Professor Chamari M. Hettiarachchi

Professor in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Department of Chemistry
University of Colombo
Colombo 00300
Sri Lanka

Office: Department of Chemistry, Room: 129
Work Phone: +94 11-250 3367
Work Fax: +94 11-250 3367

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Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD 2003

    PhD - Plant Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

  • BSc 1996

    BSc - Special Degree in Botany (Second Class Upper Division)

    University of Colombo


      • Plant and Animal Molecular Biology
      • Biochemistry
      • Microbiology

      Research Interests

      • Development of transgenic plants (to enhance yield and  salinity, drought resistant)
      • Production of recombinant industrial enzymes
      • Screening of medicinal plants and marine sponges to check their potential bioactive compounds to develop antimicrobial, anticancer and anti-inflammatory drugs
      • Investigation of the possibility of using FITC-doped silica nanoparticles as a biosensor for bacterial detection