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University of the Philippines Los Baños
Institute of Plant Breeding

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines 4030

Research Interests

Plant Pathology, Science Education, Plant Disease Resistance, Crop Protection


Dr Mark Balendres is a University Researcher III at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). He obtained his straight PhD in Agricultural Science (Plant Pathology) from the University of Tasmania, Australia (2017). His research focuses on the etiology, epidemiology, and management of plant diseases affecting tropical vegetables and high-valued crops.


2021 Outstanding Senior Researcher Award (Natural Science), UPLB

2021 Nelia T. Gonzales Award of Excellence for Research (Senior Researcher), CAFS, UPLB

2020 Outstanding Research Team (Lab Head), UPLB

2019 Gerardo O. Ocfemia Outstanding Plant Pathologist (Research) by the Philippine Phytopathological Society Inc.