Webinar and Technology Channel (WATCH) is an platform for DOST IV-A FREE online seminars.  Topics are of S&T relevance while resource speakers are from various government organizations, NGAs and reputable private organizations. WATCH streams resources speaker's discussions over the internet, displays presentations and implements a chatbox for audience interaction. It also stores information on all its participants and their evaluations to each webinar conducted. WATCH is accessible at 

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FREE WEBINAR: "Adapting to the (Adapting) Microbial World: Precision Food Processing for Safety and Quality"


The topic is an offshoot to the resource speaker's Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Regional Professorial Chair that he received in the academic year 2011-2012.  The objective of the Regional SEARCA Professorial Chair is to give due recognition to outstanding Southeast Asian experts in the academe in specific fields of study relevant to the broad themes of Agricultural Competitiveness and Natural Resource Management. The webinar topic focuses on the establishment of food process schedules for the optimization safety and quality.


FREE WEBINAR:  "Microbiological Contaminants and Their Detection in Foods"

A wide variety of microorganisms are associated with foods. Majority of these are spoilage organisms such as fungi and bacteria. In addition, many of these microbiological contaminants are also capable of causing diseases to consumers. Detection of different microorganisms is therefore considered an indispensable analysis in the food manufacturing sector. This topic would cover some of the most common microbial contaminants in food, their characteristics and an overview of methods used for routine detection.


Schedule: November 18, 2011, 01:30-03:00 PM +800 GMT (Philippine/Taipei Time)


The topic "Food Safety Awareness" will be presented by the Food & Drug Regulations Officer (FDRO) III of the Philippine Food & Drugs Administration (FDA), Ms. Catherine P. Cruz.

To register online, please visit:
http://drrm.region4a.dost. /

This is in partnership with the Food Safety Inter-Agency Program (FSIAP) - DOST 4A, BFAR 4A, CHD 4A, NMIS 4A, FDA, DTI 4A, TRC, DA 4A, DILG 4A, and DAP.

Everyone is invited! It's for free!


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FREE WEBINAR: "Chemical Contaminants and Their Detection in Foods"

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the contamination of food by chemical hazards is a worldwide public health concern and is a leading cause of trade problems internationally. Toxic metals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and dioxins, as well as the intentionally added chemicals such as pesticides, veterinary drugs, and agrochemicals, may cause contamination through environmental pollution of the air, water and soil. In effect, the exposure of human to these chemicals are known or suspected to be carcinogenic, causing cardiovascular disease, kidney and liver dysfunction, etc.