Friday, 28 November 2014

IRRI holds first "PostDocs' Day"

IRRI holds the first "PostDocs' Day" on 17 November 2014 at Scout Hall, Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna.

To formally start the program, Deputy Director General for Research (DDG-R) Matthew Morell  gave the welcome greetings and opening remarks to the participants. Program facilitators were Grant Singleton, Principal Scientist; Christine Croombes, Director for Human Resource Services; Noel Magor, Head of Training Center, and Chris Dixon, Director of Growing Edge Limited (based in Hong Kong).

33 PDFs joined the first PostDocs' Day. In attendance were Jessica Rey (PBGB), Shanta Karki (C4), Govinda Rizal (C4), Ando Radanielson (CESD), Balram Marathi (PBGB), Alexander Stuart (CESD), Alexandre Grondin (CESD), Hsiang-Chun Lin (C4), Sung Ryul Kim (PBGB), Mohammad Rahman (PBGB), Dixit Shalabh (PBGB), Sheetal Sharma (CESD), Khin Thawda Win (CESD), Maria Stefanie Dwiyanti (PBGB), Anca Macovei (PBGB), Suchit Shrestha (CESD), Ramkumar Gandhimani (PBGB), Vito Butardo Jr. (GQNC), Jolly Chatterjee (C4), Nyo Me Htwe (CESD), Janelle Jung (TC), Pieter Rutsaert (SSD), Hung Van Nguyen (CESD), Krishna Devkota (CESD), Millicent Sanciangco (GRC), Bryce Blackman (TC), Tun Tun Ye (PBGB), Prasad Senadheera (PBGB), Geoffrey Onaga (PBGB), Hedia Tnani (PBGB), James Quilty (CESD), Dmytro Chebotarov (GRC), and Parvesh Chandna Kumar (SSD).

Key topics include an overview of IRRI’s Research and Development (R&D) efforts and emphasized how PDFs play a significant role in R&D. There was also an open discussion on development plans for PDFs by giving participants an opportunity to explore their professional and personal strengths and weaknesses.

The day was capped with a dinner at the DDG-R's residence. HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2014-128

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