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Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio Becomes New Academician of NAST-PHL

Sean Lemuel L. Santos (Hybrizyme)

LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA-Dr. Gregorio is finally reaping the fruits of his labor as he gets bestowed by the National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines (NAST-PHL) the rank and title of ‘Academician’ during the awarding ceremony on July 12, 2018 at the Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines.
The NAST-PHL gave recognition to Dr. Gregorio for his significant contributions in the field of Genetics and Plant Breeding, particularly his research on salt-tolerance in rice and his studies on the genetics and breeding of high iron and zinc in rice.
The prestigious academic body also cited Dr. Gregorio’s technological innovations for the award. Dr. Gregorio was the one who developed rapid screening techniques which were significant in searching for genes that could improve salt-tolerance and eventually, in the breeding of a stress-tolerant rice variety. He and his colleagues also developed salt-tolerant breeding materials now distributed in the country.
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