DOST-GIA EXECOM MEETING NO. R2024-01

21 February 2024; OSEC Conference Room; 4th Floor DOST Main Building

 

OPENING PRAYER to be led by the Secretariat (9:00  - 9:05 PM/5 minutes) 

A. Approval of the Provisional Agenda (9:10 - 9:15 PM/5 minutes discussion)

B. Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting  (9:15 - 9:20 PM/5 minutes discussion) 

C. Secretary's Remarks (9:25 - 9:55 AM/20 minutes)

D. Programs/Projects for Discussion:

                        

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

10:00 AM
(10 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)  

 

Grassroots Innovation for Inclusive Development (GRIND):

Bringing Science and Technology (S&T) Closer to the margins

Date of NRCP Endorsement: 14 February 2024

Technology Transfer

1.b

 

 

DOST Regional Offices (DOST Region XI, Lead)

 

DONE

PCAARRD New Projects
2

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

Accelerating Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for Sustainable Development Goals for the Philippines

Date of PCAARRD Endorsement: 02 February 2024 

 

Policy Advocacy

1.d

DOST-Ousec for R&D

DONE
 3  10:30 AM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 

Scholarship Offerings for ASEAN Researches (Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar-CLM) - Batch 5

Date of PCAARRD Endorsement: 02 February 2024 

Innovative HRD

1.c

 DOST - SEI DONE
PCAARRD Projects with Reprogramming Request
4

10:50 AM
(10 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 

NICER: CENTER FOR ASSESSMENT OF CAVE ECOSYSTEMS IN CALABARZON

Date of PCAARRD Endorsement: 02 February 2024 

 

Project 1: Terrestrial Vertebrates and Invertebrates Assessment of Caves and Karst Areas in CALABARZON

R&D - Natural Resources

1.d

 

UPLB - Museum of National History

 

 

 DONE
 

 

Project 2: Floristics Assessment of Cave and Karst Areas in CALABARZON

Project 3: Terrestrial Arthropod Diversity Assessment of Cave and Karst Areas

Project 4: Phenomic, Genomic, and Metagenomic Analysis of Microbiome of Bat Gut and Guano from Caves in CALABARZON

 DONE
 PCHRD New Program/Project            
5 11:00 AM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 

VIROLOGY AND VACCINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: Combinatorial AntibodyBased Approach to Viral Reactivation and Suppression for HIV-infected Monocytes and CD4+ T Cells in vitro

Date of PCHRD Endorsement: 05 February 2024

 

R&D Health

 1.a

UP-Manila (UPM) ONGOING
 PCHRD Ongoing Programs/Projects for Renewal     
6 11:20 AM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 

DECREASING LEPTOSPIROSIS EMERGENCE THROUGH PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OPTIMIZATION (DELEPTO)

Date of PCHRD Endorsement: 02 February 2024

 

R&D Health

 1.a

National Kidney and Transplant Institute  
7 11:20 AM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 

MULTI-OMICS RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR HEALTH (MORPH)

Date of PCHRD Endorsement: 07 February 2024

Project 4: Identification of Biomarkers to Distinguish Between Benign to Low-Risk and Malignant Encapsulated Follicular-Patterned Thyroid Neoplasms

Project 1. Monitoring Drug Efficacy through Multi-Omics Research Initiative in Alzheimer’s Disease (MEMORI-AD)

Project 2. Molecular Epidemiology of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Immunophenotyping of Adult Filipino TB/HIV Co-infected Patients

Project 3. Determinants of Acquisition, Persistence, and Clearance of Oncogenic Cervical Human Papillomavirus Infection in a Cohort of Women in Rural and Urban Philippines Using a Multi-OMICS Approach

 

 

R&D Health

 1.a

UP-Manila (UPM)  
LUNCH BREAK (12:00-1:00 PM) 
8 1:00 PM
(30 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 

NICER: INTEGRATED PROTEIN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER (IPRDC): A BIOTECHNOLOGY FACILITY FOR HEALTH

Date of PCHRD Endorsement: 08 February 2024

 

