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CAS DOC holds API project for faculty enhancement in chemometrics and statistical genetics

The Department of Chemistry of the College of Arts and Sciences, UP Visayas conducted an Academic Program Improvement (API) project to enhance faculty capability in chemometrics and statistical genetics on 03 – 05 January 2017 at the Interactive Learning Center, UPV Miagao Campus. The activity was attended by the faculty members of the Department of Chemistry, Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of Biological Sciences, as well as teachers from Department of Education, and chemists/researchers from other government agencies (DOST, BFAR, Maridan Industries Inc.). The three-day workshop was aimed at (1) strengthening the capabilities of the faculty members in chemometrics and statistical genetics using the R program, (2) identifying possible research proposals that will employ chemometrics and experimental design, and (3) at revising and updating the current chemometrics course outline used in the Master of Chemistry curriculum.

Dr. Gerard G. Dumancas, a DOST Balik Scientist Program (Short-term Category) was the invited resource person for the event. Dr. Dumancas’ field of expertise is in the area of chemometrics, statistical genetics, molecular genetics, and bioanalytical chemistry.

He is presently a tenure tack Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University – Alexandria, USA. He obtained his BS Chemistry (cum laude) at UP Visayas and his PhD in Analytical Chemistry with specialization in Chemometrics from Oklahoma State University, USA.

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