Hudaa Neetoo is currently a Lecturer in Microbiology at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Mauritius. She holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Biochemistry from Imperial College London and a Masters and PhD in Food Science from the University of Delaware, U.S. Her scientific interests are in the field of Food and Environmental Microbiology, spanning a wide range of topics. She has supervised more than 35 BSc students and has authored more than 40 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as six book chapters. She has taught a wide range of courses, ranging from Food and Environmental Microbiology, Biochemistry, Microbial Ecology and Epidemiology among others. She is the reviewer of several international journals including “International Food Research”, “Innovative Food Science and Technology” and “Food Hydrocolloids”. She won the 2nd prize for the 2014 Best Young Mauritian Scientist Prize awarded by the Mauritius Research Council.