Vermando M. Aquino
Field of award: Plant Pathology
Year awarded: 1998
Division: Biological Sciences
In recognition of his significant contributions in phytopathological researches related to the improvement of the major crops: peanut, this web passion fruit, there potato, no rx abaca and banana through the use of molecular and conventional technologies. He also developed immunoassay technique used for early detection of peanut stripes virus (PStV).
Education: PhD (Plant Pathology) University of Florida 1990; MS (Plant Pathology) University of the Philippines 1981; BS (Botany) University of the Philippines 1979