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, passion fruit, potato, 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