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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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Dr. Imalka Munaweera, Senior Lecture of Department of Chemistry of USJ has received one of the most prestigious awards “OSWD Elsevier Foundation Award” for Nanotechnology Research. Her research focuses on using synthetic chemistry techniques to produce nanoparticles and nanofiber composites that can be applied in a range of functions, from drug delivery to water filtration...
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Two academics from the Science Faculty of University of Sri Jayewardenepura are among the global top 2% list for the single-year impact for 2017 and 2019. Prof. Meththika Vithanage is listed in the top 2% list in 2017 and 2019, whereas Dr. Anushka Rajapaksha is listed in the 2019 single-year impact. Prof. Meththika Vithanage is...
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Sri Lanka is currently experiencing a massive outbreak, which originated in Minuwangoda, Gampaha district and is now spreading all over Sri Lanka. The scientists at the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine and Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology Unit of University of Sri Jayewardenepura embarked on carrying out whole genomic sequencing of the virus, to...
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Prof. Neelika Malavige and Dr. Chandima Jeewandara from USJ are to launch the Asian and American Center for Arbovirus Research and Enhanced Surveillance program at the Centre for Dengue Research, University of Sri Jayewardenepura Researchers at the Centre for Dengue Research at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura received funding from the National Institute of Allergy...
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Giant Pangolin is the largest living pangolin in the world. In Sri Lanka, researchers found a pangolin that is more than the maximum body weight and size that is currently reported. Research team revealed the discovery to the media for the first time that the world’s largest pangolin was found in Mannar, Sri Lanka. In...
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  The story of humanity began in Africa. From there, early humans spread to other continents (an idea known as the “Out of Africa” hypothesis) and eventually became the global species that we are today. Many archaeologists speculate that our ancestors traveled along the coast to avoid challenging environments like tropical rainforests. But, according to...
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USJ Scientists to Work with Oxford Scientists who Invented COVID-19Vaccine on Immunology Research
The University of Sri Jayewardenepura is involved in LKR 10 mn project to support vital immunology research in respect of immune response of Covid-19 patients in different populations. In this research to study immune responses to COVID-19, the scientists from University of Oxford and University of Sri Jayewarenapura will be analysing blood samples from healthy...
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