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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
100175
Status
Published
Date of creation
2008-11-26 06:54 UTC (estaciojulietafe@gmail.com)
Date of last update
2014-12-01 23:53 UTC (emlsoriano@yahoo.com)
Date of publication
2014-12-02 20:31 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Philippines
Profile of the Expert
Dr. Dolores A. Ramirez, a National Scientist and Academician, 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 kex 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 genetics) (1981), and UP Professorial achievement award in agriculture (1985).
Personal Information
Coordinates
Dr. Dolores Ramirez
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Los Baños, Laguna
Philippines
Phone:+63 49 5362339,+ 6349 5363304 local 208
Fax:+63 49 536 3438
Email:daruplb@yahoo.com
Url:National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines
Gender
  • Female
Nationalities
  • Filipino
Date of birth
1931-09-20
Place of birth
Philippines
Current employment
Employer / Organization
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Acronym
UPLB
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Department / Division / Unit
Institute of Plant Breeding
Start date
1956-06-01
Main responsibilities
Research Instruction/Teaching Administration
Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Philippines
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
National Academy of Science and Technology
Acronym
NAST
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
B.S. in Agriculture (Magna cum laude)
Name of academic institution
University of the Philippines, Major in Plant Breeding, Minor in Botany and Agricultural Chemistry
Start date
1952-06-01
Ending date
1956-04-01
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
M.Sc. Major in Cytogenetics, Minor in Botany
Name of academic institution
University of Minnesota (St. Paul)
Start date
1957-06-01
Ending date
1958-03-31
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
Ph.D. Major in Biochemical Genetics, Minors in Plant Physiology and Plant Pathology
Name of academic institution
Purdue University
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Biosafety Clearing-House
  • Biotechnology
  • Virus resistance
  • Insect resistance
  • Biosafety legislation and regulation
  • Public awareness & participation
Publications
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
RAMIREZ, D.A. 1988. The National Committee on Safety in Biological Researches in the Philippines. Proceedings, USAID Conference on "Strengthening collaboration in biotechnology: International agriculture research and the private sectors." Rosslyn, Virginia, U.S.A. pp. 437-439
RAMIREZ, D.A. 2002. Assuring Food and Feed Safety of Genetically Modified Crops. Proceedings, International Workshop on Impacts and Biosafety of Genetically Modified Agricultural Products by the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region, Taipei, Taiwan ROC.
RAMIREZ, D.A. 2003. Research Needs in Biosafety of Genetically Modified Crops. Proceedings, First Regional Consultation on Capacity Building in Biosafety of GM Crops in Asia by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO UN) at Bangkok, Thailand. 4. RAMIREZ, D.A. 2004. Biosafety Concerns in the Philippines: Its Genesis and Evolution. Proceedings, National Workshop on Risk Assessment and Management of Genetically Modified Organisms by FAO and BPI, DA at Manila, Philippines.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Awards received
National Scientist of the Philippines, Awarded by the President of the Philippines, 1998
University Professor Emeritus of Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines, Los Baños
Recognition Award by the Philippine Society for Advancement of Genetics, 1996
Outstanding Teacher in Biological Sciences Award, UPLB, 1996
Professional Chair in Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, 1988-1989 ; 1993-1994
Academician, National Academy of Science and Technology, 1987 to present
Professional Achievement Award by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association, 1985
Achievement Award in Research, Crop Science of the Philippines, 1984
Outstanding Woman of Calamba Award by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association, 1984
First Maryang Maya Achievement Award in Science, Sigma Delta Phi, 1983
Honorary Fellow Award, Crop Science Society of the Philippines, 1982
G.O. Ocfemia Memorial Award, Philippines Society of Microbiology, 1982
Rizal Pro Patria Award for Outstanding Achievements in Science (Genetics). Awarded by the President of the Philippines, 1981
Distinguished Alumna Award for Scientific Journalism. Awarded by the UPLB College of Agriculture Alumni Association, 1977
Crop Science Society of the Philippines (CSSP) Achievement Award in Teaching, 1976
Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science (PhilAAS) Award for Basic Research, 1976
Professorial Chair in Genetics (SEARCA), 1974-1976
Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Studies: M.Sc. and Ph.D., 1957-1958 / 1961-1963
Graduated B.Sc. (Magna cum laude), 1956
Professional memberships
Co-Chair and Biological Scientist Member, National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines (NCBP), 1990 to present
Vice President, National Academy of Science and Technology, 1992 to present
Professorial Chair in Genetics and Plant Breeding, UPLB, 1988-1989 / 1993-1994
Member, Board of Trustees International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), 1991 to present
Member, Management Committee, University of the Philippi nes, Los Baños, 1993 to present
UPLB: Program Development Associate for External Linkages, 1990-1991
Secretary, UPLB College of Sciences and Humanities, 1973-1975 (now College of Arts and Science
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • Tagalog
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • Tagalog
/A
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • Tagalog
/
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • Tagalog
/A
References
References
Prof. Fortunato T de la Peña
Secretary
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
Department of Science and Technology
General Santos Avenue, Bicutan
Taguig City
Philippines, 1630
Phone:+632 837 2071 to 82
Fax:+632 837 2930
Email:ftdelapena@gmail.com
Key Professional References
Dr. Emil Q. Javier, President, National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines
Dr. Luis Rey I. Velasco, Chancellor, University of the Philippines Los Baños