Indian researcher Minoti Apate named as woman of the year 2015 in New South Wales
Indian researcher Minoti Apate has been named as New South Wales (NSW) Woman of the year 2015.
Apate was named for the award for her contributions to the field of medical research, Indian community and the tertiary education.
About Minoti Apate
- At present she is Professor of Medicine at the South Western Sydney Clinical School of the University of New South Wales.
- Apate was the first researcher in the world to develop a method to isolate pancreatic stellate cells, a technique which provided a research tool for studying the path that pancreatic fibrosis (scarring of the pancreas) takes.
- At present, Apate is director of the Pancreatic Research Group based Based at Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Australia.
- She is leading pre-clinical studies that are primed to suggest new treatments for pancreatic cancer.
- She is also an acknowledged world-leader in alcohol-induced pancreatic injury and pancreatic cancer.
- Apate was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2014 for her services to medical research, Indian community and the tertiary education.
- Apart from scientific research work, she is also an active member of the Marathi Association of Sydney, an organisation that serves Sydney’s Indian population.