DOST-EXECOM MEETING NO. 2021-03

20 April 2021; 9:00 AM; Videoconferencing

 

OPENING PRAYER to be led by Dr. Anthony C. Sales

A. Approval of the Provisional Agenda (5 minutes discussion)

B. Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting (10 minutes discussion) 

C. Matters Arising from the Previous Meeting  (Ms. Armela K. Razo) [10 minutes discussion]

D. Status of DOST-GIA Funds (Allotment and Cash)  - Asst. Secretary Maridon O. Sahagun (10 minutes discussion)

E.  Secretary's Remarks (30 minutes)

F. Programs/Projects for Discussion:

 

No. Target Time of Presentation/ Q&A   PROGRAM/PROJECT S&T FIELD/FUNCTION   IMPLEMENTING/ MONITORING AGENCY Status 
1

10:15 AM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

PHILIPPINE COOPERATIVE ADVANCEMENT ON RESEARCHIN SCIENCE FOR THE SOCIETRY (PH CARES): TECHNICAL BATTLE AGAINST COVID 19

Project 4. Heterojunction of Graphene-Based Composites for Membrance Applications in COVID 19 Pandemic Mitigation

R&D Other 1.a

UPD-Materials Science & Eng. Program

Done
2

10:35 AM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)

SMART INK:  Development of a 3D Printing Nano-Structured Carrageenan Hydrogel

R&D Other 1.a

USC-Cebu

Done
3 10:55 AM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

NICER: SECURING THE HEALTH OF THE FILIPINO FOR THE NEXT MILLENIUM: THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER (NIH CRC)

Project 1. Science-Based CRC Management Practices

R&D - Health 1.a UP-NIH Done
4 11:20 AM
(35 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

NICER: CENTER FOR VECTOR OF DISEASES OF PUBLIC HEALTH IMPORTANCE IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR REGION IV (CVDPHIL, REGION IV)


Project 1. Establishment of Reference Susceptible Aedes Mosquito Population

Project 2. Development of Bio-Mosquitocidal from Local Strain of Bacteria, Bacillus Amyloliquefaciens and B. Subtilis

Project 3. Biological Control of Mosquito Vectors, Aedes spp. Using Natural Organisms

 

R&D - Health 1.a

 DLSU

Done
12:00 - 12:45 PM LUNCH BREAK
5

12:50 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

 DDHP: DISEASE-SPECIFIC BIOACTIVE HITS FROM TERRESTRIAL ORGANISMS

Confirmatory and Orthogonal Assays to Eliminate Artefactual Drug Bioactivities (Phase 3): Continuing Needs of the Tuklas Lunas Program

R&D - Health 1.a

UPD-NIMBB

Done
6 1:10 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

TECHNICAL BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19

Project 1. Design and Synthesis of SARS-COV2, ACE2, SARS-COV2: ACE2 Destabilizing Compounds

Project 2. Rational Design and Structural Modifications of ACE2 Inhibitors from Terrestrial Plants

R&D - Health 1.a

UPD-Institute of Chemistry

Done
7 1:30 PM
(30 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

DISCOVERY OF CARDIOMETABOLIC BIOACTIVES FROM PLANTS IN CENTRAL PHILIPPINES (USC-TLDC PHASE 2)

Project 3. Chemical Standardization of the Raw Material, Spray-dried Extracts and Dosage Forms from Selected Plants with Antihyperglycemic Activity

Project 5. Formulation Studies of Sprai-dried Extracts from Plants with Antihyperglycemic Activity

R&D - Health 1.a

University of San Carlos

Done
8 2:00 PM
(30 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE VIROLOGY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES


Project 1: Isolation and Purification of Philippine Common Human Viruses with Medical Importance and Pandemic Potential for Antigen-Antibody Studies

Project 2: Combination Therapy: Lytic Bacteriophages and Plant Extracts against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

Project 3: Detection of Food- and Water-Borne Bacterial Pathogens Using Phage-Based Diagnostics

Project 4: De Novo Synthesis of Non-Infective Zika Pseudovirus as Reference for Diagnostics and Vaccines Development

R&D - Health 1.a

ITDI

Done
9 2:30 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

ESTABLISHMENT OF VIROLOGY INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES

Project 5. Development of a Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction for Point of Need Detection of African Swine Fever Virus

Project 6. Development of PCR-based Detection Kit for Philippine Tomato Yellowleaf Curl Virus (TYLCV) Strains

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

ITDI

Done
10 2:50 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

NOVEL APPROACHES IN AFRICAN SWINE FEVER DIAGNOSTICS, GENOMICS, AND PROTEOMICS


Project 1. Isolation of African Swine Fever Virus and Other Swine Related Viruses in the Philippines

Project 2. Portable Sequencing Platform for African Swine Fever Virus Detection

Project 3. Discrimination of Immune Epitopes against African Swine Fever Virus (DIE-ASF)

Project 4. Gene Expression Profiles of Immune-Related Cytokines: Highlighting the Potential Role of Cellular Immunity Against Local Isolates of ASF in the Philippines

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

 

 

 DA-Bureau of Animal Industry

UPM-NIH

UPM-NIH



UPLB-CVM

Done
11 3:10 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

S4C Program-BIST: BRIDGES: A Brisk Response through In-location Diagnostics and Genomic Sequencing System for Animal Disease Testing and Vaccine Research

R&D - Agri Health 1.a

BioAssets Corp.

