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  • UP MSI’s Dr. Lilibeth A. Salvador-Reyes as Sole Female Speaker from Southeast Asia at prestigious Marine Natural Products Conference

    Dr. Lilibeth A. Salvador-Reyes, a professor at the UP Marine Science Institute (MSI), presented breakthrough research titled “Philippine Biodiversity as a Starting Point for Neuroactive Compound Discovery” at the Marine Natural Products Gordon Research Conference (GRC) in Ventura, California. Her presentation distinguished her as the sole female Plenary Speaker from Southeast Asia at the premier…

  • The Marine Science Institute’s first 50 years

    (with excerpts from “A Vignette MSI@30” by National Scientist Edgardo D. Gomez, in italics) Marine Science Center The Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines (UP) approved, on 28 March 1974, the charter of the Marine Sciences Center (MSC), a multidisciplinary research unit that was to serve the university at large.  A newly…

  • MSI makes a big splash at PAMS 17

    17th National Symposium on Marine Science, which will be held this July 20-22, 2023 at Batangas State University – Pablo Borbon Campus, Batangas City. Over 100 studies from the Marine Science Institute will be featured at the 17th National Symposium on Marine Science, which will be held this July 20-22, 2023 at Batangas State University…

  • Congratulations to Dr. Wilfred John Santiañez for being chosen for the Blue Pioneers Accelerator Program

    We proudly recognize Dr. Santiañez’ achievement. UP MSI would like to extend its congratulations to Dr. Wilfred John Santiañez as he has been chosen to be among this year’s cohort of the Blue Pioneers Accelerator Program. With 104 applicants, who are all innovators working on overcoming challenges that the ocean faces through their personal initiatives,…

  • Molecular-assisted taxonomic studies on some Caulerpa (Bryopsidales, Ulvophyceae) species from Aurora province and Benham Bank, Philippine Rise, Philippines

    Congratulations JM! Congratulations to our research associate and master student JM Lastimoso for winning the first prize in the Young Systematic Biologists Forum – Graduate Category. His presentation of the paper, “Molecular-assisted taxonomic studies on some Caulerpa (Bryopsidales, Ulvophyceae) species from Aurora province and Benham Bank, Philippine Rise, Philippines”, authored by John Michael L. Lastimoso,…

  • Congratulation Dr. Lilibeth A. Salvador-Reyes

    Recognized by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies for her outstanding contributions to Chemistry We would like to congratulate Dr. Lilibeth A. Salvador-Reyes for being recognized by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies for her outstanding contributions to Chemistry. She is the recipient of the 2023 PFCS Oustanding Achievement Award in Chemical Research. Currently a…

  • The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) Alumni Awards

    UPAA Awardees The University of the Philipppines Alumni Association (UPAA) Alummni Awards is an award program that recognizes UP graduates with outstanding achievements in the chosen fields, careers, and vocations. These contributions give substantial honor and benefit to Philippine society, including a considerable distinction to the University as their alma mater. This year, two members…

  • 2023 Asian Scientists 100 Honoree

    2023 Asian Scientists 100 Honoree Since 2016, Asian Scientist Magazine puts together a list of the most accomplished researchers in the region whose groundbreaking research projects have helped us understand and transform our world for the better. With honorees having different scientific studies ranging from genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 to veterinary medicine, we are very…

  • 2023 NAST Awardees

    #2023NASTAwards Established in 1976, the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is the highest awarding body that recognizes Filipinos with outstanding achievements in science and technology. Aside from being a reservoir of distinguished scholars and scientists, the Academy also became the advisory body to the Philippine president on policies that involved science and technology.…

  • Tales From The Sails

    The second leg of UP Marine Science Institute’s (UP MSI) summer research expeditions has officially started. The UP MSI science team is set to conduct research at the Western Palawan Shelf in collaboration with teams from the University of the Philippines Los Baños – Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management (UPLB INREM) and the University…