Biodiversity and Genomics Research Symposium

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TIME ACTIVITY/ TOPIC SPEAKER
8:00 Registration
8:25 Opening Remarks Gisela P. Concepcion, Ph.D.,

Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of the Philippines
Biodiversity Program Director
Philippine Genome Center

8:30 DNA Barcoding and Genetic Diversity Studies on

Selected Philippine Freshwater Fishes

Jonas P. Quilang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Institute of Biology,
College of Science, University of the Philippines

8:45 DNA Barcoding of Land Snails Ian Kendrich Fontanilla, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Institute of Biology,
College of Science, University of the Philippines

9:00 am Parasites in the Philippines:
Diversity, Coevolution,

Conservation

Sarah Bush, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, University of Utah
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Kansas

9:30 am Estimating Evolutionary Species Diversity in

Philippine Amphibians

Rafe Brown, Ph.D.

Curator-in-Charge, Herpetology Division,
Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Institute,
University of Kansas
Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas

10:00am Using Next-Gen Sequencing to Identify the

Molecular Basis of Artificially-Selected Traits in the Common Pigeon

Mark Yandell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics,
Health Sciences Center, University of Utah

11:15 Using Molecular Genetics and Genomics to

Investigate the Biodiversity of Venomous Philippine Mollusks

Baldomero Olivera, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of Utah

11:45 Mollusks, Microbes and Molecules: Biodiversity

Based Drug Discovery in the Philippines

Margo Haygood, Ph.D.
OGI Distinguished Professor in Marine and

Biomolecular Systems,
Oregon Health and Science University

12:15 Tracking Common Genomic Signatures of

Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Clinics

Richard Sucgang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Verna and Marrs MacLean

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

12:45 Open Forum Gisela P. Concepcion, Ph.D.