Project 1. Enzyme Production: Cloning, Fermentation, Expression and Characterization at Small Scale

Project 2. Scaling Up and Optimization of Protein Production

Project 3. Building Open-Source Instrumentation for Fermentation and Protein Purification

Project 4: Development of Chemical Tools and Materials for Protein Purification 

 

 

 

R&D Health

 1.a

Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)  
9 1:30 PM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 

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

Date of PCHRD Endorsement: 08 February 2024

 

Project 1. Science-Based Clinical Research Hub Management Practices

 

R&D Health

 1.a

UP-Manila (UPM)  
10  

VIROLOGY AND VACCINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (VRP): Development of Rapid Immunoassay-Based Multiplex Test Kits for the Simultaneous Screening of HIV, HBV, and Syphilis

Date of PCHRD Endorsement: 05 February 2024

 R&D - Health 

1.a

 
DMSFI DONE 
 11  

IMMUNOLOGICAL MODELS FOR MEDICALLY USEFUL NOVEL ENTITIES (IMMUNE)

Date of PCHRD Endorsement: 07 February 2024

 

Project 3. IMMUNE-Biologics

 R&D - Health

1.a

 
UP-Manila (UPM)  DONE
 12  

DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, SELF-HARM AND SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR AMONG STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS: SOCIOCULTURAL DETERMINANTS, DETECTION AND INTERVENTION TOWARDS SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING - A COLLABORATIVE STUDY

Date of PCIEERD Endorsement: 09 February 2024

 

Project 2. Adaptation and Validation of a Culturally Sensitive Mental Health Scale for Screening and Diagnosis of SelfHarm and Suicidality among Students in Higher Education Institutions

Project 3. Development of a Locally Relevant and Structured Educational Activities and Tools on SocioEmotional Learning for Students, Faculty Staf

R&D - Health

1.a

University of Sto Tomas (UST)  DONE
 13  

PHILIPPINE PROGRAM FOR DIAGNOSTIC BIOMARKERS, DISEASE MODELING AND NUTRACEUTICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (PHILDIAMOND): INITIAL FOCUS ON HIV-RELATED NEUROCOGNITIVE AND METABOLIC COMPLICATIONS

Date of PCHRD Endorsement: 07 February 2024

 

Project 3. IMMUNE-Biologics

 R&D - Health

1.a

 
UP-Diliman  DONE
14  1:50 PM
(15 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 
 

CRADLE: Formulation, Quality Control and Immediate Release Tablets of Fixed-Dose Combinations of Aspirin and Cilostazol

Date of PCHRD Endorsement: 07 February 2024

 

R&D - Health

1.a

Adamson University  
15  2:05 PM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 
 

NOVEL APPROACHES TO TREATMENT OF ADDICTION AND DEPRESSION USING ANIMAL MODELS

Date of PCHRD Endorsement: 02 January 2024

Project 1. Cessation of Toluene (Rugby) Addiction in Adolescents: Using a Rodent Model to Test Novel Pharmacological and Behavioral Treatments for Overcoming Withdrawal and Craving

Project 2. Assessment of Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Interactions of Selected Psychobiotic and Antidepressant Drugs in Depression-like Rat Model

R&D - Health

1.a

 UP-Manila (UPM)

 

PCIEERD Ongoing Programs/Project For Renewal

  16

 

Functional Philippine Camouflage Fabric for Field Service Uniform (FSU) / Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) Application

Date of PCIEERD Endorsement: 14 February 2024

R&D - Others

1.a

 
 PTRI DONE 
 17

2:25 PM

(30 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 
 

 

 

GREEN TECH: ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR RESPONSIBLE MINERAL RESOURCE UTILIZATION

Date of PCIEERD Endorsement: 13 February 2024

Project 1. Removal and Stabilization of Arsenic from Gold and Copper Ores Using Aqueous and Non-Aqueous Solvents

 

R&D - Mining

1.a

 

 

UP-Diliman

 

 

