Sunday, September 25, 2016

14 CAS organizations kick off PalaCASan 2016

By Joana Cruz (Cyclosome)

Los Baños, Laguna -- With the theme “Bumabangon. Lumalaban. Manlalaro ng Bayan”, PalaCASan 2016 officially commenced last September 10.

PalaCASan is an annual sports event held every first semester of the academic year and is participated by different academic organizations under the College of Arts and Sciences.

For this year, 14 organizations will compete for the title of being the Over-all Champion of PalaCASan. These organizations include UP Cell Biological Society; UPLB Chemical Kinetics Society; UPLB Chemical Society; UPLB Computer Science Society; The CPS Triangle; UPLB Mathematical Sciences Society; The UPLB Microbiological Society; UPLB Zoological Society; Philobioscientia, The UPLB Life Sciences Society; PHYSIKA, UP Applied Physics Society; Society of Applied Mathematics of UPLB; Society of Math Majors UPLB; UPLB Statistical Society and The UPLB Genetics Society.

BuCASan: Lux and Gravity

“Lux” and “Gravity” started the fire burning for PalaCASan 2016.

“Lux” served as the official pageant night while “Gravity” served as the official cheerdance competition.

Society of Applied Mathematics of UPLB was declared champion of Gravity, while UP Cell Biological Society came in as first runner up and UPLB Mathematical Sciences Society as second runner up.
Society of Applied Mathematics of UPLB, Cheerdance Competion Champion

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Activated

By Odilon Picaso (Cyclosome)
Batch Cyclosome during the celebration of BIO 30 Week 2016
(L-R: Pam, Albert, Faith, Cy, Hannah, Coco, Andrea, Joana, Leann, Camille, Odi, Carl, Angela)

What drove together 13 different individuals into joining a pool of young scientists is a common mission. They have accepted the challenge to provide genuine leadership and service to the campus and the nation though Genetics.  They are called 'Cyclosome'.

Cyclosome is a protein complex with specific and regulated protein-ubiquitin ligase activity that tags mitotic regulators for degradation at the end of mitosis. Cyclosome tags proteins that hinder the activation of enzymes needed by the cell as it undergoes mitosis. It plays a big role in metaphase-anaphase transition. Without it, anaphase will not proceed, inducing cell death.

Just like the cyclosome, these 13 activated individuals who have joined Genesoc are driven by a certain 'calling.’ They’ve pinpointed the worst in them, most specifically their past weaknesses and mistakes, and have turned them into something beautiful. 

Now, let’s meet Batch Cyclosome. A batch united by one advocacy–to promote the science of genetics to advance the quality of human life.