30-SEP-2016: Dr Masarrat Haseeb, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, recently attended workshop on, 'Female Leadership in Crop and Agricultural Sciences' held at Clare College, Cambridge University, U K under Newton-Bhabha Fund Award: part of the Bilateral Collaboration between Department of Biotechnology, India and Cambridge University, U K.
During her Cambridge University visit, Dr Haseeb also visited various Departments, Institutes, Research Laboratories including Department of Plant Sciences, Botanical Garden, National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NAIAB), Sansbury Laboratories and various research laboratories of the John Innes Centre, Norwich. She also attended lectures and had discussions with the scientists during her visit.
Earlier, Dr Haseeb has served on various positions as scientist for over 19 years with Agricultural Research Services at Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (ICAR), Lucknow, where she handled nine Research Projects as leader, associate, including three extra mural research projects of prestigious funding agencies, one of them with foreign collaboration, DFID-Indo-UK project. She has also worked in one of the research schemes of national importance at Forest research Institute and Colleges, Dehradun for over seven years.
Dr Haseeb has contributed significantly to the basic and applied aspects of science of entomology; she has also help develop agro-technologies for management of insect pests of agricultural crops and insect pest surveys of forest trees and plantations and their management and she has contributed immensely in dissemination and popularization of agro-technologies in the service of farming community with a larger impact.
She has a rare distinction of being nominated by Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, on the basis of long standing experience of 39 yrs of her services and her achievements in the field of agricultural research and education.