Genetics Camp 2016
Be the FUTURE of Genetics– don’t miss Genetics Camp 2016! 
Join us as we crack the mysteries surrounding the
majestic blueprint of life through 
DNA Barcoding. 

Conquer the summer heat this April and
attend the annual gathering of the future geneticists of the country!
No sunscreen required!


GenCamp Theme


All life is unique and distinct yet also unified by a blueprint - our genetic material, the DNA!

From the forest critters, to birds of prey, even plants too share the same genetic codes and information forming the bewildering biodiversity of the planet. 

Identifying and classifying organisms are now made easy using DNA Barcoding like scanning price tag barcodes in supermarkets, and Q codes with your smartphones. Such method will help us conserve our real treasures!



Video: Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Canada (YouTube)

What is Genetics Camp?

Genetics Camp is an annual two-day event hosted by The UPLB Genetics Society. Through the years, GenCamp has been widely known for featuring science while having fun!


Download a copy of the 2016 GenCamp Primer (PDF)

Why attend GenCamp 2016?

After finishing a decade feat last year, GenCamp yet again promises another unforgettable summer student camp filled with fun learning experiences. We also have a bunch of activities in store for our dearest teachers as well!

Speakers and Lecturers

The UPLB Genetics Society has invited a diverse pool of well-respected experts in the field of Genetics, DNA Barcoding and Biodiversity.  

Dr. Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla
UP Scientist I (2013-2015)
Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS 2014)
Associate Professor 5
Head, DNA Barcoding Laboratory
Head, Genetics Academic Group
Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Dr. Sandra Yap
Assistant Professor 7
Member, Ecology and Taxonomy Academic Group
Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Dr. Maria Genaleen Diaz
UP Scientist II (2014-2016)
Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS 2006)
Associate Professor
Head, Genetics and Molecular Biology Division
Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines
Los Baños

Mr. Jickerson Lado
Instructor, Genetics and Molecular Biology Division    
Institute of Biological Sciences, UP Los Baños
2014 UPLB Outstanding Teacher Award in the Biological Sciences (Junior Faculty) 

Participating Schools

  • Names of Participating Schools  

Contest Winners

(1) Inter-High School Genetics Quiz Contest
First Place:
Second Place:
Third Place:

(2) Essay Writing Contest
First Place:
Second Place: 
Third Place:

(3) Poster-Slogan Making Contest
First Place:
Second Place:
Third Place:

(4) Extemporaneous Speech Contest
First Place:
Second Place:
Third Place:

(5) Debate
Winning Team:

(6) GenCamp Year 11 Over-all Champion:


Sponsors and Partners

Major Sponsors and Event Presentors
Livestock Biotechnology Center
DIAMED

in partnership with the
Genetics and Molecular Biology Division
Institute of Biological Sciences
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Also sponsored by
DOLE Philippines
LEADS AGRI
EATSumo Teri House
Go Bald

Media Sponsors
When In Manila
KwikNet

Steering Committee

 Steering Committee Head   
Joshua E. Hernandez
Riboswitch
 Education Committee (1-4)
Marysol M. Landicho
Riboswitch
Sophia A. Manzano
Riboswitch
Keach Nichole F. Lotho
Riboswitch
Kristele Alyssa O. Ayana
Riboswitch
 Logistics and Accommodation  Committee 
Ralph Dominic S. Ong
Phagemids
 Food and Collectibles  Committee 
Jenica L. Salvatierra
Riboswitch
 Invitations Committee Amarie S. Aguirre
Riboswitch
 Socials Committee Patricia Marie A. Gutierrez
Riboswitch
 Awards Committee Shara F. Banega
Polylinker
 Technicals Committee    
Vincent Kua D.O. Lunario
Riboswitch
 Finance Committee
Maria Eliza C. Madla
Riboswitch
 Sponsorship Committee Louise Nicole N. Dizon
Proteasome

GENCAMP 2016

Theme:
StrateGENE: Unlocking the Mysteries of Biodiversity through DNA Barcoding

Date:
23-24 April 2016

Venue:

Institute of Biological Sciences
U.P. Los Baños

Steering Committee Head:
Joshua Hernandez
Riboswitch
https://www.facebook.com/gencamp/