Plant Breeding


Norvie Manigbas, Ph.D.


Professional skilled in various fields and laboratory techniques with excellent knowledge and extensive experience in scientific research in the field of plant breeding, crop physiology and molecular biology/biotechnology; articulate in communicating ideas to others; a hard worker with excellent work habits; assertive; dependable; and a team player.


  • Agriculturist, Professional Regulation Commission with Registration No. 0010943.
  • Life Member, Crop Science Society of the Philippines (CSSP)
  • Life Member, Philippine Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Life Member, Organic Agriculture Society of the Philippines
  • Auditor, Philippine Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, CLSU Chapter 2014 -Present
  • President, 2006-2007 Board of Directors,
  • Regular Member, National Research Council of the Philippines, 2013 to Present
  • Regular Member, Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines, 1985-Present
  • BOD Member, Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines, 2005-2006
  • Reviewer, Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science, 2012 – Present
  • Reviewer, Romblon State University Research Journal, 2013
  • Editorial Board, Philippine Journal of Crop Science, 2006 – Present
  • Associate Editor, Rice-based Bio-systems Journal 2014 – Present
  • Member, Philippine Association of Career Scientist, Incorporated
  • Member, Rice Technical Working Group, National Seed Industry Council, BPI, Department of Agriculture, 2013 to Present
  • Technical Committee Member, DA Biotechnology Program, 2014 to Present
  • Regular Member, University of the Philippines Los Banos Alumni Association, 1982-Present

Professional Activities

  • breeding rice for heat tolerance
  • direct wet-seeded irrigated lowland
  • molecular marker-assisted breeding for drought tolerance and hybridity test for hybrid rice varieties
  • conducting multi-location yield trials
  • Genotype x Environment data analysis
  • academic load as an Affiliate Professor at the Graduate School, Central Luzon State University
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School, University of the Philippines Los Banos
  • writing and publishing research outputs, presenting research outputs in the national and international scientific conferences, conventions and workshops
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