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The Grand Launch of PGC Mindanao

Launch of PGC Mindanao
PGC Mindanao was formally launched to the public on October 28, 2019. PGC Mindanao was established to bolster research capacity and output in Mindanao and make services and training available and accessible to the region.

Although it has just been recently formally launched, PGC Mindanao has already started operating since February this year, focusing on equipment procurement, networking for collaboration and on promotional activities. Dr. Saloma said that in a short span of time, capacity in genomics research has increased through the establishment of the Philippine Genome Center Satellite Facility in UP Mindanao, as well as “the flurry of collaborative research proposals and anchor projects that have been funded or are under funding consideration.”

Currently, the PGC Mindanao office is temporarily housed in the CSM building inside the UPMin campus. But all of the PGC Min facilities will be eventually transferred, together with other related research projects in the university, to the future Research, Development and Extension (RDE) building which will be built in the UPMin campus also. The to-be-constructed RDE building is funded by the UP System and is worth P80-million. 

Launch of PGC Mindanao
The ribbon-cutting and marker-unveiling ceremonies of the inauguration for the facility was done in the presence of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Pena, PGC Executive Director, Dr. Cynthia Saloma, UP Mindanao Chancellor Dr. Larry Digal, and PGC Mindanao Program Director, Dr. Lyre Anni Murao.
Launch of PGC Mindanao
The PGC Mindanao Team
Launch of PGC Mindanao
The PGC Mindanao Team with PGC UP Diliman and DOST officials during the grand launching

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