BatStateU’s Verde Island Passage Center for Oceanographic Research and Aquatic Life Sciences (VIP CORALS) held a seminar on Biological Activity and Marine Biodiversity for BS Biology students on January 18 at the Multimedia Room, 7th Floor, CIRTC Building, Pablo Borbon Main I, Batangas City. The seminar serves as a venue to broaden the participants’ knowledge on marine biodiversity and open ideas for possible researches.
Resource persons include Assoc. Prof Armin S. Coronado, Institute for Science and Technology Research Director from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and Dr. Noel Saguil, Post-Doctoral Research Associate of Olivera Lab University of Utah.
Assoc. Prof. Coronado talked about the Biological Activity of Sulfated Polysaccharides from Brown Seaweeds and its Application to Pharmaceutical Related Fields, where he took time to share some matters to consider before starting an experiment and come up with a good research. Dr. Saguil, on the other hand, delivered a presentation on Biodiversity Research to Drug Development Initiatives, sharing his knowledge, personal experiences and expertise on various sea creatures.