To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014, Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) profiled women scientists from around the world working on cereals, legumes and root crops, using a variety of molecular-breeding methods, slick data management skills and the latest tools and technology. Among these successful women is Dr. Jonaliza Lanceras-Siangliw, BIOTEC researcher based at Rice Gene Discovery Unit.
Dr. Jonaliza Lanceras-Siangliw’s research focuses on drought resistance in rice. She is a key member of BIOTEC’s Molecular Rice Breeding Program for Mekong Region, a project that emphasizes on strengthening rice breeding programmes by using a genotyping building strategy and improving phenotyping capacity for biotic and abiotic stresses. In this project, she works closely with and provides training to rice breeders from neighboring countries, namely Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.
For a full story, please visit http://blog.generationcp.org/2014/03/07/inspiring-change-gcp-celebrates-sisters-in-science-on-international-womens-day/.
Posted on 10 March 2014