Dr Bandana Biswas

Over 20 years’ experience

Mobile: +61 418 899 645
Email: bandana@surgecoaching.com.au


Bandana is a business coach specialising in the horticultural industry. She founded Surge Coaching after realising that for science-focussed businesses, team mentorship and scientific method must be considered in parallel.

Under her guidance, Surge Coaching has grown rapidly over the past three years, securing mandates with large businesses across plant science, accounting / finance, law and health / fitness.

Bandana is still actively involved in plant science and is currently writing a paper on carbon capture.


  • Founder & CEO, Surge Coaching (2016 to present)
  • Researcher, University of Queensland, Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research, School of Agriculture and Food Science (2008 to present)
    • Genetic transformation and regeneration of the tree legume Pongamia pinnata
    • Abiotic stress response in the model legume Lotus japonicus
  • PhD Doctorate, University of Queensland (2004)
  • Primary author of plant research papers in international journals
  • Researcher, University of Queensland, Botany Department (2003)
    • Regenerating plants from protoplasts isolated from mesophyll tissue of Lotus japonicus
    • Mutagenesis of Lotus japonicus using chemical EMS for the purpose of isolating hormone insensitive mutants
  • Book keeper, Melbourne-based consultancy firms (2000-2002)
  • Lecturer, Senior Science in British School, Holland (1993-1995)
  • Researcher, Department of Plant Molecular Genetics, Free University, Amsterdam (1988-1990)
    • Induction of resistance against plant pathogens using cellular techniques