Mindanao Genomics Consortium at PGC Mindanao
Part of the inauguration ceremonies of PGC Mindanao was the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding of the Mindanao Genomics Consortium attended by presidents, chancellors and representative from different State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), private and public sectors, agencies, and industries interested and engaged in genetic research.
Some members of MGC who were present during the signing were Brokenshire Integrated Health Ministries, Inc., Brokenshire College, Compostela Valley State College, Mindanao State University General Santos, Mindanao State University Iligan, Mindanao State University TawiTawi, Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care, Samahang Magmamangga ng Davao Region, Inc. and Western Mindanao State University.
MGC, the core of PGC Mindanao projects and under DOST, is a consortium composed of individuals and institutions representing the academia, industries, civil society organizations, and the government. They will help invigorate multi-disciplinary collaborative researches in Mindanao.
Members of the consortium will have an easier access to trainings such as molecular biology camp and bioinformatics training; workshops, and other activities conducted by PGC Mindanao
Currently, there are around 40 members of the consortium who have committed to actively participate in PGC Mindanao activities to conceptualize and produce various omics research that will benefit Mindanao.