Prof. Junie Billones Talks about the Use of Computer Technology in Discovering TB Drugs

Dr. Junie B. Billones, professor of Chemistry, UP Scientist 1, and project leader of the TB Drug Discovery research program talks about how they are using computer technology (via computer simulation) in looking for compounds that could be used in the treatment of multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis. The talk was delivered last 25 March 2015 during the TEDx Event held British School Manila.


Four Computer Science Papers to be Presented at IISA 2015

Four computer science papers from the Mathematical and Computing Sciences Unit have been accepted for presentation at the 6th IEEE International Conference on Information, Intelligence, System and Applications this 6-8 July 2015 at Corfu, Greece.

  • Generating Phenograms using Frequent Structure Mining over Metabolic Pathways
    Lejun Christian Osorio, Geoffrey Solano, Maria Constancia Carrillo and Henry Adorna
  • Microarray Data Clustering and Visualization Tool Using Self-Organizing Maps
    Zach Andrei Marasigan, Geoffrey Solano and Abigaile Dionisio
  • Lung Cancer Classification Tool Using Microarray Data and Support Vector Machines
    Jennifer Cabrera, Geoffrey Solano and Abigaile Dionisio
  • A Disease Outbreak Detection System using Autoregressive Moving Averages in Time Series Analysis
    Richard John Buendia and Geoffrey Solano​

Science Week 2015: Celebrating 100 years of Einstein's Relativity

Schedule of Activities

  • 13 April (Mon.)
    • 9:00 am       Mass
    • 10:00am      Opening Program
                        Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rogel Mari Sese, President of Regulus SpaceTech Inc.
                        Topic: "Future Space Technology in the Philippines"
    • 1:00pm       Science Camp
    • 5:00pm       Digi-Pelikula Sa Manila 2015 Premiere
  • 14 April (Tue.)
    • 8:30am       Symposium
      • Speakers
        • Dr. Augusto Morales, Jr., Center for Device Regulation Radiation Health & Research

Prof. Junie Billones Conferred as UP Scientist 1

Prof. Junie B. Billones, professor of chemistry, was conferred with a rank of UP Scientist 1 last 16 December 2014 in the Executive House, UP Diliman by the University of the Philippines System. The UP Scientist award is part of the UP Scientific Productivity System Award of the UP System, which was started last 2005. This awards aims to support the development of science and technology, and to encourage and reward scientific productivity. Prof. Billones is one of the leading chemistry researchers in UP Manila. He currently leads TB Drug Discovery Program in UP Manila, which is funded Emerging Interdisciplinay Research Program of the Office of Vice President of Academic Affairs.


Four UPM Biochem grads top Chemist Licensure Exam

Four Biochemistry graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) were among the top ten passers with the highest scores in the recent Chemist Licensure Examination last 16-17 September 2014.

The top ten passers are:

  • 5th place - Alvin J. Logronio
  • 6th place - Adrian Paul S. Tan
  • 9th place - Robinson Bryan C. Andres
  • 10th place - John Thaddeus N. Campo