PhD, Molecular Genetics and Plant Breeding
Assistant Professor and Head, Genetics Laboratory
Institute of Plant Breeding-Crop Science Cluster
College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños
Research Areas: plant molecular genetics/genomics studies for crop improvement and germplasm management application; basic S&T research studies towards the development of molecular biotechnology technologies; and crop pre-breeding employing advancements in genomics and computational biology.
- Completed PhD in Molecular Genetics and Plant Breeding in 2004 from the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; M.S. Genetics minor in Plant Breeding in 1998 from UP Los Baños; and BS-Agriculture major in Plant Breeding, Magna Cum Laude, in 1990 from the Visayas State College of Agriculture (now Visayas State University), Baybay City, Leyte.
- Other relevant work experience as follows: Fulbright Advance Research Fellow on Bioinformatics at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University, USA (2011-2012); Molecular Marker Specialist at AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center, Taiwan (2009-2010); and Junior Plant Breeder at East West Seed Co. Inc. (1991-1995).
- Main proponent and instructor of the ABT 106 (Molecular Markers) core course of the new BSABT undergraduate program of the College of Agriculture, UPLB. Advised undergraduate (BSABT and BSA) and graduate (MBB, Genetics and Plant Breeding) students in both academic and student thesis research.
- Have completed and on-going research projects on crop molecular genetics, breeding, genomics and agricultural biotechnology e.g. PCAARRD-funded Genomics Assisted Breeding in Coconut (Program Leader), UPLBFI-Del Monte collaborative Genomics Program in Pineapple (Program Leader), and PCAARRD-DOST project on Tomato Genomics for Virus Resistance (Project Leader). Publications of research outputs in refereed journals, and presentations in local and international scientific fora/conferences.
Author/co-author of three international ISI or at least 9 refereed manuscripts; at least 18 (senior author) and 15 (co-author) paper proceedings of conference; and at least 33 presentations (with abstract) in national and international scientific meetings/conferences.
Galvez, H.F., E.C. Fernandez and D.M. Hautea. 2005. Molecular mapping of resistance to thrips in potato. The Philippine Agricultural Scientist 88(3):268-280.
Flandez-Galvez, H., R. Ford, E.C.K. Pang and P. Taylor. 2003. QTL Analysis for ascochyta blight resistance in an intraspecific population of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 107:1257-1265.
Flandez-Galvez, H., R. Ford, E.C.K. Pang and P. Taylor. 2003. An intraspecific linkage map of the chickpea (Cicer arietinum) genome based on sequence tagged microsatellite site and resistance gene analog markers. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 106:1447-1456.
OTHER SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (INTERNATIONAL)
Galvez, H.F. 2015. Molecular Breeding for Biotic Resistance: From MAS in Corn to NGS and Genomics Approaches in Tomato and Coconut. Plenary talk (Day 2, 14.25-14.5 session) during the 2nd Plant Genomics Congress held at Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 19-20, 2015.
Galvez, H.F., R. Schafleitner, A.O. Canama, D.V. Lantican, R.V. Cortes and R.B. Quilloy. 2015. Identification of induced mutation on candidate host factor genes for multiple virus resistance tomato through targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) approach. Paper poster presented during the 2nd Plant Genomics Congress held at Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 19-20, 2015.
Galvez, H.F., R. Schafleitner, A.O. Canama, R.B. Quilloy, D.V. Lantican, R.V. Cortes, L.L. Tandang and B.A. Kebasen. 2013. Development of tomato non-host to tomato virus through targeted mutagenomics and bioinformatics approaches. Plenary session during the 44th Tomato Breeders Round Table (TBRT) Meeting held in Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand on February 6-8, 2013. pp. 24.
Cortes R.V., A.O. Canama, R.B. Quilloy, and H.F. Galvez. 2013. Phenotypic characterization of EMS-tomato mutants showing visible mutations affecting morphological and fruit traits. Poster paper presented during the 10th Solanaceae Conference, SOL 2013.
Lantican D.V.L., A.O. Canama, H.F. Galvez, and R. Schafleitner. 2013. Next-generation (NGS) – TILLING: a combined approach for identifying induced mutation on candidate host factor genes for multiple virus resistance in tomato. Poster paper presented during the 10th Solanaceae Conference, SOL 2013.
Galvez, H.F., C. B., Pascual, A.K.B Malijan, A.O. Canama, P.H. Manguiat, R.B. Quilloy. 2011 Incorporation of downy mildew resistance in targeted maize breeding/parental lines. 11th Asian Maize Conference. China.
Galvez, H.F., A.K.B. Malijan, A.O. Canama, C.B. Oascual, P.H. Manguiat, R.B. Quilloy, M.L.S. Jubay, E.J.U. Tongson, R.R. Ripalda and D.M. Hautea. 2011. Marker-assisted breeding of downy mildew resistant corn in the Philippines. XX International Plant and Genome (PAG) Conference.