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The UEP-IRL is a newly established research laboratory facility at the UEP main campus under the Office of the Vice President for Research, Development and Extension. It was created through Board of Regents Resolution (BOR) No. 43 which was approved on November 11, 2020. It is a three-year old conceptualization which started with a brief meeting of Dr. Geraldine P. Muncada with the former URDS Director, Dr. Pio P. Tuan to put up a research laboratory that will serve as the research arm of URDS as the central laboratory of the university for research needs of both students and faculty. After a year, through the support of the immediate past UEP President Dr. Rolando A. Delorino, an old Australian building at the URDS compound was renovated from typhoon Nona funds which is now the IRL building. Today, the IRL Genomics facility is made possible through funding from the National Research Council of the Philippines with the first project running at IRL under the SALOG (Saganang Buhay sa Ilog) Program with Dr. Ronelie C. Salvador, the Dean of the College of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Natural Resources as the program leader.



The University of Eastern Philippines Integrated Research Laboratory will be a center of excellence in research in agro-environmental, life sciences and allied fields and will produce a pool of well-trained professionals/scientists who will respond to science and interdisciplinary issues confronting the development path of the country.

The UEP-IRL will promote the conservation and the utilization of the unexplored biological and geological heritage of the province of Northern Samar and will introduce students to career opportunities by providing them access and accelerated exposure at the lab through trainings, research and consultation work by developing in them specialized laboratory skills required in the knowledge industry.


UEP’s IRL in partnership with MANILA HEALTH TECH

The Manila Health Tech, Inc., headed by Dr. Raul V. Destura, conducted Hands-on Training on DNA Processing and Utilization of Biotek-MTM Detection Kit for Schistosomiasis. The project is in its last phase and the University of Eastern Philippines together with the Northern Samar Provincial Hospital (NSPH) were selected as one of the recipients of the Biotek-MTM LAMP detection kits, together with other laboratory consumables. The training was attended by four (4) Science Research Specialist from Manila Health Tech, Inc., two (2) representatives from NSPH, and a team of researchers from the University of Eastern Philippines – Integrated Research Laboratory. The training was conducted at the UEP IRL last December 8, 2021. 



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