/ 21 September 2021

THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology and the University of the Philippines will open a new proteomics research facility next month, enhancing the Philippine Genome Center’s research capabilities.

The DOST said that the Protein, Proteomics, and Metabolomics Facility will boost the UP PGC’s genomic research capabilities.

Dr. Rowena Cristina Guevara, DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development, said that the PPMF will serve as a “platform for collaborative work on proteomics and metabolomics research, as well as a training center for individuals undertaking OMICS-type researches.”

“We are proud of the PGC for the role that they play in advancing genomics and proteomics research in the country,” Guevara said.

“It is our hope that with the inauguration of this facility, we will be able to provide a platform for collaborative work, and open new opportunities for our researchers to further grow their expertise in the field,” she added.

Dr. Cynthia P. Saloma, executive director of UP PGC, noted that the DOST has always been a champion of local researchers, giving the mechanism to make highly technological scientific tools available for the growth of scientific research in the country.