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IRRI AR 2011 - Honors and Awards

IRRI AR 2011 - Honors and Awards

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IRRI Annual report 2011 Supporting information
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Juan Alzona, Romulo Aquino, Teodoro Atienza,Lilia Villanueva, and Dennis Villegas, QualityEvaluation Team, GQNC
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Received the IRRI Award or OutstandingResearch Support
Sonia Asilo, Andy Nelson, Jorrel Khalil Aunario,Alice Laborte, Yann Chemin, and RobertHijmans, PBGB
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Won the Best Poster Award or
 Scientifc Conerence o the Federation oCrop Science Societies o the Philippines,May.
P. Stephen Baenziger, BOT member
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Given the University o Nebraska’sOutstanding Research and Creative ActivityAward, March.
Emmy Ballesfn, records management specialist,PMMS
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Appointed member o the NationalCommission or Culture and the Arts(NCCA) o the Philippine government,August.
Nguyen Cao Quan Binh, research scholar, PBGB
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Received the Best MS Thesis Award romthe Philippine chapter o the GammaSigma Delta Honor Society o Agricultureo the USA (
Molecular and biochemical characterization o germin-like protein inrice),
May
.
Roland Buresh, principal scientist, CESD
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Received the 2011 Norman Borlaug Awardrom the International Fertilizer IndustryAssociation or his work in transorming thescientifc concept o site-specifc nutrientmanagement to innovative knowledgetranser tools based on decision-supportsotware, the Internet, mobile phones andfeld practices readily usable by rice growers,May.
Tara Chand Dhoundiyal, manager, STRASAProject, IRRI-India
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Received the IRRI Award or OutstandingAdministrative Support, April.
Evangelina Ella, Maribel Dionisio-Sese, andAbdelbagi Ismail, CESD
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Won third prize in the Best Postercompetition (
Jaymee R. Encabo, ormer IRRI scholar
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Awarded third prize in the Talent Searchor Young Scientists o the Philippineso the National Academy o Science andTechnology, July.
Kong Luen Heong, senior scientist- insectecology, CESD
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Inducted intoTWAS, the academy osciences or the developing world,or hiscontributions to agricultural science andsustainable development, particularly orhis transdisciplinary work to integrate insectecology with psychology, communication,and the social sciences to develop simpleheuristics and or using entertainmenteducation and media to motivate thousandso rice armers to make better decisions inpest management, November.
John Carlos Ignacio, PBGB; Pamella MarieSendon, PBGB; Darlene Sanchez, PBGB;Abdelbagi Ismail, CESD; David Mackill, PBGB;and Endang Septiningsih, PBGB
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Won second prize in the Best Postercompetition
IRRI
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Won US$550,000 in the BBVA FoundationFrontiers o Knowledge Awards 2010or mobilizing rice knowledge toalleviate hunger. The Institute won in theDevelopment Cooperation category orits contribution to “reducing poverty andhunger in the world by means o riceresearch and armer training,” February.
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Given the Top OJT Organization Award bythe Colegio de San Juan Letran, CalambaCity, Philippines, in recognition o the highlevel o support given by IRRI to students inon-the-job training placements, March.
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Won the award or “Best Initiative by aGovernmental or Statutory Body during theUK Climate Week or its Department orInternational Development-unded projectScuba Rice, March.
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Recipient o the frst Mobile Bayani Awardor the development o the
Nutrient Manager 
or rice application, which enablesarmers and extension agents to obtainsite-specifc ertilizer advice using a simplemobile phone, August.
IRRI Communication and Publications sta
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Won two gold awards (frst place) in thePublishing Category o the 2011 Critiqueand Awards (C&A) Program o theAssociation or Communication Excellence (ACE). IRRI’s
won inthe Electronic Publishing Class and
The IRRI Pioneer Interview 
 
series, conducted by GeneHettel, won in the Editing Class. Memberso the
2009 Annual Report 
production teamwere Gene Hettel, managing editor; LanieReyes, editor; Alaric Francis Santiaguel,associate editor; Bill Hardy and Tess Rola,copy editors; Emmanuel Panisales, designand layout; Juan Lazaro IV, cover design;Chris Quintana and Isagani Serrano,photography; Joe Ibabao and JessiecaNarciso, videographers; Darell Sison,webmaster; Antonette Abigail Caballeroand Cynthia Quintos, production assistants;and Lourdes Columbres, distribution.Contributing writers were Lanie Reyes,Alaric Santiaguel, Gene Hettel, Mutya Frio,Trina Leah Mendoza, Katherine Nelson, andAlbert Borrero.
Kshirod K. Jena, senior scientist-plant breedingand IRRI representative to the Republic oKorea
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Received an award rom the RuralDevelopment Administration (RDA) or hisoutstanding contribution and service tothe development o agricultural researchand cooperation between RDA and IRRI,December.
Joyce Kikaunda. BOT member
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Presented with a Council Award as anoutstanding scientist by the Arican CropScience Society, October.
Gurdev S. Khush, ormer principal scientist andormer head, PBGB
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Received a Doctor o Science (
honoriscausa
) degree rom theIndira GandhiAgricultural University, January.
Jagdish K. Ladha, principal scientist, CESD
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Received the 2011 International Servicein Agronomy Award rom the AmericanSociety o Agronomy or his work inresearch, training, and extension especiallyin South Asia, October.
Jong-Hee Lee, visiting research ellow, PBGB
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Received the Best Paper Award in 2010rom RDA, February
.
David Mackill, ormer principal scientist andplant breeder
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Given a plaque o appreciation orhis contributions to rice research anddevelopment in South Asia (India,Bangladesh, and Nepal) and Arica. Alsocited was his strong commitment torice improvement or unavorable riceecosystems and his pioneering eorts asinitiator and leader o the Stress-TolerantRice or Arica and South Asia (STRASA)project, January.
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Honored by armers o West ChamparanDistrict, north Bihar, India, or his importantrole in the development o submergence-tolerant rice variety Swarna-Sub1, April.
Noel Magor, head, TC
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Recognized during the 7th InternationalIntegrated Rice Duck Farming Conerencein Sylhet, Bangladesh, or playing a veryimportant role as then project manager othe PETRRA (Poverty Elimination throughRice Research Assistance) Project, March.
Youngjun Mo, visiting research ellow, and YooJin Lee, scholar, PBGB
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Won, or their respective paper, theExcellent Presentation Award given by theKorean Society o Breeding during theScience Symposium Plant Breeding Strategyto Prepare or Climate Change, July.
Sam Mohanty, head, SSD
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Received the prestigious Glory o IndiaAward rom the Delhi-based IndiaInternational Friendship Society, July.
Rowena Oane,
 
assistant scientist, PBGB
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Received the IRRI Outstanding ScientifcAchievement Award, April.
Sushil Pandey, senior scientist, SSD
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Recognized by the Nepal AgriculturalResearch Council or his contributions torice research, April.
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