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ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

Transgenic mosquito resistant to multiple serotypes of the dengue virus

Transgenic mosquito resistant to multiple serotypes of the dengue virus: Development of the first transgenic Animal in Sri Lanka Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo in collaboration with the Molecular Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya The dengue virus causes epidemics in more than 100 tropical and sub-tropical countries, where [...]

Tropical Medicine Research Center (TMRC) Project – Support Staff

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS THE CASE-CONTROL STUDY – FIELD TEAM Ms. Ruksala Ranatunga (2018-2019) Ms. Sacheebhanu Piyasiri (2018- To Date) Mr. Nishanthan Chandrasekharan (2018-2019) Mr. Dasun Madushan (2018) Mr. Chathura Priyadharshana (2019) Mr. Sandeep Hasinthara (2019) Ms. Gishani Parameswaran (2020) VECTOR AND ITS ENVIRONMENT Mr. Raushan Siraj (2018 - 2020) Mr. M. Ariyapala (Field Assistant) (2019 - [...]

Tropical Medicine Research Center (TMRC) Project – Achievements from 2011-2017

KEY SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS OF PUBLIC HEALTH SIGNIFICANCE With the recognition of a leishmaniasis outbreak in 2001 a series of studies that followed enabled in-depth investigation of CL patients using clinical, biological and latest molecular techniques. Key scientific findings of public health significance achieved are as follows: PUBLICATIONS (2001-2018) Karunaweera ND, Ferreira MU. (2018). Leishmaniasis: current [...]

Tropical Medicine Research Center (TMRC) Project – Achievements from 2017 To Date

SCIENTIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS Siriwardana Y, Deepachandi B, Weerasinghe S, Karunaweera N, Udagedara C, Warnasuriya W, Ranawaka RR, Kahawita I. (2021). First Evidence from Sri Lanka for subphenotypic diversity within L. donovani-induced classical cutaneous leishmaniasis. BioMed Research International. 2021: Article ID 3537968. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/3537968 Silva H, Liyanage A, Deerasinghe T, Sumanasena B, Munidasa D, de Silva [...]

Tropical Medicine Research Center (TMRC) Project

Epidemiology and transmission of Leishmania donovani infections in Sri Lanka and Bhutan Parasitic Diseases Research Unit, Department of Parasitology Faculty of Medicine The Tropical Medicine Research Center (TMRC) project is financially supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA through a TMRC Award (Grant No. U01AI136033). [...]

Development of a genetic barcode for surveillance and malaria parasite tracking in Sri Lanka

Parasitic Diseases Research Unit, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in collaboration with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, USA Sri Lanka was certified as a malaria-free nation in 2016, but imported malaria cases continue with a persistent risk of re-emergence of the disease in the country Genetic information of [...]

Three UoC researchers rank among the World’s top 2% in Stanford University list

Three academics from the University of Colombo have been ranked among the top 2% of scientists around the world in a recent paper from Stanford University, published in the journal PLoS Biology. This study has classified the scientists based on their career-long citation impact until the end of 2019. A total of 15 scientists from [...]

An Environmentally Friendly Instrument Used for Chasing Elephants Using an Infra Sound Technique

Infrasound frequencies for which elephants are sensitive are generated by an automated system that has been developed to chase elephants with no physical harm to the animal. The system comprises a PIR sensor coupled with a GSM model powered with a battery charged by a solar panel. These units are assembled as a single unit […]