Project 2. Innovative Technology for Refractory Gold Extraction Using Deep Eutectic Solvent (DES) and Hypochlorite Solution

DONE

Project 3. Rare Earth Elements in Bauxite: Characterization and Extraction of a Potential Resources  
18

2:55 PM

(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 
 

Seismic Hazard Assessment for Design Earthquake of the Philippines (SHADE)

Date of PCIEERD Endorsement: 14 February 2024

 

R&D - DRR 

1.a 

PHILVOCS/PCIEERD  
19

3:15 PM

(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 
 

Low-Dose Uniform Neutron Irradiation System (LUNIS)

Date of PCIEERD Endorsement: 06 February 2024

R&D - Others

1.a

 
 

PNRI

 
  20

 

ACCELERATED EARTHQUAKE MULTI-HAZARDS AND RISK ASSESSMENT PROGRAM IN THE PHILIPPINES (ACER)

Date of PCIEERD Endorsement: 14 February 2024

Project 1. Deterministic Liquefaction and Tsunami Hazard Mapping of Selected Low-Lying Areas in the Philippines Using GIS, AI, and Geophysical Techniques

Project 2. Active Fault Mapping Using Integrated Geophysical, Geomorphological, and Paleo-Seismological Methods

Project 3. Spatio-Temporal Land Cover Mapping for Risk Assessments in Land Use Planning through AI (The LUPA Project)

Project 4. Deterministic Ground Shaking and EarthquakeInduced Landslide Hazard Modeling Using Geophysics, Remote Sensing, and Artificial Intelligence

R&D - DRR 

1.a 

 
 PHILVOCS DONE 

PCIEERD Ongoing Programs/Project with Reprogramming Request

21

3:35 PM

(10 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 
 

      NICER: CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGIES AND COMPLIANCE (ENVITECS)

      Date of PCIEERD Endorsement: 06 February 2024
       Project 4. NanoSiliCage (NSC): Nanocaged Silicate Composite for Treatment of Wastewater from Valenzuela City Plastic Industries

R&D - Others

1.a

 UP Diliman  
22

3:45 PM

(10 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 
 

      Innovation, Science and Technology for Accelerating Regional Technology-Based Development (iSTART)

      Date of PCIEERD Endorsement: 14 February 2024

Provision of Quality S&T Services

1.d

 DOST Regional Offices

(DOST-Caraga - Lead)

 
21

3:55 PM

(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 
 

      NICER: CENTER FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS FOR CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES BASED ON INDIGENOUS MATERIALS (CAMCET)

      Date of PCIEERD Endorsement: 12 February 2024
      Project 1. Biomass-Derived Nanomaterials as Novel Electrocatalyst Components for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells

      Date of PCIEERD Endorsement: 07 February 2024

      Project 3. Plant-Derived Biochar as Fabric-Based Electrode Materials for Supercapacitor Devices

R&D - Energy

1.a

University of Santo Tomas (UST)  

 

E. Matters Arising from the Previous Meeting  (Ms. Armela K. Razo) [4:20 - 4:40 PM/20 minutes discussion]

 

F. Councils' Update on the EXECOM Action Sheet 

   F.1 NRCP - Dr. Bernardo N. Sepeda [4:45 - 4:50 PM/10 minutes]

   F.2 PCAARRD - Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora [4:55 - 5:05 PM/10 minutes]

   F.3 PCHRD - Dr. Jaime C. Montoya [5:10 - 5:20 PM/10 minutes]

   F.4 PCIEERD - Dr. Enrico C. Paringit [5:25 - 5:40 PM/10 minutes]

G. Status of DOST-GIA Funds (Allotment and Cash)  [5:45 - 6:00 PM/15 minutes]

H. Report on the Liquidation od DOST-GIA Projects (SPD)  [6:05 - 6:15 PM/10 minutes]

I. Other Matters: Projects Approved Within the Authority of the Undersecretary for Research and Development (R&D) [6:20 - 6:25 PM/5 minutes discussion] 

J. Adjournment of DOST-GIA EXECOM Meeting (6:30 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