MSU-IIT visits UP Manila CAS for BS Biochemistry Benchmarking

The University of the Philippines Manila College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) warmly welcomed the representatives of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) during their benchmarking visit last March 13, 2024.

The benchmarking activity had the goal of providing the visiting university with meaningful insights that may help them in establishing the first Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biochemistry program in the Visayas and Mindanao region. The program included a short overview about the BS Biochemistry program, including its objectives, history, and curriculum. A laboratory tour followed the opening program wherein faculty members from MSU-IIT had the opportunity to visit different chemistry, biochemistry, and natural products laboratories in CAS.

CAS Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics (DPSM) Chair Dr. Marie Josephine M. De Luna led the welcoming committee. She was joined by DPSM Chemistry Unit Head Fatima Joy C. Cruz, and fellow faculty member, Niel Tristan B. Sacayan.

MSU-IIT College of Science and Mathematics faculty members who attended the event were Dr. Charlie A. Lavilla Jr., Dr. Aileen B. Angcajas, Dr. Kyrstin Rhys S. Pueblos of the college’s Chemistry department, and Dr. Carlo Stephen O. Moneva, Dr. Ma. Reina Suzette B. Madamba, Ms. Lady Jane C. Fanuncio, and Mr. Isidro B. Arquisal of the Biological Sciences department.