Prof. Neena Mitter
PRAVASI FELLOW, ELECTED 2022
Born in Ghaziabad, India on 19 Sept 1962. Educated at University of Delhi, India; B.Sc. 1982. Indian Agricultural Research Institute; M.Sc.1984; Ph.D. 1988.
Director, Centre for Horticultural Science, of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland; 2018 to date. Director, Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Sustainable Crop Protection, The University of Queensland; 2019 to date.
Post-Doctoral Fellow 1988-1989, University of Hull, UK. Scientist 1991-2000, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India. Biotechnologist 2000-2004, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Australia. Academic Research Fellow 2004 – 2006, Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research, The University of Queensland, Australia. Senior Biotechnologist 2006 – 2007, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Australia. Principal Biottechnologist and Focus Team Leader 2007 – 2010, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry, Queensland Government, Australia. Senior Research Fellow 2010-2014, Associate Professor 2014-2016, Professor and Research Theme Leader Agricultural Nanotechnology 2016-2018, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland, Australia.
Awards/Honours: Life Sciences Queensland Rural and Regional Service Award, 2021; India Australia Business Community (IABC) - Australia India Science, Research and Development Award, 2019; Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering Fellowship, 2019; UQ Partners in Research Excellence Award, 2019; Women in horticulture finalist, National Horticulture Awards for Excellence, 2018; Women in Technology Life Sciences Outstanding Award, 2017; The University of Queensland Women in QAAFI Award, 2015; The University of Queensland QAAFI Staff Achievement Award, 2014; Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Award, 2012; Queensland Government Recognition in ‘Everyday women, extraordinary lives tribute gallery’, 2011; Queensland International Fellowship, Category Winner for Biotechnology, 2009; Recognition in the Our Women: Our State Pictorial History of Queensland 1859-2009, 2009; Women in Technology, Queensland Biotech Researcher award, 2008. Indian Agricultural Research Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 1999; FAO fellowship, 1996; INLAKS Fellowship, 1988; Gold medal for significant PhD research, 1988; Young Scientist Award by the Prime Minister of India, 1987; Prof. M.J.Narasimhan Award by Indian Phytopathological Society, 1987; Delhi University Gold Medal for First Position, 1982.
Fellow: Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
Research Areas: Sustainable crop protection; Pest & disease management; RNA interference; Ag-nanotechnology; Plant propagation, Genomics & genetics
Address: Director, Centre for Horticultural Science, Queensland, BioScience Precinct, Building 80, 306 Carmody Rd, St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland, Australia 4072; 210 Brimblecombe Circuit, Pullenvale, Queensland, Australia 4069; [Tel: Off. (+61) 07 334 62775; Cell: +61 0434 628 094; Email: email@example.com]