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Biosafety Expert (EXP)

published: 26 Nov 2008 last updated: 01 Dec 2014
General information
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).
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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,
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  • Filipino
Details of current employment
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
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Academic or research institute
Institute of Plant Breeding
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1956-06-01-01
Academic or research institute
Research Instruction/Teaching Administration
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Employment history
  • Philippines
National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
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Institute of Plant Breeding
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Government agency (National/Federal)
Post-secondary education A. Formal education
First Degree
B.S. in Agriculture (Magna cum laude)
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University of the Philippines, Major in Plant Breeding, Minor in Botany and Agricultural Chemistry
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1952-06-01-01
1956-04-01-01
Second Degree
M.Sc. Major in Cytogenetics, Minor in Botany
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University of Minnesota (St. Paul)
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1957-06-01-01
1958-03-31-01
Third Degree
M.Sc. Major in Cytogenetics, Minor in Botany
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University of Minnesota (St. Paul)
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1957-06-01-01
1958-03-31-01
Areas of expertise
  • Biosafety Clearing-House
  • Biotechnology
  • Virus resistance
  • Insect resistance
  • Biosafety legislation and regulation
  • Public awareness & participation
Publications
  • 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.
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
  • Tagalog (Tagalog)
Language Level
English excellent
Tagalog fair
Any other relevant information
Nomination Type
Roster of Experts Open-ended Online Expert Forum on RA&RM
Birth Place
Philippines
Relevant Awards

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
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