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Biosafety Expert (EXP)

published: 13 Nov 2008 last updated: 04 May 2015
General information
Profile of the expert
Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora obtained his Ph.D in Entomology  from Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan, USA  in 1995. Dr. Ebora also completed a post graduate Fellowship on Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer from ISAAA AmeriCenter, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA in 2001. He  finished the International Post Graduate Course in Microbiology at the Osaka University, Osaka, Japan in 1988. Dr. Ebora completed his M.S. Entomology (Insect Pathology/Microbial Control) at the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 1987 where he also completed his B.S.  in Agriculture (Entomology) in 1982. At present, Dr. Ebora is a Research Associate Professor at the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH), University of the Philippines Los Baños and is  currently on secondment to the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
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Person
Dr. Reynaldo Ebora
Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) Paseo de Valmayor, Timugan, Economic Garden
Los Baños, Laguna
4030, Philippines
Phone: (6349) 536-4990, (6349) 536-00-14 to 20,
Fax: (6349) 536-79-22, (6349) 536-00-16, (6349) 536-01-32, (6349) 539-59-02,
Website:
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  • Filipino
Details of current employment
Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD)
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Government agency (National/Federal)
Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development
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2015-01
Government agency (National/Federal)
Provides central directions, coordination and control on the operation of the administration.
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Employment history
  • Philippines
  • United States of America
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB-BIOTECH)
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National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
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2010-01
2015-01
Government agency (National/Federal)
Provides central directions, coordination and control on the operation of the administration of the council.
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Post-secondary education A. Formal education
First Degree
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Major in Entomology)
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University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna
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1978-01
1982-01
Second Degree
M.S. Entomology (Insect Pathology) (Minor- Plant Pathology)
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University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna
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1982-01
1987-01
Third Degree
M.S. Entomology (Insect Pathology) (Minor- Plant Pathology)
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University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna
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1982-01
1987-01
B. Other professional qualifications
  • International Post Graduate University Course in Microbiology , Osaka University, Osaka Japan, 1987-1988                                                            
  • Visiting Fellow, Intellectual Property Management Technology Transfer, ISAAA AmeriCenter/Dept. of Plant Breeding Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 2000-2001                                    
  • Regional Coordinator for Southeast Asia Program for Biosafety Systems (A USAID funded initiative)
Areas of expertise
  • Biosafety Clearing-House
  • Biotechnology
  • Entomology
  • Insect resistance
Publications
  • Mehta-Bhatt P., R.V. Ebora, J.I. Cohen, J.F. Zepeda & P. Zambrano. 2005, An Overview of Regulation, Perceptions and Priorities for GM Crops in Asian Countries. Capacity Building Activities in Biosafety (S.R. Rao, Guest Ed.). Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 7(3):9-24.
  • Atanassov A., A. Bahieldin, J. Brink, M. Burachik, J. Cohen, V. Dhawan, R.V. Ebora, J. Falck-Zepeda, L. Herrera-Estrella, J. Komen, F.C. Low, E. Omaliko, B. Odhiambo, H. Quemada, Y. Peng, M.J. Sampaio, I. Sithole-Niang, A. Sittenfeld, M. Smale, Sutrisno, R. Valyasevi, Y.Zafar and P. Zambrano. 2004. To Reach The Poor: Results of the ISNAR-IFPRI Next Harvest Study on Genetically Modified Crop, Public Research and Policy Implications. Environment and Production Technology Division Discussion Paper No. 116. International Food Policy Research Institute. Washington, D.C. 20006, USA. 76 p. (http://www.ifpri.org/divs/eptd/dp/papers/eptdp116.pdf)
  • P.A. Javier, M.L.Q. Sison & R.V. Ebora 2003. Integrated Pest Management in the Philippines. In Integrated Pest Management in the Global Arena. K.M. Maredia, D.Dakouo, D. Mota-Sanchez.CAB International, Cromwell Press, Trowbridge, UK.pp. 239-248.
