LOS BANOS, PHILIPPINES: The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) announces the appointment of Dr Rhodora Romero-Aldemita as the new ISAAA SEAsiaCenter Director based at the International Rice Research Institute, in the Philippines.
Aldemita has been working with ISAAA since 2007. She is a multi-awarded crop scientist with knowledge and experience accumulated over the years on agriculture-related topics such as plant pathology, plant physiology, molecular biology, genetic engineering, and rice biochemistry.
She has also been awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Women in the Nations Service for Excellence in the field of Science in 1998; Ten Outstanding Young Scientist in the Philippines; the Science Prize in Biology by PH National Academy of Science and Technology; and The World Academy of Sciences, Italy, among others.
Her latest recognitions include the Clara Y. Lim-Sylianco Award given by the Philippine Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSBMB) in November 2018 in recognition of her pioneering contributions in the fields of rice biochemistry and biotechnology; and the Filipino Faces of Biotechnology given in December 2018 for her unwavering commitment in science and science communication to help Filipinos improve their lives by gaining knowledge, understanding, and appreciating the importance of biotechnology.
Aldemita has also been reappointed as the Director of the ISAAA Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology (KC) on Crop Biotechnology.