Scientist Profile

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Villaluz Z. Acedo

Expertise: Agriculture, Forestry, Tissue Culture/Crop Physiology, Ornamental Horticulturemingoa

Affiliation

Associate Professor, Visayas State University, Visca, Baybay City, Leyte

Association

    • National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), Regular Member

Award

    • Best Research Poster (3rd Place), FCSSP, DAP Tagaytay City, 2007 Je 15
    • Best R and D Poster (Agriculture Category) , VICARP, 2007 My 25
    • Exemplary Researcher Award of the Visayas State University, VSU, 2009 Ag 11
    • Best R & D Paper (Basic Research Category), RDE, 2009 Jl 7-8
    • Finalist for Best Paper (Basic Research Category), VICARP-RRDEN-VSU, 2009 Ju 2
    • AFMA R and D Paper Award, 26th National Research symposium held at DA-BAR, Diliman, Quezon City, Oct 22-24, 2014
    • Outstanding Research Award (Research Project Category), 25th joint VICARP and RRDEN Regional Research, Development and Extension Symposium, VSU, Baybay, Leyte, June 19-20, 2014
    • Best Paper Award (Research Project Category), 25th joint VICARP and RRDEN Regional Research, Development and Extension Symposium, VSU, Baybay, Leyte, June 19-20, 2014
    • Best Poster Award (1st Prize), 25th joint VICARP and RRDEN Regional Research, Development and Extension Symposium, VSU, Baybay, Leyte, June 19-20, 2014
    • Best Poster Award (1st Prize), 9th PAPTCB,Inc. Scientific Convention, Ritz Hotel, Davao City, April 24, 2014

Research

    • Improvement of techniques for in vitro storage of root crop germplasm (Phase II) (Project and Study Leader of 4 studies) [Completed]
    • Establishment of micropropagation system for sustained production of disease free root crop planting materials [Completed]
    • Development of Optimized Tissue Culture Protocols for Dwarf Sensation and other In Demand Crops (LSUHORTONET Collaborative Project) [Completed]
    • Optimization of In vitro and Ex vitro Protocols for Purple Yam (Project Leader) [Ongoing]
    • in vitro conservation and genetic diversity assessment of yam and arrowroot germplasm collection [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Breaking yam dormancy with appropriate chemical treatment, Asia-Pacific Symposium on Postharvest Quality Management of Root and Tuber Crops in Bangkok, Thailand
    • Vase life of Selected Florist greens in Different Holding solutions with Commercial Preservatives, International Conference on Quality Management in Supply Chains of Ornamentals
    • Propagation of Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea L.) In Vitro, 6th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue culture and Biotechnology, Splash Mountain Resort, Los Banos, Laguna
    • Development of in vitro slow growth technique for germplasm maintenance of taro, 20th Regional RDE Symposium, Albuera, Leyte
    • Propagation of recommended cassava varieties through tissue culture , 6th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, Splash Mountain Resort, Los Banos, Laguna
    • In vitro growth of'VU-2' yam as affected by culture vessel size and cap materials, 20th Regional RDE Symposium, Albuera, Leyte
    • Development of Slow Growth Culture for In vitro Maintenance of Taro (Colocasia esculenta(L.) Schott.)., VICARP-RRDDEN-VSU Search for Best Paper,21st Regional RDE Syposium
    • Growth and Development of 'VU-2'Yam nodal Cultures as Affected by Size and Type of Culture Containers, 20th FCSSP Scientific Conference, Silliman University, Dumaguete City
    • Development of novel tissue culture-based seed system for year-round production of purple yam (Dioscorea alata L.), 8th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology-PAPTCB, Inc., Boracay
    • Development of novel tissue culture-based seed system for year-round production of purple yam (Dioscorea alata L.). Paper presented during the, 8th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology-PAPTCB, Boracay
    • In vitro conservation of yam (Dioscorea alata L.)using slow growth culture., 8th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology-PAPTCB, Inc., Boracay
    • Acedo, V. Z. and Valida, I. A. 2012. Growth of ?VU-2? yam (Dioscorea alata L.) nodal explants in culture medium supplemented with different levels of sugar, 8th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology-PAPTCB, Inc., Boracay
    • Simple technique in inducing in vitro production of microtubers in pruple yam., 8th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology-PAPTCB, Inc., held in Boracay, Aklan
    • In vitro growth response of selected recommended cassava varieties to fidderent medium formulations, 8th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology-PAPTCB, Inc., held in Boracay, Aklan

Education

    • University of the Philippines at Los BaƱos, College, Laguna, M.S. in Agriculture, 1987

Publication

    • Acedo, V.Z., Dacera, R.M., (2008 Je 17-18) Development of in vitro slow growth technique for germplasm maintenance of taro
    • In: Book of Abstracts, 20th Regional RDE Symposium, Albuera, Leyte
    • Acedo, V.Z., Gumop-as, G.S., (2008 Je 17-18) In vitro growth of 'VU-2' yam as affected by culture vessel size and cap materials
    • In: Book of Abstracts, 20th Regional RDE Symposium, Albuera, Leyte
    • Acedo, V.Z., Arradaza, C.C, (2008 O 26-30) Propagation of Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea L.) In Vitro
    • In: Book of Abstracts, 6th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, Splash Mountain Resort, Los Banos, Laguna
    • Acedo, V.Z., (2008 O 26-30) Propagation of recommended cassava varieties through tissue culture
    • Book of Abstracts, 6th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue culture and Biotechnology, Splash Mountain Resort, Los Banos, Laguna
    • Acedo, V.Z., Dacera, R.M, (2009 Jl 7-8) Development of Slow Growth Culture for In vitro Maintenance of Taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott.).
    • In: Book of Abstracts 21st Regional RDE Symposium, Candahug, Palo, Leyte
    • Acedo, V.Z., Gumop-as, G.S., (2009) Growth and Development of 'VU-2'Yam nodal Cultures as Affected by Size and Type of Culture Containers (abstract).
    • The Philippine Journal Crop of Science Volume 34
    • Acedo, V.Z., Labana, C.U, (2009) Rapid Proopagation of Recommended Philippine Cassava Varieties Through Tissue Culture
    • Journal of Root Crops (in press)
    • Acedo, V. Z., Arradaza, C.C., (2012) Development of in vitro slow growth culture for yam (Dioscorea alata L.)
    • . Annals of Tropical Research Volume 34, No. 1
    • Acedo, V. Z., (2006) Improvement of in vitro techniques for rapid meristem development and mass propagation of Philippine cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)
    • Journal: Food, Agriculture and Environment (JFAE) Print ISSN:1459-0255 Online ISSN: 1459-0263 Volume 4, No. 1

Trainings

    • GMS Workshop on Economic Analysis of Postharvest Technologies for Vegetables, 2008 Ag 19-21, Goldiana Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    • Quality Management in Supply Chains of Ornamentals, 2007 D 3-6, Radisson Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
    • 6th Scientific convention of the Philippine Association for Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, 2008 O 26-30, Splash Mountain Resort, Los Banos, Laguna (poster presenter -2 and moderator)
    • Training Workshop on Biotechnology, Biosafety and Social Marketing, 2008 S 9-10, VSU, Baybay, Leyte
    • 20th Regional RDE Symposium, 2008 Je 17-18, Malitbog, Albuera, Leyte
    • Technoforum on Technologies and Policies for the Development of Rootcrop Bioethanol, 2008 Mr 26, VSU, Baybay, Leyte
    • Good Laboratory Practices, 2008 F 25-26, DOST 7, Banilad, Cebu City