Professional memberships
  • Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. (PSM) 
                      Member – 1996 to date
                      Immediate Past President – 1999-2000
                      President - 1998-1999
                      Vice President - 1997-1998
                      Division Representative (Environmental) - 1996-1997
  • Philippine Association of Entomologist (PAE) - Member
  • Philippine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSBMB) - Member
Language proficiency
  • Other (Filipino)
Language Level
English excellent
Other excellent
Any other relevant information
Nomination Type
Roster of Experts Open-ended Online Expert Forum on RA&RM
Birth Place
Lopez, Quezon, Philippines
Other Publications

M.A. Deseo and R.V. Ebora 2002.  Part IV. Country Reports: Philippines. Production and Utilization of Pesticides in Asia and the Pacific. Asian Productivity Organization (APO). Tokyo, Japan, T.W. Schillhorn van Veen, ed. Pp. 293 – 306.
Kowalski S.P., R.V. Ebora, R.D. Kryder & R. H. Potter. 2002. Transgenic Crops and Ownership Rights: What Scientists Need to Know. The Plant Journal 31(4):407- 421
M.T.M. Perez, A.K. Raymundo, R.V. Ebora and J.E. Leach. 2001. Diagnostic primers for the detection of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola. The Philip. Agricultural Scientist. 84(4): 408-418.
Ebora, R.V., R.E. dela Cruz, C.R. Arboleda and L.S. Cabanilla.  1998.  Regulations for Agricultural Products Derived from Biotechnology in the Philippines.  In  Proceedings of the ASEAN Workshop on Regulations for Agricultural Products Derived from Biotechnology.  Singapore, 1-2 April, 1998.  Primary Production Department.  Singapore (ed). pp. 22-26.
R.V. Ebora and M.R.C. Garcia.  1997.  Characterization of Salt Tolerant Bacterial Isolates and Cloning of Their Chitinase Genes. In Annual Report of IC BIOTECH, Vol. 20, p. 911-921. (International Center for Cooperative Research in Biotechnology, Japan).
Ebora R.V. and M. B. Sticklen. 1995. Past, Present and Future of  the Development of Transgenic Plants with Bacillus thuringiensis Genes. Proceedings of the paper presented in the 1st Colombian International Workshop of Bacillus thuringiensis. August 23- September 1, 1995. Bogota, Colombia,
Ebora R.V., M.M. Ebora and M.B. Sticklen. 1994. Transgenic potato expresing the Bacillus thuringiensis CryIA(c) gene effects on the survival and food consumption of Phthorimea operculella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) and Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 87(4):1122-1127.
Ebora R.V. and M.B. Sticklen. 1993 & 1994. Production of insect resistant plants by genetic engineering In Proceedings of the Global Pest Resistance Management Training, Summer Institute (M. Whalon, K. Maredia & M. Bush,eds) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.
Ebora R.V. and M. Sticklen. 1994. Transgenic insect-resistant plants: The modern biocontrol and an integral part of pest management. BIOCONTROL. Magazine of the International Center for the Biological Control of Pests and Pathogens.Lima, Peru. 1:45-51.
Ebora R.V. and M. B. Sticklen. 1994. Genetic transformation of Potato for Insect Resistance. In Advances in Potato Pest  Biology and Management.( G.W. Zehnder, M.L. Powelson, R.K. Jansson, K.V. Raman, eds.). APS Press, St. Paul, Minnesota. pp. 509-521.
Mitamura M., R.V. Ebora, T. Nakai, Y. Makino, S. Negoro, I. Urabe and H. Okada. 1990.   Structure   of  isozyme   genes   of  glucose dehydrogenase from Bacillus megaterium IAM1030. J. Ferment. Bioeng. 70(6): 363-369.
Ebora R.V., Y. Makino, I. Urabe, S. Negoro and H. Okada. 1988.  Cloning and expression of glucose dehydrogenase genes from Bacillus megaterium IAM 1030. In Annual Report of IC BIOTECH, Vol. 11, p. 187-196. (International Center for Cooperative Research in Biotechnology, Japan).
