Aldrin Cantila

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Aldrin graduated from USM Philippines with a Bachelor of Plant Breeding and Genetics. Following the undergraduate studies, he started his MSc at the UPLB Philippines in Plant Breeding. Now he is doing his PhD at The University of Western Australia.

Research Interests

Genomic analyses between Brassica species and its wild relatives

Current Projects

Molecular characterization of the introgressed Brassica hybrids and gene mining of Brassica WA wild species for disease resistance


Cantila AY, AML Fordan, IV Boholano. 2019. Phenotypic variation and correlation of traits in Philippine hybrid rice varieties. J Bangla Agric Univ 7(2): 179–186.

Cantila AY; Abdula SE, Quitel AJR. 2018. Heritability and Predicted Gain of Twelve Traits in Fifty-five Upland Rice Varieties. J Adv App Sci Res 2 (1):1-8

Cantila AY, Abdula SE, Candalia HJC. 2017. Study of the Quantitative Traits in Registered Inbred Rice (Oryza sativa L.) using Different Statistical Parameters. Phil J Sci 146 (4): 387-393.

Cantila AY, Quitel AJR. 2017. Statistical Analysis of Foreign Rice Phenotypes under Different Seasons of the Philippines. J Adv App Sci Res 1 (12):7pages

Cantila AY, Espino RRE, Sales EK. 2017. Molecular evaluation of the Philippine best rubber clones using Genomic-based Simple Sequence Repeats. J Adv App Sci Res 1(11): 9-27.

Cantila AY, Abdula SE, Balos JL. 2017. Morphometric analysis of upland rice phenotypes in lowland condition. J Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 10(4): 62-69

Cantila AY, Espino RRE, Sales EK. 2017. Genetic variation and structure of rubber population based on microsatellites. International Journal of Biosciences 10(3): 107-117

Cantila AY, Abdula SE, Candalia HJC, Balleras GD. 2016. Multiple statistical tools for divergence analysis of rice (Oryza sativa L.) released varieties. The Philippine Statistician 65(2): 121-134

Cantila AY, Espino RRE, Sales EK. 2015. Utilization of simple sequence repeats markers in the genetic characterization of Philippine rubber, Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. ex A. Juss) Muell. Arg., germplasm. Philippine Journal of Crop Science 40(3): 33-39.


Outstanding Junior Researcher of PhilRice (Special Citation) in 2017

Department of Agriculture Gawadsaka Oustanding Agricultural Researcher in Region 12 in 2018

Contact Details

Aldrin Cantila

Room 1.122, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

The University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009, Perth, Australia