Savitha De Britto
M. Sc (Master of Science ( Microbiology and Plant pathology), University of Mysore, 1997-1999-India
B. Sc (Bachelor of Science), University of Mysore, 1994-1997, India
B. Ed (Bachelor of Education), University of Mysore, 1999-2000, India
Areas of teaching
Microbiology, Plant Pathology and Biochemistry, Plant Genetics, Biodiversity and Science Education.
The University of Goroka
P.O Box 1078
GOROKA 441, Eastern Highlands Province
Papua New Guinea
Phone: (+675) 531 1908
Savitha De Britto has been working in Papua New Guinea for 14 years. She joined the University of Goroka in 2008 and has been a lecturer in Biological Sciences for 9 years. Since 2010, HOD for Science, Agriculture and Health Department and Biological Sciences Division thereafter. Currently, the acting Executive Dean of School of Science and Technology. Her duty involves administrative roles and teaching and learning responsibilities for science students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Education, Bachelor of Science degree programs. She has established collaborations with research organizations such as PNGIMR, PNGIBR, RCF in the area of biology and environmental science for scientists and professional teacher educators.
Her M.Sc was by course work and a minor research dissertation presentation on the “Plant diseases and the associated plant defences mechanisms such as antitoxins production in peanut plant”.
Research interest/ Background
Research areas in Life style diseases, mycology, cell biology and Biotechnology [Tissue culture and Taxonomy], Embryology of Angiosperms, Plant breeding and Anatomy
Kik.A& De Britto. S(2014) Ethnomycological Documentation of Mushroom and analysis of antimicrobial properties of the selected species of Mushroom in Papua New Guinea(PNG). Journal of Life Sciences. USA (invited for publication)
Kamane.E & De Britto.S (2014) Assessing the Marine Ecological Safety of Deep Sea Tailing Placement (DSTP) at Basamuk Bay in Madang Province of Papua New Guinea. UOG Journal of Post Graduate Studies and Research.
(yet to be published)
Kik.A, De Britto. S& Jeyarathan.P(2013) Ethnomycological survey of 20 different species of Mushroom and their cultivation in the laboratory in Papua New Guinea(PNG). UOG Journal of Post Graduate Studies and Research.
Kik. A, & De Britto. S(2013) Ethnomycological Documentation of Mushroom Diversity of Wopkola in Mul District of Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea and Investigation of Antimicrobial Properties of Selected Species" in The 7th HUON SEMINAR Proceedings 2013.
De Britto. S & Jeyarathan.P(2013) An assessment of Indigenous knowledge system in National Curriculum of Papua New Guinea. 2nd National Education Conference proceedings 2013
De Britto. S & Take. S (2012) Evaluation of Genetic parameters of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Science in New Guinea.
Kerry. M, De Britto. S & Jeyarathan. P (2012) Effect of Alcohol on Carbohydrate Metabolism. Papua New Guinea journal of Science and Technology.
De Britto.S (2013) An assessment of Indigenous knowledge system in National Curriculum of Papua New Guinea. Paper presented at the 2nd National education conference held at university of Goroka, PNG
De Britto. S (2012) Evaluation of Genetic parameters of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Paper presented at the 6th Science and Technology Conference held at Pacific Adventist University (PAU) in Port Moresby, PNG.
De Britto. S (2012) Effect of Alcohol on Carbohydrate Metabolism, Paper presented at the 6th Science and Technology Conference held at Pacific Adventist University (PAU) in Port Moresby, PNG.
De Britto. S (2008) Environmental Education in Papua New Guinea, Paper presented at the first Science and Technology Conference held here in University of Goroka (UOG), PNG, 2008.