Padua L.E., R.V. Ebora and D.G. Moran. 1987. Screening of Bacillus thuringiensis against Asiatic corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis (Guenee) and diamond backmoth, Plutella xylostella (L.) ASPAC Food and Fertilizer Technology Center, Technical Bulletin No. 103. 7 pp.
Padua, L.E. and R.V. Ebora.  1986.  Laboratory Exercise 3A.  Bioassay of Bacillus thuringiensis (Berliner) -endotoxin against Asian corn borer (Ostrinia furnacalis Guenee) In Southeast Asian Regional Training Course on Microbial Control of Pests and Plant Diseases in the Tropics. (Proceedings).  October 19-26.  BIOTECH, UP at Los Baños.  pp. 78-81.
Padua, L.E. and R.V. Ebora.  1986.  Laboratory Exercise 3B.  Bioassay of Bacillus  thuringiensis subsp. morrisoni (Serotype 8a:8b) against Aedes aegypti.  In Southeast Asian Regional Training Course on Microbial Control of Pests and Plant Diseases in the Tropics. (Proceedings).  October 19-26.  BIOTECH, UP at Los Baños.  PP. 82-83.
Padua, L.E. and R.V. Ebora.  1986.  Laboratory Exercise 3C. Bioassay of Bacillus  thuringiensis against copepod, Phyllognathopus viguieri (Maupas) In southeast Asian Regional Training Course on Microbial Control of pests and Plant Diseases in the Tropics. (Proceedings).  October 19-26.  BIOTECH, UP at Los Baños. pp. 84-85.
Padua, L.E. and R.V. Ebora. 1986.  Laboratory Exercise 4A. Diagnosis of pathogenic insect viruses.  In southeast Asian Regional Training course on Microbial Control of Pests and Plant Diseases in the Tropics. (Proceedings).  October 19-26.  BIOTECH, UP at Los Baños.  p. 86.
Ebora, R.V. and L.E. Padua.  1986.  Laboratory Exercise 4C.  Calculation of median lethal dose (LD50) of NPV against Spodoptera litura Fab. using probit analysis, Reed and Muench method and graphical Method.  In Southeast Asian Regional Training Course on Microbial Control of Pests and Plant Diseases in the Tropics. (Proceedings). October 19-26.  BIOTECH, UP at Los Baños. pp. 90-115.
Padua, L.E., F.S. Maslog, E.P. Alcantara and R.V. Ebora.  1984.  Poultry manure decoction as substrate in the production of Bacillus thuringiensis PG-14 in the Philippines.  Microbial Utilization of Renewable Resources.  4:349-356.
R.V. Ebora. 2003. Facts about Bt Corn in the Philippines. University of the Philippines Los Baňos Horizon. Vol. 5(9):2 August 2003
dela Cruz R.E. and R.V. Ebora. 2003. Commercialization of Biotechnology Products: The BIOTECH-UPLB Experience In New Frontiers in Research for Sustainable Development. (Lecture Series in Honor of Chancellor Ruben L. Villareal) ISPPS-CPAf, UP Los Baňos, College, Laguna, Philippines 4032. pp 19-32.
Ebora R. V. 2000. Agri-biotechnology: Directions for the New Millennium. Food and Agribusiness  Yearbook & Directory. University of Asia and the Pacific.Pp. 459
Ebora R.V. 1999. Applications of Biotechnology in Agriculture In  Proceedings of the Seminar on Understanding and Appreciating Biotechnology. July 22-23, 1999. Mindanao State University. Pp.35- 47.
Perez, M.T.M., M.R. Calapardo, R.V. Ebora, F.B. Elegado, M.R.C. Garcia, M.A.R.V. Guerra, M.A. Mercado, T.J. Ramirez, A.B. Sapin, R.D. Tambalo, M.B. Brown, M.J. Papa, A.R. Alday, D.A. Dancel, M.C. Tobias and S.M. Mercado. 1998. Screening of RAPD markers for the detection of foodborne pathogens. Proceedings of the 27th PSM Annual Convention. May 7-8, 1998. Manila, Hotel.
