PGC Mindanao

PGC Mindanao - The First And One of Its Kind Omics Facility in Mindanaoโ€‹โ€‹

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PGC Mindanao recently conducted a ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐˜†๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด for personnel from the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau-DENR. PGC Mindanao recently conducted a ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐˜†๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด for personnel

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๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ผ’๐˜€ ๐—™๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿงฌ๐Ÿ“ƒ
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As of this date, PGC Mindanao submitted a total of ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ๐—–๐—› ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ since 2019.
The center spearheaded 45 research proposals which is part of its aim to ๐—™๐—”๐—–๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ง๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ omics research programs in Mindanao in the areas of agriculture, food quality and security, biodiversity, environmental management, health, and human diversity.

Since 2021, through the National biosurveillance efforts of the UP-PGC in UP Diliman, PGC Mindanao, in collaboration with the DOH and the Southern Philippines Medical Center are working to sequence the genomes of different variations of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the illness COVID-19,ย that are circulating in Mindanao.

To date, the center has sequenced 3,683 samples. Our goal is to understand how the virus is evolving as it spreads and how well containment efforts are working.

So, by looking at the genomic sequence of the virus causing COVID-19 in a particular person’s sample, you can begin to understand how the virus is spreading because the genomic sequence looks a little different as the virus mutates and spreads in different geographic areas.

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Philippine Genome Center (PGC) Mindanao creates an avenue for the scientific community in Mindanao to be immersed in research and development in the field of omics.ย 

PGC Mindanao has initiated capacity-building activities, other research collaborations, non-research partnerships, or extension efforts, and rendered laboratory and bioinformatic services, reaching more than 3000 individuals and 700 institutions.ย ย 

๐Ÿ†ACKNOWLEDGING OUR PARTNERS l ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฎ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ of the ๐— ๐—œ๐—ก๐——๐—”๐—ก๐—”๐—ข ๐—š๐—˜๐—ก๐—ข๐— ๐—œ๐—–๐—ฆ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—œ๐—จ๐— 
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MGC was organized by PGC Mindanao in ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต, which aims to gather science and technology stakeholders in Mindanao to facilitate ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ and ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€. Members of the MGC are from different State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), private and public sectors, agencies, and industries.
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The establishment of MGC has been one of the core programs of PGC Mindanao since its establishment. ๐Ÿงฌ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย Weย  are located at the College of Science and Mathematics, University of the Philippines Mindanao.ย 

PGC Mindanao team during the Region 10 Caravan at the Xavier University – Cagayan de Oro in September 28 2023. More than 160 Northern Mindanaoan attended the caravan.