PHILIPPINES: Nat’l Biotech Week 2018 spotlights science, solutions, and social awareness

The National Biotechnology Week is an annual celebration of biotechnology in the Philippines, officially set every third week of November by Presidential Proclamation No. 1414. The celebration highlights the role of biotechnology across vital sectors in the Philippines, from agriculture to the youth. The 2018 NBW happens from November 13 to 17 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

In line with this year’s theme (Pambansang Hamon, Pambansang Solusyon), various government agencies, non-government organizations, and academic institutions participated in a series of exhibits and activities designed to promote biotechnology awareness. In addition, are relevant science and technology fora and career talks, film screenings, a science journalism writeshop, and competitions for creatives and the scientifically inclined.

A Nobel laureate, Sir Richard J. Roberts, will come to the Philippines on November 19 as part of NBW’s culminating activity.

Written by Mikaelo Angelo Francisco in FlipScience.  Read the original article here.