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According to the latest SARS-CoV-2 variant report issued by the Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology Unit of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 41 new cases of Omicron were detected from 176 samples. Omicron is currently detected in over 100 countries including the United States, Canada, Australia India,...
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The report of whole genomic sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 variants in Sri Lanka was issued on 03.12.2021 by the Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology Unit of the Department of Immunology Molecular and Molecular Medicine of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The study was carried out by USJ researchers including Prof. Neelika Malavige and Dr. Chandima Jeewandara. 94...
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With emerging diversified technological developments, the field of social robotics takes a significant place. 13th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2021) brought out together researchers and practitioners around the globe working on the interaction between humans and intelligent robots and on the integration of robots into the fabric of our society. The team representing...
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Mr. Damitha Nipunajith, alumni of the Science Faculty of USJ becomes the editor of the Vidusara Magazine. Vidusara is a weekly science magazine published in Sri Lanka by Upali Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd. Mr. Damitha Nipunajith studied at Bogoda Maha Vidyalaya, Ananda College, Colombo and Bandarawela Central College. He was an undergraduate of Faculty of Applied Sciences of University...
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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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Prof. N.G.S. Shantha Gamage, attached to the Department of Physics, has been elected as the President of Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka (IPSL) at the 41st Annual General Meeting held on March 20, 2021 at the Auditorium, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo 07. Institute of Physics Sri Lanka is the apex...
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Dr. Theshini Perera; Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry of USJ has been interviewed by Groundviews for Women’s Day 2021,  a professional in the field of science who has broken stigmas held against women, proving that not only can women drive change and succeed but that they can do so within fields conventionally dominated by men....
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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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