Dr. Marco Victor Emmanuel Ferriols, professor of the Institute of Aquaculture (IA), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas (UPV), presented a paper at the 2018 Japanese Society of Fisheries Science (JSFS) spring meeting at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan on March 26-30, 2018.
Ferriol’s paper is entitled “Investigation into the substrates involved in highly branched isoprenoid biosynthesis in Rhizosolenia setigera.” During the JSFS meeting, Ferriols connected with the Japanese researchers particularly from Kochi University, The University of Tokyo, and Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and discussed possible research collaboration with UPV on algae.
Mr. Ulysses B. Alama, administrative staff of the Museum of Natural Sciences (MNS), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas (UPV) attended a two-day training-workshop on “Collection Building and Management of Taxonomical Specimens” held at the Center for Marine and Coastal Studies, Penang, Malaysia on March 8-9, 2018.
The training aimed at equipping the participants with knowledge on basic methods on marine invertebrate collection building as well as management of taxonomical specimens. It also aimed at enhancing the capabilities of participants from various institutions on the effective management of taxonomical specimens for the study of taxonomy and biodiversity in the future.
Prof. Arthur P. Barrido is the new dean of the UP Visayas College of Management (CM).
Prof. Barrido was appointed by the UP Board of Regents during its 1334th meeting on 6 April 2018. He will serve a three-year term effective 6 April 2018 until 5 April 2021. A nomination process was chosen by the CM faculty and staff for the selection, instead of the usual search process. Barrido was the lone nominee for the position.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE), through the Office of Continuing Education and Pahinungod (OCEP), organized a workshop for Research, Extension, and Professional staff (REPS), Administrative personnel, and faculty on April 25-26, 2018 in the GCEB Training Rooms, in UP Visayas, Iloilo City.