An overview of the Global Chemists Code of Ethics served as the focal point of the talk given by Dr. Jennifer P. Tamayo during the first of two seminars organized by Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas–Southern Tagalog, Inc. (KKP-ST, Inc.). After this first event held early this year on February 5, the next seminar conducted on February 26 focused on “Laboratory efficiency and effectiveness: Role of material sourcing” with three guest speakers.

KKP-ST, Inc –a professional organization of chemists and chemistry-related courses– coordinated with the UPLB Institute of Chemistry to conduct the seminars at the Physical Science Lecture Hall A. The event was attended by various researchers from UPLB units and other universities, as well by students and faculty of the institute.

Newly elected Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas-Southern Tagalog officers
Photo credit: Joseph Carmelo K. San Pascual & Hervin Errol T. Mendoza

The first resource person, Dr. Tamayo is a UPLB alumni who currently works as a Senior Science Research Specialist in Forest Products Research and Development Institute. Two speakers served as resource person for the second seminar: Ms. Nida Autor, consultant of the Analytical and Sample Prep Machines Enterprise, Inc., and Mr. Akesh Agarwal, Director of Sisco Research Laboratories. Both also took the opportunity to introduce their laboratory products, among which were General Laboratory Chemicals & Solvents, Bioreagents, Biochemicals & Specialty Fine Chemicals, Nanotechnology Products, Dehydrated Culture Media and DNA and Protein Tools manufactured in India.

In the same event, KKP-ST, Inc. held the oath taking ceremony of its new officers and board members, with Dr. Adoracion P. Resurreccion as inducting officer. ∎

— Peñafrancia F. Monte & Aldwyn  Ralph C. Briones