GenWeek 2015: A Fresh Twist to an Old Tradition

By Keach Nichole F. Lotho (Riboswitch)

In its 32nd anniversary, The UPLB Genetics Society will be conducting Genetics Week 2015, an annual exhibit starting from October 12 to October 17 at the Institute of Biological Sciences. Every “GenWeek” is looked forward to because of its witty and eye-catching designs inspired by diverse themes every year. This time, the organization will be giving a fresh twist to a familiar custom with the theme,  “Proteomics: Revolutionizing Healthcare beyond the Genome”, which focuses on the use of proteins as markers for early detection of diseases.

We conducted a one-on-one interview with the organization’s Projects Committee Head, Lorenzo Raphael Roxas to know the details of the exhibit.
  • Design-wise, what should the people expect for this year’s Genetics Week?

“More on nursery and children’s playroom, since we associated Proteomics with Newborn screening.”
  • Tell us about the process. What made you come up with the idea of the design?

“We were considering on three design ideas before; a womb, primary to quaternary protein structures, and nursery. Napili naming yung nursery”
  • How is this year’s GenWeek different from the previous one?

“This year’s exhibit will be more interactive and conducive for learning. We made it very light and fun to make sure that students will enjoy.”

Appreciating Genetics while enjoying its perks has always been the goal of every year’s Genetics Week. The organization hopes that the students can delve deeper into the wondrous works in Genetics as the event took almost two months of preparation. To give you a glimpse on what to expect for this year’s “GenWeek”, here is the line-up of the activities to watch out for: