On Tuesday, January 3, 2012 – Dr. Haryono, Head of Agency for Agricultural Research and Development [AARD], Department of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia has appointed 65 new officers in a number of offices under his coordination. Those new officers include five newly appointed head of research institutes (Balai Penelitian), such as: Balai Penelitian Sayuran, Balai Penelitian Tanaman Rempah dan Obat, Balai Penelitian Tanaman Pemanis dan Serat Alam, Balai Penelitian Tanaman Palma, Balai Penelitian Tanaman Industri dan Penyegar, and Balai Penelitian Ternak.
Dr. Rubiyo, one of the PhD. (S3) alumnus associated with PMB Lab. has been appointed as the new head of Balai Penelitian Tanaman Industri dan Penyegar (Balitri). Dr. Rubiyo has done part of his PhD research activities at PMB Lab during his PhD (S3) program at IPB. His PhD (S3) dissertation was about resistance against Phytophthora palmivora – the fungal pathogens causing black pod disease in cacao.
All PMB Lab staffs and associated graduate students congratulate Dr. Rubiyo for his new position. We hope that he will be successful in assuming his new position at Balitri.