Research areas

RESEARCH PROJECTS CURRENTLY BEING CONDUCTED

                  NAME                                  

                    SUBJECT OF RESEARCH

 

Prof. Nadira Karunaweera

Multicentre study of immune gene polymorphisms that determine antibody production to malaria antigen in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford, UK.

Studies on genetic diversity of malaria parasites in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health, USA
 
An epidemiological study on disease prevalence and risk factors of leishmaniasis in Southern Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

Establishment of a novel serological assay for the diagnosis of leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka

Species characterization and clinical profile determination for L.donovani  infections in Sri Lanka

Screening for Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme deficiency among a selected population within the districts of Kurunegala and Anuradhapura

Determination of genetic variants associated with G6PD enzyme deficiency in selected Sri Lankan populations.

Defining host responses and parasite genetics in the context of malaria elimination in Sri Lanka.

 

Prof. Deepika Fernando

Malaria surveillance and therapeutic response to anti malaria drugs.

Multicentre study of immune gene polymorphisms that determine antibody production to malaria antigen” in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford, UK.

Host genetic susceptibility in patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis.

A sero-epidemiology study of leptospirosis in the Colombo district

Antibody testing of clinically diagnosed malaria patients in the Eastern Province.

 

Dr. Sharmini Gunawardena

Studies on genetic diversity of malaria parasites in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health, USA.
 
Screening for Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzyme deficiency among a selected population within the districts of Kurunegala and Anuradhapura

Determination of genetic variants associated with G6PD enzyme deficiency in selected Sri Lankan populations.

Defining host responses and parasite genetics in the context of malaria elimination in Sri Lanka.

 

Dr. Yamuna Siriwardena

 An epidemiological study on disease prevalence and risk factors of leishmaniasis in Southern Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

Establishment of a novel serological assay for the diagnosis of leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka

Species characterization and clinical profile determination for L.donovani  infections in Sri Lanka

Dr Sanath Senanayake

 Role of salivary secretions of Phlebotomus argentipes(var  glaucus) in pathogenicity of Leismania donovani induced Leishmania infections

 Dr. Nilakshi Samaranayake

 Host genetic susceptibility in patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis HLA diversity in patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis.

Defining the role of the innate cellular immune response in determining outcome in infection due to L. donovani.

Dr. Hermali Silva

Study on treatment of leishmaniasis

Dr. Sisira Pathirana

Studies on identification of genes coding strain-specific protective immunity to Plasmodium infection

Evaluation of maternal antibody levels against measles, mumps and rubella in Sri Lankan infants

Association between human socioeconomic development and malaria infection