GeneSoc’s NIGQC to feature Genetics and Agriculture for Sustainability

LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA - Hosted by THE UPLB GENETICS SOCIETY (GeneSoc), the 7th National Intercolegiate Genetics Quiz Contest will be held this November 5 at the Umali Auditorium of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in Los Baños, Laguna.

With the theme “Breed and Transform: Genetics and Agriculture Towards Food Security and Sustainability,” NIGQC 2016 rises above its preceding installments with a symposium and a fresh twist to the quiz competition. NIGQC is open to all undergraduate students with a background in genetics and its allied sciences from all the colleges and universities throughout the Philippines.

Last year, University of the Philippines Baguio (UP Baguio) emerged as the champion of NIGQC, besting 11 participating schools and marking the university’s second win since 1998. Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) copped the second and third place, respectively.

NIGQC 2016 furthers the challenge of the quiz competition by throwing in exciting but difficult questions and by inciting strategic individual competence for greater team dynamics within the participants. An exhibit and a symposium from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will also be featured in the national event.

Set to compete for the national quiz contest are Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle Lipa (DLSL), Far Eastern University (FEU), Polytechnic University of the Philippines Manila (PUP Manila), Southern Luzon State University (SLSU), St. Scholastica’s College Manila (SSC Manila), University of the Philippines Baguio (UP Baguio), University of the Philippines Manila (UP Manila), University of the Philippines Mindanao (UP Mindanao), University of the Philippines Visayas (UP Visayas – Miag-ao), University of San Agustin (USA) and University of Santo Tomas (UST).

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Leann Francia Suiton
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