Webinar: Ethics in Research (20-21 Apr 2022)


This seminar provides a concise overview of key topics in the responsible conduct of research in the field of chemistry and allied fields. It is designed to make participants be aware of the relevant laws, guidelines, policies, and codes relating to ethical conduct of research. It includes discussion on ethical principles in doing research that involves human, animal, tribal/indigenous plant species, and ethical use of new technology (e.g. nanotechnology & biotechnology). It also discusses ethical concepts in the publication process. The seminar will equip participants with the knowhow in identifying and resolving ethical issues that may arise in research.

FREE REGISTRATION (600 slots available)

Registration Form 1:
For Undergraduate (UG) students, Graduate (GS) students and active KKP members:


First 150 registrants – UG students – Free
First 150 registrants – GS students – Free
First 300 registrants – KKP member – Free (Graduate Student/Professional)


  1. Free registration for the first 150 undergraduate student registrants (upon verification of proof of enrollment)
  2. Free registration for the first 150 graduate student registrants (upon verification of proof of enrollment)
  3. Free registration for the first 300 active KKP members (upon verification of proof of membership)
    *** For KKP lifetime membership holders – upload membership certificate and update membership details in KKP website. If no membership certificate is available, request for proof of membership from Dr. David Penaloza (Membership Committee Chair – KKP)
  4. Registration form 1 will close when the slots have been filled and you will be directed to the registration for regular paying attendees.
  5. You will only be officially registered to the webinar when you receive a confirmation email that your student/KKP membership proof has been verified.

Registration Form 2:
For Non-members – Regular paying participant (will not avail of KKP membership)


Registration fee of Php 500 for participants not availing of KKP membership (UG and GS students, professionals are all welcome)

Registration Form 3:
Non-members – will avail KKP membership

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS ON OR BEFORE 13 APRIL 2022 (WED)– Free registration (upon application/renewal of membership)***

Php 300 – One year membership
Php 700 – Three year membership

***until slots are available and upon verification of membership payment

IMPORTANT NOTE: For those who wish to avail of KKP membership, here are the steps:

  1. Go to the KKP website (https://www.kkp.org.ph/membership/) to process your membership application
  2. Wait for an e-mail to be sent when the membership proof of payment has been received and verified to the applicant’s email address.
  3. Register to this webinar using Registration Form 3: https://forms.gle/mTkLdUxW9m8wMmi76
  4. You will only be officially registered to the webinar when you receive a confirmation email that your KKP membership proof has been verified after your submission of the registration in Step 3.

DR. DAVID P. PENALOZA, JR.: Achievement Awardee for the NRCP Division of Chemical Sciences

On March 15, 2022, ten (10) Filipino researchers in various fields of basic and applied sciences including the social sciences and the arts will be conferred as the 2021 National Research Council of the Philippines’ (NRCP) Awardees along with one research institution.  The conferment of this award is one of the highlights of the Annual Scientific Conference and 89th General Membership Assembly with the theme, Digital Transformation in Research:  Powers and Perils.



Eight (8) researchers will be conferred as the 2021 NRCP Achievement Awardees for their significant breakthroughs in various areas which include: indigenous language, sustainable management of ecosystem, high yield and climate-ready rice, psychology of peace building and democratic transition, polymer science, theatrical masterpieces, paleontology, and biotechnology animal production. On the other hand, two (2) researchers who have had sterling accomplishments in mentoring young and budding researchers, scientists, and innovators will receive the Member Emeritus Award and a research institution that has had significant contribution to the growth and development of basic sciences and humanities in the country will be named as the 2021 Outstanding Institution.

The awardees’ transformative social innovations and game-changing contributions in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Philippines and the 2030 Agenda made them standouts.

DR. DAVID P. PENALOZA, JR., a Professor at the De La Salle University Manila, is the Achievement Awardee for the NRCP Division of Chemical Sciences.

Dr. Penaloza has made significant contributions in the study of polymeric materials. He has more than 50 original scientific articles, serves as a reviewer in several Scopus- and Web of Science-indexed journals and had organized several technical lectures and conferences to promote polymer science in the country.

Dr. Penaloza obtained his PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 2011 through the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program. He also serves as the technical consultant for D&L Industries, Inc., a Philippine manufacturing company, working on formulation challenges in commercial products such as paints, coatings and inks; emulsions; plastics; cosmetics and personal home care products, etc.

Dr. Penaloza, aside from being a Regular Member of the NRCP, is currently the Vice President of the Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas, Inc. He is also an active member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society and the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering.

Read the original article from the NRCP website: https://nrcp.dost.gov.ph/feature-articles/911-the-2021-nrcp-awardees

PGC-PPMF Webinar: Expanding the Field of Omics Research in the Philippines

Warm greetings from PGC’s Protein, Proteomics, and Metabolomics Facility! We would like to invite you to a PPMF webinar on November 15, 2021 at 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm.

Invited speakers will discuss the applications of protein characterization, proteomics and metabolomics research in the Philippines. A question and answer portion will be held after the presentations.

Register to join via the Zoom webinar. For those who will not be able to participate through the webinar link, this will also be streamed on PGC’s Facebook page. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Call for Nominations: 2022 IUPAC-Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and Gedeon Richter, Plc. announce the 2022 IUPAC-Richter Prize in Medicinal Chemistry

Nominate a Colleague or Mentor for an Award!

The 2022 IUPAC-Richter Prize is to be awarded to an internationally recognized scientist, preferably a medicinal chemist, whose activities or published accounts have made an outstanding contribution to the practice of medicinal chemistry or to an outstanding example of new drug discovery. The prize is $10,000.

The award will be presented during the 37th ACS National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (June 26-29, 2022) in New York, and at the XXVII EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (September 4-8, 2022) in Nice (France), where the recipient will also give a plenary lecture on the subject of his/her research.

The nomination should be uploaded by December 15, 2021 with the following form of the IUPAC Secretariat : https://www.cognitoforms.com/IUPAC1/IUPACRichterPrize2022NominationForm