Thursday, September 18, 2014

IRRI's MAGIC project wins best research paper award at SyenSaya 2014

The Los Baños Science Community Foundation, Inc. (LBSCFI) named IRRI’s Multiparent Advanced Generation Inter-Cross (MAGIC) Populations in Rice: Progress and Potential for Genetic Research and Breeding as the Philippine Agriculture and Resources Research Foundation, Inc. best research paper at the 7th SyenSaya on 10 – 12 September in Laguna, Philippines. The recognition was given to Nonoy Bandillo, Glenn Gregorio, R.K. Singh, Hei Leung, and Ed Redona, and their team during the awarding ceremony at the SEARCA Umali Auditorium in Los Baños.

Every year LBSCFI celebrates the National Science and Technology week through SyenSaya, the Los Baños Science Festival that provides a venue for the community to appreciate and understand the role of science in everyday life.  The event also aims to promote Los Baños as a premiere science tourist destination. This year’s theme, Los Baños Science Community: Supporting the nation in meeting global challenges, featured basic science principles, appreciation, and application modules in food and agriculture, technology, development, and the environment.

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