Around 360 participants were at the 50th BIOTA Annual National Convention & Scientfic Sessions at the Ateneo de Manila University

2016 Bicol Regional Science Education Conference at the Ateneo de Naga University in cooperation BIOTA Bicol Chapter.

International Symposium: Biodiversity as Economic Resource at the AdMU in cooperation with Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin and BIOTA AdMU Chapter

50th BIOTA Foundation Anniversary and 51st Annual National Convention & Scientific Sessions on April 7-9, 2016 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños


Call for papers for the 50th Foundation Anniversary Annual Convention of BIOTA

50th Foundation Anniversary of BIOTA Philippines

51st BIOTA Annual National Convention & Scientific Sessions
April 7 to 9, 2016
University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna

Convention Theme: BIOTA@50: Keeping the Fire of Knowledge Burning

Download the BIOTA 2016 Flyer

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Deadline for Abstract Submission: February 14, 2016

Important! Please indicate in a footnote in the docx file you uploaded if you wish to submit the abstract for inclusion in competing category for the particular track it was submitted to.

You may now submit your abstract for consideration to the 51st BIOTA  Annual National Convention . Visit this website

For invitation requests please email Mr. Jason Orozco <jason_orozco81@>.

Hope to see you all in UPLB to celebrate the 50th Foundation Anniversary of BIOTA!

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Submission guidelines for abstract proposals (doc/docx format):

1. Limit abstract to 300 words (excluding title, author name/s and affiliation/s)
2. CONTENT includes: introductory sentence on background of study, objectives, very brief description of methodology, summary of results and discussion, conclusion and/or significance of findings.
3. LAYOUT: TITLE (justify, Arial size 12, uppercase, bold); AUTHORS (align left, Arial size 10, sentence case, regular, presenting author underlined, superscript number for address placed after author’s name); ADDRESS (align left, Arial size 9, sentence case, regular, superscript number placed before institution’s name); TEXT (justify, Arial size 10)

Submit under any of these three (3) categories:

Seminar: a 25-min lecture-seminar and Q&A to be presented during the Scientific Sessions.
Poster: to be presented at the Poster Exhibit.
Workshop: a 1-hr. lecture-demonstration or hands-on activity to be presented during the Scientific Sessions. Please indicate willingness to give a repeat session.

Choose the sub-theme of your abstract submission by indicating it in Keywords

  • Pedagogical practices (e.g., inquiry-based, student-centered, transdisciplinary approach, etc.) as a way of acquisition of basic concepts in Life Science domains
  • Research in the Life Sciences or on curriculum reform in Life Science domains
  • Integration of global issues and solutions (climate change and biodiversity)
  • Bioethics (ethical issues)
  • Multi- and interdisciplinary research
  • Others (pls specify):

Only officially registered and paid participants (by March 4, 2016, Friday) are allowed to present a paper and to have their abstracts included in the souvenir program

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Early bird registration fee
(ON OR BEFORE March 4, 2016, Wednesday)
• Regular member PhP 3,100
• Current life member PhP 2,800
• Incoming (new) life member * PhP 5,800

Regular registration fee
(AFTER March 4, 2016, or on-site)
• Regular member PhP 3,400
• Current life member PhP 3,100
• Incoming (new) life member* PhP 6,100
• Student associate member/ Undergraduate students **PhP 1,900

* Must have attended at least one national or regional convention within the past three years.
** Undergraduate students; valid ID showing current enrollment must be presented.

Registration fee includes membership fee, convention materials (except for Student Associate Members), 3-day snacks and lunches, field trip, and fellowship dinner.

Early online registration is encouraged to ensure receipt of complete convention materials.

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Biology Teachers Association of the Philippines Inc.
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) EDSA-Ortigas Branch,
Account No. 3101-0990-15

Please scan your deposit slip with your printed name and the BPI Branch where the deposit was made, and email with
Subject: 51st BIOTA Payment Info to:

The Philippine BIOTA Journal


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