Nethaji J. Gallage

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Nethaji Gallage was born in Sri Lanka. She did her Bsc and Msc studies at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), before starting a PhD at the Plant Biochemistry laboratory at University of Copenhagen, under supervision of Professor Birger Lindberg Møller. During her PhD she identified and characterized one of the main enzymes involved in the vanillin biosynthesis in vanilla (Vanilla planifolia), work which led to multiple publications and a patent.

She is currently a Postdoc at the Plant Biochemistry laboratory, leading the Vanilla project.