DA-BAR-ACEF Grants CLSU Php 15 million for Facility Development Projects
Research Office received multi-tilling machine/cultivator targets higher soybean quality and yield
Research Office eases potential impact of aging workforce
Innovation rules CLSU’s 31st in-house review of R&D projects; Science for Change Program focus of keynote address
John Dave C. Aquino
International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan last November 29-20, 2018
Mr. Aquino presented his study on the nucleotide sequence variation of rice tungro viruses in the Philippines during the symposium attended by some 300 participants across the globe.
His study specifically focused on the nucleotide diversity, genetic differentiation and phylogenetic relationship of Rice Tungro Bacilliform Vrisu and Rich Rungro Spherical Virus collected form different rice growing areas across the country.
He said hat the novelty of his study made him clinch the award, besting many researchers form the rest of the world.
Only 25 years old, Mr. Aquino is an alumnus of CLSU (BS Biology, 2014 and MS Biology, 2016). He was the 2014 recipient of the “Academic Achiever; Best On-the-Job Trainee; and Best Thesis” awards given by the university.
In his masteral studies, he was a scholar of the Department of Science and Technology - Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (DOST-ASTHRDP).
“I feel honored in representing the country and the Central Luzon State University in the symposium. I home that my award will inspire other young faculty researchers to do researches of great help to our Filipino farmers”, Mr. Aquino said. At present, he is engaged in R&D on special rice which focuses on host plant resistance to biotic stresses and grain quality characterization. Moreover, he is involved in determining high value trait characterization of selected oil crops like sunflower.
Meanwhile, the internation symposium which conducted every 10 years was organized by “The Study Group of Rice and Health, Japan.” The first symposium was held in 1998 which focused on the “Prevention of Disease by Biologically Active Substances included in Rice”. The second was in 2008 which focused on “Rice Disease Prevention”.
Sunshine fields can be seen once again as the Research Office showcases more than 30 different varieties of sunflower. The flowers are of different color patterns and sizes, that make them very attractive. They started to bloom on the 3rd week o...
On September 23, 2019 the Department of Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar and CLSU President Tereso A. Abella signed three Memorandum of Agreements for 3 DA-BAR-ACEF projects at the Department of Agriculture, Elliptical Road, Quezon City. The M...
One unit of a multi-tilling machine/cultivator worth Php184,975.00 was donated by the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office III last December 2018. This will be used at the experiment and production areas of the CLSU Research Office in it...
The Research Office is conducting a series of capability building sessions to enhance the R & D capabilities of its existing junior faculty and staff and alleviate the imminent impact of personnel retirement.
Around 80 percent of the 75 papers during the 31st In-house Review of Completed and Ongoing R&D Projects contain innovative ideas. The same was the impression of CLSU President Tereso A. Abella as he gave his welcome message saying that “many CLSU researchers have already veered...