Glenn B. Gregorio
Field of award: Genetics
Year awarded: 2004
Division: Agricultural Sciences
In recognition of his significant works in the field of Genetics specifically by leading the innovative efforts in the use of rice to boost micronutrient intake among the poor by developing rice varieties with enhanced iron and zinc in the grain. Consumption of these varieties will help reduce anemia among peoples whose staple is rice. He is also credited for the use of biotechnology, especially molecular marker techniques, in rice improvement for tolerance to adverse soil conditions. He has been training and supervising students and research fellows in the Philippines and developing countries on the newly emerging technologies for crop improvements.
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Plant Breeder
Office Address: Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Division, Institute of Rice Research Los Baños, Laguna
Education: PhD (Genetics) University of the Philippines Los Baños 1997; MS (Plant Breeding) University of the Philippines 1992; BS (Agriculture) University of the Philippines 1986