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Dr. Juan V. Pancho laid the foundation of one of the best herbaria not only in the Philippines but in the entire Malesian region. He published seven books and over a hundred scientific articles dealing with the systematics of vascular plants and world weeds in local and international journals.

Sex: Male

Education:

  • University of the Philippines, College, Laguna, B. S. Agriculture, 1951
  • University of the Philippines, College, Laguna, M. S. Botany, 1955

Field of Specialization:

Agricultural botany and cyto-taxonomy

Dr. Nelson M. Pampolina is recognized for his important contributions in the field forest fungi. Pampolina is presently an Associate Professor 6 at the Department of Forest Biological Sciences, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines Los Baños. Nelson obtained his PhD in Environmental Biology from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. He finished his MS and BS degrees in Forestry at UPLB. He teaches courses such as Forest Botany, Taxonomy of Forest Seed Plants, Plant Physiology, Fundamentals of Forest Ecology, Introduction to Protected Area Management, Forest Ecology, Forest Mycology, Forest Microbiology and others. Nelson has served as Vegetation Consultant on forestry-based projects and as Terrestrial Ecologist for Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Monitoring of various organizations.

Sex: Male

Education:

  • Murdoch University Perth, Western Australia, Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Biology
  • Forest Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna 4031 Philippines, Master of Science in Forestry
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna 4031 Philippines, Bachelor of Science in Forestry (cum Laude), 2009

Field of Specialization:

Terrestial Ecology, Environmental Biology, Bioremediation Studies, Mycorrhizal Studies

Sex: Male

Education:

  • Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan, Doctor of Engineering (Japanese Govt., Monbusho Scholar), 2005
  • Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Master Science in Computer Science (AI), 1995
  • University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Iloilo City, Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, 1991

Field of Specialization:

Information and Computer Sciences, Evolutionary Computation (EC), Artificial Neural Network (ANN), Neuroinformatics and Bioinformatics

Sex: Male

Education:

  • University of The Philippines, B. Agr., 1926

Field of Specialization:

Microbiology

Dr. Patricio P. Palmes is recognized for his various clinical researches made on cardiology and vascular medicine that won not only in local research paper contests but also in international meetings like the outstanding young scientist awards in the ASEAN Congress of Cardiology (1997) and World Congress of Echocardiography (2) of his research papers on new echocardiographic techniques. His investigations using harmonies imaging, anatomic M-Mode and tissue velocity imaging provided better understanding and Insight on the physiology and pathology of the heart.

Sex: Male

Education:

  • University of the Philippines in the Visayas-College of Arts and Sciences, Iloilo City, Bachelor of Science in Biology (Cum Laude), 1985
  • West Visayas State University, College of Medicine, La Paz, Iloilo City, Doctor of Medicine, 1989

Field of Specialization:

Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Vascular Medicine, Vascular Ultrasonography