Media Brunch Reception on Blue Economy for Sustainable Seas held
A reception for the Iloilo media and fellows of the Lopez Jaena Journalism Workshop was held at the Hotel de Rio on December 6, 2017. The reception highlighted scientific researches being undertaken by UPV scientists and researchers and how these can be translated in attaining progress and sustainability in communities.
Three projects were presented during the Media Brunch. These were: “Potential use of three legume seeds as protein sources and their effects on growth, nutrient utilization and body comosition and body consumption of Asian sea bass, Lates calcarifer” by Dr. Erlinda S. Ganzon-Naret, “Settlement Habitats of Early Stages of Blue Crab, Portunus pelagicus, in Northeast Panay” by Dr. Wilfredo Campos, and “Detection of Foodborne pathogens along the Supply Chain of Fresh Oysters and Mussels and its Culture Environment” by Dr. Sharon Nuñal.
UP Vice President for Public Affairs Dr. Jose Dalisay and UP CMC Dean Dr. Elena Pernia emphasized the importance of educating society about the value of R&D as well as the importance of scientific outputs to be translated to lay concepst for practical use.
The reception was in line with UP College of Mass Communication’s (UP CMC) program of ‘Communicating Science and Technology / Research and Development of the University of the Philippines’ (COST UP). (UPV-IPO)