Embassy of Malaysia, Belgium
Kalanithi Nesaretnam completed her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Reading, UK in 1996. She is currently a Minister at Malaysian Embassy based in Brussels, Belgium. She started her career at Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) as a Scientist studying the effects of palm oil and its phytonutrients in nutrition and health. She has a number of patents and several publications to her credit and is best known for her contribution to the field of research in Tocotrienols and Breast Cancer. She was awarded Gold Medal for excellence in research by MPOB in 2001 and won prestigious World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Best Woman Inventor in 2006. She was a founding member of Society for Free Radical Research (SFRR) and is the Past-President for SFRR Asia. Prior to her current position, she was Director for Product Development and Advisory Services, MPOB for six years.