Dr. Michael D. Purugganan recognies for his outstanding scientific contributions in the fields of plant genomics and plant evolutionary biology, particularly for his significant contributions to the study of rice genomics and the evolition of rice varieties/variants, and their implications for agriculture, food self sufficienc and nutrition.
Dr. Purugganan has maintained long fruitful collaborations with a number Philippine institutions. His counsel on science policy to strengthen national efforts is constantly sought.
Birthdate: 20 October 1963
- Ph.D. Botany - University of Georgia 1993
- M.A. Chemistry - Comlumbia University 1988
- B.S. Chemistry - University of the Philippines-Diliman