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Call for papers for the 50th BIOTA Annual Convention

50th BIOTA Annual National Convention & Scientific Sessions
9 – 11 April 2015
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

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

  • K to 12 science curriculum implementation (e.g., teaching-learning tools and materials, professional development models, etc.)
  • Pedagogical practices (e.g., inquiry-based, student-centered, transdisciplinary approach, etc.) as a way of acquisition of basic concepts in Life Science domains
  • Assessment beyond traditional methods
  • Research in the Life Sciences or on curriculum reform in Life Science domains
  • Integration of global issues and solutions
  • Technology in Biology education
  • Others (pls specify):

Only online submissions via will be accepted on or before January 30, 2015 (Friday).

Only officially registered and paid participants (by March 4, 2015 (Wednesday)) are allowed to present a paper and to have their abstracts included in the souvenir program.

BIOTA Western Visayas Chapter Seminar

The BIOTA Western Visayas Chapter will hold their 15th Annual Regional BIOTA Convention on December 5 to 6, 2014 at Damires Hills Tierra Verde Farm Resort, Janiuay, Iloilo. For inquiries email Ms. Alma Mae Torremoro at almamae_storremorro Download the program here or view the program below.

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50th BIOTA Annual National Convention & Scientific Sessions

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the 50th BIOTA Annual National Convention & Scientific Sessions on April 9-11, 2015 with the theme “Paradigm Shifts in the Curriculum: Challenges and Opportunities for Biologists”. To be held in cooperation with the Ateneo de Manila University, this annual national convention will focus on transdisciplinary acquisition of competencies in a rapidly changing planet. This requires transformation of mentalities and decompartmentalization of knowledge as we – biology educators, researchers, and learners – move towards being citizens of the world.

For more information visit the convention website at