MT.M. Perez, A.K. Raymundo, R.V. Ebora and J.E. Leach.  1998.  Cloning of Repetitive Sequence-Based PCR Products for Detection of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola.  In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Convention, Philippine Society for Microbiology Inc. (PSM) "Microbiology for Macro Socio-Economic Development"  May 8-9, 1997, Caliraya Re-Creation Center, Lewin, Lumban, Laguna. pp. 132-137.
C.B. Pham, S.A. Sedano, J.A. Dante and R.V. Ebora.  1998.  Improvement of Lentinus edodes by UV Mutagenesis for Protein Enrichment of Corn Cobs (Abstract of Poster Paper) In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Convention, Philippine Society for Microbiology Inc. (PSM) "Microbiology for Macro Socio-Economic Development"  May 8-9, 1997, Caliraya Re-Creation Center, Lewin, Lumban, Laguna.  pp. 266.
Ebora, R.V., N. Hajela, B. Laviña, M.R. Garcia, L. Escobin and  M.B. Sticklen.  1997.  Modified Simple Technique for the Rapid Isolation of Plasmid DNA from Bacterial Cultures.  Phil. J. Biotechnol. 8(1): 1-8.
Ebora R.V. 1995. Transformation Studies on Potato and Rice Using Bacillus thuringiensis Cry Genes for Insect Resistance. Bull. Phil. Soc. Biochem. Mol. Biol. 13 & 14: 90-96.
Ebora R.V., B. Merle Shepard and E. P. Cadapan 1991. Host range,effect on food consumption and mechanical transmission of nuclear polyhedrosis virus of Spodoptera litura (Fab.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). The Phil. J. Biotechnol. 2(1):81-92.
Ebora R.V., B. Merle Shepard and E. P. Cadapan 1990. Mass propagation and factors affecting virulence of a nuclear polyhedrosis virus of Spodoptera litura (Fab.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). The Phil. J. Biotechnol. 1(2):138-149.
Padua, L.E., E.M. Eugenio, R.C. Ignacio, C.D. Ebuenga and R.V. Ebora. 1990. Utilization of gulaman as solidifying component in the artificial diet of the Asian corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis (Guenee). Philipp. Ent. 8(1) 683-687.
Section Editor (Biotechnology)  - The Philippine Agricultural Scientist (Formerly the Philippine Agriculturist) - March, 2002 to December 2003 ;January 2000 to August 19, 2000
Biotechnology for Sustainable Utilization of Biological Resources in the Tropics. Vol. 14. JSPS-NRCT/DOST/LIPI/VCC Joint Seminar. November 22-24, 1999, Penang Malaysia. T. Yoshida, T. Seki, P. Matangkasombut, R.V. Ebora, E. Sukara and M.I. A. Karim. Eds. International Center for Biotechnology, Osaka university, Osaka, Japan.350pp.
What You Want to Know About Genetically Modified Organisms. PCASTRD –DOST. 2003.  F.A. Cariňo, R.V. Ebora, E.M.T. Mendoza,- Technical Consultants  I.F. Dalmacio - Editor
Relevant Awards

Most Outstanding Alumnus (Entomology) for the Year 2004. LNCHS General Alumni Association, Inc. Lopez National Comprehensive High School, Lopez, Quezon
University of the Philippines President’s Awards for Academic Distinction (International Publication Award) 2003 for the paper entitled Transgenic crops, biotechnology and ownership rights: What scientists need to know. The Plant Journal (2002) 31(4), 407-421 co-authored with Stanley.P. Kowalski, R. David Kryder and Robert H. Potter.
Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Award for the paper entitled Diagnostic Primers for the Detection of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola co-authored with Asuncion K. Raymundo, Maria Theresa Perez and Jan Leach, given on November 28, 2002 by the Bureau of Agricultural Research – Department of Agriculture (DA-BAR) at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management.
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