Ponciano S. M. Halos
Field of award: Plant Pathology
Year awarded: 1983
Division: Biological Sciences
In recognition of his various researches in plant pathology – his study on mango fruit rots helped pave the way for the exportation of blemish-free mangoes; his pioneering work on the interaction of endomycorrhizas and rhizobia in plants; for integrated approaches in controlling plant diseases; and the successful publication of a useful reference book on Philippine phytopathology.
Current Position: Chairman
Office Address: Arnichem Corporation, 6th Floor VAR Rufino Pacific Tower, 6884 Ayala Avenue cor. Rufino St. Makati City
Education: PhD (Biochemical Plant Pathology), University of California 1975; MS (Plant Pathology), University of the Philippines 1970BS (Agriculture- Industrial Microbiology) cum laude, University of the Philippines 1967