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With the initiation of the COVID-19 vaccination program, Health Care Workers in Sri Lanka were the first to be vaccinated with Covishield vaccine. Therefore, the Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology Unit, Department of Immunology Molecular and Molecular Medicine investigated antibody responses to the SARS-CoV-2, neutralizing antibody responses, antibody responses to the variants, along with T...
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Over 95% individuals in Sri Lanka developed antibodies against the Sinopharm vaccine. The Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology Unit, Department of Immunology Molecular and Molecular Medicine investigated immune responses to the Sinopharm vaccine and found that the vaccine induced antibody responses in over 95% of individuals, similar to levels seen following natural COVID-19 illness. The...
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Although the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a massive devastation in many countries, within a very short period, many different types of COVID-19 vaccines have been developed and have been given Emergency User License by the WHO. Several types of these vaccines are been used in Sri Lanka. Our department is currently studying the immune responses...
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The genomic sequencing facility of the Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology Unit (AICBU) at the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine in the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, has now added nanopore sequencing technology to their sequencing facility. This unit has been instrumental in carrying out SARS-CoV-2 sequencing in the country so far, since the onset...
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One of the flagship events in the academic calendar of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, “The Research Awards – 2019,” prestigious annual event which was previously scheduled to be held at the Faculty of Technology was cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic situation in the country. However the awardees were awarded by the Vice-Chancellor,...
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The new Research Council office (Research Affairs) was opened on 10th of May 2021 at the first floor of the Administration Building of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The Research Council of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura was established in the year 2016 with the broad view of facilitating conduct of high quality research, promoting dissemination...
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Nature recognized the efforts of Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of USJ in identifying new Covid Variants with limited resources. Nature is a leading international weekly journal of science. Nature is serving the research community by publishing its most significant discoveries, reviews, critical comment, news and analysis. Prof. Neelika Malavige; Professor in Department of...
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According to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Statistical Handbook for Sri Lanka, female scientists in natural sciences, medicine, and agricultural sciences make for 40%, 46%, and 38% of the current pool. While these proportions may not be too bleak, much larger gender differences existed in engineering and technologies (only 27% female), and social sciences (only...
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Prof. L. Dinithi C. Peiris of the Department of Zoology / Genetics & Molecular Biology Unit won the “Outstanding Scientist Award” awarded by the VDGOOD Technology Professional Organization, India. She was selected for this award based on her research profile. This organization is committed for novel research, publications, and inventions. VDGOOD is working towards finding new innovations...
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Sequencing of 92 SARS-CoV2 viruses received in our laboratory from January to 1st week of February 2021 was carried out by the Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology Unit, Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sequencing was carried out from viruses from Colombo, Avissawella, Ingiriya, Biyagama, Wattala, Mathugama, Mannar, Vavuniya and from...
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