WCUP funded Research Project










PhD/01/2012
30th April 2012
Serology and Molecular Marker of Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka

Dr. T.D.C.P Gunasekara

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PhD/03/2012
Hypoglycaemic, Anti-inflammatory and Brain ATPase effect of the dried flower extracts of Aegle marmelos (bael fruit) in Wistar rats

Dr. T. Sugandhika Suresh

03 - 18 05

MRI and Department of Biochemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

02 months

Training in animal handling and development of new techniques

PhD/04/2012
Oral hypoglycaemic and anti-inflammatory activity of Pleurotus mushrooms

Dr. T. Sugandhika Suresh

01 - 11 05

MRI and Department of Biochemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

02 months

Training in animal handling and development of novel techniques

International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Pakistan.

05 months

Training in structure elucidation

PhD /05/2012
30th April,2012
Protocol for medico legel examination, reporting and management of female Survivors of Intimate pratner violence in Sri lanka

Dr.P.Abesysndara

PhD /06/2012
08th May,2012
Department of an educational intervention to enhance the nurses ability to provide palliative care to adult cancer patients

Dr.R.B Maharsinghe

PhD /07/2012
30th April,2012
Ishvara Cult in Sri lanka

Prof Saman Ranashinhe

PhD/ 08/ 2012
30th April 2012
Nutritional evaluation of porridge made with green leafy vegetables

Prof Sagarika Ekanayake

02 01 03 07

MRI

2 weeks

Animal handling
Animal handling, using animals for experiments to test various biochemical parameters, development of diabetic animal model.

Malaysia

1 week

International conference Experience in presenting oral presentations to an international audience and increasing networking ability

PhD /09/2012
30th April,2012
Dengue virus infections- Correlates of Protestive immuntity to the dengue Virus

Dr.G.N. Malavige Department of Microbiology

PhD /10/2012
30th April,2012
Department of Water quality Index (WQI)for ground water surface waters in wanatavillu basin and in kelani River for Department of catchment plan using a GIS mode

Prof.S.piyasiri Faculty of Graduate studies

PhD /11/2012
30th April,2012
Application on Integrated strategic Environmental Assessment for the post Conflict Development in Kachcheri Division of Kilinochchi District with Special Refernce to Disaster Rick Management

Prof.S.piyasiri Faculty of Graduate studies

PhD /12/2012
24th May,2012
Absence of a university profession-the case of Education and certification of Accounting Professionals in sri lanka

Prof,D.S.N.P.Senaratne, Department of accounting

PhD /13/2012
27th May,2012
Nursing care delivery in the antenatal, inter natal & post natal units in western province: Quality Assessment & Development of a Training Module

Dr. P.P Rasika PereraDept. of Bio Chemistry Grant awarded to Dr. Vathsala Jayasuriya

PhD /14/2012
24th May,2012
Transformation in the Institution of Religion as Depicted in the 19th Century Poetry & Prose

Prof. R. Arangala Dept of Sinhala & Mass Communication

PhD/15/2012
24th August 2012
Anti-inflammatory activities of selected Sri Lankan medicinal plants

Prof. U. G. Chandrika

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Medical Research Institute: (MRI)

01 month

Training in rats handling, oral feeding, blood drawing, drug administration techniques and dissections of organs and tissues of a rat

Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS) in collaboration with FMS, USJP

02 days

workshop on “Introduction to laboratory animal science”

SLLAS at MRI

02 days

workshop on “Toxicity testing for industrial purposes and possible alternatives”
Handling Zebra fish eggs for toxicity studies and hen egg chorioallontoic membrane technique for eye irritation test.

SLLAS and Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

01 day

Workshop on “Statistic – Intermediate”
Measures of central tendency and dispersion Diagrams and graphs.Selecting the appropriate significance test for a continuous variable with a normal distribution.Inferential statistic.

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Training on lab techniques. Training in handling of “Plethysmometer” which is important for carrageenan induced rat paw oedema teat.

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Training in preparing plant extracts and thin layer chromatography.

PhD /16/2012
24th May,2012
Implementation of industrial Ecology concept in Sri Lanka for Eco industrial development: An Empirical investigation

Dr. U.A.D.P Gunawardene Dept. of Forestry & Enviromental Sciences

PhD/17/201224th May 2012
Genetic structure of Aedes mosquito populations in Sri Lanka

Prof. B. G. D. N. K. De Silva

03 - 18 05

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

06 months

Techniques learnt;
Mosquito rearing DNA extraction from mosquitoes PCR technique Agarose gel electrophoresis Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis

University of Kelaniya, Faculty of Medicine, Molecular Medicine Unit

01 day

Techniques learnt;
Extraction of Dengue viral RNA RT- PCR Gel electrophoresis

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

02 days Techniques learnt;
Animal Handling , Anesthetizing, Euthanizing

Ph.D/19/2013
14th August 2013
Investigation into possible natural products /herbal based therapeutics intervention with special reference to extract of Ceylon green tea on the functional status of patients with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy in relation to their genetic mutations.

Prof. Ranil de Silva

01 - - 04

Mcgill University- Montreal, Canada (World Ranking 35)

02 weeks

Hands on training Techniques- Training on Functional Imaging

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad, India

01 week Techniques- Multiple Ligation Dependant Probe Amplification [MLPA], Polymerase Chain reaction techniques, DNA sequencing, DNA Fingerprinting)

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi, India

01 week

Techniques- Polymerase Chain Reaction techniques, DNA sequencing, DNA isolation by salting out technique

Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)

03 days

Techniques- Multiple Ligation Dependant Probe Amplification [MLPA])

Ph.D/19B/2013
Identification of a novel clinical and genetic marker for Huntington Disease in a Sri Lankan population and the effect of Ceylon Tea

Prof. Ranil de Silva

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APSN-ISN Neuroscience School - Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India.

02 weeks

Hands on training Techniques:Flux Analyzers, Real Time PCR, Phosphor imager Analyzer)

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad, India

01 week

Hands on Training Techniques-
Multiple Ligation Dependant Probe Amplification [MLPA], Polymerase Chain reaction techniques, DNA sequencing, DNA Fingerprinting

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi, India

01week

Hands on Training Techniques- Polymerase Chain Reaction techniques, DNA sequencing, DNA isolation by salting out technique

Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)

03 days

Hands on Training Techniques-: Multiple Ligation Dependant Probe Amplification [MLPA]

Total Progress

06
Inter
national publication

01
Local
publication

34
Presen
tations
in Sri Lanka

25
Presen
tations
outside
Sri Lanka

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10

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