Last November 13, the Institute of Biological Sciences (IBS)-CAS, UPLB held a special lecture on metabolomics, its applications and importance. The guest speaker for the said lecture was GeneSoc alumnus Dr. Walter A. Laviña (Batch Polysomes).
|Resident members, IBS professors and students attend the |
special seminar on Metabolomics. (Photo: GeneSoc)
Metabolomics refers to the systematic study of metabolites - small molecules that are intermediates and products of cellular processes. The collection of all metabolites is called the metabolome. The relative new science is now being rapidly adopted by healthcare, food, agriculture and environmental industries.
Dr. Laviña earned both his undergraduate degree in Biology (1994) and master of science degree in Microbiology (2000) in UPLB. He later pursued his doctoral degree at the Department of Advanced Science and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University in 2013. At present, he is a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Bioresource Engineering (Fukusaki Lab), Osaka University.