Hayde C. Flandez-Galvez
Field of award: Plant Breeding/ Crop Molecular Genetics
Year awarded: 2008
Division: Agricultural Sciences
In recognition of her outstanding research contributions in the field of genetics and plant breeding specifically in the development and application of molecular marker techniques, which determine hybridity in coconut; thrips resistance in potato, and ascochyta blight resistance in chickpeas. She is credited with creating the first linkage map of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and the location of six quantitative trait loci (QTLs) related to ascochyta blight resistance in chickpea. Her research resulted in the establishment of segregating populations, useful in the development of new tomato with resistance to tomato yellow leaf curl virus (ToLCV) and bacterial wilt.
Current Position: Assistant Professor 6
Office Address: Institute of Plant Breeding, Crop Science Cluster, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños
Education: PhD (Molecular Genetics and Plant Breeding), Melbourne University, Victoria, Australia 2003;MS (Genetics minor Plant Breeding), University of the Philippines, Los Baños 1998; BS (Agriculture major in Plant Breeding) Magna Cum Laude, Visayas State College of Agriculture, Baybay, Leyte 1990