Biotech Updates

Fil-Tribe Launched to Enhance Biotech Education in the Philippines

December 4, 2009

Fil-Tribe or Filipino Teachers Recognizing the Importance of Biotechnology Education was launched during the 1st National Biotechnology Education Conference for Teachers held at the Heritage Hotel Manila, Philippines last November 27, 2009. The group composed of university and secondary level teachers teaching biology and biotechnology-related topics will seek to improve instruction of biotechnology in various educational levels. 

Dr. Cynthia Hedreyda, professor of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of the Philippines Diliman, says that efforts will be done to develop biotechnology programs and institute biotechnology courses as well as introduce tools for teaching biotechnology, and provide updates on current trends in the field. The conference which coincided with the celebration of the National Biotechnology Week in the Philippines was supported by the Department of Agriculture and the Commission on Higher Education.

For more information about Fil-Tribe email Dr. Cynthia Hedreyda at