UST receives GS equipment to help boost genetic research
THE University of Santo Tomas (UST) recently received from the Genomic Institute of Asia (GINA) two genetic sequencing equipment, which will be used for research and training of faculty and students.
Research has shown that there is a lack of opportunities for aspiring geneticists in the Philippines due to the limited availability of high technology equipment and facilities for hands- on training and research. This often results to students looking for opportunities to study overseas.
Tom Navasero, founder of GINA and president and chairman of local healthcare pioneer Philab Holdings Corp., established the institution with the vision for the Philippines to be regarded as a “hub for genetic sequencing.”
“Through education, we can hone the raw talent and the vast potential gaps of our need for world-class GINA Founder Tom Navasero with the Philab Team and UST College of Science faculty pose during the turnover ceremony of the two genetic sequencing equipment to the university. geneticists, counsellors, specialists in school in medicine with prothis country,” said Navasero. grams in the field of science, UST Recognized as a premier welcomes the timely donation as its College of Science Department is planning to open new tracks under the Biology course.