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CLSU successfully hosts the 24th MSP Annual Scientific Meeting & Blended Symposium

June 27, 2023 - 04:09 pm

Kimberly Mata / SCO

The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) thru the Department of Biological Sciences and Center for Tropical Mushroom Research and Development (CTMRD) under the College of Science (COS) successfully hosted the 24th Annual Scientific Meeting and 1st Blended Symposium of the Mycological Society of the Philippines (MSP) with the theme “Emerging Trends in Mycology for Gen α”, last June 23, 2023 at the College of Education Teachers’ Hall.


In her opening message, Dr. Angeles M. De Leon, COS Acting Dean and MSP President highlighted that the symposium was dedicated to the Generation Alpha because their exposure to digital education and research entails them to impart consequential contributions to the society in the future. Dr. De Leon also reminded the participants that the responsibility of educating today’s youth lies in their hands as academicians and researchers.


Keynote and plenary speakers from Japan, Ukraine and the Philippines shared their expertise on mycological research during the blended activity which accommodated more than 100 on-site and online participants.


Prof. Atsushi Ishihara, faculty of Agriculture in the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tottori University, Japan served as the keynote speaker while his advisee Mr. Tomoyo Tanaka, a graduate student in the Graduate School of Sustainability Science, Tottori University, delivered his lecture during the event.


The MSP also awarded citations for the Tricita H. Quimio (THQ) Best Undergraduate Research which was won by De La Salle University delegates, while the Professional Competing Paper and Best Poster Presentations were bagged by UST delegates, respectively.


Meanwhile, Ms. Angie Lynne G. Salonga, a graduating BS Biology student majoring in Zoology in CLSU, bagged the 3rd Best Poster Presentation for her undergraduate research on "Teratogenicity of Ganoderma applanatum" collected from Mt. 387, Carranglan, Nueva Ecija."


CLSU officials, faculty and staff led by Dr. Evaristo A. Abella, VP for Administration and Dr. Ravelina R. Velasco, VP for Academic Affairs were also present and attended the symposium which ended with the organization’s business meeting.