Dr. Bijayalakshmi Devi Nongmaithem
Bachelor of Fisheries Science (1st class), Central Agricultural University, India.
Master in Fisheries Business Management (Distinction), Central Institute of Fisheries Education, India.
PhD, Marine Ecology Research Centre, Southern Cross University, Australia.
Bijayalakshmi Devi Nongmaithem finished her undergraduate degree at the College of Fisheries, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, India. She had completed her master degree from Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India. She joined Southern Cross University in 2014 under a Marine Ecology Research Centre PhD Scholarship and has recently completed her PhD at Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, on the topic "Can whelks contribute to food security and human health?". Her Ph. D research investigated the extent to which marine whelks can be more effectively utilised which was a combination of social surveys of the mollusc industry in Australia and India, with laboratory research that characterise the biochemical properties of the local whelks.
She is currently undertaking postdoctoral research accessing on how fatty acids and other natural products contribute to the health of marine organisms and their value as seafood products within the Marine Ecology Research Centre. She is also working as analytical officer in Analytical Research Laboratory (ARL), Southern Cross University and assist any MERC student wanting to access ARL facilities.
2016: Winner of the Flash Talk oral presentation in RISE conference, SCU, Lismore.
2015: Winner and People’s choice award of 3 minute thesis competition in Southern Cross University, Australia.
2015: Represent Southern Cross University in Trans-Tasman 3 minute thesis competition as finalist.
2015: Winner of the People’s Choice award for oral presentation in RISE conference, SCU, Lismore.
2009-2011: Awarded ICAR Fellowship for Master studies in Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India.
2005- 2009- Recipient of MOBC Scholarships, Govt. of India
2014-2015: Marine Ecology Research Centre Scholarship for PhD research, Southern Cross University, NSW 2480