Neena Mitter, Director, Centre for Horticultural Science Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, the University of Queensland (UQ) 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 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 leads a passionate, motivated and impactful research group to deliver global innovations at UQ, namely ‘ Non-GM and non-toxic BioClay spray for crop protection’, 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 horticulture of tomorrow.
Neena Mitter appears with thanks to Academic Partner The University of Queensland.