Desiree Hautea is "the ABSPII Coordinator for South East Asia (Philippines and Indonesia). She is a Professor of Genetics, Molecular biology and biotechnology at the College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños. Desiree holds a Ph.D. in Plant Genetics and Breeding from the University of Illinois. She manages several programs on crop improvement, biotechnology, genetic resources, and seed support systems, including participation in the development and implementation of relevant policies at the University and national levels. She is author and co-author of more than 25 scientific publications in refereed journals, books and proceedings and has presented over 50 papers at national and international scientific meetings."
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- Peter Gregory, Robert H. Potter, Frank A. Shotkoski, Desiree Hautea, K.V. Raman, Vijay Vijayaraghavan, William H. Lesser, George Norton, and W. Ronnie Coffman, "Bioengineered Crops as Tools for International Development: Opportunities and Strategic Considerations," Experimental Agriculture (2008), 44: 277-299, June 20, 2008.