De La Salle University honors notable women in the scientific community with its annual Research Congress, which will be held on campus this March 2 to 4. The congress will feature a forum featuring researches by outstanding women chemists in the country as well as a lecture by 2009 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry Prof. Ada Yonath.
Guest speakers include National Scientist Dr. Lourdes Cruz, Director of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute Dr. Alumanda dela Rosa, and DLSU Associate Professors Dr. Nancy Lazaro-Llanos and Dr. Julita Robles. Their talks will cover Biochemistry, Radiation Chemistry, Ribosomes, and X-ray Crystallography respectively.
“From Basic Science to Advanced Medicine–Molecules of Life and Their Impact on Modern Biomedical Research,” a lecture by Prof. Ada Yonath, is hosted in partnership with the International Peace Foundation’s Bridges–Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace program.
The DLSU Research Congress aims to provide an opportunity for researchers, educators, and students to disseminate their research outputs. It is also a platform for dialogue, the exchange of ideas, and collaboration.
Expected attendees are leaders of educational institutions, professional, government and non-government organizations, and other groups at the forefront of science, engineering and medicine, such as the National Academy of Science and Technology as well as technical panels of DOST, CHED, and DepEd. Also attending are students from DLSU and top high schools in the country.