It is with a deep sense of honor and privilege that the untiring and hardworking PRRI ED, Cheryl Lazaga Eusala, Ph.D, received the appointment to chair Session I on Crop Improvement at the renowned International Rubber Conference (IRC) 2024.

This prestigious event, hosted by the International Rubber Research and Development Board (IRRDB) in Pattaya City, Thailand, bore witness to Dr. Eusala’s unparalleled expertise and exemplary leadership within the field.

Throughout the session, Dr. Eusala’s adept guidance facilitated in-depth discussions on crucial topics such as genetic and molecular breeding, clonal performance trials, participatory approaches in rubber breeding, and physiological studies on rubber breeding. These discussions not only showcased the commitment of IRRDB’s member countries to advancing scientific discourse in the rubber industry but also provided valuable insights into the latest developments in crop improvement strategies.

Distinguished presenters from across the globe, representing rubber-producing nations such as China, France, Cote D’Ivoire, and India, contributed their expertise and perspectives, enriching the session with diverse insights and experiences.

In essence, Dr. Eusala’s appointment as session chair at the IRC 2024 served as a resounding endorsement of her remarkable contributions to the field, while further cementing her reputation as a visionary leader in rubber research and development.

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