Research areas

Current research projects

Ophthalmology


1. Knowledge and attitude regarding retinopathy and laser treatment in diabetic patients
Investigators : Dr. MM Dissanayake, Dr. MTD Fernando, Dr. PGRIS Welagedara 

2. Ocular complications of Diabetes in Sri Lanka a hospital Clinic 
Investigators : Dr. MM Dissanayake, Dr. CP Banagala 

3. Methods used to overcome the difficulties by medical students with defective colour vision
Investigators: Dr. GM Jayasena, Dr. IIH Kodippili, Dr. NC Galappatti, Dr. M Gunatilake, Dr. MM Dissanayake 

4. Distribution and determinants of Occupational Eye Injuries:
Investigators: Dr. JCJ Silva, Dr. NB Senevirathne, Dr. SAH Liyanage, Dr. KN Lankathilake , Dr. MM Dissanayake

5. Distribution and determinants of Paediatric Ocular Trauma;
Investigators:Dr. NB Senevirathne, Dr. JCJ Silva, , Dr. MM Dissanayake

6. Clinical outcome of anti-tubercular therapy in tuberculin skin test positive uveitis patients:
Investigators: Dr. M Kumaradas, Dr. Amitha Fernando

7. Evidence of ocular tuberculosis in autopsy specimens:
Investigators: Dr. Kumaradas, Prof. NA Rao


Urology


8. A molecular genetic study of bladder cancer in the Sri Lankan population                                                                  Investigators: Dr. AP Malalasekera, Prof. Vajira Dissanayake, Prof. Rohan Jayasekara

9. Aetiology of pelviureteric junction obstruction                                                                                                                         Investigator: Dr. AP Malalasekera


Haematology


10. A study of Chromosomal abnormalities in childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) by cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic diagnostic techniques in Sri Lanka
Investigators: Ms. J Opanayake, Dr. HWW Goonesekera, Prof. VHW Dissanayake 

11. Genetic modifiers of Beta Thalassaemia: phenotype- genotype relationship in a Sri Lankan population
Investigators: Dr. Padmapani Padeniya, Dr. HWW Goonesekera, Prof. VHW Dissanayake


Anatomy


12. Cerebral arterial circulation in relation to aneurysms:
Investigators: Dr. AP Malalasekera 

 

Reproductive Genetics

 

13. The role of Y-chromosome microdeletions in male factor sub fertility and recurrent pregnancy loss
Investigators: Dr. KT Wettasinghe, Prof. VHW Dissanayake, Prof. RW Jayasekara

14. Inherited factors in preeclampsia and weight of babies at birth: investigations on the role of the heparin binding epidermal factor (HB-EGF) gene
Investigators: Ms. G Harendra, Prof. VHW Dissanayake, Prof. RW Jayasekara

15. Inherited factors in preeclampsia: investigations on the role of the Epidermal Growth Factor gene
Investigators: Dr. T. Chenthuran, Prof. VHW Dissanayake, Prof. RW Jayasekara

16. A comparative study of viruses, bacteria and fungi present in blood, urine, amniotic fluid, and placental tissue of women with preeclampsia and normal pregnant women using molecular genetic techniques
Investigators: Ms. Ranamalee Amarasekara, Prof. VHW Dissanayake, Prof. RW Jayasekara

17. A candidate gene association study of preeclampsia in Sri Lankan women
Investigators: Dr. PH Andraweera, Prof. VHW Dissanayake, Prof. RW Jayasekara, Prof. CT Roberts, Prof. GA Dekker                      

18. A candidate gene association study of recurrent pregnancy loss in Sri Lankan women
Investigators: Dr. PH Andraweera, Prof. VHW Dissanayake, Prof. RW Jayasekara, Prof. CT Roberts, Prof. GA Dekker                     

Population Genetics


19. Ethnic differences in gene variations and their potential implications on health
Investigators: Dr. PH Andraweera, Prof. VHW Dissanayake, Prof. RW Jayasekara, Prof. CT Roberts, Prof. GA Dekker      

Medical Education


20. Dissections verses prosections, which method has a better impact on long term Anatomy knowledge?
Investigators: Prof. RW Jayasekara, Dr. DJ Anthony, Dr. BCM Wimalachandra, Dr. KPNG Ranasinghe, Dr. P Bandarage

21. Learning style and the perception of the learning strategies among the first year medical students
Investigators: Dr. VR Bataduwaarachchi, Dr. MM Dissanayake, Dr. S Thillainathan, Dr, LB Samarakoon, Prof. RW Jayasekara