2018 Dr Del Doherty Lecture


You are invited to attend the 2018 Dr Del Doherty Lecture presented by

Professor Neena Mitter

Director, Centre for Horticutural Sceince at Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland.

Professor Mitter is one of Queensland’s leading biotechnologists, having been involved in molecular biology and biotechnology in Australia and India for over 20 years. She has won prestigious awards like Women in Technology Outstanding Life Science Award, Queensland International Fellowship and Young Scientist Award by the Prime Minister of India. She is internationally recognised for her leadership in innovative, cross-functional research and exceptional industry engagement to address global challenges of agriculture and food security. She leads an impactful research group to deliver global innovations, namely ' Non-GM and Non-toxic BioClay spray for crop protection’, ‘Single dose- shelf stable Nanovaccines for animal health and "Clonal propagation of avocado using plant stem cells". These are ground breaking platform technologies impacting agricultural production, environmental sustainability and socio-economic dynamics of farming community. With increased scrutiny on use of chemicals as crop and animal disease control agents; Prof Mitter is focussed is on developing clean technologies for the agriculture of tomorrow. 

The lecture will be followed by presentation of the Dr Del Doherty Bursary and lunch

Date: Saturday 19th May 2018

Commences: 11am

Location: The Women's College (Chislehurst Room),

                  University of Queensland, St Lucia

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RSVP: Friday 11th May 2018 to Amie Khosla