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Prof. Brian McGaw visits India for Institutional Partnership
Mr. Achal K Paul | 16 Sep 2011

Professor Brian McGaw Dean of Faculty of Science Technology and Engineering at La Trobe University travelled to India for Networking Event. He was accompanied by few of the leading academics and researchers from the La Trobe University.

PROFESSOR BRIAN McGaw Dean of Faculty of Science Technology and Engineering at La Trobe University travelled to India for Networking Event. He was accompanied by few of the leading academics and researchers from the La Trobe University. Agents, Institution partners, perspective Institution partners, people from Industry/ leading technology organizations, staff from Australian High Commission and Victorian Government Office in India were present at the event. Event was co-hosted by Prof. Brian McGaw and Victorian Government Commissioner, Mr. Geoffrey Conaghan.

Professor Brian McGaw, the Dean of Faculty of Science Technology and Engineering, La Trobe University shared “the University’s achievements, future plans and opportunities for the attendees from various organizations to collaborate specifically in the area of AgriBio sciences. As you know we are setting up AUD 288 million dollar Research Centre on our Melbourne campus, which will be up and running next year.”

Professor McGaw’s research has involved the application of his expertise in analytical chemistry to a broad range of areas including the biosynthesis of secondary plant metabolites, food and agriculture and groundwater quality and monitoring. His extensive publication record includes over 140 publications

La Trobe ranks among one among the top universities in the world for biochemistry and cell biology according to the recently announced by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report. The university's research ranges from helping combat auto-immune diseases and malaria to developing pest resistant plants and tackling bio-security issues. Of the 34 universities surveyed, La Trobe scored an ERA rating of five, the highest rating possible, which places the University well above world standard in life sciences.