Research leading to the award of PhD

  • X-Chromosome markers for forensic genetics in Sri Lanka: development, validation and application of a novel 16 X-STR multiplex assay for the Sri Lankans. K. L. Nandika Perera, Ph.D., Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka. 2021 (Thesis Submitted).
     

  • Population genetic and epidemiological investigation of the dengue vectors Aedes aegypti (L.) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse) in Sri Lanka. M. D. Nirmani, Ph.D., Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2021 (Thesis Submitted).
     

  • DNA marker assisted breeding of rice blast resistant genes into local rice. Ama Jayawardana, Ph.D. Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo; Rice Research and development Institute, Batalagoda, 2019 (Conducted partially at Genetech).
     

  • Genetic diversity and population structure of ex-situ conserved finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) accessions in Sri Lanka. Parami Wakista, Ph.D. Department of Botany, Faculty of Applied Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2017.
     

  • Development of Mini STR primers in order to enhance sensitivity and amplification efficiency of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to aid analysis of degraded DNA evidence in Sri Lankan case work. N. D. Suraj Goonawardhana, Ph.D., Department of Zoology Environment Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2016.
     

  • Characterization and transfer of Drought Responsive Elements Binding (DREB) genes to develop transgenic drought resistant rice. W.S. Imesh De Silva, Ph.D., Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2016.
     

  • Understanding the role of host genetic factors and specific dengue virus epitomes during dengue infection. Anira Fernando, Ph.D., Department of Zoology Environment Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015.
     

  • Sustainable insect resistance in local rice varieties. Manisha Gunasekera, PhD, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2010 (partially conducted at Genetech).

 

  • Development of databases for autosomal Y-chromosomal and mitochondrial DNA markers and their application in forensic casework and population genetics in Sri Lankan populations.  Ruwan J Illeperuma, PhD, Department of Zoology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2010.

  • Detection, quantification and characterization of Hepatitis C virus strains in Sri Lanka. Dhammika B. Seneviratne, PhD, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2010.

 

  • Severity of dengue disease and the role of different serotypes and genotypes of the causative viruses. Upul Nalaka De Silva Kanakaratne, PhD, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2009.

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