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Updated: 06 Feb 2014 
"More than 80% of the human genome's components have now been assigned at least one biochemical function", according to ENCODE (Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements) - a science consortium of 30 institutions. The dizzying collection of data and analyses are all freely available HERE. The official project website is HERE(Photo Credit: Nature)
The Story of You. Watch this delightful VIDEO explaining the meaning of the ENCODE project.
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2016 ANNUAL PAASE MEETING SYMPOSIUM
PAASE will be hosting the 36th annual conference on July 8-9, 2016 at the George Washington University, Washington DC.

The tentative program for the 2016 APAMS is now available at the website. Click here to view the program and for more information about the conference.

Registration payment can now be done via PayPal. Click the link below for the registration details. 

For those who will not be able to attend the conference can donate to pay for the registration of the student attendees and colleagues from the Philippines. Just send Jean Tiong-Koehler a note for acknowledgement. 
 NEWS  
Congratulations and welcome to the new PAASE members! Click here
Ernesto Pernia Named as the New NEDA Director General under the Duterte Administration
President-elect Rodrigo Duterte announced yesterday, May 22, five new Cabinet appointments. One of them is Ernesto Pernia who is appointed as the new General Director of National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

Ernesto Pernia served as Duterte's economic advisor during his Presidential campaign.
May 23, 2016
PAASE Supports the Continuation of the Development of Bt Eggplant in the Philippines
PAASE strongly supports the continuation of the research and development and field testing of Bt Eggplant in the Philippines under the newly enacted DOST-DA-DENR-DOH-DILG Joint Department Circular No. 1, Series of 2016.

The Bt Eggplant is an alternative to fight pest infestation  without the use of pesticides which is costly for Filipino farmers, and may pose hazardous risks in health for both farmers and consumers of eggplant.

To read more about the statement, click here.
May 12, 2016
Sugars Found in Mother's Breast Milk Responsible for Healthy Gut Microbial Growth in Infants 

The research team led by Dr. Jeffrey Gordon had discovered that sialylated milk oligosaccharides found in human breast milk are the key components in aiding growth in gut microbia in healthy babies.  Selecting Malawian mothers with 6-month old healthy and stunted babies, they have discovered that mothers with stunted growth infants lack the sugars found in mothers with healthy infants.  To verify their findings, the group compared the effect on germ-free mice, one group was introduced to cultured fecal microbia from infants with stunted growth while the other group remained as is.  Both groups were fed Malawian diet with the presence of the sugars.  Results show that gnotobiotic mice have improved liver, muscle and brain development compared to germ-free mice.  Results are also the same with gnotobiotic piglets.  Read more about their work here.

Dr. Manuel Datiles III Receives Manggagamot Award 
The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) awarded the 2015 Manggagamot Award to Dr. Manuel Antonio B. Datiles III. The award was given during the One World New Year's Eve Gala Ball last December 31, 2015 at the Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA. Click here to read more about Dr. Datiles.
New message from 2015 PAASE President Raymond Tan. 
A Portrait of Modern Humans as Artists, Scientists and Engineers
Dr. Joel Cuello talks about how the arts, science and engineering help humans perceive and understand our world.  Click here to read more about his essay.
2015 Annual PAASE Meeting and Symposium
The 2015 Annual PAASE Meeting and Symposium was held last February 5 - 7, 2015 at De La Salle University Manila. The event included a keynote lecture from NAST President Dr. William Padolina and talks by the 2015 Severino and Paz Koh Lectureship awardees, Dr. Gonzalo Serafica (for Engineering) and Dr. Ernesto Pernia (for Science). The event also featured over 50 scientific paper presentations and several discussion forums on research and development, S&T education and innovation and technology. The event was organized by scientists and engineers led by PAASE president Dr. Raymond Tan with support from USAID's STRIDE Program. View the conference proceedings here.
Plenary talk by Dr. Oliver Smithies, 2007 Nobel Prize Winner for Physiology or Medicine
Roundtable discussion on International Collaborations
PAASE President Francis De Los Reyes delivers his TED Talk

PAASE President Francis De Los Reyes delivers a TED Talk entitled "Sanitation is a basic human right." Watch it here
October 11, 2014
Desert Serendipity: PAASE Members Meet Fortuitously in Arizona

