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CF-FAC Instructor chosen as one of the 2nd IFCB-ITPCMB participants
CF | 2011-3-03 11:01:26 AM

Ms. Claire Samantha Juanico, an instructor from College of Fisheries – Freshwater Aquaculture Center, participated in the 2nd  International Federation of Cell Biology – International Training Program in Cell and Molecular Biology (IFCB-ITPCMB) last November 15-26, 2010 held in Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

She was chosen as one of the 50 trainees among 336 applicants from 34 countries in the said 12-day training program designed to update young investigators on current cell and molecular biology knowledge through lectures and experimental courses.

The training included keynote lectures and laboratory courses. The keynote lectures were given by Dr. Chi-Huey Wong (Chemistry to Biology: Tackling the Problems of Infectious Diseases and Cancers), Dr. Anne Spang (Identification of a critical conserved switch in early to late endosome transition), Dr. Neal Copeland (Harnessing Transposons for Cancer Gene Discovery ) and Dr. Tariq Enver (Transcriptional Control of Stem Cell Fate in Normal Haematopoiesis and Leukaemia). The trainees were divided into four groups for the laboratory courses namely Group A (Model Organisms), Group B (Bioimaging), Group C (Biomics and Structural Biology) and Group D (Virology and Cancer). Ms. Juanico was assigned to work on the zebrafish model in the laboratory of Dr. Bon-Chu Chung.

Aside from Ms. Juanico, three Filipino trainees from University of the Philippines Diliman also participated in the training namely Maria Karmella Apaya, Ian Harvey Arellano and Ruth Marian Guzman.
 
IFCB-ITPCMB 2010 is a training by IFCB that was hosted by Academia Sinica. IFCB was established in 1972 to coordinate and support Cell Biology activities throughout the world, as well as to represent cell biology in the International Union of Biological Sciences. . The IFCB is also represented in the International Cell Research Organization (ICRO) which functions in United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultured Organization (UNESCO). Academia Sinica is the most preeminent academic institution in Taiwan that engages in three research disciplines, mathematics and physical sciences, life sciences and humanities and social sciences.  

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