The National Research Council of the Philippines Visayas Regional Cluster is holding its Annual Scientific Conference and 14th General Membership Assembly on May 19 at Aklan State University in Banga, Aklan. This year’s convention focuses on the theme Philippine Development: Foregrounding Ethical and Moral Values and shall convene members from various universities and research offices in the nearby provinces of the Visayas.
The Plenary Session lines up outstanding presentations by renowned researchers such as Dr. Doralyn S. Dalisay from University of San Agustin, Dr. Nerissa D. Salayo of Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Dr. Ronald J. Maliao of Aklan State University, and Dr. Antonio E. Lim, Jr of St. Scholastica’s College in Tacloban City.
Dr. Dalisay is presenting the results of her groundbreaking work on natural products discovery for new drug leads, while Dr. Salayo is giving a talk on strategies to achieve successful community-based resource enhancement. In the afternoon session, Dr. Maliao is presenting on the marine reserve performance in Western Visayas, while Dr. Lim is giving a talk on the latest research on Pseudomonas species.
Newly elected NRCP President Dr. Christina A. Binag, who is also the incumbent chair of the NRCP Division of Chemical Sciences, will serve as the Keynote Speaker.
There will also be Poster Exhibitions and Competition during the Assembly.
The event is a regular activity of the NRCP regional clusters with an aim to strengthen the collaborative research environment in the regions and expand NRCP membership throughout the country.
- Written by Mary Charlotte O. Fresco
- Published: 05 May 2017