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The beginning of the establishment of Philippine Genome Center Visayas consortium happened last June 14, 2019 at Training Rooms 1 and 2, GCEB, UP Visayas, Iloilo City with 21 institutions across the Philippines.

Forging Partnerships with Philippine Genome Center Visayas gathered representatives from Northern Iloilo Polytechnic College, University of Antique, Capiz State University, Aklan State University, Visayas State University, Southern Leyte State University, Iloilo State College of Fisheries, Mindanao State University Tawi-tawi College of Technology and Oceanography, University of San Carlos, Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology, Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology, Sorsogon State College, Cebu Technological University, Western Philippines University, University of San Agustin, West Visayas State University, Silliman University, Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Iloilo Doctor’s Hospital, Philippine Science High School MIMAROPA Region Campus and Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Aquaculture Department to discuss how PGC VSF can collaborate with them in complementing genomics to their researches.

These 21 institutions will be able to access the Philippine Genome Center Visayas laboratory equipped for DNA extraction and library preparation for next-generation sequencing (NGS) if they comply with PGC Visayas consortium membership requirements. In gaining PGC Visayas consortium membership, PGC Visayas requires an institution to have a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and/or genomics-related memorandum of academic research cooperation (MOARC) as well as a research proposal within 2 years.