics. Overcoming Challenges, Building Opportunities in health, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, biodiversity, ethnicity, or forensics.

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OVERCOMING CHALLENGES, BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES IN GENOMICS AND BIOINFORMATICS APPLICATIONS

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DEC 7 / TUES
HEALTH

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we put into focus the importance of human health research, with applications ranging from characterizing diseases to developing diagnostics and therapeutics to combat their effects.
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DEC 8 / WED
Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries

Agriculture, livestock, and fisheries is also a significant field of application that benefits from the insights and knowledge that can be drawn from genomics and bioinformatics, especially in studies related to improving yield and resistances to crops and livestock animals.

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DEC 9 / THUR
Biodiversity, Ethnicity, and Forensics

The conference will close with topics on biodiversity, ethnicity, and forensics which will delve into research and practical efforts enriched with the addition of perspectives and techniques from other fields by providing finer details towards identifying and classifying organisms.

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SPEAKERS

Meet our keynote speakers!

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Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco - de la Paz

Director, Health Program
UP Philippine Genome Center

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Dr. Hayde Galvez

Head, Genetics Laboratory
Institute of Plant Breeding-Crop Science Cluster, UPLB
College of Agriculture

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Dr. Maria Corazon de Ungria

Director, Biodiversity, Ethnicity, and Forensics Program
UP Philippine Genome Center

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Dr. Cynthia P. Saloma
Executive Director
UP Philippine Genome Center
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Dr. Nelzo Ereful

National Institute of Agricultural Botany 

University of Cambridge

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Frederick Delfin

Natural Science Research Institute

University of the Philippines Diliman

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Dr. Aloysius Domingo

Center for Genomic Medicine and Collaborative Center for XDP

Massachusetts General Hospital

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Dr. Jorge Gil Angeles

Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries Program
UP Philippine Genome Center

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Dr. Ambrocio Matias

Institute of Biology

University of the Philippines Diliman

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Dr. Martin Hibberd

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Lilian Villamor

Philippine Carabao Center

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Dr. Lyre Anni E. Murao

Mindanao Satellite Facility

UP Philippine Genome Center

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Dr. Bryan Guevara

Department of Dermatology

Southern Philippines Medical Center

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Dr. Ian Kendrich Fontanilla

Institute of Biology

University of the Philippines Diliman

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Dr. Jong de Castro

University of San Agustin

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Dr. Raul Destura

Deputy Executive Director

UP Philippine Genome Center

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SCHEDULE

DEC 7 / TUES
12:50pm - 1:00pm

Ingress
1:00pm - 1:05pm

National Anthem
1:05pm - 1:15pm

Opening Remarks

Dr. Cynthia P. Saloma
Executive Director
UP Philippine Genome Center
1:20pm - 1:40pm

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco - de la Paz
Director, Health Program
UP Philippine Genome Center
1:45pm - 2:05pm

Dr. Aloysius Domingo
Center for Genomic Medicine and Collaborative Center for XDP Massachusetts General Hospital
2:10pm - 2:30pm

Dr. Martin Hibberd
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2:30pm - 2:35pm

Break
2:35pm - 2:55pm

Dr. Bryan Guevara
Department of Dermatology Southern Philippines Medical Center
3:00pm - 3:20pm

Dr. Jong de Castro
University of San Agustin
3:20pm - 4:00pm

Open Forum
4:00pm - 4:05pm

Photo-op + Day 1 Adjournment
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DEC 8 / WED
12:50pm - 1:00pm

Ingress
1:05pm - 1:25pm

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Hayde Galvez
Head, Genetics Laboratory Institute of Plant Breeding-Crop Science Cluster
College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños
1:30pm - 1:50pm

Dr. Nelzo Ereful
Philippine Genome Center for Agriculture
Institute of Plant Breeding
1:55pm - 2:15pm

Dr. Jorge Gil Angeles
Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries Program UP Philippine Genome Center
2:15pm - 2:20pm

Break
2:20pm - 2:40pm

Lilian Villamor
Philippine Carabao Center
2:45pm - 3:45pm

Open Forum
3:45pm - 3:50pm

Photo-op + Day 2 Adjournment
DEC 9 / THUR
12:50pm - 1:00pm

Ingress
1:05pm - 1:25pm

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Maria Corazon de Ungria
Director, Biodiversity, Ethnicity, and Forensics Program
UP Philippine Genome Center
1:30pm - 1:50pm

Frederick Delfin
Natural Science Research Institute, UP Diliman
1:55pm - 2:15pm

Dr. Ambrocio Matias
Dr. Ambrocio Matias
Institute of Biology University of the Philippines Diliman
2:15pm - 2:20pm

Break
2:20pm - 2:40pm

Dr. Lyre Anni Murao
Director
PGC Mindanao
2:45pm - 3:05pm

Dr. Ian Kendrich Fontanilla
Institute of Biology
University of the Philippines Diliman
3:05pm - 3:45pm

Open Forum
3:45pm - 3:55pm

Closing Remarks

Dr. Raul Destura
Deputy Executive Director
UP Philippine Genome Center
3:55pm - 4:05pm

Announcement of Post-conference Survey

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Day 3 Adjournment
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The 2021 Genomics and Bioinformatics Conference: Overcoming Challenges, Building Opportunities is an event hosted by the Philippine Genome Center in collaboration with the UP System Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs (OVPAA).