Dr. (Ms) Geetha Gopalakrishnan
Fellow, Elected 2003

Born in Chennai, India on 19 January 1955. Educated at Lady M.Ct.M. Higher Secondary School, Chennai, 1965-71; Ethiraj College, Chennai 1971-75; Presidency College, Chennai, 1975-77; University of Madras 1977-85; University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1985-89; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1983; Post-Doctoral Associate, 1989; Medical Research Council Canada Award for Post-Doctoral Research 1985; Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, 1987.

Chemistry Lead, MSD International GmbH (Singapore Branch) 2009 to date.

Scientist, 1989-93, Senior Scientist, 1993-97 and Principal Scientist, 1997-2002, Centre for Agrochemical Reserch, SPIC Science Foundation, Chennai; R&D Leader, Schering-Plough Ltd., Singapore 2002-09.

Awards/Honours: VEI Executional Excellence Award for Efficiency Gains, and Environmental Achievement Award by Schering-Plough Ltd; Health Promotor Award by Ministry of Health, Singapore; Technology Transfer Award for Neem Formulations by SPIC Ltd., India; Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Award.

Fellow: Madras Science Foundation.

Research Areas: Agricultural chemicals, chemistry of natural products, organic synthesis process development, combinatorial chemistry, bio-assay development for combinatorial libraries

Address: Chemistry Lead, MSD International GmbH (Singapore Branch), 50, Tuas West Drive, Singapore 638408; 55, First Link Street, Raghavan Colony, Ashok Nagar, Chennai 600083, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. 01-65-66972394; Res. (044) 24891576; Fax: (65) 6869 2359; Email: geethagopal@hotmail.com]