Third Integrated Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory Experience (IPSLE)

Student-interns from different campuses of Philippine Science High School participated in the Third Integrated Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory Experience (IPSLE) at the UP College of Pharmacy last June 27 to July 7, 2017. The said program started as a joint venture of the Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Departments in 2015 and has been a lasting partnership with the Philippine Science High School since. Aside from introducing the students to the pharmacy profession, the program aims to acquaint and train the students on the pharmaceutical sciences.

Assistant Professor Joanna V. Toralba giving her opening remarks during the culminating activity held at the UPCP conference room on July 7, 2017

Under the supervision of college instructors, the interns were able to manufacture and QC test a batch of tablets, quantify active ingredients and impurities from drug preparations, isolate and analyze DNA from different biological samples, extract and analyze an enzyme from potato, and quantify proteins from peanut. The students shared their learnings and experiences in a culminating activity that fruitfully ended their two-week internship.

Instructor Robertson G. Rivera teaching a student how to use of a pipet for quantitative analysis

Interns performing the experiment on DNA isolation and analysis

Instructor Keisha Rae S. Dela Cerna teaching a student to perform proper mixing of dye and DNA extract prior to loading it for gel electrophoresis

Assistant Professor Raymond B. Yu (in yellow) explaining to students the interpretation of their electropherogram