From June 2020 to June 2021, PGC Mindanao has trained 25 batches of Two (2) – day Hands-On COVID-19 Molecular Biology Training.
DAY 1 – Pipetting Drills
Biosafety and Nucleic Acid Extraction Review
Hands-on RNA Extraction
DAY 2 – RT-PCR Review
Demo on Reagent preparation and template addition
Hands-on Reagent prep and template addition
Interpretation of results and troubleshooting
DAY 3 – Shadowing at SPMC (optional)
The UP network has come up with a UP TRAINS Program to assist the Department of Health (Philippines) in COVID-19 training by streamlining all training initiatives in the entire system, with UP National Institutes Of Health (NIH) and Philippine Genome Center (PGC) as the training arms.