Dolores Ramirez – Filipino Scientist

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Dolores  A. Ramirez


Dr. Ramirez is recognized for her researches in biochemical genetics and cytogenetics. She has been working on the genetic systems controlling the makapuno endosperm of coconut; the genetics of chemical resistance factors against Cercospora leaf spot; and the cytogenetics of the hybrids of rice with related wild species.

Dr. Ramirez was holder of the SEARCA Professorial Chair for Genetics (1974-76) , and recipient of the Gregorio Y. Zara award in basic research (1976), Rizal Pro patria award for outstanding achievement in science (biochemical genetics0 (1981), and UP Professorial achievement award in agriculture (1985).

She was a graduate of University of the Philippines , B.S.A., 1956. M Sc. (Cytogenetics) , University of Minnesota, 1958. Ph. D. (Biochemical Genetics) Purdue University, 1963. Born September 20 1931.

Source: Directory of Academician and Outstanding Young Scientist

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Edwin A. Benigno -Filipino Scientist

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Edwin A. Benigno

Young Scientist awardee:1986

In recognition of his pioneering works on pest model of rats (ricefield and warehouse), Asian corn borer and green leafhopper which hold promise as tools for forecasting population trends and for scheduling pest control application  as well as practical training tools for students of crop protection by way of computer test management games to plot pest control strategies. His works on sampling methods for assessing damage and crop losses by pests likewise provide technicians and researchers faster and reliable means of estimating crop losses.

Faustino T. Orillo – Filipino Scientist

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Faustino T. Orillo

Dr. Oriloo’s researches in plant pathology helped pave the way to minimizing losses suffered by crop producers attributable to plant diseases. Noteworthy of his scientific publications are on coffee rust, blight affecting kenaf and leaf spot of maize caused by Helminthosporium maydis.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Philippine agriculture. Dr. Orilllo received the Distinguished Alumnus award given by the UP College of Agriculture in 1974. He is also a member of several professional and learned societies namely: Botanical Society of America, Mycological Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Phytopahtological Society.

He has a B.S.A. (Plant Pathology), University of the Philippines 1944, M.A. (Mycology) Harvard University 1948, Ph.D. (Mycology0 Harvard university 1950. Born February 16, 1921.


Source: Directory of Academician and Outstanding  young Scientist

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