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Dr. Hernan Mauricio Romero
As Coordinator of the Biology and Breeding Research Program for the Colombian Oil Palm Research Centre, Dr. Romero studies the physiological response of Oil palm to stress conditions including phenology, biochemical and molecular aspects of oil palm tolerance against pests, diseases and abiotic stress (drought, aluminum toxicity, flooding). Dr Romero has been awarded the Colombian Prize on Biotechnology Research, the Prize for Excellence on Research and the Colombian Botany Society Research Prize. Dr. Romero received his B.Sc. in Biology, and his M.Sc. in Crop Physiology from the National University of Colombia. During his Ph.D. in Plant Physiology at Penn State University, he worked on the repair mechanisms of oxidized proteins and the response of plants to oxidative stress.
Dr. Hernan Mauricio Romero, Head - Biology & Breeding Program
Cenipalma - Centro de investigación en Palma de Aceite
Colombia - Planting of Interspecific Hybrid - (Oleifera X Guineensis) Blend
Day 1 [Mon 18, July], at 10:15 AM