Done
12 3:30 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

Soft Coral Diversity as Indicator of Reef’s Health 

R&D - Marine Resources 1.a

UPD-MSI

Done
13 3:50 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

Optimization of the Operational Capabilities of Hydromet Sensors in Line with the International Standards (WMO Standards) for Effective Weather, Flood Warning (CBFEWS) and Application to Research

R&D - Environment and Disaster Mgt. 1.a

PAGASA

Done
14 4:10 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

e-ASIA JOINT RESEARCH PROGRAM: Fundamental Study of the Physical Properties of Metal Oxide Single Nanowires and Nanoparticles for Bio-nanosensing

R&D - Biotechnology 1.a

DLSU

Done
15 4:30 PM
(30 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

BRIDGING EFFICACY AND SAFETY: IND-ENABLING SUITE OF ADME-TOX ASSAYS


Project 4. Metabolite Profiling Using Imaging Mass Spectrometry


Project 5. Determination of Pharmacokinetic Properties

 

R&D - Health 1.a

University of San Agustin

Done
16 5:00 PM
(30 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

SUPPORT TO THE PROMOTION OF A SCIENCE CULTURE ON BASIC RESEARCH IN THE REGIONS FOR GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS

Project 1. Frontier Research Agenda and Capability Building of
Researchers in the Region: NRCP Science and Technology
Expert’s Pool (N-STEP)

Project 2. Leveraging Basic Research Information Translation
for Empowerment in the Regions Program (BRITER)

 

 

Innovative HRD 1.c

 

Provision of Quality S&T 1.d

NRCP

Done
17 5:30 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

MECO-TECO HAT (Health, Agriculture, and Training): Field Integrated Novel Diagnostics for Flaviviruses (FIND-Flaviviruses)

Project 2. Field Integrated Novel Diagnostics for Flaviviruses-Microfluidic Diagnostic Assay

R&D - Health 1.a

UPD-NIP

Done
18 5:40 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

SOLIDARITY Treatment Trial: Multicenter Randomized Trial of Additional Treatments for COVID-19 in Hospitalized Patients

R&D - Health 1.a

UPM-NIH

Done
19 6:00 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

NICER:HALAL GOAT SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CENTER

Project 1. Palm Kernel Cake as Feed Supplement for Halal Goat Production

Project 2. Market Analysis and Positioning of Processed Halal Chevon Food Products

Project 3. Delivery of Mechanisms in Promoting and Sustaining Halal Goat Enterprise Management in the Region

Project 4. Strengthening Human and Physical Resources Towards a Functional and Innovative Halal Goat Science Center

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

 

CMU

 

USM

 

SKSU

 

SKSU

Done
20 6:20 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

NICER: SWEETPOTATO R&D CENTER IN CENTRAL LUZON

Project 1. Optimization of Sweet Potato Clean Planting Materials (SP-CPM) Production in Central Luzon

Project 2. Establishment of Spatial Information for Sweetpotato Production in Central Luzon

Project 3. Developing Integrated Crop Management Practices for Sweetpotato in Central Luzon

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU)

Done
21 6:40 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

Biodiversity in Selected Mountain Ecosystems of Mindanao for Conservation and Sustainable Development

R&D - Environment 1.a

Central Mindanao University

Done

 

G.  Other Matters: 

G.1. Projects Within the Approving Authority of the Undersecretary for Research and Development  (6:55 - 7:15 PM/20 minutes discussion)

G.2. Transition Plan for the Satellite Operations of the Space Related Projects Funded under the DOST-GIA Program (Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano, PhilSA Director General)

H.  Report on Liquidation of DOST-GIA Projects  (7:55 - 8:05 PM/10 minutes discussion)

I.  Adjournment (8:10 PM)
 

 

 

Legend (Function):

1.a R&D

1.b Research and Development Results Utilization (RDRU)

1.c Development of Human Resources and R&D Institutions for the S&T Sector (DHR & R&D for the S&T Sector)

1.d Provision of Quality S&T Services, Policy Advocacy, S&T Promotion