On December 3-4, 2012 at Planta Hotel, Bacolod City will host the 17th Annual Convention of the Natural Products Society of the Philippines (NPSP), the theme "Tapping Nature's Potential: Methods in Natural Products'Research." The convention will be the biggest gathering of natural product researchers from academe, government, and industry in 2012 and will highlight methods in analytical chemistry and biotechnology, innovations in the sugar industry, and opportunities in the organic industry. As a pre-copnference activity, a seminar-workshop on Research Methodologies will be held in the afternoon of December 2 by the NPSP and supported by the Department of Science and Technology VI. The seminar-workshop is geared to provide the participants a fresh perspective on natural products based on industry responsive research and sound scientific methods. The activity also aims to help local scientists design and pursue relevant research work despite limitations in equipment and facilities. A critiquing session of selected research papers shall cap the workshop and will provide participants the opportunity to be mentored by a pool of experienced researchers.


December 2, 2012

Seminar-Workshop on Research Methodologies

Rationalizing natural products research for industry development

Collection of plant materials and specimen verification

Methods in phytochemical screening and analysis

Extraction and purification: methods and solvent systems

Safety, toxicity, bioavailability and efficacy studies

Overview on clinical research on natural products

Critiquing on research methodologies: solicited papers

Resource Persons:

Dr. Alice Aguinaldo (College of Science, University of Sto. Tomas)

Dr. Lourdes Cardenas (Institute of Bio Science, UP Los Banos)

Dr. Evangeline Amor (Institute of Chemistry, UP Diliman)

Mr. Philip Cruz (Herbanext Laboratories)

Dr. Aretha Ann Liwag (Western Visayas Health R&D Consortium)

Dr. Maribel Nonato (College of Science, University of Sto. Tomas)

Dr. Mario Tan (College of Science, University of Sto. Tomas)

Dr. Edgardo Tulin (PRCRTC, Visayas State University)

Dr. Irene Villasenor (Institute of Chemistry, UP Diliman)

Dr. Mayfel Ysrael (Faculty, University of Sto. Tomas)

Registration Fee: Pre-Registration On-site Registration

Regular P800 P1,000

Student P500 P650


December 3-4, 2012

Current methods in bio-analytical chemistry

Biotech and biologic drug development

Innovations in sugar technology

Approches for academe-industry merger

Poster Exhibit

22nd Dr. Alfredo C. Santos Lectures

Natural Product



Pharmacology and Toxicology


Natural Products and Development

Biotechnology and Biochemistry

Registration Fee: Pre-Registration On-site Registration

Member P2,000 P2,500

Non Member P2,500 P3,000

Student P1,500 P2,000


Details from NPSP

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