9 experts receive Faces of Biotechnology award

Monday, December 02, 2019 05:08 AM    Views : 121by:BusinessMirror


The Filipino Faces of Biotechnology award is bestowed on nine scientists, educators and science communicators during its fourth annual event held by the Department of Agriculture at a hotel in Makati on November 26.

The event is part of the weeklong National Biotechnology Week celebration. This year’s awardees are: Dr. Nathaniel Dugos, Outstanding researcher in bioengineering; Dr. Ernelea Cao, Outstanding educator, researcher and advocate on biotechnology; Dr. Candida Adalla, Outstanding leader in pioneering developmental initiatives for biotechnology; Dr. Gisela Concepcion, Outstanding researcher on medical and cosmetics through biotechnology; Dr. Milagros Greif, Outstanding researcher on urban pest control through biotechnology; Dr. Cynthia Hedreyda, Outstanding advocate for biotechnology education; Dr. Gabriel Romero, Outstanding researcher on rice genetics and crop biotechnology; the late Dr. Monina Villena, Outstanding science communicator for biotechnology (her husband, Nathaniel Villena, receives the award); and Dr. Claro Mingala, Outstanding livestock biotechnologist. They are joined by DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research Assistant Director Digna Sandoval (left), Agriculture Undersecretary Rodolfo Vicerra (second from right) and DA Biotechnology Program Office Director Dr. Dionisio Alvindia. 

Photo by Lyn Resurreccion


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