Dr. Anita Menon

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program Fellow
Field of Specialization: Environmental Science and Toxicology
Name: Dr. Anita Menon
Official Address and Designation: Women Scientist and Program Director
Century Foundation
No. 1, Jagajyothi Layout
Maryappana Palya
Bengaluru 560 056
Telephone (O): 91-80-23181443
E-mail: anitam35@yahoo.com
Duration of Grant: Four months
Project Title: Honeybee Health Management for Sustainable Beekeeping: Experience in the U.S. and relevance to India
Abstract of Project :
Bees are important components of natural ecosystems and play a crucial role as efficient pollinators in both agriculture and wild flora. Honeybee health is inextricably linked to the health of the entire environment, including our own. A current epidemic called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is affecting honeybees throughout the U.S. and many other countries. A better understanding of bee dynamics and its management is very essential and urgently required. The present study aims to assess the causes of CCD by using advanced research techniques like Integrated Virus Detection System and Proteomics - Mass Spectrometry, and study the current status of scientific methods in bee health management in the U.S.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Bee Toxicology Bangalore University, Bengaluru 1994
M.Phil. Animal Physiology Bangalore University, Bengaluru 1989
M.Sc. Zoology Bangalore University, Bengaluru 1984
Professional Background :
Women Scientist and Program Director Century Foundation, Bengaluru 1996–till date
Lecturer Bangalore University, Bengaluru 1994–1996
Senior Research Fellow Bangalore University, Bengaluru 1992–1994
Junior Research Fellow Bangalore University, Bengaluru 1990–1992
Dr. Anita Menon