TUCSON -- PAASE members Dr. Diana Aga, Professor of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Dr. Joel Cuello, Professor of Biosystems Engineering at The University of Arizona, met unexpectedly, and quite happily, last week at The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
Desert Serendipity: PAASE Members Meet Fortuitously in Arizona
By Joel Cuello

TUCSON -- PAASE members Dr. Diana Aga, Professor of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Dr.Joel Cuello, Professor of Biosystems Engineering at The University of Arizona, met unexpectedly, and quite happily, last week at The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
August 11, 2014
PAASE Vice-President Receives REPUBLICA Award from the Philippine Commission on Higher Education


PAASE vice-president Raymond R. Tan and his coauthor Michael Angelo B. Promentilla, both from the Chemical Engineering Department at De La Salle University, recently received the 2014 REPUBLICA Award from the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for the paper “A methodology for augmenting sparse pairwise comparison matrices in AHP: Applications to energy systems” published in the Springer journal Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. This paper was one of five recipients selected to receive the national award, out of over eighty entries submitted to CHED.
Three PAASE members in National Research Council – Ford Foundation Fellowships Program
In what may be a first, three members of PAASE served concurrently on the National Research Council-Ford Foundation Fellowships Program review panels held March 10-11, 2014 at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, CA. Shown on the attached picture are, from left, Dr. Manuel P. Soriaga (Texas A&M University and California Institute of Technology), Dr. Jose B. Cruz, Jr.(Ohio State University) and Dr. Arnold Guloy (University of Houston). Dr. Cruz, a co-founder of PAASE, is himself a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.  Drs. Guloy and Soriaga participated in the Physical Sciences and Mathematics group while Dr. Cruz sat in on the Engineering panel. All three (as certainly other PAASE members) have served in previous NASE-NRC panels but never at the same time.
March 31, 2014
Prof. Michael Purugganan is the 2014 Severino and Paz Koh Awardee in Science

Prof. Michael Purugganan will receive the 2014 Severino and Paz Koh Award in Science at the 2014 Annual PAASE Meeting and Symposium on May 23 - 24, 2014. He will also give a lecture on "The Evolutionary Genomics of Plants" during the event. Click here to read more about Prof. Purugganan and his work. 
February 8, 2014 
PAASE Member Dr. Joost R. Santos Guest Edits Special Issue of Economic Systems Research 
The world has experienced a significant number of catastrophic disasters in recent years. Disasters result in human casualties, infrastructure failures, and a host of social and economic consequences. In the 2014 special issue of Economic Systems Research, a collection of research articles demonstrate the use of data analysis and economic input-output modeling techniques to enhance disaster loss assessment and management. This special issue was co-edited by Yasuhide Okuyama and Joost Santos (PAASE Member) and can be accessed for free through this link.
The world has experienced a significant number of catastrophic disasters in recent years. Disasters result in human casualties, infrastructure failures, and a host of social and economic consequences. In the 2014 special issue of Economic Systems Research, a collection of research articles demonstrate the use of data analysis and economic input-output modeling techniques to enhance disaster loss assessment and management. This special issue was co-edited by Yasuhide Okuyama and Joost Santos (PAASE Member) and can be accessed for free through this link.
February 6, 2014
The world has experienced a significant number of catastrophic disasters in recent years. Disasters result in human casualties, infrastructure failures, and a host of social and economic consequences. In the 2014 special issue of Economic Systems Research, a collection of research articles demonstrate the use of data analysis and economic input-output modeling techniques to enhance disaster loss assessment and management. This special issue was co-edited by Yasuhide Okuyama and Joost Santos (PAASE Member) and can be accessed for free through this link.
February 6, 2014
February 6, 2014
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ENTROPY IS WHAT YOU DON'T REMEMBER is a delightful video on the meaning of entropy presented by PAASE member Prof. Alfonso Albano and produced by the UP Diliman Interactive Learning Center.
Pinoy Scientists. Yes, we exist. Get to know us! A tumblr maintained by Reina Reyes for "Filipinos doing all kinds of science in all kinds of places."
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In 2050, "the Philippines is set to become the world's 16th largest economy" according to HSBC. Download the HSBC report HERE. More from CNN and the BUSINESS INSIDER. A PAASE member thinks THIS.
 PAASE MEMBERS BLOG & TALK ! 
PAASE members share their thoughts & interesting activities HERE.
Improving K-12 Science Education in PH. Read all the inspiring stories now, and get more involved!
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